Daniel Hummel and Adil Mohammed

Daniel Hummel (38) talks with his friend and brother in faith Adil Mohammed (58) about Daniel converting from Catholicism to Islam, the lack of inclusion in parts of his community, his desire to take part in local government, his experience...

Amy Fields and Jenn Studebaker

Colleagues and friends Amy Fields (48) and Jenn Studebaker (40) discuss their work with Sunshine House, Inc., finding community in West Texas, and their passion for the work they do.

Kathy Lofton and Taylor Stuckert

Kathy Lofton (no age given) speaks with colleague Taylor Stuckert (no age given) on their work with Lead for America’s American Connection Corps and the strengthening of their connection to community through service.

Martha Lutman Brogan and Margaret Sullivan

Martha Lutman Brogan (69) talks with her colleague Margaret Sullivan (47) with whom she worked on the Ives Squared innovation space at the New Haven Free Public Library. They remember the community stakeholders they collaborated with on the project, as...

Denise Hartsough and Peter Strazdas

One Small Step partners Denise Hartsough (64) and Peter Strazadas (64) talk about their backgrounds, values, experiences with race, and their perspectives on the role of government.

Nina Lopez and Pat Kilbane

Nina Lopez (36) talks to her One Small Step partner Pat Kilbane (40) about how living around the country has shaped her perspective, and how they both would never run for office.

The idea of trying to find a better life is part of the human condition

Supervisor Penelope Gross, who represents the Mason District in Fairfax County, shares stories about her career and community. This conversation was a part of the “All Together Now: Share Your Stories” program for the Fairfax County Public Library’s 2023 Summer...

Patience Milrod and Carmen Zamora

One Small Step conversation partners Patience Milrod (71) and Carmen Zamora (45) talk about their work serving the Fresno community, leadership, community advocacy, and their shifting views towards politics and the political system.

Marilyn Brown and Eric Brown

Spouses Marilyn Brown (64) and Eric S. Brown (66) discuss the significance of the day camp that they attended growing up and reflect on the challenges that have shaped their perspectives and careers in public service.

Lori Burress and Stephanie Sharp

One Small Step conversation partners Lori Burress (48) and Stephanie Sharp (47) discuss their upbringings and their political views. They share about how they have experienced things like living in Kansas and its political landscape, being parents to teenagers, and...

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...

Alicia Barnes and Joseph Bowman

Alicia Barnes (49) speaks with her son Joseph "Joe" Bowman (18) about her time serving in the Navy. She shares memories of boot camp and her time at sea. She also expresses her appreciation for the organized and equitable nature...

Tracy Hall and Mary Balkema

Colleagues and One Small Step partners Tracy Hall (50) and Mary Balkema (55) talk about their careers in local politics, their perspectives on public service, and the life lessons they have taken away from their work.

Gretel Enck and Mario [No Name Given]

Gretel Enck (54) interviews her colleague Mario [No Name Given] (79) about his early life, his time in the military, and his role in the Blackwell School Alliance.

ShaMyra Sylvester and Chapin Montague

ShaMyra Sylvester (33) speaks with conversation partner Chapin Montague (24) about opening up a juice bar in her hometown of Mobile in order to prioritize health in her community. She emphasizes the importance of health equity and encourages young people...

Kat Roth and Wandae Johnson

[Recorded: December 14, 2022] Kat Roth (72) and Wandae Johnson (40) sit down to record a One Small Step Conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Wandae comes from a background in social justice work within the Charlottesville community, and Kat is retired...

Merceria Ludgood and Mary Redditt

Mary Reddit (62) interviews her colleague and friend County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood (70) about her life of public service, what she wishes more people knew about the justice system, and how she would like to be remembered.

Shelley Moore Capito and Cheri Bustos

Colleagues Senator Shelley Moore Capito (69) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (61) talk about their participation in the congressional softball game, the meaning of public service, and the influence of their fathers. They reflect on reaching across the aisle and bridging...

Carolyn Osborn and Donna Schloss

Carolyn Osborn (74) interviews her friend Donna Schloss (78) about Donna's career as a nurse, her travels throughout the world, and her work with the U.S. State Department.

Chris Loudenslager and Luke Jordan

Colleagues Chris Loudenslager (54) and Luke Jordan (32) discuss their love of hiking and the outdoors and the role of public service in their lives.