ROAD TRIP VIDEOS: INTERVIEWS WITH CHANGE-MAKERS AROUND THE UNITED STATES

Below, you will find each Road Trip video along with suggested conversational questions to spark uplifting and illuminating conversations with family, friends, colleagues and community members over over a savory dish and a glass of your favorite beverage.

View the running list of all of the videos from the series, or click here to browse the videos by theme!

THE ARTS

Creating Social Change Through Art: Artist Nora Naranjo Morse
A pueblo dump near a holy tribal clay pit inspires an artist to honor discarded items in a way that echoes tribal traditions and questions contemporary consumption.

A Movable Musical Village with Artist Delaney Martin
This will make your day and remind you what creativity can do to lift the spirit in hard times. New Orleans artists are using salvaged materials to build mobile houses that are also musical instruments.

Turning the Blues into Green: Mississippi Creative Economy
A humble musical form is driving economic development, building civic pride and attracting tourism.

 

GLOBAL FRIENDS

Farmers’ Cooperative in Zambia
How a Floridian couple, Michigan school students and an African farmer teamed up to enhance the education of girls and launch agricultural reform.

 

EDUCATION

The Missing Piece with Curtis Acosta
An Arizona teacher discovers the missing piece of the achievement gap puzzle in our schools. Turns out, it has been right there in the classroom all along, staring teachers in the face.

Farm to College Program Benefits Students & Montana Farmers  with Mark LoParco
What does the Rocky Horror Picture Show have to do with feeding college students while helping statewide farmers and growers?

Sisters of the Land 
Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship at the Sisters of Providence’s White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in Indiana.

Brainiacs Learn a Lesson

Champions for Children’s programming changed when they discovered how to learn from the parents they thought they were supposed to teach.

ENVIRONMENT

Let the $un Shine: A Solar Energy Program with Andreas Karelas
What do a synagogue, a dance center, and 500 strangers in 13 countries have in common? The answer might surprise you.

An Amazing Detective Story with Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin
How a group of determined citizens and scientists found the truth and prevented more deaths.

Power to the People
Member-owned Kodiak Electric provides more power from renewable resources for less

Hatching Solutions
Kodiak Fishery works with nature to increase the salmon population without chemicals.

United for Life
How the citizens of Charleston came together to protect their most precious resource: water

 

FOOD

Sisters of the Land
Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship at Sisters of Providence’s White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in Indiana.

The Locavore’s Dilemma
Who wouldn’t want to eat good food grown locally using sustainable methods? The biggest problem for most people is finding it. Here’s how one community is solving that problem

Farm to College Program with Mark LoParco
What does the Rocky Horror Picture Show have to do with feeding college students while helping local farmers?

Eat More Chocolate: A Chocolate Factory Owned by African Farmers
Who says you have to sacrifice pleasure to do good?

A Cultivated City with Simpson Street Framers
You don’t have to live in the country to farm. Urban agriculture is blossoming in Portland, Oregon

Hatching Solutions
Kodiak Fishery works with nature to increase the salmon population without chemicals.

Real American Food You’ve Never Tasted
Think you know American food? Think again. This American Indian eatery serves food so unfamiliar you have to see it before you order it.

 

HEALTHCARE

Playing Moneyball with Doctors
Believe it or not, we can make healthcare cheaper for patients and more lucrative for doctors. Here’s proof.

Punc Power
What is a punc and what does it have to do with communal napping and healing?

Mind Over Body
Roberta Fernandez used her brain to amaze her doctors and drastically cut her post-surgical healing time and pain medication.

 

DIVERSITY

Reclaiming Sacred Beings with Terry Cross
One man’s fascinating quest to decolonize indigenous peoples of North America and restore their cultures.

No Reservations
New Indian organizations combat stereotypes and foster leadership in innovative ways—from building a skate park to aid in suicide prevention to partnering with college sports teams named for tribes.

The Missing Piece with Curtis Acosta
An Arizona teacher discovers the missing piece of the achievement gap puzzle in our schools. Turns out, it has been right there in the classroom all along, staring teachers in the face.

A Healing Wind of Change
From jingle dancing to treaty enforcement and tribal economic development, one Ogalala woman brings it all together to build a mighty vortex of Indian power, commerce and community.

Gay Rights Take Off in Florida with Nadine Smith
An amazing woman brings Florida to the forefront of the Gay Rights Movement.

Divided We Sink
We must unite to save the planet–because there’s no such thing as a hole in just the other side of the boat..

Creating Social Change Through Art with Artist Nora Naranjo Morse
A pueblo dump near a holy tribal clay pit inspires a Tao Pueblo Indian artist to honor discarded items in a way that echoes tribal traditions and questions contemporary consumption.

Real American Food You’ve Never Tasted
Think you know American food? Think again. This American Indian eatery serves food so unfamiliar you have to see it before you order it.

 

MEDIA

Yes! Magazine with Publisher Fran Korten
Do you believe the world is going to hell in a hand basket or that incredible people are doing amazing things to help us all transcend the damage caused by greed and ignorance? Your answer may be determined by where you get your news.

An Amazing Detective Story with Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin
How a group of determined citizens and scientists found the truth and prevented more deaths.

 

NEIGHBORHOODS

The Miracle of Camp Quixote
A group of churches and nomads discover together the true meaning—and power—of sanctuary.

Beyond Gentrification
Gentrification has become a dirty word to people displaced by the rising prices that come with it. A Portland neighborhood leader seeks to reverse that trend and bring opportunities and amenities to communities facing the invasion of affluent immigrants.

Hello, Neighbor: Living Simply
How 75,000 people around the globe are using social media to get to know their neighbors and pool their resources. Need a ride? Got a surplus of zucchini? Want to trade pet-sitting services? It’s all right there in your neighborhood.

Time Well Spent: Portland Time Exchange
Time, not money, is the currency at the Hour Exchange. And everyone’s time is equally valuable.

Communal Living

Communal living with all its benefits that uses a new model for decision-making that trumps consensus.

No Scrap Left Behind
A retired teacher revives the ancient practice of gleaning—to reduce waste and feed the hungry.

A Cultivated City with Simpson Street Farmers
You don’t have to live in the country to farm. Urban agriculture is blossoming in Portland, Oregon

hOurworld: A Global Time Bank Cooperative
Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. And you can join for free

THE NEW ECONOMY

Radical Banking with Ellen Brown
What North Dakota has been doing for more than 100 years that saved the state from the 2008 credit crisis.

Re-thinking Our Story About the Economy with David Korten
A radical rethinking of our faulty assumptions about money and how to use it.

Beyond the Almighty Dollar with Arun Sundararajan  
The sharing economy maximizes the value of non-monetary assets. New York University Professor Sundararajan talks about its growth and government regulations.

The Business Ownership Revolution with Marjorie Kelly
An uplifting look at highly effective models of the New Economy including a $4B business organized around employees’ happiness and Maine lobster cooperative organized around the lives of lobsters and thriving livelihoods of its members.

The New Economy: Strategies & Innovative Models with Gar Alperovitz
The time might just be right for the next sea change in the economy.

The Evergreen Cooperative: Creating Prosperity in Cleveland with Ted Howard
How a hospital, university, a hotel and a museum joined forces to seed economic opportunity for all.

Turning the Blues into Green: A Creative Economy
A humble musical form is driving economic development, building civic pride and attracting tourism.

hOurworld: A Global Time Bank Cooperative
Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. And you can join for free

Eat More Chocolate: A Chocolate Factory Owned by Ghana Cocoa Farmers

Who says you have to sacrifice pleasure to do good?

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