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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
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Pieces

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This sound-rich essay looks into the spirit & teamwork that the Martin Middle School girl's volleyball team embodies.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 03:32
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In this short piece, students decide to talk about their neighborhood and interview folks at a nearby flea market, where they run into other studen...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:14
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Students explore Martin Middle School urban legend Emily. Asking classmates and staff they get some pretty surprising answers as to who she was and...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 05:40
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Nicolas interviews his dad while making spaghetti, who emphasizes how important it is to know how to cook-especially when you are single, and/or wh...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 03:55
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Warning: Do not listen on an empty stomach! In this story Amanda and her mom talk about you guessed it! Enchiladas! Amanda's mom, learned to make t...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:50
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Cousins Juliana & Jacob explore hunting in this piece. Hunting seems to be a family tradition-stemming from their granddad who killed goats on his ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 07:52
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In this short piece, Miguel reminisces about watching the 2010 soccer world cup on a day that his mom was off from work-something that doesn't happ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:21
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Jasmine explores the difficult and at times controversial subject of teen pregnancy-taking the mic to her friends and fellow schoolmates who have e...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:51
Caption: Rio and her Mom
Rio, faces a big identity question. "Am I Mexican? If so how Mexican am I?" Let's just say Rio was raised a bit differently than prior generations ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:44
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Traditional Mexican-American folk healers in Austin discuss their businesses in these difficult economic times. Produced by: Jack Drummond, Zenobi...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
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A mother & daughter recollect moving to Austin from Vietnam. This story was produced by Ana Kolendo, Linda O’Neal, and Lindsey Shirack during the ...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:46
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Three Austin area school teachers visit the French Legation to learn how a new perspective is adding depth to the story of this historical site. p...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:03
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A Hill Country Treasure, the Georgetown Palace Theatre-from the Depression through today, a radio profile of a town’s beloved venue.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:58
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Listen to SONNY FALCON a.k.a “The Fajita King,” produced by the talented team of teachers at the STORIES FROM DEEP IN THE HEART’s SUMMER INSTITUTE.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:25
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At 82, a Texas music legend still charms. Singer-Songwriter and Willy Nelson collaborator, Aaron Allen, reflects on his long life in the music bus...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:40
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WOBEON Founder Jakes Srinivasan discusses the origins of WOBEON, WOBEONFEST, and the power of Austin's world music movement

  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:01
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Layalina is a unique musical collective whose members have connections to the Middle East. Three members of the group share their perspectives on t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:36
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Leng Wong, founder of Austin's theater company, Lucky Chaos produces work that explores the experiences of being Asian and Asian American in Texas.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:27
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Our Stories youth fellows introduce us to the friendly people and flourishing communities of Austin's Asian American Resource Center.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:20
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The curiosity of two young musicians leads them to the doorstep of master sitar player Indrajit Banerjee.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:15