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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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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5 Pieces

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.

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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

Caption: Joshua Rodriguez and his mother at Patton Elementary School, Credit: Danielle Warner
Elementary student Joshua Rodriguez share his family's tradition of making popusas. This 5th grader also talks about his many cultures.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 03:09
Caption: Deigo and his parents talk about their cultures, Credit: Danielle Warner
Elementary student Diego Bracer and his parents talk about their Mexican, Swedish and Taino traditions. This story was recorded in Austin, Texas at...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Patton Elementary
Ruen Mhatre, a 5th grade student, talks about his Indian tradition, the Diwali Festival, and how his family celebrates in Austin, Texas.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
Caption: Nora Caselli wearing her Irish step dance shoes, Credit: Danielle Warner
Nora is a 5th grade student in Austin, Texas, and is continuing her grandmother's tradition of Irish step dancing.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 03:22
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Winn Elementary 5th grade students learned about podcasting and food waste during the Fall 2019 semester. Students interviewed Sustainable Food Cen...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 05:40
Caption: Texas Folklife x Akins High Listening Party flyer, Credit: Jennifer (Amora) Arriaga
Artist profile of Carla Rondon, an Akins High School student from Cuba. This story is part of an audio series "See It Through My Eyes" created at A...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: Dave McClinton interviewed by Akins High School Austin Corps class, Credit: Texas Folklife
Artist profile of Dave McClinton, an Austin-based artist and graphic designer. This story is part of an audio series "See It Through My Eyes" creat...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: Vincent Valdez interviewed by Akins High School students, Credit: Texas Folklife
Artist profile of Vincent Valdez. This story is part of an audio series "See It Through My Eyes" created at Akins High School during the fall 2019 ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: Lench Martinez interviewed by Akins High School students., Credit: Texas Folklife
Artist profile of Lench Martinez, an Austin rapper. This story is part of an audio series "See It Through My Eyes" created at Akins High School dur...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: Akins High students interview Larissa Akhmetova, Credit: Texas Folklife
Artist profile of Larissa Akhmetova (Stephens). This story is part of an audio series "See It Through My Eyes" created at Akins High School during ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 04:54