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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Interview: Listen Up! Neighborhood Debate Classic

May 6, 2017 – 6:50 am | 233 views
Listen Up Debate From 05/06/2017: Jermaine Johnson with details on Listen Up! Neighborhood Debate Classic, featuring students from Woodland Hills, Penn Hills and University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones, 5/12 (7 to 9:30 pm), August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Live Music: Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band

April 29, 2017 – 11:05 am | 135 views
IMG_3389-1 From 04/29/2017: Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band featuring Amelia Cianelli (15, fiddle), Bailey Stephenson (17, banjo), Joseph Glorioso (15, guitar), Lilli Gadd (15, bass), Norman Lee (16, guitar) and Marguerite Demasi (16, mandolin) along with instructor Bob Turbanic.

Youth Express: Destino Cello Quartet

April 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 214 views
IMG_3387 From 04/29/2017: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Destino Cello Quartet featuring 10th graders Mallika Matharu (16, Upper St Clair), Clara Turner (16, Mount Lebanon), Genevieve Scanlan (15, Quaker Valley) and 11th grader Olivia Burik (17, North Hills).

Youth Express: Propel Northside Talent Show

April 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 157 views
IMG_3379 From 04/29/2017: Eboni (10, Hill District) talks about her talents in drawing and writing along with instructor Emily Bonessi to preview the Propel Northside Talent Show.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up”

April 27, 2017 – 3:15 am | 86 views
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7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time After School program wrote and recorded about what they want to be when they grow up.

 

Live Music: Aaron Lefebvre

April 22, 2017 – 11:05 am | 223 views
IMG_3320_crop From 04/22/2017: Acoustic music with folk-fusion instrumentalist Aaron Lefebvre.

Youth Express: Northside Open Spelling Challenge

April 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 210 views
IMG_3316 From 04/22/2017: Past participants Shaniya (11, Propel Northside) and Tatyanna (11, Schiller), along with Doreen Upshaw, preview the Northside Open 3rd Annual Spelling and Literacy Challenge 2017, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Project for students in Grades 3-8 with one winner per grade, 5/20 (10 am to 1 pm).

Youth Express: BotsIQ Preview

April 22, 2017 – 10:05 am | 144 views
IMG_3312 From 04/22/2017: Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ participants Zach Knight (California University of Pennsylvania), Ashley McGhee (12th grade, Yough High School) and Thomas McFadden (12th grade, Fox Chapel High School) discussing their experiences learning about manufacturing principles and career opportunities as they prepare for the BotsIQ competition, 4/28 and 4/29, California University Convocation Center.

YMAP Westinghouse Community Clean Up Day!

April 21, 2017 – 3:38 pm | 156 views
P1040467 On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.

Live Music: The Lone Pines

April 15, 2017 – 11:05 am | 307 views
IMG_3304 From 04/15/2017: Live Indie-folk band The Lone Pines featuring Josh Chamberlain, Anthony Lupinacci, and Ricky Lagnese.