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.

Jessica Walker’s Survivor Story as told to Susan Browder, GSU 18

Jessica Walker describes the gun murder of her brother, which happened when she was 15 years old, and how she found a way to honor Ricky’s memory through her work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.

Delilah Ramos and Frederic Winkler

New friends Delilah Ramos (27) and Frederic Winkler (40) talk about foster care, cultural diversity, and collaborating with other artists.

Curtis Puckett and John Carpenter

One Small Step participants John "Mark" Carpenter (64) and Curtis Puckett (55) discuss their upbringing, their political beliefs, and issues such as gun violence and wealth disparity.

Maria Rodriguez and Juaquin Rodriguez

Siblings Maria Rodriguez (65) and Juaquin Rodriguez (61) talk about their large family, being Latinx, what it was like growing up in a rough part of Dallas, falling into bad habits, and how they've changed throughout life for the better.

Charles Kramer and Doug Small

[Recorded: Tuesday, November 15th, 2022] Charles (30) and Doug (68) have a virtual One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The pair begin by mourning the loss of Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D'Sean Perry, who were killed in...

Marilyn Clancy and Terry O'Sullivan

Marilyn D. Clancy (82) is interviewed by her son-in-law Terry O'Sullivan (61) about her political trajectory, and her involvement as a community activist in Oak Park, Illinois.

My Story

My thoughts and feelings 4 years after the school shooting at Isla Vista, the college town of UC Santa Barbara. I share my story to prevent future gun violence & reach others who are also survivors.

Silena Layne and Jeb Backe

Silena Layne (44) speaks with StoryCorps facilitator Jeb Backe (26) about her faith journey in the face of struggle and loss. Silena reflects on her relationship to the Black Church and on the impact of gun violence on her family.

Jhanea Williams and Michael Murphy

Jhanea "Jha D" Williams (34) has a conversation with her friend and colleague Michael Murphy (39) about how the Gun Violence Memorial Project has transformed the ways they see their roles as architects.

Jenna Thrasher-Sneathen and Sai Nagula

One Small Step conversation partners Sai Nagula (26) and Jenna Thrasher-Sneathen (40) discuss their career paths and how they informed their political perspective. The pair go on to talk about gun rights, free speech, free choice, and their pride for...

Jerry Albrent and Matthew Haynes

Jerry Albrent (72) interviews his friend Matthew Haynes [no age given], the owner and founder of Club Q, where a mass shooting took place on November 19, 2022. Matthew reflects on how his life journey led him to open a...

Precious Jones and Delilah [No Name Given]

Precious Jones (40) remembers the loved ones she has lost: Preston Jones, Corey Blackwell, Paul Jones, Montay McLaurin, and Eddie Robinson. She talks with conversation partner Delilah [No Name Given] (25) about her organization Breaking Generational Poverty and her work...

Timothy Hunter and Claire Ninde

One Small Step conversation partners Timothy "Tim" Hunter (63) and Claire Ninde (57) share life histories, political opinions and things they've learned from family members.

Losing a loved one to gun violence

Interview with Kara Englisbee who lost her grandmother at the el paso walmart shooting.