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 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

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Pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School


Pieces

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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...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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