Brooke Salerno and Nicole Bolton

Brooke Salerno: 2021-10-08 00:33:18 Brooke and Nicole discuss reproductive rights, healthcare, gun violence, and the major life events that informed their beliefs.

Mark Mancuso, Carl Huber, and Matt Bielewicz

Friends Mark Mancuso (38), Carl Huber (40), and Matt Bielewicz (39), share a conversation about losing a close friend to gun violence in the midst of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign and how choosing to finish it helped them in...

Charlene Saner and Jose Garth

In their One Small Step conversation, Charlene Saner [no age given] and Jose Garth (38) talk about what "old school" Republicanism looks like and where public support from the government fits in with community support for neighbors in need.

Melinda Hamilton and Felicia Williams

Friends Melinda Hamilton [no age given] and Felicia Williams [no age given] have a conversation about helping others navigate the grieving process. They also discuss their shared experiences and talk about their nonprofits called "Journey 2 Healing Hearts" and "Mother's...

Cynthia Anderson and Barbara Jackson

Dr. Barbara Jackson (51) interviews her best friend, Pastor Cynthia Anderson (57), about being a survivor of domestic violence and what she's learned by surviving the challenges that have come to her in her life.

Gregory Tackett and Eunice Cho

Eunice Cho (33) interviews her mentor, Gregory Tackett (44), about the many adventures he has had and the wisdom that they have brought him. They discuss his travels, his sexual and national identities, his closest relationships, his spiritual experiences, and...

Stoney Brook and Christy Hightower

Stoney Brook talks about how being a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 touched and changed him in unexpected ways. Among other things the pilgrimage was the gateway to his setting up the first Veteran's Treatment Court in...

David Walker and Judy Sarkozy

Judy Sarkozy [no age given] interviews friend and coworker David Walker [no age given] about his experience serving 33 years in prison, his work with her at Sarkozy Bakery, and his outlook on life.

Dave McNaughton and Gary Brewer

One Small Step partners Dave McNaughton (69) and Gary Brewer [no age given] discuss gun violence in the United States, their personal political values, and what changes they hope to see in the US government.

Cindy Claycomb and Tammie Wray

One Small Step partners Cindy Claycomb (65) and Tammie "Sue" Wray (62) discuss how their views don't always align with their chosen political parties, their beliefs concerning gun violence, and their concerns about the current climate of polarization.

Stephen Hudak and Mike Lafferty

Colleagues Stephen Hudak (60) and Mike Lafferty (62) talk about their work at the Orlando Sentinel. They reflect on the challenges that the journalism industry faces today, and on the importance of local journalism.

Carter Torrence and Sienna Robinson

[Recorded: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022] Carter (9th Grade) and Sienna (9th Grade) have a One Small Step speed-round conversation. Topics discussed included school experiences, college, global warming, and gun violence.

Mass Shootings in the US

A brief conversation about gun safety and school safety.

William McCarthy and Harold Smith

Friends Harold "Hal" Smith (79) and William "Bill" McCarthy (59) reflect on the impact Catholic Charities has had on the community of Baltimore through their efforts to feed the hungry, provide shelter for those in need, and advocate for change...

Deborah Femat and Aden Femat

Deborah Femat (67) tells her son Aden Femat (26) about her father's experiences as a WWII veteran and how his PTSD and alcoholism shaped her and her family’s life. Deborah also shares stories about her grandmothers and her complex relationship...

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.

Stephanie Martin-Ward and Paul Hurley

One Small Step conversation partners Stephanie Martin-Ward (50) and Paul Hurley (72) discuss their concerns for the future of the country and the need for more empathy.

Lally Northcutt and Grace Sgueglia

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Lally Northcutt (17) is from Sterling and Grace Sgueglia (17) is from...

Rochelle Newman and Ken Gleason

One Small Step conversation partners Rochelle Newman (84) and Ken Gleason (79) talk about politics, spirituality, the creative arts, and guns.