Leena Fraihat and Diana Razumova

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023] Leena (20) and Diana (16) participated in the Karsh Institute of Democracy's first international One Small Step conversation. Leena is a second-year undergraduate student at UVA, and Diana is a high school student from currently...

Karen Colton and Amy Smith

[Recorded Monday, February 21, 2022] Karen (58) and Amy (62) recorded a One Small Step conversation together in Charlottesville, Virginia. They discussed motherhood, military service, health, and media literacy.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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.

Rose Guterbock and Regina A.

[Recorded: Monday, March 14, 2022] Rose Guterbock (36) and Regina A. (65) have a One Small Step conversation. Rose spent her formative years in Japan as an international student and now runs a non-profit in Charlottesville. Regina lives in Vienna...

Hayley Greco and Quinn Jackson

[Recorded: Thursday, September 21st, 2023] Hayley Greco (19) from New Fairfield, Connecticut, and Quinn Jackson (19) from Scotch Plains, New Jersey participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA....

Lisa Woolfork and Kendall King

[Recorded: Thursday, July 21, 2022] Lisa Woolfork (52) and Kendall King (25) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Lisa and Kendall have been active in the fight for racial justice in Charlottesville, and in this conversation,...

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...

Jess Haykov and Julia McCormack

[Recorded: Friday, September 22nd, 2023] Jess Haykov (19) from Hollywood, Florida, and Julia McCormack (19) from Silver Spring, Maryland participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Julia shares...

Tera Morris and Kayla Feliciano

[Recorded Tuesday, April 4th, 2023] Tera (32) and Kayla (19) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tera has a background in campaigning and advocacy and teaches high school History and ESL in Charlottesville. Kayla is a second...

Maria Hall and Kim L.

[Recorded: September 29, 2022] Maria (21) and Kim (56) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Maria is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia and is deeply interested in LGBTQ+ and women's rights topics. Kim is...

Lori Mohr Pederson and Stephen Betts

[Recorded: Thursday, October 19, 2023] Lori Mohr Pederson (63) and Stephen Betts (35) 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....

Andy Ulrich and Bill Antholis

[Recorded: Friday, November 12, 2021] Andy Ulrich (42) and Bill Antholis (56) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Andy is an Instructional Coach for Albemarle County Public Schools and Bill is the CEO of the Miller Center...

Lori Morimoto and Sue Marguerite Dootson

Lori Morimoto and Sue Marguerite Dootson have a One Small Step conversation. Lori is a professor at the University of Virginia, and Sue is a children's book author. They talk about their shared experience of spending much of their life...