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Vermont's One Small Step: Patti & Mitch

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One Small Step conversation partners Patti and Mitch.

This One Small Step installment features excerpts from a conversation with Mitch, who grew up in rural Vermont and Patti, who lives in Mendon and works as a public defender in the state. Although these One Small Step participants are paired based on their political differences, this excerpt features the common ground found during their conversation.

Patti and Mitch met virtually for an hour-long conversation to try to break down stereotypes and get to know someone different from themselves.

It’s all part of a national collaboration with StoryCorps, and is happening here in Vermont, and at five other public radio stations across the country.

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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Betty was and still is VPR's first full time employee, hired in 1976 to handle a variety of administrative aspects. Once the station began broadcasting in 1977, she also served as an on-air host.
Karen is VPR's traffic specialist and producer. She produced Sunday Bach, a program featuring the sacred Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, during its 8-year run on Vermont Public Radio. Karen has worked for public radio since 2000, in areas of production, traffic, operations, programming and news. She produces the VPR Choral Hour, with host Linda Radtke, and is connecting Vermonters one conversation at a time with StoryCorps One Small Step.