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StoryCorps selects Oklahoma City for national initiative to help reconnect a divided America

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Oklahoma City is one of four communities in which StoryCorps is anchoring One Small Step in 2022 with more opportunities to record, share, and preserve conversations that show the country how Oklahomans can listen to each other — even with those with whom they disagree.

"The conversations hosted as part of One Small Step in Oklahoma have been powerful demonstrations of connection," said KOSU executive director Rachel Hubbard. "We are excited that Oklahoma City has been chosen as an anchor city for StoryCorps and that this work of bridging divides will continue."

KOSU led the project locally in 2021, recording 25 interviews with community members, and will continue to share new One Small Step stories from Oklahoma City in 2022. Listen to some of those stories here.

Due to continued demand and opportunity, StoryCorps will continue providing virtual recording opportunities, sharing stories and bringing community members together to share ways that we can connect.

If you already signed up, but have not been matched yet, you are still in the pool to participate! StoryCorps will contact and schedule you to record when they find the right conversation partner for you.

If you have not signed up yet, you can do so here.

StoryCorps is building on KOSU’s work to activate even more of Oklahoma City’s communities around this effort. To achieve this, StoryCorps is seeking community partners that represent various political backgrounds and who can recruit, orient, then enroll their constituents in recording interviews. If you are interested in working side-by-side with StoryCorps to make these exciting and enriching conversations come to life, please email onesmallstep@storycorps.org.

StoryCorps' One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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