Texas Folklife proudly invites the community to celebrate the hard work of Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy students. Over the past two weeks, students at Gus Garcia produced their own podcasts with the help of teacher Ria Ferich and Texas Folklife producers. The final series of five podcasts spans a great range of cultural activity at the school, with a special guest interview from Roberto Riggio, artistic director of renowned Austin world music band Atash.
Gus Garcia podcasts were produced as part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife's award-winning community media education program. In Stories classroom podcast workshops, students learn to take creative control over the media they produce and consume. They also learn valuable interview, interpersonal, and research skills as student journalists.
The podcast listening party will begin at 2:15pm in the Gus Garcia YMLA library and will last approximately 35 minutes. Light refreshments will be available at the event. Parents, teachers, and community members are invited to attend.
“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part by the members of Texas Folklife, and 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 Opportunities (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District and KUT News 90.5 FM.