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Live Music: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 12, 2017 – 11:05 am | 92 views
From 08/12/2017: Live music with acoustic folk duo, The Squirrel Hillbillies. Read the full story »
Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

Oral History

SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

Callers

Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

Performance

Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Teen Media Awards 2017

August 12, 2017 – 12:51 pm | 22 views
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On August 12th 2017, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosted the 2017 Teen Media Awards at the library’s main branch in Oakland. The ceremony honored the works of Pittsburgh area youth through the Labsy Awards and the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Youth Express microphones were on hand to hear from members of CLP’s staff, teen attendees, and community advocates to capture the spirit of the event.

Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2017

August 8, 2017 – 4:35 pm | 172 views
IMG_0706 In summer of 2017, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County launched their first ever Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, welcoming 11 students ranging from 16-19 years old in age as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Getting to the Point Season 1

August 8, 2017 – 11:25 am | 334 views
Youth-Philanthropy-Interns-500px In Summer 2017, eleven students created radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students.

Jeannette Voices

August 3, 2017 – 11:13 am | 57 views
P1040576 In Summer 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Jeannette School District's summer camp, convened a group of students to conduct interviews with Jeannette community members (past and present).

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2017

August 3, 2017 – 5:55 am | 351 views
IMG_5186 IN SUMMER 2017, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created the radio documentaries on this CD with training from SLB Radio Productions in Pittsburgh. SLB will air the features across its 10-station network.

CLP Allegheny – Summer 2017

August 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 33 views
CLP Allegheny Our cohort of youth created some fantastic podcasts this summer at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Allegheny branch in the North Side. Topics ranged from bullying to the pros and cons of technology to the benefits of the programs CLP Allegheny offers.

National Night Out at CLP Woods Run

August 1, 2017 – 1:23 pm | 76 views
P1040605 National Night Out is an annual event that happens in communities across the country with the goal of bringing neighbors, public safety workers, and neighborhoods closer together. On August 1st at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch, North Side residents and their families gathered for a parade, activities, music, and camaraderie.

CLP Woods Run – Summer 2017

August 1, 2017 – 11:41 am | 234 views
P1040547 We just wrapped up summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch! Radio Club members learned about audio and created some great pieces of their own. Also be sure to check out the audio from the National Night Out event which was hosted at CLP Woods Run.

Propel Northside: Veteran Oral History Project

July 20, 2017 – 8:00 am | 147 views
IMG_3736 In Summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Schools and Leadership Pittsburgh, convened a group of 5th through 8th grade students to conduct interviews with local veterans about their military experiences. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also discussed the importance of storytelling through the oral tradition. With support as needed, students arranged and conducted the interviews.

Summer Dreamers Academy 2017 – Radio Camp

July 10, 2017 – 12:15 pm | 359 views
SDA LOGO The Summer Dreamers Academy's 2017 Radio Camp has officially started! Welcome to our blog, where we’ll document all of our educational adventures and store all of the audio we create. We’ve got an exciting five weeks ahead of us--weeks filled to the brim with unbridled awesomeness.

BJWL: Hawkins Village Radio Camp 2017

June 22, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 7 views
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During the summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions conducted a weekly radio camp at BJWL Hawkins Village (Rankin,PA) with elementary and middle-school students. Recordings include advice on how to be a good friend, custom commercials, and a heart-felt discussion on …