Judith Bentley and Laura Mayo

Judith "Judy" Bentley (63) and One Small Step partner Laura Mayo (68) relate over their frustrations with US institutions and the polarization of US politics.

Jamal [No Name Given] and Jamie Hadwin

One Small Step conversation partners Jamal [No Name Given] (33) and Jamie Hadwin (35) discuss education, capitalism, and funding for public services. They also learn some similarities between their fathers.

Growing up in Argentina during the transition to democracy.

Silvina Sironi (47) describes growing up in Argentina during the 70's and 80's, as well as her experience with government and democracy both in Argentina and the United States. She is interviewed by her son, Johann Grothues (15).

Teri Mott and Krista Anderson

One Small Step partners Teri Mott (61) and Krista Anderson (61) talk about their personal political values, the issues that have become personal to them, and their experiences with religion.

George Rodon and Eduardo Fernandez-Crespi

George Rodon (72) and mentee Eduardo "Eddie" Fernandez-Crespi (39) share thoughts on family, Cuban heritage, how they first met, race relations in Cuba vs U.S. and their view on government systems.

Ronald Corio and Lisa Goldstein

One Small Step partners Ronald "Ron" Corio (86) and Lisa Goldstein (55) talk about their political beliefs and reflect on the current state of American democracy.

Discussion of the 1997 Handover of Hong Kong

In this interview, we discussed the handover of Hong Kong, and the various social and political effects that came along with the transfer. We talked about the government interference, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and how the events shaped and validated...

Tavie Armfield and Meggie Sage D’Aguiar

One Small Step conversation partners Tavie Armfield (68) and Meggie Marie Sage (30) talk about their families, their political values, and immigration.

Raymond Lakes and Yolanda Lakes

Yolanda Lakes (50) sits down with her father, Raymond "Ray" Lakes (72), to ask about his upbringing in Columbus, GA and the world events, as well as personal experiences, that have shaped his current worldview.

Deborah Ranniger and Virginia Lora

Deborah Ranniger (58) talks to SC Facilitator Virginia Lora (26) about her dad Leonard Cornell who passed away 5 years ago of Alzheimers. She tells the story her dad would tell over and over again about going to the 1929...

Betty Macron and Marian Deutschman

One Small Step participants Betty Macron [no age given] and Marian Deutschman [no age given] discuss their upbringing, their earliest political memories, and the people who have impacted their lives through acts of kindness.

Activism and Climate Change – Frack Free Denton

Adam Briggle talks about his participation in Frack Free Denton, when state legislation and corporations overturned local law, and his professional opinions on national environmental policy.

Rukiya Lee and Junior Duplessis

Friends and colleagues Rukiya Lee (45) and Junior Duplessis (23) talk to each other about the people and places that have informed their politics, their hopes for New York City, and what they think about democracy in the United States.

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.

Who Said What?: Comparing American and Vietnamese Medias and Governments

American college student Annie Phan talks to her father, Dr. Chuong Phan, about the differences and similarities between Communist Vietnamese and Democratic American media. Dr. Phan shares his experiences of growing up during the Vietnam War and what his migration...

Carol Giovacchini and Deanna Calvin
November 30, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Carol Giovacchini (68) and Deanna Calvin (49) talk about the evolution of their political views and the importance of learning about other perspectives.

The Difference in News from Nepal to America: Anjoo Pokharel’s Take as a Former Journalist in Both Countries

Aayam Bastola interviews his mother Anjoo Pokharel, a former journalist, about the differences in news from Nepal to that in America. She delves into topics like revolts, western culture, and thirst for knowledge as she describes her point of view...

Anne Cochran and Polly Carr
November 11, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Anne Cochran (62) and Polly Carr (50) talk about their political values, children, and issues in Alaska.

Adina Desaulniers and William Schubart III

One Small Step conversation partners Adina Desaulniers (64) and Bill Schubart (76) talked about their upbringings, specifically the impact their grandmothers had on them. They also discussed education, religion and social media.

Joe Marra and Landon Reid
October 20, 2022 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Joe Marra (57) and Landon Reid (50) talk about how important their parents were to their development, the joys of both having a 5 year old and how to make some politics a win-win situation.