Take One Small Step with Red River Radio 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, Red River Radio 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. Red River Radio 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?
It’s not about politics. It’s an opportunity to talk about the life experiences that formed your values, and to be reminded of how to listen with respect. When we come together, we can find the stories and the dignity at the foundation of one another’s beliefs.
StoryCorps' One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting