Take One Small Step with StoryCorps – StoryCorps

Created by StoryCorps, One Small Step is an effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us, even those with whom we disagree. The initiative brings strangers with different political views together to record a 50-minute conversation—not to debate politics, but to learn who we are as people. Audio recordings of each interview are archived at the Library of Congress.

Participate in One Small Step

Anyone, anywhere in the United States can participate in One Small Step. Currently, we are paying special attention to our work in three Anchor Communities (Fresno/Central Valley, CA; Richmond, VA; and Wichita, KS) and six Radio Station Hubs (Detroit, MI; Wilmington, NC; Ignacio, CO; Grand Marais, MN; Atlanta, GA; and Chattanooga, TN). If you live in one of our Anchor Communities or near a Radio Station Hub, you are more likely to be matched quickly.

To participate, apply to be matched. If you’d like more information before applying, visit How to Participate or FAQs about One Small Step.

Want to learn more about One Small Step and how you can help bring your community together—one conversation at a time? Join our email list.

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Support StoryCorps and our One Small Step Initiative

Support the power of mending divides through listening and talking openly with each other by making a gift to StoryCorps today.

Partner With Us

StoryCorps is looking for partners who can enlist their constituents to record interviews. If you are interested in working side-by-side with StoryCorps to capture these community-changing conversations, please contact us at [email protected]

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR FUNDERS

One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Walmart Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Stand Together Trust.

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