Take One Small Step, Wichita - StoryCorps
Take One Small Step, Wichita

One Small Step brings strangers with different political views together to record a 50-minute facilitated conversation—not to debate politics, but to learn more about who we are as people. 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.

One Small Step is currently focused in Wichita, KS and a few other communities across the country, where we are working closely with community partners and civic leaders to showcase the potential of the initiative. To participate, apply to be matched. If you’d like more information before applying, visit FAQs about One Small Step.

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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].

One Small Step in the News

Chamber of Commerce Chair Damon Young Talks One Small Step (Wichita Business Journal, July 15, 2022)
A Collaboration of Differences (Wichita State University’s The Sunflower, August 31, 2022)
Conversations with Strangers are Helping Bridge a Divide (TODAY, July 14, 2022)
OSS Community Conversations (KAKE TV (ABC affiliate), June 7, 2023)
One Small Step Heads to Wichita State University (Wichita Business Journal, February 2, 2024)

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Learn More About One Small Step In Wichita

Research Shows Value of Awareness of One Small Step (April 2023)
In Wichita, One Small Step Takes Hold (April 2022)

Apply to be matched in Wichita, KS

Most of our interviews use StoryCorps’ virtual recording tools to facilitate conversations between strangers. Our priority is to match you with another member of your local community, but due to demand and availability, you may be matched with someone in a different city or region.

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


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.

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