Rose Krasnow shares stories of her work shaping public policy in the places she has lived.

At a time when very few women were taken seriously as public policy professionals, Rose Krasnow broke new ground in suburban Washington, D.C. A native of Memphis, Rose earned a graduate degree in urban and regional planning while she and...

“Almost doesn’t count”

In this interview, my dad and I sat on the couch in our guest room and talked about what it was like for him back then and discussed about the person he found most interesting in his life.

A causal interview with my aunt
November 26, 2017 App Interview

I interviewed my aunt khyla. She is 21 years old. I wanted to interview my aunt because she always has funny stories to tell and she has pretty good advice. We talked about pretty basic things like school or generations....

Lola Yale and Sheri Solomon

Sheri Solomon (56) interviews her mom Lola Yale (76) about growing up in a farm close to Walla Walla, WA and about her affinity to music and theater. Lola talks about being in charge of the Musical Production of the...

Todd Lands and Evan Wiig
October 13, 2023 OSS Hub

One Small Step Conversation partners Todd Lands (46) and Evan Wiig (37) discuss living in a bubble, societal ideals, and systematic issues in education and agriculture.

Interview with Mayor Tannehill

On Monday, November 2, 2020, the day before the 2020 presidential election, I interviewed Oxford mayor Robyn Tannehill about her thoughts on the upcoming election.

Visions are real

Sharing a personal story about having a vision becoming the mayor of Fort Collins Colorado well shining shoes as a kid.

Gloria DiFulvio and Timothy Hoyle

One Small Step partners Gloria DiFulvio (56) and Timothy Hoyle (63) reflect on their experiences as local elected officials and share how their political views have changed over time.

Mayor of Rocklin’s daughter

Kayleigh Broadway talks about her dad and life as the mayors daughter

Melanie Henry and Rainman Davis

One Small Step parters Melanie Henry (42) and Rainman Davis (50) have a conversation about what they are most proud of in the past year, their pandemic experiences, and their relationships to church.

Alice "Putty" Willetts. A Swarthmorean Life.

Alice "Putty" Willetts grew up in Swarthmore, and has lived here nearly 100 years. She is interviewed by her former gym class student who is now also a senior citizen, Barbara Bernhardt. Putty taught gym for decades. She was on...

How did I get my first job?

This is a short story about how I got my first job as a shoeshine boy downtown Fort Collins and having a vision of becoming the Mayor Fort Collins through shining shoes.

Lisa Aurand, Eric Rude, and Charles Rude

Lisa Aurand (62) talks with her brother Eric Rude (60) and nephew Charles "Charlie" Rude (30) about their parents and grandparents, respectively, Charles and Maxine Rude. They remember Charles and Maxine's Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, connections and their legacy of respect...

All things work together for good

All things work together for good Is a lighthearted story about my basketball coach in junior high school who was able to see the good while everyone else saw the bad during a basketball game.

Jim Rooks and Pete Muldoon
November 1, 2023 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners, Jackson's former mayor Pete Muldoon (50) and current Town Council Member Jim Rooks (52), in their first conversation in front of a live audience at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. This is...

Lauren Stein McLean and James "Jimmy" Hallyburton

James "Jimmy" Hallyburton (39) interviews his colleague Lauren Stein McLean (47) about her journey and experiences as the first woman elected to serve as mayor of Boise, Idaho.

John Suthers and Matt Mayberry

Matt Mayberry (58) interviews his colleague Mayor John Suthers (71) about his experience in public service, how the city has changed over his life, and his reflections on leadership. Mayor John Suthers also shares stories from his childhood growing up...

Larry Nelson and Dawn Borowski

Dawn Borowski (68) has a conversation with her husband, Larry Nelson (67), about his successful campaign for Mayor of the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Jennie Stultz – A former mayor, forever a Gastonian

I interviewed Jennie Stultz, a former mayor of Gastonia. She was born and raised in Gastonia, thus a perfect person to interview. She really captures the "Spirit of Gastonia!"