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Roadtrip Nation

Website: http://www.roadtripnation.com
Next Airing: Mon, Jun 17th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV

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ROADTRIP NATION follows a group of roadtrippers as they traverse the United States and meet fascinating leaders who share stories of following their passions and realizing their dreams.

Episodes:

  • While in Chicago, the team encounters a roadblock-the Green RV's transmission breaks. After leaving the RV at a mechanic, the Roadtrippers meet up with Food Network host and chef Gale Gand who greets them with home-baked muffins. Gale tells the team about her life of traveling, working in France, and meeting Julia Child. Afterward, the Roadtrippers meet with Alex Ross, a comic book artist who tells them about his incredible luck in his career, but stresses that anyone can do anything they want-they just have to put in the effort. Afterward, the team hears bad news: the RV won't be fixed in time for their next interviews. So, they decide to book flights to their next stop in Washington, D.C...despite that Antoine has never been on a plane before.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 17th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Bringing People In

    The team meets Mama Shu, who founded The Avalon Village to turn her Highland Park community into a safe, eco-friendly, and innovative space. Later on, they talk with Clarence Bethea-the Upsie founder dedicated to making warranties more affordable-about his path through adversity to entrepreneurial success.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 20th, 2024 at 10:32 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/6/2019 to 6/5/2027
  • While in Washington, D.C., the Roadtrippers head over to the International Child Art Foundation's headquarters to meet with its founder, Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq. He tells them about the importance of nurturing creativity in young minds. Then the team moves on to the popular D.C.-based restaurant Busboys and Poets to speak with its owner, Andy Shallal. The Roadtrippers hear about learning from failures, and they leave feeling uplifted. From there, they fly back to Chicago to pick up the Green RV from the mechanic to hit the road to New York. In New York City, they meet with dance legend Judith Jamison and catch a performance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Central Park.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 24th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Jump In

    The roadtrippers reach San Francisco, where they meet Barbara Furlow-Smiles, who manages Facebook's global diversity program, and Paola Santana, founder of Social Glass, a company helping to ensure government transparency through the use of AI. As the trip comes to a close, Carissa, Jordane, and Alicia ponder their steps forward and reflect on the lessons they've learned.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jun 27th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/6/2019 to 6/5/2027
  • It's the last week of the team's six-week Roadtrip-and also Hannah and Antoine's first time in New York City. While there, they meet up with MMA (Mixed Marital Arts) reporter Ariel Helwani who talks about his beginnings as a shy kid to becoming one of the most notable MMA sports reporters in the world. At the end of their conversation, he stresses to the team, "don't give up on your dreams." Antoine, Hannah, and Nika then move on to their last interview at the CNN headquarters where they meet with anchor Soledad O'Brien who talks about the hard work it takes to follow a dream. Afterward, the team reflects on the events of the trip and the people they met before signing the Green RV and saying their goodbyes.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 1st, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Taking Off

    Roadtrippers Taiheem, Yasmine, and Denise set out in the green RV to speak with inspiring people who've triumphed over adversity to find success in the workforce. Hear their stories and watch as they interview Gerald Chertavian, the CEO of Year Up, a nonprofit helping low-income young adults get internships at major companies.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 4th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 7/6/2020 to 7/5/2026
  • Meet team Here, There, Everywhere-Denise, Carolyn, and Sarah-and follow their six-week cross-country journey as they search to learn more about themselves and their futures. Denise, a hair stylist, wants to break out and explore what the world has to offer. Carolyn left her steady job at an advertising agency to find out how she can use her skills for more humanitarian causes, while Sarah, who wants to do something creative, is still learning to not let fear hold her back from trying new things. Traveling to San Francisco, Calif., the team meets Jesse Jacobs, owner of Samovar Tea Lounge, and then hears powerful words from poets at Youth Speaks who encourage them to listen to their hearts.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 8th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Trailblazing

    The team hears how Anel Perez, an Amazon solutions architect, went from working eighty hour weeks at multiple jobs to getting hired at one of the nation's premier tech companies. Later, they meet with political campaign manager Andre Carroll and hear his story of how his own life struggles have fueled his desire to make the world a better place.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 11th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 7/6/2020 to 7/5/2026
  • While in Seattle, Wash., the team connects with Miss Indigo Blue, a renowned burlesque instructor and performer, and discovers why she decided to take up the bold art form. Her story particularly intrigues Carolyn who finds Miss Indigo Blue's confidence and fearlessness desirable. In Santa Fe, N.M., the Roadtrippers link up with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, co-founders of Bioneers, an organization that brings scientific innovators together to promote social and environmental change. Their story of risk-taking resonates with Sarah who realizes that maybe she "doesn't have to play it so safe."

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 15th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Yesterday Is Not Tomorrow

    Regina Andino, a Senior Executive Assistant at JP Morgan Chase, discusses the pros and cons of pursuing traditional versus nontraditional pathways to achieve your career goals with the team. They also talk with Plinio Ayala, the president and CEO of Per Scholas, the IT training school that helped secure a job in the field for Taiheem.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 18th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 7/6/2020 to 7/5/2026
  • At the University of Oklahoma, the team meets Mike Biggerstaff, a professor of meteorology, where they learn what it is about weather that lights him up. Moving on to Houston, Texas, they visit Jennifer Arnold, a 3-foot, 2-inch-tall doctor and star of the reality series, The Little Couple, where they hear her story of overcoming personal obstacles to realize her dreams. Finally, in New Orleans, La., the team talks with Charline Gipson, a corporate lawyer, and discovers what 'success' means to her and the steps she took to achieve it. Charline's story of taking her own path despite others' disapproval inspires Denise who realizes she can do the same in life.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Lessons Learned

    Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, talks about how important social services are in making sure the most people possible can achieve their dreams. The roadtrippers return home with lessons learned and goals ready to be attained.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 25th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 7/6/2020 to 7/5/2026
  • In Atlanta, Ga., wrapping up their last series of interviews, the Roadtrippers meet the first all-female, all-African American flight crew to operate a commercial jet in the U.S to learn how they got to where they are. Then the team talks with Penny Brown Reynolds, a judge and ordained minister, where they are energized by her story of perseverance and determination. Afterward, the friends travel to Outer Banks, N.C., where they share their final thoughts on what they learned about themselves and their futures before ending their journey of self-discovery together.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 29th, 2024 at 6:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Meet Antoine, Hannah, and Nika of team Crazy, Babbling, Sunshine. Antoine has never left Southern California, but feels that he's ready to get out and explore. Hannah left her job as a weather broadcaster in South Korea to move back to the U.S. to figure out what she really wants to do with her life; while Nika grapples with whether she should transfer to a performing arts school or do what is expected of her. After the Roadtrippers meet for the first time in Southern California, they head to their first interview in the Green RV with LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) president Hannah Song who tells them to "tap into their inner passions." After their conversation, the team is inspired and ready to take on their next interview in Los Angeles.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • In Los Angeles, Calif., the Roadtrippers make their way to Amoeba Music, one of the largest indie record stores in the U.S., to meet co-owner Karen Pearson. Next, the team speaks with Joe Rogan, a stand-up comedian, who tells them to do what you do because you love it, not for money. Just as the Roadtrippers are leaving their interview, they snag an impromptu and unexpectedly musical interview with actor Craig Robinson. Playing the piano and in a sing-songy voice, the actor of the The Office empowers Nika to not be afraid to pursue her dream as a performing artist.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • After arriving in Las Vegas, Nev., the Roadtrippers meet up with Rex Doty, a toy maker that creates toys for children in need, who inspires the team through his passion for giving. Next, the team heads to the restaurant Rick Moonen's rm Seafood to speak with none other than its charismatic chef and owner, Rick Moonen. Afterward, the team gets back on the road where-after taking in the picturesque scenery at the Grand Canyon-they head to Phoenix, Ariz., to speak with Larry Colbert, a blind motivational speaker and author. The Roadtrippers hear Larry's moving story of overcoming obstacles to do what made him happy, despite others not believing in him.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • The Roadtrippers start out in Tempe, Ariz., where they speak with Todd McFarlane, the creator of the best-selling comic book series Spawn, and Antoine's personal hero. The team is given encouraging advice by Todd to move away from the idea that they "need to have everything now." Next, the team heads to Albuquerque, N.M., where they meet with lobbyist and co-founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Tom Rutherford. Afterward, as they head back on the Road, an unfortunate event happens-an unexpected mechanical issue leads the Green RV to catch fire. The Roadtrippers pull over and no one is seriously injured; but emotions are high as the stark realization sets in as to whether they'll be able to continue their journey.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • The Roadtrippers are in Albuquerque, N.M., salvaging what they can from their burnt Green RV-the aftermath of a mechanical fire that caused the vehicle to burn down. After they decide that they want to continue their Roadtrip, a few of the Roadtrip Nation staff arrive and they're given a new Green RV named "Norm." Moving onward to Atlanta, Ga., they speak with notable portrait artist Ross R. Rossin. Next, in Chicago, Ill., they meet with entrepreneur and famed business executive Alana Ward Robinson. The Roadtrippers hear her story of struggle as an African-American female trying to make it in the burgeoning (and mainly white male) tech industry.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/24/2011 to 9/23/2026
  • Opening Doors

    Roadtrippers Carissa, Jordane, and Alicia set out in the green RV to speak with inspiring tech entrepreneurs. Starting in New York, they meet Stacy Spikes, the co-founder and former CEO of MoviePass, and Cindy Eckert, who founded The Pink Ceiling to invest in companies founded by and/or delivering products to women.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/6/2019 to 6/5/2027
  • Play Forever

    Gary Vaynerchuk, chairman of VaynerX & CEO of VaynerMedia, talks to the team about turning failure into success and small beginnings into giant outcomes. Later on, they meet Megan Smith, a former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Google vice president now working to facilitate collaboration and foster innovation in a wide variety of tech industries.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/6/2019 to 6/5/2027
  • You Can Guide Your Future

    The trip across Hawaii comes to a close, but not before the team makes some major final breakthroughs: interviews with Governor David Y. Ige and environmental policy specialist Hoku Ka'aekuahiwi Pousima inspire Tehani to pursue her interest in law, and biologist Chrystie Naeole advises Keakealani and Traven on how they can maintain their unique identities while pursuing their ideas of success.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2026

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