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

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Stories from Deep in the Heart teaches students and teachers how to document their 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 

Series

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9 Pieces

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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3 Pieces

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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13 Pieces

Students from Martin Middle School in Austin, Texas produced these radio stories with assistance from Texas Folklife for the Stories from Deep in the Heart program.

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14 Pieces

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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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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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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11 Pieces

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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4 Pieces

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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19 Pieces

Texas Folklife partnered with the 4th grade teachers and students at Highland Park Elementary School to produce these series of stories on community traditions and folklore of Austin.


Pieces

Caption: Producer Kate Murray teaching Sherry Holdridge about audio editing., Credit: Texas Folklife
Sherry Holdridge speaks out about her grandmother's experiences during WWII, polio, and the store Sherry opened, Oh Say USA. This story was created...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cherry Woodburn (left) and Gary Emmert (right) editing audio., Credit: Texas Folklife
Gary Emmert was interviewed by Cherry Woodburn about his military experience. Gary enlisted when he was 18-years-old as a combat engineer, and reti...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: Vanessa Morgan and Tad Tuleja discuss narration for the story.
Vanessa Morgan was a Russian linguist at the end of the Cold War. She talks about her experience at the Defense Learning Institute in California.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:52
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A snapshot into the struggles and triumphs of Austin's hidden gem, Tameca Jones. This story was produced by Tina Steiner, Jay Bhattacharyya, and Ma...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:41
Caption: Andrea Cortez plays the harp while Alam records
Andrea Cortez strikes a balance between music therapeutic practices and eastern spirituality.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Participants Elizabeth Maldonado and Ezra McPherson in Connie's Kitchen, Credit: Danea Johnson, Texas Folklife
Musician Connie Jo Kirk uses food to share her legacy and love. This story was produced by Elizabeth Maldonado, Taylor Prewitt, and Ezra McPherson,...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kana Harris (right) interviewed in the Texas Folklife archive room
Punk Musician & Creator of Community Record Store, Kana Harris merges all. This story was produced by Mary Hollyman, Tony Plata, and Cynthia Luna w...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Ms. Dean shares her magical memories with her students.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
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Students in Austin, Texas explore the significance of hobbies.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:33
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Coach Deline uses creative activities, games, and sports to help his elementary students learn.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:43