Roadtrip Nation: Setting Course in Hawai‘i
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Roadtrip Nation is a national public television series that features young adults on a road trip, as they explore different career paths by talking with a range of professionals who do what they love.
For the first time, Roadtrip Nation visits Hawai‘i for Setting Course in Hawai‘i, a four-part series that follows local college students Keakealani Pacheco, Tehani Louis-Perkins and Traven ‘Āpiki as they speak with community members from all walks of life.
With their enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM), coupled with their deep love of Hawai‘i and its native culture, Keakealani, Tehani and Traven embark across the Big Island, Maui and O‘ahu, with the hope of getting closer to uncovering what it takes to create a life that you love.
Read more about the series, and an interview with Keakealani, Tehani and Traven, in PBS Hawai‘i’s January 2018 Program Guide (PDF).
Wednesday, January 3, 7:30 pm
Roadtrippers Tehani, Traven and Keakealani begin their journey on Hawai‘i Island, where they meet Dr. Misaki Takabayashi, the Interim Associate Dean at UH Hilo; and Dr. Dennis Gonsalves, whose research helped develop the virus-resistant Rainbow papaya.
Encores Sunday, January 7, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm
Tehani, Traven and Keakealani visit the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to explore an active volcano zone and meet with geophysicist Dr. Jim Kauahikaua and engineer Kevan Kamibayashi. Then they island-hop over to Maui, where they tour the NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Encores Sunday, January 14, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 7:30 pm
The roadtrippers reach Oʻahu and take a once-in-a-lifetime trip up Mount Ka‘ala and visit the U.S. Army’s Natural Resource Management Unit at the summit of Ka’ala. Then they head to the North Shore to check out the Pipe Masters surfing contest and interview Surfline’s lead forecaster Kevin Wallis.
Encores Sunday, January 21, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 7:30 pm
The team interviews Governor David Y. Ige; environmental policy specialist Hoku Ka‘aekuahiwi Pousima inspires 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.
Encores Sunday, January 28, 4:30 pm