Take One Small Step, Fresno/Central Valley – StoryCorps
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“You only live once. Why not hear a different perspective? Why not affirm what I believe: that we are more alike than different?”

-Fresno/Central Valley One Small Step Participant

The Fresno/Central Valley region is one of four communities across the country to be chosen to lead this initiative—join us as we show the country what it means to have the courage to listen.


StoryCorps welcomes residents in the Fresno/Central Valley area to apply to be matched with fellow residents from across the political divide for conversations about their lives–not about politics. The conversation invites two people who don’t know each other—and may not think they have anything in common—to take a moment to discover their shared humanity.

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Apply to be Matched in Fresno/Central Valley

Are you ready to apply to be matched with an interview partner? Register here to complete a matching questionnaire.


StoryCorps wants to activitate local communities around One Small Step and is looking for partners from various political backgrounds who can recruit, orient, and enlist their constituents to record interviews. If you are interested in working side-by-side with StoryCorps to capture these exciting and enriching conversations, please contact us at [email protected]

Support for One Small Step

One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Charles Koch Institute.

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