As we head into the final weeks of the 2020 presidential election, we’re sharing a two-part special, produced in partnership with NPR, about StoryCorps’ One Small Step, a program that pairs people of different political views for new and vital conversations.

Hosted by Elise Hu and Dave Isay, the special incorporates audio recorded at a live One Small Step event at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Alabama, with several interviews from people of different backgrounds and beliefs who came together with the purpose of really listening to one another.  

Top Photo: Artwork by Ace & Son Moving Picture Company.
Middle Photo: NPR’s Elise Hu and StoryCorps’ Dave Isay on stage in Birmingham, AL. Photo by Beau Gustafson/Big Swede Media, Inc.
Bottom Photo: Joseph Weidnecht and Amina Amdeen talk about a moment when they were on opposite sides of a protest and learned they had something in common. Photo by Beau Gustafson/Big Swede Media, Inc.

Released on October 20, 2020.