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 gun store owner recounts the long history of his family's store and the historical artifacts that have come through.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:31
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Austin-based entrepeneur Barton Knaggs recounts the first days of the ACL festival, when everything was on the line and nothing was certain.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:38
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Jim Conally reflects on his musical career, life journeys, and the sea.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 02:58

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:26
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China Smith and her students share their perspectives on the dance world, and describe how they created their own world in Ballet Afrique.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:42
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The child of two Longhorn Band veterans digs into the unseen world of the band's strangest traditions, from "hupping" to the secret "10 til 2" saying.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:06
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Art car enthusiast Holly Klem explains the local art car culture and customs. Story by Dylan, Lorenzo and Ryan of Ken Roger's radio production cla...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:35
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Mixed media artist and high school student Kate Stallworth shares that creating art reflects her search for self expression. Story by Sophia, Kate...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 06:47
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Raul's Nightclub was key to Austin's early punk rock scene. It was the only place in town that let punks play and was an incubator for bands. Stor...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 08:29
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Making East Austin Blues History - Natalie Palomo, James Young, and Avi Hurewitz Stories Team Producer: Sandra Olsen

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:27