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‘Roadtrip Nation’ special stops in Birmingham

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Video: “Roadtrip Nation” special, “Why Not Us?”
[Birmingham at 35:36]

PBS series “Roadtrip Nation” changed its format for 2015. The reality documentary show typically follows three college-age participants traveling across the country in a green RV to interview interesting people.

The goal is to discover how they ended up where they are in their career, providing inspiration for those seeking the path forward.

This year’s trip covered the same distance in a far shorter period, but still managing to squeeze in a stop in Birmingham.

The four roadtrippers shared one trait: Each one was the first in their family to attend college. And their journey was not shown in a dozen half-hour episodes that usually comprise a full season, but a 1-hour special titled “Why Not Us?”

The team stopped to interview Odessa Woolfolk, founding president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (found at 35:36 in the video). Also featured in the clip is Barry McNealy, a tour guide and high school social studies teacher.

See the interview and its impact on the “Roadtrip Nation” crew.

“Why Not Us?” will re-air on APT 10.2 World Channel at 6 p.m. Sunday, 4 a.m. Monday, 5 p.m. July 7 and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 8.

Roadtrip Nation, Why Not Us?

“Why Not Us?” features (clockwise from top left)
Johnathan Allen, Jennifer Rogers, Jasmine Johnson
and Felipe Hernandez.

Roadtrip Nation - Birmingham

the middle is always chaos

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The start looks like fun,
and the end looks perfect but
far off. Keep going.

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The Birmingham channel: Rolling along

Monday, June 29th, 2015

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jazmine Sullivan performs “Forever Don’t Last” April 8 at Iron City on Southside. From Vevo.

Birmingham N-Scale Modular Club shows off an N-scale layout in Helena. From Route29a.

Trucker BigRigSteve rolls southward in his 2012 Peterbilt 386 on I-65 near Birmingham. From BigRigTravels.

Special June 12 meeting of the Birmingham Board of Education. From SomewhereITN.

Sarah and Jeff Mills’ Doggie Daycare wedding downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Just Happy Hounds.

Promo for “HighLife” TV show. From High Life.

Atlanta AC/DC tribute band Sin City performs “Riff Raff” earlier this month at the Tilted Kilt in Inverness (our other vertical video of the week). From Henry Perry.

An elephant dining out at the Birmingham Zoo. From An Innovative Pursuit.

Trailer for “For a Few Zombies More,” the sequel to “Hide and Creep.” Shot in Birmingham. From Chance Shirley.

Music video for “Psalm 19” by the Corner Room at Cahaba Park Church. From the Corner Room.

Birmingham rock band Massimo Eddy performs “Pickpocket” at the Nick on Southside. From Neurodegenerate.

Photojournalist Kerry Robinson’s news demo reel. From Kerry Robinson.

Music video for “Escape Plan” from Birmingham band Nowhere Squares. From Nowhere Squares.

Jack Royer reports on food relief efforts at the Christian Service Mission for Magic City Miracle, a day of service projects. From Jack Royer.

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dear brutus

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The fault lies not in
our stars but in ourselves, that
we are underlings.

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#sundayread for June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Robert's bookshelf

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker (CC)

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l-o-v-e in the u-s-a

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

No court, no law can
stop the force of love as it
spreads from heart to heart.

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missing mutt

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

He felt a dog-sized
hole in his life with an ache
for a wagging tail.

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magic in the library

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Each shelf held the key
to worlds unexplored and dreams
and nightmares and frogs.

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driving to fun park usa

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Junior and Little
Miss stare at the streaming flick
while Mom stays alert.

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after solving the artist royalties problem

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Taylor Swift fixed my
iPhone at the Genius Bar
while singing “Bad Blood.”

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the alpha and the part that comes after alpha

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

That half of the year
went by so quickly that this
half will surely drag.

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The Birmingham channel: High hopes

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Greater Birmingham Humane Society executive assistant Courtney Underwood explains Just One Day during the organization’s adoption day event. From Starnes Publishing.

Vignette on Pepper Place Saturday Market for WVUA-TV. From Catherine May.

WBHM (90.3 FM) looks to report Birmingham stories on the economic and cultural revival. From Rachel Lindley.

Interviews from the Come Together Birmingham workshop in March at Desert Island Supply Company in Woodlawn. From Rachel Dixon.

Liberty Loop, a performance at IMPROVable Fictions in Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. From Sanspointe Dance.

Music video for “Raisin’ Cain” by Mark Collie and the Boxmasters, featuring Billy Bob Thornton. Filmed at Workplay in Lakeview. From Zac Adams.

Wes Porter and Marco Garcia Camacho meet once a week at Shades Cahaba Elementary in Homewood to talk about their goals and train for a 5K. From Starnes Publishing.

L.A.-based talk show host and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh speaks May 30 at the UAB campus. From Let’sAlbea4Liberty.

Participants in summer camp Girls Rock Birmingham learn about rock music and collaboration through music. From APT IQ Learning Network.

Birmingham couple responds to hateful, racist letter. From Fox 5 Atlanta.

Drone footage for promo of West Homewood Farmer’s Market. From Kenyon Ross.

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the reset button

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Push it and start all
over. Push it and wipe those
cares away. Push it.

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#sundayread for June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 2015
too many books

Photo: Jake Stimpson (CC)

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just another day in the walmart parking lot

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Wrong-way Willie went
barreling up the one-way
lane dodging shoppers.

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