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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
https://soundcloud.com/texasfolklife 

Pieces

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Two lives, two philosophies, and a History Channel special collide as a relationship is forged with Iron Age techniques.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 09:24
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A society of weavers and spinners shares their textured, multi-stranded history with the next generation.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:24
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Lee Miller is a bootmaker with a storied history, carrying on the traditions and techniques of the best bootmakers anywhere in the world.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:03
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Mark Erlewine may be known as the Luthier of the Stars, but his Austin workshopshop couldn't be more down to Earth. Hear the story of the man who m...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:29
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Tuning an accordion isn't just a matter of intonation. The sculpting of the reeds makes all the difference between those classic sounds, from Texas...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:22
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Jeremiah Williams, better known as Flag Boy Twin, may have left New Orleans, but he brought his rich heritage as a Mardi Gras Indian with him. Part...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:50
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Ben Kweller sits down with his neighbors, a local middle school student and her parents, to talk about his own family and life path.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 1
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An unreturned phone call turns into a candid conversion with Matt Rudge about hard work, summer camp, basketball, and life.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:36
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Retired O. Henry teacher and counselor, David Freeman, talks with the Mustangs about the middle school's gym dedication, baseball, and his current ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:23
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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
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Call ‘Em Touchstones - Karen Harris and Beth Hudson Stories Team Producer: Brian Griffith

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:14