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 

Series

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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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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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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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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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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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19 Pieces

Texas Folklife partnered with the 4th grade teachers and students at Highland Park Elementary School to produce these series of stories on community traditions and folklore of Austin.


Pieces

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Ms. Dean shares her magical memories with her students.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
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Students in Austin, Texas explore the significance of hobbies.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:33
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Coach Deline uses creative activities, games, and sports to help his elementary students learn.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:43
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What's it like trying to hold a whole elementary school together?

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:56
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Students at Highland Park Elementary School in Austin, Texas talk to their PE teacher about his life.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:40
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Senor Jorge has lived a multicultural life. Hear how he came to be a Spanish teacher in Austin, Texas.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
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Students and teachers at Highland Park in Austin discuss their hopes, dreams, and the impact of reality.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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A teacher in Austin has a very special relationship with her numerous pets.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
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Elementary school students in Austin discuss with their teacher what it's like to move to a new school.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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4th graders in Austin explore the relationship of art and sports through their own hobbies.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 08:25