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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Pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School


Pieces

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A coach in Austin talks about growing up poor in rural Texas and his father's legacy.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
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Students at Martin Middle School talk about the role of religion in their lives.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:56
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The return of the legend of Martin Middle School's resident spirit, as told by a new generation of students in Austin, Texas.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
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Kids at Martin Middle School discuss what Dia de los Muertos means to them.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:11
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A student-produced story through Texas Folklife about the importance of tamales to family.

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Two students talk about life coming to the U.S. from the Congo.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:40
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Students from Martin Middle School in Austin, Texas explore the legend of the Chupacabra. Produced by Martin students with Stories from Deep in the...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:01
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Students discuss international experiences; life as refugees; the cultures of Latin America, Africa, and Afghanistan; and coming to the United Stat...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 03:54
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Students discuss international experiences; life as refugees; the cultures of Latin America, Africa, and Afghanistan; and coming to the United Stat...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:45
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Students discuss international experiences; life as refugees; the cultures of Latin America, Africa, and Afghanistan; and coming to the United Stat...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 03:21