Urban Ecology

This interview was done in order to better understand Matt’s experiences in nature.

Andrew Hersey and Willis Jackson

One Small Step conversation partners Andrew Hersey (63) and Willis Jackson (77) discuss about politics.

Mary Ellen Pendergrast, Anne Topple, and Genia Duchon

Sisters Mary Ellen Pendergrast (76), Anne Topple (78), and Genia Duchon (70) share a conversation about their parents and the decision to preserve their childhood home as public green space known as Woodlands Garden.

Theodora Niemeyer and Roger Norgaard

Theodora Niemeyer (82) interviews her friend Roger Norgaard (83) about his childhood, his golfing career, his experience flying helicopters for the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and the story of how he and Theodora, who were high school...

Amelia Hansen and Emily Wilke

Amelia Hansen (59) interviews her friend and former colleague Emily Wilke (42) about her time at Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy.

“I don’t have to give up dancing…I can do this.”

Paulist Father Ed Nowak is an avid athlete. He runs, bicycles and hikes. But he’s also something of a cheerleader--of people moving forward in their faith. When Father Ed was a college student studying engineering at Penn State, it became...

10 Question interview with my aunt

Growing up in school, future jobs, past jobs, family heretige, parents, Hobbies.

Mitchell Lettow, Stan Rajnak, and Kristi Chapman

Mitchell Lettow (36) interviews Stan Rajnak (87) and Kristi Chapman (73) about their volunteer work over the years with Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy.

Kevin Green reflects on his relationship with the outdoors

Kevin Green (63) speaks with his daughter, Hannah Green (23), about growing up in the 1960s in Westfield, Mass. He reflects on a childhood spent in the outdoors and how his relationship to nature continues to this day.

Maisie and her father, John Hart, talk about his life as a child.

My dad and I talk about his early life and the events that made him the person he is today as well as some funny childhood stories about both of us.

Rebecca Anaya and Gordon Dale

Gordon Dale (31) speaks with his girlfriend, Rebecca Anaya (33), about their meeting and courtship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick McNameeKing and Morgan Zipf-Meister

Patrick McNameeKing (34) and Morgan Zipf-Meister (39), coworkers at StoryCorps, share a conversation about the outdoors, building community, and creativity. They touch on the pandemic’s effects on adventuring and collaboration.

Ksena Zipperer and Alicia Osborne

Ksena Zipperer (66) shares memories she has of her father, Charles Leonard Zipperer, with her daughter, Alicia Osborne (38).

James Knudsen and Brian Myers

One Small Step partners James Knudsen (57) and Brian Myers (58) talk about their upbringings, the experiences that shaped their career trajectories, and how their political views have changed over time.

Recording – 10-19-2023 15:08:22

Bill Warren, 95, and daughter Cindy castevens, age 61, talk about growing up on the farm in Texas, and his grandparents’ role in his life as a young boy in the 1930s.

Hayden Goode and her Grandmother Ann Farris discuss her life and growing up Greek.

In this interview, conducted in December 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee, I interviewed my grandmother Ann Farris, whom I call Yia Yia. We discussed growing up in Memphis, Tennessee and coming from a very Greek family. I learned more about my...

Jan Ulferts Stewart and Gerry Berg

Friends Jan Ulferts Stewart (67) and Gerry Berg (71) discuss their decades-long work and love for the North Country Trail and their hope for the future of the trail.