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Los Angeles, Part 2 (Episode #802H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

In Los Angeles, Calif., the Roadtrippers make their way to Amoeba Music, one of the largest indie record stores in the US, 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.

Get The Ball Rolling (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

The road-trippers take a much-needed meditative break in Yosemite National Park before continuing on to DEF CON, a Las Vegas conference that dispels some of their misconceptions about "hackers." Then it's off to Denver, where the team lets loose at Sphero, a robotics company that puts an emphasis on fun. In Chicago, 3D printer Dima Elissa encourages the team to embrace their unique identities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

Los Angeles (Episode #801H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

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 US 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.

Breaking Down Barriers (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

The team starts to bond as they drive the Green RV into the heart of Silicon Valley, a major hub for innovation in technology. While there, they talk to Phillip Loya of CODE2040 and Laura Gomez of Atipica about using computer science to advance each of their respective communities. They also visit Netflix HQ, where Sabry Tozin, a first-generation Congolese immigrant, tells them, "Don't fit in."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

You Can Guide Your Future (Episode #1504H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

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.

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