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...

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...

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...

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...

Spencer Haydary and Ethan Dahlby

[Recorded: Thursday, April 7th, 2022] Spencer (26) and Ethan (21) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Spencer is a UVA Law student and Ethan is a 3rd year computer science student at UVA. They are both active...

Lillian Rojas and Donna Price

[Recorded: Friday, September 2nd, 2022] Lillian (20) and Donna (68) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lillian is a Third Year student at the University of Virginia studying public policy, leadership, and religious studies. Donna is the...

Rollie Zumbrunn and Don Gathers

[Recorded: Tuesday, August 23, 2022] Rollie (45) and Don (63) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rollie works for Facilities Management at the University of Virginia, and Don is a deacon who served as the chair of...

Liz Player and John Kortmulder

[Recorded: Friday, December 3, 2021] Liz (43) and John (68) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Liz is a mother of three teenagers and teaches at a local elementary school in Albemarle County. John opened a yoga...

Cristina Amador and Olivia Paschal

[Recorded on October 26, 2021] Cristina Amador ('24) and Olivia Paschal (PhD '26) share their experiences growing up in open-minded Christian households, the decisions that led them both to the University of Virginia, and their disapproval of partisan labels.

Gerard Alexander and Nathan Moore

[Recorded: Monday, March 21, 2022] Gerard Alexander (56) and Nathan Moore (41) have an impromptu One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gerard, a UVA professor, and Nathan, general manager of WTJU radio station, discuss anthropology and their experiences traveling...

Bob Pearson and Carlos Rodriguez

[Recorded: Friday, November 19th, 2021] Bob Pearson (70) and Carlos Rodriguez (20) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Bob is an Air Force veteran and Carlos is a second-year student at UVA. Bob grew up in a...

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....

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...

David Garth and Derrick Stone

[Recorded: Tuesday, May 24, 2022] David (78) and Derrick (49) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville. David is a retired pastor and Derrick is a lecturer at UVA. They share their journeys learning about racial justice, largely informed...

Carolyn Carbaugh and Tom Magri

[Recorded: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022] Carloyn (21) and Tom (63) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carolyn is a Fourth Year undergraduate student studying anthropology at the University of Virginia and Tom is currently the Director of...

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,...

Lisa Medders and Gwen Moody

[Recorded Wednesday, March 30, 2022] Gwen Moody and Lisa Medders discuss the impact of their upbringing, parents, and education on their political values. Also, how people who disagree can respect and love each other.

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...

Sherica Jones-Lewis and Allison Poindexter

[Recorded: Friday, October 29th, 2021] Sherica Jones-Lewis and Allison Poindexter have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The two women bond over their shared background as educators and talk about teaching and parenting in tenuous times. They also...

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...

Panagiotis Apostolellis and Liz Emrey

[Recorded: Tuesday, August 30th, 2022] Panagiotis (49) and Liz (78) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Panagiotis is a professor of computer science at the University of Virginia, and Liz is a Baptist pastor at New Beginnings...

Sandra Lewis + Andy DeStephano

[Recorded Thursday, June 14, 2022] Sandra Lewis (72) and Andy DeStephano (45) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Sandra touches on how her experience as a "child of the civil rights movement" has informed her political identity....

Pam Calary and Joan Schatzman

[Recorded: Thursday, March 17, 2022] Pam Calary (59) and Joan Schatzman (70) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. They share their journeys of coming to Charlottesville, and bond over their mutual profession of running guest-houses in the...

Ken Egan and Janet King

[Recorded: Thursday, March 24, 2022] Ken Egan (81) and Janet King (73) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. The pair discuss life after retirement and their relationship with spirituality and meditation. Ken discusses his views on public...

Tim Brown and Emily Douglas

[Recorded: Tuesday, October 26, 2021] Tim Brown (UVA '25) and Emily Douglas discuss living in Europe, military service, their parents' influence, and the current American political climate in their One Small Step conversation.