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...

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...

Miles Efron and Marion Dembling

[Recorded: Friday, November 5th, 2021] Miles Efron and Marion Dembling have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Miles works for the Miller Center at UVA, and Marion is a retiree living in the Charlottesville area. During their conversation,...

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.

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...

Rich Ross and Brook Wilensky-Lanford

[Recorded Thursday, November 11, 2021] Rich and Brook recorded a One Small Step conversation together in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discussed electoral politics, economic values, political corruption, and memories of political participation.

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...

Stephanie Lowenhaupt and Sarah Goraya

[Recorded: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023] Stephanie (68) and Sarah (19) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stephanie is a retired nurse and research coordinator from Charlottesville and Sarah is a Second Year at the University of Virginia...

Tanyia Moore and Tyler Kraft

[Recorded: Friday, April 28, 2023] Tanyia (57) and Tyler (34) have a One Small Step Conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tanyia is an Assistant Manager for Zone Operations for Facilities Management Housing Custodial at the University of Virginia and Tyler is...

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...

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...

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...

Meg Heubeck and Yijing Shen

[Recorded Thursday, November 11, 2021] Meg (54) and Yijing (21) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discuss cross-cultural perspectives on American democracy, parent-child relationships, and their shared interest in traveling to other countries.

Susanna Kharatyan and John Smith

[Recorded: Friday November 12th 2021] Susanna Kharatyan and John Smith reflect on their lives, they people who have influenced them the most and the hopes they have for the future.

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...

Mary Farrell and Collinn Tran

[Recorded: Friday, February 17, 2023] Mary (70) and Collinn (18) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mary is a liberal Catholic and a mother of three from Massachusetts while Collinn is a first-generation student at the University...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Melody Barnes and Matt Hantzmon (Part 1)

[Recorded: Monday, November 1, 2021] Melody and Matt have their first One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Melody is the Executive Director of the Karsh Institute of Democracy at UVA, and Matt is the founder of Hexagon Energy, a...

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...

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,...

Lynne DeCora and Brian Rush

[Recorded Thursday, November 4, 2021] Lynne (25–34) and Brian (65–74) recorded a One Small Step conversation together in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discussed growing up in military families, international travel, American foreign policy, and climate change.