Brianna McNeely and Mark Hansberger

Friends Mark Hansberger (67) and Briana McNeely (37) discuss how they came to work in family businesses and the pros and cons of such an environment.

Brian Baker and Lola Adeyemo

One Small Step partners Brian Baker (65) and Lola Adeyemo (38) talk about education, religion, and their political beliefs.

Laura Wright and Susan Lupone Stonis

One Small Step conversation partners and new friends Laura Wright (65) and Susan Lupone Stonis (59) discover how much they have in common, talk over their religious differences, and the need for kindness in the world.

Sukaina Hussain and Zakira Jones

Friends Sukaina Hussain (35) and Zakira Jones (22) discuss their upbringings, their faith, and perceptions around their religious practice.

Dori Gilels, Colby Nielsen, and Anya Vasquez

Friends Dori Gilels (51), Colby Nielsen (30), and Anya Vasquez (38) discuss the meaning of Mountain Home Montana in their lives, as well as Covid-19, parenting and their community.

Danielle Varner and Paul Pierce

Danielle Patterson Varner (42) interviews her colleague Paul Pierce (68) about his career in the theater industry. They also discuss the importance of community theater as a space for storytelling and identity-building, as well as the legacy of kindness Paul...

Nancy Sills and Jim Sills

Spouses Nancy Sills, (67) and Jim Sills (67), sit down to preserve some memories for their children and their grandchildren. They describe the strong communities they each grew up in, share their favorite stories about various family members, and reflect...

Linda Love Mesler and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Linda Love Mesler, whose family has roots in rural Iowa for hundreds of years, talks about her global childhood, from New York to Cambodia. After becoming a technology lawyer, she settled in Andover and is...

Jinny Savolainen and Burt Ames "There is nothing more noble than taking care of others."

Jinny Savolainen: 2020-10-16 16:59:41 Jinny and Burt talk about life in the pandemic and the importance of community

Natalie Lancaster McCaskill– "Everyone knows a widow"

Kathryn Deden talks talks to her Godmother, Natalie Lancaster McCaskill, founder and advocate of Modern widows club based out of Houston, Texas about her experience becoming a widow and how she has developed a community of empowering women from all...

“I saw immediately that there was such a wide diversity of women from all kinds of backgrounds.”

Classmates Pamm McNeil ’82 and Tracy Heather Strain ’82 share their own preconceptions and early encounters with racism on campus during the 1980s, and they discuss how Ethos and Harambee House made class, social, and geographical “crossings” possible, fostering unexpectedly...

Lisa Hoyos, Camron Assadi, and Tara DePorte

Tara DePorte (34) interviews Lisa Hoyos (48) and Camron Asadi (41) about their work around climate change. Lisa talks about her work in mobilizing parents around climate change, and Camron talks about his work with disaster relief. They talk about...

Jinny Savolainen and Linda Hoer talk pandemic in a small town."We are resilient. Humor and optimism are great tools."

Jinny Savolainen: 2020-04-26 17:34:59 Jinny Savolainen and Linda Hoer, neighbors in Leverett Massachusetts, talk about life in the time of COVID-19.

Jazzlyne Jackson and Shinethia Ivey

Friends and coworkers Jazzlyne Jackson (23) and Shinethia Ivey (58) share a conversation about what led them to become teachers, how they ended up working at the same school, the value of connecting with students, and the challenges and rewards...

Marsha Staley and Patti Wood

One Small Step partners Marsha Staley (70) and Patti Wood (63) have a conversation where they explore each other's life contexts. They find they both prefer to see movies in theaters, believe in trusting their community members, and have unique...

Raymond Lakes and Yolanda Lakes

Yolanda Lakes (50) sits down with her father, Raymond "Ray" Lakes (72), to ask about his upbringing in Columbus, GA and the world events, as well as personal experiences, that have shaped his current worldview.

Dana Cromer and Tyler Miller

Span277: Borderless Poetics & Expression for a New Time - Conversation with my brother-in-law about family and community.