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

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Stories from Deep in the Heart teaches middle and high school students and teachers how to document their favorite 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 

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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Texas Folklife presents these stories from our 2018 Summer Institute, a week-long audio documentary workshop in Austin, Texas. This year's documentaries feature stories about labor and immigration.


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Workers across Texas have to fight to receive their wages and fair treatment. The Workers Defense Project Band gives their fight a soundtrack. Thi...

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  • Length: 04:40
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The Grupo de Mujeres, or Womens' Group, works tirelessly for the dignity of their families and themselves at the Workers Defense Project. Here are ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
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As a domestic worker, Gloria felt helpless and isolated until she was rescued by Domesticas Unidas in San Antonio. We sit down with Irasema Cavazos...

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  • Length: 05:52
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Marta was only 6 or 7 years old when she made her first embroidered piece of handwork. Just as she and her sister Oly watched their mother learn to...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:13
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Music connects the many facets of Raul Orduna's rich life. Between his family, his church, and work in construction, he is a busy man. He also foun...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
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Nomerica, Ryan, Lexanny, and Julian conduct a "Vox Pop" interview with five Martin Middle School educators about what motivated them to teach and w...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 06:59
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Spanish teacher Martha Ross shares her experiences as a migrant from Guatemala to the U.S. and helping immigrant students and their families.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 09:34
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Girls' soccer coach and math teacher Mrs. Rangel talks about how her experience playing soccer led her to teach kids.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
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Ms. Booth talks to students about her aviation-filled family history.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:39