Emily Danies interview

grandma talks about many interesting things that happened in her life, including growing up in new york, her job, and being an activist in the 1960s.

Rasheeda Larkin and Neil McCormick

One Small Step conversation partners Rasheeda Larkin (35) and Neil McCormick (67) talk about their families, the Black Lives Matter movement and abortion.

Ashley Choker and Ngoc Sharp

Ashley Choker (38) interviews her friend and colleague, Ngoc “Kat” Sharp (46), about her challenges in life and her journey to recovery. Kat shares her experience dealing with addiction and homelessness, as well as her experience getting back on her...

I am Innocent, a conversation with Obie Anthony

Alexis Takagi talks to Obie Anthony, founder of Exonerated Nation, about the notion of presumption of innocence and the challenges within the transition of post-conviction. The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is a non-profit clinical program of Santa Clara University...

Monica Whatley and Bandele [no name given]

Monica Whatley (32) interviews her friend, Bandele [no name given] (73), about his incarceration in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bandele reflects on what he learned during the 33 years during which he was detained, his relationship...

Merceria Ludgood and Mary Redditt

Mary Reddit (62) interviews her colleague and friend County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood (70) about her life of public service, what she wishes more people knew about the justice system, and how she would like to be remembered.

Aiesha Hunter and Tajma Phillips

Aiesha Hunter (35) and Tajama Phillips (43) discuss their work with Indomitable Families affected by Incarceration and their personal experiences with the criminal justice system.

Beth Norton and Sara Kennedy

Beth Norton (37) and her aunt Sara Kennedy (66) reflect on the challenges they have faced, and the importance of support from loved ones.

"Do what good you can" Chris Spangler, Wesley Donaldson, Joseph Palmer

Chris Spangler talks with his cousin Wesley Donaldson and friend Joseph Palmer, who are both Police Officers and went to high school together, about how to better reform the police. With many calling for defunding the police, what are some...

Erin Meadors and Leigh Link

One Small Step partners Erin Meadors (39) and Leigh Ann Link (40) discuss how trauma leads to substance abuse and mental illness, experiencing loneliness in their respective careers, and why adapting to technology is "making us sick."

Michael Shih and Robyn Bowman

One Small Step partners Michael "Mike" Shih (41) and Robyn Bowman (62) sit down for a conversation about mental health, the criminal justice system, and the current state of affairs in Ukraine.

Katy Kelly and Ezra Kelly

Ezra Kelly (22) talks to his sister Katy Kelly (33) about childhood, their parents, family, and Katy's journey through life as a parent. They also discuss the influences that led to her business, the development of her mobile application, and...

Austin Turner and Nate Yoder

One Small Step conversation partners Nate Yoder (52) and Austin Turner (31) talk about growing up in relatively homogenous areas, expanding their point of view, their shifting politics and parenting.

Restorative Justice

A brief overview of what Restorative Justice is in comparison to our current justice system.

shadowing in the field

shadowing criminal defense attorney for criminal justice majors

Equitable Dinners Stories! Adria Kitchens

Adria Kitchens is Program Manager for Out of Hand Theater. She leads Equitable Dinners! Here she talks about her journey to awareness of racism, learning the importance of communication to find equity, the revolution in Black people empowering and taking...