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Fulmore Middle School 2017

Series produced by Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife

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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.

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.

“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Shield-Ayres Foundation; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District and KUT News 90.5. Additional support from The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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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. “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Shield-Ayres Foundation; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District and KUT News 90.5. Additional support from The... Show full description


5 Pieces

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A teacher at an Austin middle school talks about her daily struggle and her family.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:28
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Ms. Pearce talks about her life and career, which led her to Fulmore Middle School.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
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Latinx identity and speaking Spanish are important to Ms. Ozuna at Fulmore Middle School, who uses her upbringing to connect with her students.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:21
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A former dancer talks about what it was like to give up dancing to become a teacher.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:29
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A coach in Austin talks about growing up poor in rural Texas and his father's legacy.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 07:05