Take One Small Step With 90.5 WESA And StoryCorps
Right now, Americans face their greatest challenge in a generation: rebuild our country in the wake of a global pandemic crisis. People of all backgrounds in this country have shown that we can come together in hard times. But with social distancing, an upcoming election, and growing feelings of isolation and separation from our communities, how do we rise to that challenge?
“Liberal” or “conservative,” everyone has a stake in this community -- and a responsibility to step up. Start by coming to the table: This year, take One Small Step.
In collaboration with the national nonprofit StoryCorps, 90.5 WESA is inviting residents to have a conversation with another member of your community who you might not otherwise have a chance to talk with and with whom you 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. 90.5 WESA is one of six stations across the United States chosen to lead in this initiative in 2020.
It’s free to participate, and you can join us virtually — from your own home. Ask and answer questions like:
- Was there an event or person in your life that shaped your political views?
- Have your political views changed over time? Was there something specific that made you change?
- Has there been a particular moment when you felt misunderstood by someone with different beliefs than you?
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 connection; and remind us how much more we have in common than what divides us. Learn more at storycorps.org
StoryCorps’ One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.