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KQED Presents 'Roadtrip Nation: Ideas For All,' Airing on Public Television Stations Nationwide Throughout the Summer

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Promotional image for Ideas for All, a new two-part documentary series from Roadtrip Nation. Image features four of the featured young people locked in arms in the documentary series with the title Ideas for All super-imposed across the image.

KQED presents Roadtrip Nation: “Ideas For All” starting April 2024 and airing on public television stations nationwide throughout the summer (check local listings). Catch it on KQED 9 on Tuesday, June 11th at 11pm.

We can all dream of a better future—and, more importantly, we can turn those dreams into a reality! Roadtrip Nation’s newest documentary series “Ideas For All” follows three young people eager to build a healthier and happier future for everyone. Follow along as roadtrippers Gabe, Jackie, and Tomi take a journey across the United States to discover how they—and the people they meet—can lay the foundation for a more hopeful tomorrow.

Gabe knows his generation is facing a loneliness epidemic. He’s hoping urban planning can help bring people together. He grew up in Montana and now lives in Portland—so his ultimate dream is to use his love of all things rural and urban to redesign the American city as we know it. He hopes creating accessible, healthy, and communal neighborhoods will lead to community restoration.

Jackie has her master’s in public health, but she still has questions about her own future. Healthcare accessibility is her passion, driven by her and her family’s experiences navigating the system. Though focusing on disparities can feel dark, she has bright ideas about increasing access to much-needed care through community engagement.

Tomi was on the pre-med track at Harvard when “life happened” and she had to pivot. An accomplished musician and textbook author, she’s now most passionate about combating global health inequities on a large scale. She believes everyone from startup founders to vaccine developers have a role to play in creating a better system for everyone.


Along the way, they meet inspiring and impactful leaders doing everything they can to make the world a more equitable, innovative, and just place for everyone. They talk with Indigenous leaders like Sean “The Sioux Chef” Sherman and Wayne Ducheneaux of the Native Governance Center; Andre “ADD-2” Daniels, a regional director for the music education nonprofit Guitars Over Guns; and public health, evolutionary biology, and epidemiology professors from the University of Michigan, Harvard, and Brown.

These three young people know they have the potential to be part of the most impactful generation in history. As they travel throughout the country, they interface with people eager to create a better, healthier life for everyone. Follow their journey and see how everyday people make powerful changes to better the world for all of us.

For more information about the documentary, contact:
Dan Ford

Featured Leaders and Locations

Episode 1
Sean Sherman AKA “The Sioux Chef”
Founder, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems
Minneapolis, MN

Dayna Baumeister, PhD
Co-Founder of Biomimicry
Missoula, MT

Starr Chief Eagle
Educator, Artist and presenter
Black Hills, SD

Episode 2
Pardis Sabeti
Professor, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Toby Sheppard Bloch
Director of Infrastructure, Greenwave
Glendale, NY

Erica Walker
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University
Providence, RI

Ji Hye Kim
Chef, Owner of Miss Kim
Ann Arbor, MI

Support for Roadtrip Nation: Ideas For All provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Distributor: American Public Television (APT)
Presenting Station: KQED, San Francisco

Websites and Social Media
“Ideas for All”:

Roadtrip Nation:


About APT
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, The Indian Doctor, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Front & Center, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel.

About KQED
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas. kqed.org

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