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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Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 99 views
Jessica_Pam From 03/11/2017: Pam Slomiany and Jessica discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Interview: Emily Newman, Ice Station Zebra

March 11, 2017 – 8:35 am | 390 views
Emily_Newman From 03/11/2017: Emily Newman and Zena Ruiz on Ice Station Zebra, a new Children's Museum of Pittsburgh installation.

Brashear After School: International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 – 4:55 pm | 63 views
P1040278 Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.

Live Music: Andrew “Dru” Lasswell

March 4, 2017 – 11:05 am | 228 views
IMG_3154 From 03/04/2017: Andrew "Dru" Lasswell of the Liberty Tubes with smart-aleck rock.

YX: Prime Stage Theater Production “1984”

March 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 115 views
IMG_3145 From 03/04/2017: Richard Blair, son of Eric Arthur Blair (a.k.a., George Orwell) in a roundtable discussion about 1984 and the Orwell Society with Serena Zets (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Megan Ortego and Brooke Doran (12th grade, Valley High) as well as details about the Prime Stage Theater's production of 1984, 3/3 to 3/12, New Hazlett Theater.

YX: Center for Young Musicians Violins

March 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 146 views
IMG_3144 From 03/04/2017: Racheal Finke (12, Quaker Valley), Josephine Reiter (13, Pittsburgh CAPA), Alexa Bronkaj (9, Mary Queen of Apostles), and Ava Heinricher (12, Marshall Middle School) of the Center for Young Musicians perform three selections as a violin quartet along with their instructor, Rochelle Agnew.

Preview: Empty Bowls 2017

March 4, 2017 – 8:35 am | 110 views
IMG_3141 From 03/04/2017: Ken Regal of with details on Empty Bowls 2017, benefiting Just Harvest and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 3/19 (1:30 to 3:30, 4 to 6 pm), Rodef Shalom, Squirrel Hill.

Brashear High School: Cultural Recordings

March 2, 2017 – 12:32 pm | 221 views
P1040081 Brashear High School in Pittsburgh serves about 1,300 students, 22% of whom are immigrants or former refugees who are learning to speak English. For a different perspective on U.S. immigration policies and realities, Youth Express spoke with ten students from Syria, Iraq and Yemen -- with a translator, when needed -- to provide perspective and insight into what it's like to be an Arabic-speaking teen in high school.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Radio Pen Pals Pt. 2

March 2, 2017 – 11:10 am | 85 views
IMG_4337 7th graders at Woodland Hills continued their audio message correspondence with 10th grader Marvin! Their discussion began with school and the prospect of dropping out before transforming into personal anecdotes about being an older sibling.

Live Music: Pittsburgh Savoyards, Patience

February 25, 2017 – 11:05 am | 484 views
IMG_3129 From 02/25/2017: Pittsburgh Savoyards perform in advance of their Gilbert and Sullivan show, Patience, 3/3 to 3/5 and 3/9 to 3/12, Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie.