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Stories Summer Institute 2017

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

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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).

The finished radio pieces from the Texas Folklife Stories Summer Institute, a weeklong intensive audio production workshop for Austin-area students and teachers.

Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute was a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. High school students and middle or high school teachers/administrators participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions. Fellows completed one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.

This year's theme was centered around folk healing and traditional medicine. Participants interviewed local folk healing practitioners to cover a wide range of healing practices in central Texas. They also explored the role of traditional medicine and its encounters or relation to Western medicinal practices, as told by folk healers. Traditional arts and culture are also considered therapeutic, and the Institute will explore the boundaries of healing practices.

More information about the Stories Summer Institute:
www.texasfolklife.org/event/ssi2017

“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 City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunties (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District, KUT News 90.5, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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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. Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute was a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. High school students and middle or high school teachers/administrators participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions. Fellows completed one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central... Show full description


5 Pieces

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This story was produced by Amy Madore and Jennifer Seale at the 2017 Stories Summer Institute

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:16
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This story was produced by Amy Frishkey at the 2017 Stories Summer Institute

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 09:27
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This story was produced by Diane Murray at the 2017 Stories Summer Institute

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 08:58
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This story was produced by Elizabeth Abernathy and Arabella Daniels at the 2017 Stories Summer Institute

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 07:48
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This story was produced by Kimberly Fritch and Diana Kaz-Sugasawara at the Stories Summer Institute 2017

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 09:02