one small step

One Small Step: Crossing The Age Divide

Nov 5, 2019
Tom Williams

Carl Berger is 83, Tamara Weldon is 30. As their conversation unfolds, we can hear how skipping a generation makes crossing the age divide both a comfortable and heartening experience.

One Small Step: Charting Your Own Path

Oct 29, 2019
Dani Hayes

When she was 20, Clare Coonan stepped away from her traditional family upbringing.  When he was 50, Scott Swain took a similar big step.  

One Small Step: Cattle And Electric Cars In Vernal

Oct 22, 2019
Dani Hayes

When Jessy McKee looked up to see his interview partner, he was surprised to see his high school science teacher, Tom Elder.  As they catch up, we find that Jessy has stayed with the family ranching business while Tom is still talking science. Here's what this conservative and this long-time liberal had to say to each other.

Tom Williams / Utah Public Radio

Amber Dubois is 34. Georgia Beth Thompson says she's chasing 80.  For these women, crossing the age divide ends in a resounding cheer --"Go, girl!"

'Mom, I'll Be By At Ten'

Oct 9, 2019
Dani Hayes / Utah Public Radio

While recording for One Small Step this summer, we found that crossing the divide between two strangers often began with the small step of sharing a personal story. Thirty years ago, Clare Coonan had something to tell her parents, and said she would be by at ten. 

One Small Step: Living In Conservative Utah - Two Liberals, Two Paths

Oct 9, 2019
Tom Williams

When Steve McIntyre and Maughn Gregory sat down with One Small Step, they found their life experiences as liberals living in predominantly conservative neighborhoods had taken them down two very different paths.

'The Talk' From My Grandmother

Oct 3, 2019
Tom Williams

While recording for One Small Step this summer, we found that two people often entered the recording booth as strangers, and left as friends.  Crossing the divide often began with the small step of sharing a personal story.  Thanks to Martha Ham for this story, recorded in Saint George. 

'I Became An Activist For My Son'

Oct 3, 2019
Tom Williams

While recording for One Small Step this summer, we found that two people often entered the recording booth as strangers, and left as friends.  Crossing the divide often bean with the small step of sharing a personal story.  Thanks to Linda Stay for this story, recorded in Saint George.

Dani Hayes

Clayton Long lives in Blanding Utah; Liz Ballenger lives in Moab. They met halfway in Monticello, finding common ground for their love of nature and juggling the different cultures introduced to them throughout their lives. 

One Small Step: Finding Sympathy And Understanding After Bears Ears

Sep 24, 2019
Dani Hayes

Cindy Perkins and her family have lived for five generations near Blanding, a community agitated by the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in 2016. Jeremy Lynch moved to Moab to work with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. They met halfway in Monticello.

Finding Activism, Generations Apart

Jul 17, 2019
Dani Hayes / Utah Public Radio

Kolby Sorenson is 27, Charles Salzberg is 75.  Ordinarily they would not mix, but when they came into the UPR studio, they discovered their life experiences had led them to a very similar place.

Let's Bring Back The Neighborhood BBQ

Jun 21, 2019
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Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Tyler Riggs and David Faucett came into the UPR studio to talk, to listen and to hopefully bridge the current cultural and political divide.  Both recommended one small step we can all take. 

StoryCorps

Today, we’re going to eavesdrop on a conversation between two strangers... It’s part of a new StoryCorps initiative called One Small Step that brings together people on opposite sides of the political divide. 

One Small Step is a national project launched by StoryCorps with the goal to break down barriers created by politics. We hope to remember our shared humanity and know that we have more in common than we think, and that treating those with whom we disagree with decency and respect is essential to a functioning democracy. 

StoryCorps

Utah Public Radio joins One Small Step Communities working with StoryCorps on an initiative to facilitate and broadcast conversations with Americans of opposing viewpoints. The One Small Step initiative, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, aims to counteract intensifying political divides by enabling those who disagree to listen to each other with respect.