One Small Step: Dax Lauwers and Jed Smith on communicating, being Alaskan and being vulnerable

Dax Lauwers (above) and Jed Smith spoke for StoryCorps’ and Alaska Public Media’s One Small Step.

Since last summer Alaska Public Media has been facilitating conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate. 

Next in the series of One Small Step conversations in Alaska, Dax Lauwers, 30 and Jed Smith, 44, of Anchorage discuss being Alaskan, what they expected  from the conversation, and being vulnerable. 

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

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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