Barbara Jean Meyers

WTIP and StoryCorps’ One Small Step Initiative

In 2022 WTIP and StoryCorps invited you to take part in One Small Step, a nationwide initiative to help bridge political divides and strengthen communities, one conversation at a time. Here’s what some of our North Shore community had to say to each other, as part of this important initiative.

WTIP was one of six stations selected nationally to host One Small Step. With participant permission, these conversations will be preserved for future generations at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Search for completed full interviews at:

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      2. Left column, scroll down click partnerships
      3. input WTIP in search box & click filter
      4. Select OSS_WTIP 2022
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One Small Step Listening Party, December 15, 2022 – This one-hour special community conversation features audio clips and fresh takes from project coordinator Barbara Jean Meyers and a number of conversation participants.

More WTIP One Small Step participant experiences:

Learn about the experience from Marcia Hyatt, a WTIP One Small Step participant.

           Audio Conversation: Taking One Small Step, with Philis Anderson and Barb LaMotte

WTIP and StoryCorps’ One Small Step – A Special, One Hour Community Conversation


The WTIP One Small Step Initiative officially ended on December 31st, 2022–but you can still be a part of the National effort.

Apply to be matched for One Small Step

One Small Step helps us move beyond labels like “Democrat” and “Republican” and into the life experiences that shaped how each of us sees our world.


About StoryCorps

Since 2003, the non-profit public service organization StoryCorps has perfected a method for helping people feel more connected and less alone, for increasing hope and reminding us of the inherent worth of every life and every story. To date, 600,000 Americans have participated in StoryCorps interviews, making it the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. Interview recordings are preserved for history at the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress.

StoryCorps’ One Small Step Radio Station Hubs program is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.