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Leon Casteel (19) shares stories about his family and remembers his grandmother, Twila May Fry, with his new friend Mia Raquel (24).
Fraser Rasmussen (77) shares stories with his daughter, Marit Nierman (47), on how he chooses to live his life as a peace activist after growing up in Richland, Washington, a site that was heavily involved in creating the bomb that...
Roger Eagan (72) shares personal insights and stories about his life with his conversation partner and StoryCorps Facilitator, Courtney Gilbert (29).
Greg Barnes (58) talks with his mother Claudette Barnes (80) about her life growing up in Oklahoma, being a teenage newlywed living on a logging camp, moving to Lewiston Idaho, being diagnosed with cancer, losing her husband, and the very...
Friends and One Small Step partners Tony Barker (58) and Michael Bob Starr (52) discuss their upbringings, shared experiences in the air force, and how they shape their views. Tony defines "civility" and what it means to him in conversations...
Zaheer Faruqui (66) is interviewed by his daughter Reem Faruqui (35) about some of his adventures as a young adult when he moved to the U.S. as a student, his interest in aviation, being profiled for his Muslim identity after...
Stephen Barbuto (48) talks with his mother Nancy Mikkelson (82) about her life growing up on Prince Edward Island in Canada, Nancy's college experience, recollections of her family life, and how proud she is of her children.
Steve Otto (59) and his aunt Sherelyn Pedigo (61) talk about their unique family make-up, share memories of past times, reflect on some family tragedies, and talk about their connection to religion.
Friends and One Small Step partners Robyn Wertheim (53) and Mary Cooksey (64) talk about their upbringings, their involvement in their communities, and the hope they have for the future.
Life partners Ekaterina Shkurkin (64) and Suzan Porter (72) discuss the way that COVID-19 has impacted their connection to family, to grief, and ultimately, to a stillness that is only possible by the abundance of time in a safe place,...
Judi Lewis (56) and her mother Barbara Merz (82) talk about Barbara's life growing up in Okanogen, WA, about her career as a speech pathologist, her work advocating for women's rights within their school board, her love for her late...
Friends and One Small Step conversation partners Brenda Davis (63) and Betty Hukill (65) share first memories of politics and talk about how their education has shaped their beliefs. They discuss current events, such as the changing of confederate monuments...
Autumn Alexander Skeen (63) is interviewed by her friend Karen Troianello (62) about the tragic death of her son, Anton Skeen, and the advocacy that followed towards children's safety in vehicles.
OSS conversation partners Mandy Schuman (48) and Shane Price (52) share about their upbringings in Texas, how they have shaped their religious beliefs, and what they hope to see in their community moving forward.
Jose Saldana [no age given] shares with his daughter Gina Saldana [no age given] the story of how he got from Mexico to Washington State when he was 17. Jose also shares how he became a US citizen, a custodian...
Jessie Wagnon (33) interviews her grandmother Agnes Dauncey (82) about growing up in White Bluffs, WA, a community that would later be displaced in order to build a secret government project called the Hanford projects.
Mohannad Malas (67) talks to his niece, Yasmine Malas (23), about growing up in the Middle East, his education, his family's business, emigrating to the US, and his passion for real estate.
Colleen Mahoney (89) is interviewed by her daughter, Nancy Mahoney [no age given], about her parents, attending college during the 1940s and '50s, and her journey from a Republican ideology to a Liberal one.
OSS conversation partners Alesha Burks (41) and Travis Ruiz (30) talk about their beliefs and when they choose to talk about them with others. They discuss current hot topics in politics and share how they have been perceived based on...
Zainab Khan (36) interviews her mentee Fuad Faruque (24) about being a young, politically active, Republican, Asian, Muslim American in a post 9/11 era.
One Small Step partners and friends through community involvement Mark Viertel (60) and Tim Surles (60) talk about some of the experiences that have shaped their beliefs. Both share opinions on LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, and capitalism, and urge people to...
Sisters, Sr. Barbara Jean Glodowski (78) and Mary Anne Glodowski (76), talk about their family's connection to God, their life in the monastery, and their careers as creative educators.
Fred Edward (82) shares about his life with his friend Amaryllis Rieck (48). Fred talks about his experience in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean War, draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the current Black Lives...
One Small Step conversation partners Emily Zambito (31) and Aaron Gilmore (34), talk about their shared upbringings in Christian faith and how that shaped their political and moral values in opposite ways.