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StoryCorps One Small Step Tampa Bay

WUSF recently partnered with StoryCorps on a new national project. The goal of 'One Small Step – Tampa Bay' is to bring people of different beliefs together to have a respectful conversation and attempt to break down the boundaries created by politics. It's a reminder we have more in common than what divides us. 

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This week’s story from StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay focuses on two men who served our country in Afghanistan under Presidents Bush and Obama, and yet both came away from the experience with different political ideologies.

On this week’s edition of StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay, we talk to a hair stylist from Odessa and a business consultant from Lutz. Both have questioned their political leanings and given deep thought as to why they believe what they believe.

This week’s story from StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay focuses on two Tampa residents – both who identify as Jewish, but with differing ideas on what their faith means to them and how it informs their politics. 

Willie Ito, 85, wanted to be an animator from the moment he first saw Snow White in theaters as a young boy.

"I remember the seven little men walking across the screen, singing, 'Heigh-ho, heigh-ho!' and I thought to myself, 'Wow, that's what I want to be.' Not one of the seven dwarves, but an animated cartoonist," Willie told his son, Vince Ito, 60, at StoryCorps last month.

This week’s story from StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay focuses on two men who served our country in Afghanistan under Presidents Bush and Obama, and yet both came away from the experience with different political ideologies.

This week’s story from StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay focuses on two women who want to understand what makes the other side of the political aisle tick.

This week’s story from StoryCorps' One Small Step - Tampa Bay focuses on two people of different generations and different backgrounds.