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Gus Garcia YMLA 2017 Stories

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

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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.

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.

“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, 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. “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.... Show full description


4 Pieces

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Javosky tells his story about discovering a new talent: singing.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:39
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A coach at an Austin middle school talks about his pro football career with a student.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:15
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Eazy Boi talks with students in Austin about staying true to your roots.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 09:40
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Austin-based composer and Atash director Roberto Riggio brings new perspectives on playing to young musicians.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 11:43