Kansans Take One Small Step with KMUW and StoryCorps
In 2020, KMUW—in collaboration with the national nonprofit StoryCorps—invited residents to have a conversation with another member of our community who they might not otherwise have a chance to talk with and with whom they might even disagree politically.
It's part of One Small Step, a nationwide project launched by StoryCorps to break down boundaries created by the difficult time in America right now. KMUW is one of six stations across the United States chosen to lead in the initiative in 2020.
KMUW recorded 25 interviews, some of which are featured below.
In October, it was announced that Wichita is one of 4 cities in which StoryCorps is anchoring One Small Step in 2021 with more opportunities to record, share, and preserve conversations that show the country how Kansans can listen to each other in spite of their differences of opinion. Read about the continued effort here.
StoryCorps' One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Founded in 2003 by Dave Isay, StoryCorps has given people of all backgrounds and beliefs, in thousands of towns and cities in all 50 states, the chance to record interviews about their lives. The organization preserves the recordings in its archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered, and shares select stories with the public through StoryCorps' podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful human stories reflect the vast range of American experiences, wisdom and values; engender empathy and connect; and remind us how much more we have in common than what divides us. Learn more at storycorps.org.