Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife

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Stories from Deep in the Heart teaches students and teachers how to document their family and community traditions.  Stories from Deep in the Heart is a project of Texas Folklife, based in Austin, TX.

For more, visit:
http://www.texasfolklife.org/storiesfromdeepintheheart.html
http://www.texasfolklife.org
https://soundcloud.com/texasfolklife 

Series

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9 Pieces

The completed audio documentaries from the Stories from O Henry Middle School. Stories include celebrity musician profiles, an insider's look at the formation of the ACL music festival, and many other stories about local Austin artists, businesses and O Henry Middle School legends.

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3 Pieces

In October 2017, Texas Folklife worked with a group of students at Hogg Middle School in Houston, Texas. These are the finished stories - a diverse medley of pieces reflecting the communities of Houston.

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13 Pieces

Students from Martin Middle School in Austin, Texas produced these radio stories with assistance from Texas Folklife for the Stories from Deep in the Heart program.

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Students from Akins High School in Austin, TX interviewed community members about racial justice, arts, and activism.

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14 Pieces

Students discuss international experiences; life as refugees; the cultures of Latin America, Africa, and Afghanistan; and coming to the United States. The students who participated in this program were mostly recent immigrants or refugees who were just beginning to learn English at the time of our program.

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The finished radio pieces from the Texas Folklife Stories Summer Institute, a weeklong intensive audio production workshop for Austin-area students and teachers (www.texasfolklife.org).

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In May 2017, students at Fulmore Middle School worked with Texas Folklife producers to create a series of personal stories on their teachers and their lives. The resulting radio pieces explore Latinx culture and identity, growing up poor in rural Texas, and family legacy.

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11 Pieces

Stories by youth producers at Grisham Middle School during the 2014-15 school year.

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In May 2017, middle school students at Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy worked with Texas Folklife producers to create a series of personal stories. The resulting radio pieces explore stories that aren't what they first seem to be, featuring guest musicians and explorations of student talent.

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4 Pieces

This series was produced for "Writing with Sound in the Classroom", a workshop offered by The University of Texas at Austin: Heart of Texas Writing Project and Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. (April 27, 2013). These pieces feature Austin, TX-based musicians Paula Maya, Ravi Teja Nulu, Kamran Hooshman, Jay Whitley, and Joshua Thomson.


Pieces

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Barbecue is one of the most well-known of Texas foodways, but everyone has their own way of making it.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 09:55
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The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas is known as one of the most haunted places in town.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 09:47
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Austin's bright moon towers can be traced back to a series of 19th century killer known as the "Servant Girl Annihilator"

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 08:34
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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Spring 2021

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 07:30
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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Spring 2021

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:11
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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Spring 2021

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 04:47
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Ishia Lynette is Austin Justice Coalitions Social Media Manager and Community Service Director. An El Paso native who moved to Austin in 2012, she ...

  • Added: May 29, 2021
  • Length: 07:51
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David Rice has always lived in Texas. Born in 1964 in Weslaco, he now divides his time between Austin and the Rio Grande Valley. South Texas and hi...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 06:52
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DaShawn Barr played a prominent role in the racial justice protests that occurred in Austin, Texas in summer 2020.

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 05:35
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Clifford has been a long-standing community activist on Austin’s east side. He routinely conducts focus groups, hosts various community meetings, a...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 08:50