EAPrep Students Present Radio Documentary At Bass Concert Hall
EAPrep 9th graders Steven Ugalde & Jennifer Flores record their documentary at KUT studios.
Three East Austin College Prep students got the chance to showcase a radio documentary they produced at the University of Texas’ Bass Concert Hall last Friday. The trio participated in the production and recording of a documentary on a female conjunto band through a Texas Folklife program called Stories from Deep in The Heart. (We featured another story from Deep in the Heart by an Eastside Memorial student earlier this year.) The EAPrep students participated in Stories from Deep in the Heart thanks to long time Southwest Key partner PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources). The EAPrep students were part of PODER’s Youth Scholars program and chosen by Texas Folklife as 2012 Stories Interns.
The young reporters were on hand in March to cover Texas Folklife’s biggest annual event, The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest, and their story, “Las Hermanitas Garzas”, was the result. This is the second year that PODER worked with Texas Folklife to involve and train East Austin youth in radio production. EAPrep students Jennifer Gonzales, Steven Ugalde and Arlette Flores conducted the interviews for the story, recorded the music and helped put the script together. The story is narrated by a student from Harmony School of Excellence, Roberto Hernandez. The documentary will air this Friday morning at 6:30 am and 8:30 am on KUT 90.5 FM, but you can hear a short version of it here first!