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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 Jan 10, 2014
    High school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 10, 2014
    In the mid-1990s, a strong desire within the Austin community for an Asian American Resource Center (AARC) emerged. The AARC's mission is to provide public resources, collaborative and educational programming, and a cultural destination that enrich the lives of Austin’s Asian and Asian American community.  The vision is to build a resource center that will increase commerce...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 1, 2014
    Gracia Manzanares-Torres is a rising junior at Williams College where she is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Latino/a Studies. During her junior year at LBJ High School, Gracia was part of the program Stories from Deep in The Heart along with two of her peers. She worked on an audio story that dealt with her parents' immigration story and the cultural changes that they experienced...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013
    We did it again! Stories from Deep in the Heart made Generation PRX's Best Youth-Made Radio of 2013.  "Auveed and Mateen's Excellent Adventure"  is featured among the many heartfelt youth-produced pieces chosen as the best of 2013.  Generation PRX's annual Best Youth-Made Radio playlist was compiled from 425 new youth pieces added to the PRX catalogue this year, an...
  • 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...

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