Ivan’s Story: Urban Survivalist

Ivan’s story of being an urban survivalist in Atlanta, GA and his work to help people get healthy food with Concrete Jungle.

Bringing Nature to Denver's Homeless Shelters

This interview is with Laura who used to work at the Delores Project. She shares the positive benefits bringing nature into homeless shelters has on the people who utilize them.

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Stephanie J. and Jaryth Barten

One Small Step partners Stephanie J. (32) and Jaryth Barten (24) talk about finding community and their experiences in organized religion.

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Faith Machuca and Adrian Paul

One Small Step conversation partners Faith Machuca (23) and Adrian Paul [no age given] discuss their major influences, careers, life in Reno, social issues, politics, and religion.

The World's Out There, Which Ever Part Of It You Want To Be In.

Elaine Turner Lamb talks with her colleague, Cristi Hebert about creating her own sense of home, especially in light of her life traveling, and recreating a home again and again, and especially the importance of story.

The shaping of Susan Fisher’s life and her empathetic past.

Conducted in Santa Cruz, California, student Kayla Penny (age 15) interviews Susan Fisher (age 45) about a childhood story and the effect it had on Susan’s future. Fisher shares her story of dealing with individuals troubled with mental health such...

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Earl Janack and Morgan Zipf-Meister

Morgan Zipf-Meister (39) interviews Earl Janack (60) about his time in the military, being diagnosed with autism, and being a father. He then plays five original songs and shares the stories behind them.

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Nicholas Cochran and Uneeke Ferguson

Nicholas Cochran (27) speaks with his friend Uneeke Ferguson (21) about their involvement at the House of Hagar Catholic Worker Community in Wheeling, WV, and how those experiences have informed their faith. Both discuss their childhoods and the lessons they...

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Zach Thomason and Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon (45) talks with his friend, Zach Thomason (33), about what his life was like at the height of his addiction, his experience of recovery, and how he's helped him in his own recovery process.

Social justice inspirations

A professor and her former student recall the events that led them to address homelessness.

Tim Towslee and Allison Swingle

[Recorded January 31, 2021] Tim Towslee, 44, and Allison Swingle, 31, participate in a One Small Step conversation via Zoom. They talk about their work in outdoor education, the impact of having a parent pass away, how their political views...

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Chris Pruett and James Bignall

James Bignall (56) talks with Chris Pruett (61) about Chris's experience being homeless. Christ relates how he navigates being homeless and ideas for how to help the homeless.

Jessica Quintal Alverez & Jennifer Eid Ammons

Colleagues Jessica and Jennifer work on the Mobile Medical Van community outreach program for Providence Health in Sonoma County, California. In order to gain the trust of the homeless community they serve, they take a personalized approach by getting to...

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Meghan McCullough and Heather Kristin

Meghan McCullough is interviewed by her mentor Heather Kristin. Meghan tells stories about her relationship with her father, going to Knick’s basketball games, seeking an autograph from David Lee. Heather relates how she grew up with a single mother in...

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Martin Kelliher and Bill Creed

Martin Kelliher (54) and Father Bill Creed SJ (77) talk about how they came to know each other, and Martin's journey from being imprisoned for attempted burglary, to the successful person that he is today.

Martin Carpio interviews Andrew Costa

Andrew Costa is 25 years old and was previously in several homeless shelters until he found a permanent home at Menlo Family Housing. He was adopted in Germany by Italian parents and lived most of his life in Long Island....

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Sakhone Lasaphangthong and Syma Mohammed

Sakhone Lasaphangthong (46) talks to StoryCorps interviewer Syma Mohammed (34) about coming to the US as a refugee, being incarcerated, and his current work with houseless people.

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Marisa Saenz and Lisa Schuette

One Small Step conversation partners Marisa Saenz (50) and Lisa Schuette (58) discuss major influences, religion, political values, and environmental concerns.

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Vivian Garcia and Bill Garcia

Vivian Garcia (43) tells her friend and bandmate Bill Garcia (31) about growing up homeless in Texas, moving to Chicago, and developing a passion for the arts.

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Michael Wilcox and Richard Lynch

Colleagues Michael Wilcox (35) and Richard Lynch (53) share a conversation about their work at Re-entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP), how they came to that work, and about homelessness in Pensacola.

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Aisha Owens and Kristen Kelley

Aisha Owens (36) is interviewed by her case manager Kristen Kelly (27) about her thoughts on poverty, homelessness, rent hikes, and her journey finding stable housing at La Casa Norte.

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Sally Dishman and Jeremy Pruitt

Sally Dishman (23) interviews her coworker Jeremy Pruitt (38) about topics ranging from his feelings on garden gnomes to his experience being on the board of Eden Village at the Gathering Tree in Springfield, Missouri.