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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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Youth producers at Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas, learn about one of the city's most well-liked Indian restaurants.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 02:48
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Students at Grisham Middle School discover the soap-making process, and learn what "volcanoing" is, with artisan soap-makers in Austin, Texas.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:12
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A family in Texas deals with, and raises, all sorts of reptilian creatures. Produced by students at Grisham Middle School for Stories from Deep in ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
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Students at Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas lead the listener through the process of making Lefse, a Norwegian dish that came to Texas by wa...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:40
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Amanda Johnston is a school secretary, but during her free time, she invents new forms of poetry, drawing inspiration from her life's stories. Yout...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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Students at Grisham Middle School interview Poet Laureate Jan Seale.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:47
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Students at Grisham Middle School document their experience trying to capture their surprise resident guinea fowl.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:54
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A wild guinea fowl appears at Grisham Middle School, becoming an unofficial second mascot for the school.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 02:06
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Students from Grisham Middle School interview Gilbert Elorreaga, the trumpeter for Grupo Fantasma, about his career and personal life.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:08
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Students at Grisham Middle School walk through the process of cooking one of "Mawmaw's" favorites - a cherry cream cheese pie.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:27
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Youth producers from Grisham Middle School visit Naegelin's Bakery in New Braunfels, Texas, the oldest German bakery in the state.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:08
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Kealing Middle School youth producers conduct a vox pop with their fellow students in order to explain the school's unique language and nicknames f...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:13
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Kealing Middle School youth producers explore East Austin's historic African-American restaurant Sam's BBQ.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
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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