Paul Williams and Mark Loranger

Paul Williams (61) talks with his friend and colleague Mark Loranger (59) about growing up in Hermosa Beach, California, and how his racial identity in that space was different than his life previously in Georgia. Paul talks about time spent...

Priti Patel, Phillip Mongeau, and Ann Abraham

Best friends, Priti Patel (47), Phillip Mongeau (40) and Ann Abraham [no age given] discuss the day 10 years ago that they all became not just friends but also siblings. That day Priti's life changed forever, when her brother took...

Michael Anderson and Margaret Jackson

One Small Step participants Michael Anderson (59) and Margaret Jackson [no age given] discuss their respective upbringings in the Wichita and Boston area, their love of the outdoors and the countryside, and how they wish politicians would listen to everyday...

Karen Odell and Cassidy Odell

Cassidy Odell (28) talks with her mom, Karen Odell (53), about family, career, and some of life's lessons.

Katrina Schoenwald and Brett Schoenwald

Katrina Oh Schoenwald (35) talks with her husband Brett Schoenwald (39) about how they met at a fundraiser for Able Advocates, a non-profit Katrina founded, what it was like to lose their son Nate and why they keep the non-profit...

Barbara Shearer and Patty Duncan

Friends Barbara Shearer (71) and Patty Duncan [no age given] discuss the non-profit they've developed, Neighbors Network of Lee County, aimed at supporting older adults who wish to age in community.

David Stoeffler and Tom Carlson

Colleagues David Stoeffler (63) and Tom Carlson (69) discuss the founding of The Springfield Daily Citizen and how the nonprofit, independent news source aims to mitigate the effects of misinformation and encourage civil discourse and community engagement.

David Bautista Gonzalez and Daniel Dominguez

One Small Step conversation partners David Bautista Gonzales (21) and Daniel Dominguez (43) dive into their different lived experiences. They find commonalities in their experiences growing up in Mexican-American culture and understanding the bittersweetness of being a first generation college...

Roger: "It could happen to anybody."

Roger sits down with a member of EZRA’s Social Action Team to discuss financial crisis and equitable access to mental health care.

Susan Stover and C Campbell

One Small Step partners Susan Stover (67) and C Campbell (53) realize they have many parallels in their lives as they talk through their experiences losing their husbands, discuss banned books, and find common ground in their shared perspective on...

The Arts, and Its Impact On My Dad, Alex.
November 4, 2021 App Interview

I talk with my father about his passion for the arts, while he loves them, how he discovered his passion for them, and where he sees them going in the future.

Jude O'Dell and Jeffrey Lyle

Jude O'Dell (42) and Jeffrey "Jeff" Farr (69) discuss mid-career changes, the importance of connection with other people, using the bible, history and their own life experiences as a guide of how to move through the world with compassion and...

“I don’t let my past define me, and I really love that you have stuck with me through all of these years.”

Our interview is about Gabby, a former foster child and her adoptive mother Karla. In the interview, the two of them talk about the beginning of their life together which includes heartfelt sentiments, life-changing moments, and memories of a unique...

“I probably did more in one life than many people do in ten or twenty.”
January 23, 2017 App Interview

In 1974, Sue Dondiego, along with her husband Bernie and their friend Hattie Talley founded the New Jersey Foster Parent Association, now known as foster care nonprofit Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS). Sue and her biological daughter, Mary Grace,...

Jesse Tobar and Matthew Wolf

Jesse Tobar (28) talks with his friend Matthew Wolf (39) about his time as an army medic, his experience with performance at CRE Outreach and what the future holds.

Lucien Kilonda Fataki and Teguo Djoyum

Lucien Kilonda (35) interviews his friend and colleague Teguo Djoyum (37) about Teguo's work in public health, which focuses on brain health and reducing the stigma of epilepsy, particularly in underserved regions of Africa, and ultimately the United States.

Tatiana Cox Lopez and Mario Cruz

Tatiana Cox Lopez (37) and her husband and business partner, Mario R. Cruz (47), discuss the stresses of having a two-month-old baby during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sustaining their family during the pandemic yet being able to establish...

James Pepper, Ward Auerbach, and William Mattle

Friends Ward Auerbach (78), James "Jim" Pepper (77), and William "Bill" Mattle (54) talk about being residents of the Fire Island Pines through the AIDS crisis. They reflect about loss, organizing, and about the work being done by younger people...

Louisa Brady and Rachel Anne Brown

Louisa Brady and Rachel Anne Brown are friends and co-workers who met at the International Center in New York City. They had a conversation about their families, what their lives were like growing up, their relationships with their boyfriend/fiance, and...

Frank Garrott and Pattye Hicks

Frank Garrott (59) tells coworker Pattye Hick (53) about his path to becoming the CEO of Gladney Center for Adoption. They discuss Frank's adopted children, his experience transitioning from the for-profit to non-profit world and his hopes for Gladney.