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Stories from Deep in the Heart

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Stories from Deep in the Heart
Listen to some audio pieces created through the Stories from Deep in the Heart program:Audio pieces from this program are also available to public radio stations via our Public Radio Exchange channel.
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  • Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
    Professor Andrew Chesnut visits Texas Folklife staff to inform the research on our latest documentary - a look into the devotion to La Santa Muerte in Texas. Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Andrew Chesnut has authored the book Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint.  A grant from Humanities Texas supported a consultancy with Dr....
  • Posted on Wed Oct 9, 2013
    City of Austin Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS) PSA Video Featuring youth producers from Kealing Middle School - Spring 2013
  • Posted on Wed Oct 9, 2013
    Finished audio pieces from Texas Folklife's 2013 "Stories Summer Institute". Local Austin, TX area teachers and students learned about the art of radio with nationally-acclaimed radio producer María Martin
  • Posted on Wed Aug 7, 2013
    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. More information about the...
  • Posted on Mon May 6, 2013
      High school and middle school teachers, students, and administrators are invited to participate in Texas Folklife's 2013 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a two week intensive fellowship in radio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short radio documentaries on themes related...
  • Posted on Thu May 2, 2013
    In collaboration with a team of youth reporters at Texas Folklife‘s summer radio workshop “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” KUTX produced a story chronicling some of the Garza/Torres family’s adventures and exploring the ways the conjunto tradition has been handed down from parents to children. AISD students Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez, and Steven Ugalde took the lead on...
  • Posted on Wed May 1, 2013
    Austin Chronicle 'Stories From Deep in the Heart': Austin teens use radio to preserve traditions BY ROBERT FAIRES, FRI., AUG. 10, 2012 http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2012-08-10/stories-from-deep-in-the-heart/ Summer Institute fieldwork at the Green and White Grocery, 1201 E. SeventhPHOTO COURTESY OF TEXAS FOLKLIFE 
  • Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
     This Fall the Stories Team has put its equipment and audio skills into the hands and hearts of two classrooms on the east side of Austin!  The team is being lead by Marcelo Teson, Program Director and Summer Institute Lead Instructor for Stories From Deep in the Heart.   First up, we are working with Veteran Stories fellow Mrs. Sarah Waggoner at Kealing Middle School Magnet....
  • Posted on Wed Apr 16, 2014
    Over the past years, Stories from Deep in the Heart, our youth radio program has garnered quite the appetite around the city of Austin. The following playlist highlights some of our youth-produced/teacher-produced radio stories all about one of our favorite topics: FOOD!  We have quite the range here-from beef fajitas to icecream to burgers. Listen and enjoy! (Suggestion: Do not listen on an...
  • Posted on Wed Mar 5, 2014
    In the fall of 2012, Stories from Deep in the Heart teamed up with 2011’ Summer Institute Alumni Chana Temple to create digital postcards with Ms. Temple’s middle school French class. Students brought in photos of traditions or rituals from their own family albums. Students wrote, narrated, and recorded their own brief audio/visual “postcard” using their photos as inspiration, which were...

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