Brenden and Mandy Lozano

[Recorded Thursday, April 27th, 2023] Brenden (36) and Mandy (45) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brenden has served in the US Army for nearly 18 years, with an interest in the American founding and military history....

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Debra Dowdy and Caitlin McCarthy

One Small Step conversation partners Debra Dowdy (69) and Caitlin McCarthy (70) build a conversation on the incredible amount they discover they have in common with each other. Connecting as nurses, they talk about their similar political upbringings, politicians not...

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Anne Nowrouz and Nathaniel Cross

One Small Step partners Anne Nowrouz (73) and Nathaniel "Nat" Cross (55) have a conversation about their connections to the Peace Corps, the need for political parties to work together, and being open to optimism for the future.

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Cynthia Elliott and Elizabeth Anderson

One Small Step partners Cynthia Elliott (64) and Elizabeth "Libby" Anderson (48) have a conversation about following Jesus's political example, how hard it is to affect change in a given generation, their advice to their younger selves, and being empty-nesters.

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Robin Mathews-Johnson and Elmo Winters

One Small Step partners Robin Mathews-Johnson (67) and Elmo Winters (72) discuss their upbringings, their political views, and their work as ministers.

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Malika Dahir and Jim Ramnaraine

Acquaintances Malika Dahir (42) and Jim Ramnaraine (62) talk about their political, social, and religious beliefs and backgrounds in this One Small Step conversation.

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Kathleen Gaffney and Theresa Fiorino

One Small Step partners Kathleen Gaffney (63) and Theresa Fiorino (48) talk about the state of the American news media, their personal political values, and the experiences that helped shape their political views over time.

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Valerie McCloud and Halley Cole

One Small Step partners Valerie McCloud (62) and Halley Cole (28) discuss the level of discord and intolerance in the country, the diversity in their friend groups growing up, and Black Lives Matter.

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Stephen Skeels and Sam Usem

One Small Step conversation partners Stephen Skeels (52) and Sam Usem (36) talk about the effect of the pandemic on their lives, in particular their experiences related to owning and starting businesses. They also discuss their politics, Sam being a...

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...

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Alexandra Amsden and Bethany Conner

One Small Step conversation partners and fellow University of Vermont students Alexandra "Alex" Amsden (19) and Bethany Connor (23) discuss the justice system, immigration, minimum wage and religion. They also discuss both loving music, and Taylor Swift!

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Dolores Sheff and Nancy Jones

One Small Step conversation partners Dolores Sheff (63) and Nancy Jones (70) discuss voting for different parties, but sharing many common interests and opinions around being compassionate towards others, education, money in politics, abortion, gun control, anti-depressants and joy.

“People remember the simple human touch.”

(Photo by Ryan Haggerty) Fr. Vinny McKiernan's worked at the Newman Center on the Ohio State University campus for 26 years. Over the course of his life and work, he’s been a novice director with the Paulist Fathers. He’s also...

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Bettijane Burger and Renee Frymyer

Bettijane Burger (71) talks to daughter, Renne Frymyer (41), about her parents, the job her mother created for herself & the contributions she gave the community. She remembers how her relationship with her husband began, her career, and role in...

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David Drown and Nelson French

One Small Step partners David Drown [no age given] and Nelson French (70) share a conversation about working together across their political differences and discuss how those differences strengthen both their friendship and the economic development work they do in...

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Darren Duerksen and Guy Gardner

One Small Step Partners Darren Duerksen (54) and Guy Gardner [no age given] reflect on their passions, missionary experiences, personal superpowers, LGBT identity, and the importance of communicating across difference.