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GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA

 

This episode looks at one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century: the Transcontinental Railroad. Trekker Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3,000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, he experiences some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery in North America.

 

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Race Underground

 

Learn how America’s first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Maui County Council – South Maui / Honolulu City Council District 9

 

INSIGHTS brings together candidates in nonpartisan Council races on two islands. In South Maui, incumbent Don Couch faces business owner Kelly Takaya King. This race is one of several on Maui that could impact just how pro-development the Maui County Council is.

 

In Central O‘ahu, incumbent District 9 Honolulu City Councilmember Ron Menor and his challenger, Emil Svrcina, have different approaches to the rail transit project. Menor wants to seek different funding sources to lessen taxpayers’ burden; Svrcina wants to cap off the rail at Middle Street. (District 9 covers Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia, Mililani Town, West Loch, Iroquois Point and portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach.)

 

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