Apply to be Matched for a conversation
Anyone from across the United States can participate in One Small Step, an effort by StoryCorps to bring strangers with different beliefs together to record a 50-minute conversation—not to debate politics, but to learn more about who we are as people.
We are focusing our work in several communities across the country. If you live in or near a One Small Step Anchor Community (Fresno/Central Valley, CA; Richmond, VA; Wichita, KS) or one of our Radio Station Hubs (Detroit, MI; Wilmington, NC; Ignacio, CO; Grand Marais, MN; Atlanta, GA; Chattanooga, TN) and would like to apply to be matched for an interview, please link to the corresponding matching form using the appropriate button. If you live anywhere else in the United States, select “everywhere else.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IF I DON’T LIVE IN OR NEAR ONE OF THESE COMMUNITIES?
If you live anywhere else in the United States, you can still apply to be matched using this form.
WHAT IS A ONE SMALL STEP ANCHOR COMMUNITY?
We are currently focusing our work in three One Small Step Anchor Communities where we have implemented a comprehensive advertising and engagement strategy and are working closely with community partners and civic leaders to showcase the potential of our work. Currently, our Anchor Communities are Fresno/Central Valley, CA; Richmond, VA; and Wichita, KS. If you live in one of these communities you are more likely to be matched quickly. Please use the buttons above to apply to record a conversation in your area.
WHAT IS A ONE SMALL STEP RADIO STATION HUB?
Each year, StoryCorps partners with six public radio stations who offer their own One Small Step program: facilitating, recording, and sharing conversations between community residents. If you live in or near one of these communities (Detroit, MI; Wilmington, NC; Ignacio, CO; Grand Marais, MN; Atlanta, GA; Chattanooga, TN), please use the buttons above to apply to record a conversation in your area.
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THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR FUNDERS
One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Marcus Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Fetzer Institute, Stand Together Trust, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robins Foundation, New Pluralists, and Schwab Charitable Fund made possible by the generosity of Present Progressive Fund.