Mark Smith on Present and Past Government and Civic Engagement

In this interview, conducted in January 2018 in Hickory, North Carolina, Samantha Smith(14) interviews her Grandpa Mark Smith(63) about his political stances and ideas about civic engagement. He shares not only what characteristics and issues he prioritizes when choosing a...

Interview with my dad

Me and my dad talked a lot about my grandpa. Some funny stories and also some life lesson stories. We also talked about my grandma and my uncles, and my dad gave insight on his life growing up.

Robert Menchaca’s Army Reserve Audit

Robert Menchaca, a financial consultant for the US government, unveils his experience with the 2012-2013 audit for the US Army Reserves. He describes his role and involvement with the government and the audit itself, as well as the implications it...

Chinese government and various other topics

We talk about freedoms and the Chinese government. Also talks about various other topics associated with the Chinese government

The Iranian Revolution of 1979, Through the Eyes of a Fleeing Immigrant

Pamela Shamshiri was nine years old when the Iranian Revolution began. Pamela and her mother and brother were in Los Angeles for Christmas when the revolution started. Her father went back to Iran, but the other three family members stayed...

Discussion of the 1997 Handover of Hong Kong

In this interview, we discussed the handover of Hong Kong, and the various social and political effects that came along with the transfer. We talked about the government interference, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and how the events shaped and validated...

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.

Brandon Gerena and Tammie Sanders

One Small Step partners, Tammie Sanders (58) and Brandon Gerena (43), discuss social issues important to them, the agriculture business, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nancy Harness and Eric Keller
September 29, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners and siblings Nancy Harness (66) and Eric Keller (57) talk about growing up in the same household at different time periods and how that shaped their differing world views. They also discussed the Covid vaccine,...

Patrick Rollin and his dad talk about politics, culture, and society

We first examine how the intersection of politics and sports has changed over time. We then examine the current polarization in U.S. society. Lastly, we discuss topical political issues.

Family Interview

I interview my mom about what she thinks about the government and her views about immigrants

Story corps family interview

My mom believes the government should help the people by providing jobs and security.

talk about the gov with me & my mom

we talked about when she first came to the U.S and when she first voted for the first time.

Ken Hoeppner and Karina Ckless

One Small Step partners Ken Hoeppner (79) and Karina Ckless (53) talk about their political values, who influenced their viewpoints, and their transition to living in rural Vermont.

EJ Schuman and His Mother Pam Schuman Talk About Her Life Story and Experiences

Edward Schuman (16) talks with his mother, Pam Schuman (51) on November 29th, 2021. He asks about her childhood with her parents, growing up, and getting the job she always wanted. Mrs. Schuman shares stories involving her charitable parents and...

Final interview part 5

In this part of the interview, Mrs. Janakiraman talks about her views on w government in India. She also explains some of the changes she would make if she had the power to fix the government issues.

Ciara Gazaway and [No Name Given] [No Name Given]

One Small Step conversation partners Ciara Gazaway (25) and [No Name Given] [No Name Given] (33) discuss higher education, equity, and state government influence at the University of Tennessee.

Government Interview

Interview of the government with my mother.

Interview with my mom

Talked about a little bit of everything. The government was mentioned if you’re interested.