Juliana Paine and Logan Smith

[Recorded: Thursday, October 19, 2023] Juliana Paine (20) and Logan Smith (22) have a One Small Step conversation at the VPM office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their conversation was recorded during Democracy360, the Karsh Institute of Democracy’s three-day biennial conference. Juliana...

Lee Harper and Norma Dobbins

[Recorded Wednesday, April 27, 2022] Lee Harper (59) and Norma Dobbins (67) recorded a conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. They talked about their political narratives, families, and reflected on the influential people in their life. They touch on categorization, ignorance, motherhood,...

Cheryl Montgomery and Emily Feldman

[Recorded Thursday, February 9th, 2023] Cheryl (50) and Emily (62) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cheryl, originally from Culpeper, Virginia and now residing in Fluvanna County, works in clinical research coordination at UVA after working at...

Stacy Bolling and Susan Wenger

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 15, 2022] Stacy Bolling (44) and Susan Wenger (83) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Susan shares her experiences growing up in the mid-20th century, including the Civil Rights era and the Vietnam War....

Christianna Martin and Russ Halley

[Recorded: Wednesday, September 21, 2022] Christianna (21) and Russ (71) have a virtual One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Christianna is an undergraduate exchange student at the University of Virginia and Russ is a small business owner and a...

Aziza Longi and Dave Norford

[Recorded Friday, April 8, 2022] Aziza (23) and Dave (62) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Aziza is a graduate student at UVA studying urban planning, and Dave is a farmer from Albemarle County. The two bond...

Christina Ball and Jane D.

[Recorded: Friday, November 5th, 2021] Christina and Jane, two women living in Charlottesville, have a One Small Step conversation. They talk about their personal political journeys, and how recent years have shifted their views. Other themes include education, racial justice,...

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Jake Van Yahres and Jason Spellman

One Small Step conversation partners Jason Spellman (33) and Jake Van Yahres (32) discuss how growing up around Charlottesville, Virginia and attending Virginia Commonwealth University influenced them.

Jody Esselstyn and Michael Barnard

[Recorded Friday, December 10, 2021] Jody Esselstyn (50) and Michael Barnard (64) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jody is a school nurse and mother of three living in suburban Charlottesville, and Michael is retired from a...

Romeo Sarmiento and Milind Magoon

[Recorded Friday, March 31st, 2023] Romeo (27) and Milind (21) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Romeo is a first-generation immigrant and undergraduate student at UVA, as well as a student veteran. Milind is a first year...

Megan Kosefeski and Gregory Mckinney

[Recorded Tuesday, April 12, 2022] Megan Kosefeski(20)and Gregory Mckinney(62) recorded a conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Parsing through the One Small Step Questions, Megan and Gregory agreed and disagreed on the state of our politicized world, abortion legislation, and the role...

Sarah Kelley and Susan Perry

[Recorded: Apostle Sarah Kelley (83) and Susan Perry have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sarah was born and raised in Charlottesville, and shares early memories of experiencing segregation as a child and young adult. Sarah has been...

Melody Barnes and Matt Hantzmon (Part 2)

[Recorded: Tuesday, June 21, 2022] Melody and Matt record a follow-up One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia, 7 months after their first meeting. They kick off by discussing the outcome of the 2021 Virginia elections and share their opinions...

Kaitlyn Parks and Conor Burns

[Recorded: September 23, 2022] Kaitlyn (31) and Conor (19) record a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Kaitlyn is a post-graduate student at the University of Virginia and shares a passion for universal healthcare, equitable access and ownership of...

Ben Allen and Sara Andrew

[Recorded: Friday, July 29, 2022] Ben (35) and Sara (66) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ben's family has lived in Charlottesville for generations, and he shares what it was like growing up here and facing the...

Ashley Hicks and Katie Rea

[Recorded: Friday, October 20, 2023] Ashley Hicks (19) and Katie Rea (19), both UVA Wise students, have a One Small Step conversation at the VPM office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their conversation was recorded during Democracy360, the Karsh Institute of Democracy’s...

Hank Martin and DeVon Wade

[Recorded: Thursday, August 4th, 2022] Hank (59) and DeVon (33) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hank was born and raised in rural Albemarle County, Virginia and has worked various jobs in his life. DeVon recently joined...

Jon del Rosario and Maddy Deal

[Recorded: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021] Jon del Rosario and Maddy Deal have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville. Jon shares about his childhood growing up in Virginia Beach and how he has more recently started following politics with his...

Susan Seehaver and Kim Spitzmiller

[Recorded: Thursday, April 28, 2022] Susan (73) and Kim (60) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Susan is recently retired, having worked in both the church and at Monticello for many years. Kim retired from the pharmaceutical...

Jessica Smith and Kenneth Fassel

[Recorded: Tuesday, December 14, 2021] Jessica Smith and Kenneth Fassel have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. They talk about how their family backgrounds have shaped their lives, mental health issues, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace,...

Chris Martin and Sophie Chung

[Recorded: Friday, February 3, 2023] Chris (25) and Sophie (18) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chris is the owner of the microbakery “Baker No Bakery” that sells at popups and at farmers’ markets. Sophie is a...

Staci England and Scott Nance

[Recorded Monday, May 1st, 2023] Staci (56) and Scott (66) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Staci has worked in the public school system for over twenty years and is currently a principal in Albemarle County. Scott...

Christopher Joseph and Sarah Reed

[Recorded Friday, February 17, 2023] Christopher (20) and Sarah (34) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Christopher is involved with student council and is a first generation college student at the University of Virginia. Sarah is originally...

Carol Bingaman and Aly Brookland

[Recorded: Thursday, February 9th, 2022] Carol (71) and Aly (38) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carol is deeply involved in the Waynesboro community, although she is originally from a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania, spending...

Emily Hall and Cole Kleiman

[Recorded: Monday, September 11th, 2023] Emily and Cole have a One Small Step Conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Emily is a Second Year at the University of Virginia from Wise, Virginia. Cole is also a Second Year at UVA from Needham,...