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One Small Step: Kristi and Tristen

Illustration of Tristen and Kristi
Blake Behrens
Illustration of Tristen and Kristi

One Small Step participants Kristi Koures and Tristen Lee met for the first time in-person in early November.

Koures and Lee were KOSU's first in-person One Small Step conversation to be recorded. In their conversation they talked at length about education, individualism, grief and loss of a loved one - and their separate political journeys.

One reason we paired them for the conversation was because their political scores, which they rated themselves during the project sign-up process, was very different from one another.

However, we found that they had commonalities of experiences in their lives too, such as: losing loved ones at a young age, coming into politics later in life, education and more.

The portion of their 50 minute conversation we edited focuses in how they describe their politics in their own words.

This feature was produced by KOSU's Kateleigh Mills and Matthew Viriyapah. StoryCorps’ One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Oklahoma City became one of four communities in the country anchoring the One Small Step program into 2022.  You can learn more here.

(Correction: We originally posted Tristen having the last name Wilson, which was incorrect. His last name is Lee.)

Kateleigh Mills was the Special Projects reporter for KOSU from 2019 to 2024.
Matthew Viriyapah is KOSU's production assistant and host of the music podcast Songwriters & Tour Riders.
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