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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Franklin Toker previews Pittsburgh: A New Portrait

October 10, 2009 – 11:53 am | 2,542 views
franklintoker Acclaimed author and professor Franklin Toker joins us to discuss his latest book, Pittsburgh: A New Portrait.

The Big Swan Kings

October 5, 2009 – 12:42 pm | 2,255 views
We're pleased to welcome acoustic music trio, The Big Swan Kings, on our program. The "Kings" featuring David King on guitar, Gil Bigenho on bass and violinist Keith Swan. Live on SLB.

Sleep In For The Homeless

October 3, 2009 – 12:19 pm | 1,410 views
Sleep In For The Homeless David King, volunteer coordinator, stops by to discuss Sleep-In for the Homeless, a fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. David's two sons, Aaron and Austin, are on hand to talk about their experiences from last year's Sleep-In.

Step Trek interview

September 26, 2009 – 1:19 pm | 1,628 views
Steptrek Logo Bev Boggio, Chair of the Step Trek Committee, is on hand to tell us about this fun family event geared toward discovering the many stairways essential to Pittsburgh life.

Three Rivers Youth: The Hub

September 26, 2009 – 1:05 pm | 2,318 views
ThreeRiversYouthLogo Myrna Powell, Director of Three Rivers Youth's The Hub, is accompanied by some past and present clients to share experiences and highlight services for at-risk and runaway youth. The Three Rivers Youth and Hub House has been offering shelter, food and direction for young people since the late 1800s.

Leadership Pittsburgh

September 21, 2009 – 3:05 pm | 1,681 views
leadership-pittsburgh-01 Six youth (ages 14 to 20) discuss the economy, health care and personal outlook for the future...

It’s Scouting round-up time!

September 19, 2009 – 2:40 pm | 1,794 views
beascoutwebpage It's Scouting round-up time! The Greater Pittsburgh Council Boy Scouts Field Director, Joe Milhacic, pays us a visit--along with several area scouts--to talk about the programs offered and how you can get registered as a scout or volunteer. Boy Scouts of America isn't just for boys anymore! Our guests also share information about their co-ed program, "Ventures."

City Theater’s Young Playwrights Festival

September 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm | 1,655 views
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Kristen Link (director of education) joins us along with youth playwrights, Hannah Tobin, John Marabello, Isabel D’Angelo and Hannah Newman whose scripts are being produced by City Theater this season.

City Theater actors, Erik Gaden, Coty Warn and Kelly McKenna …

The Making of Mister Rogers & Me

September 19, 2009 – 1:29 pm | 1,562 views
Benjamin Wagner Benjamin Wagner joins us to talk about the making of this film and share some of his personal memories of this much beloved Pittsburgh native.

If I Were Mayor

September 15, 2009 – 2:28 pm | 2,660 views
Pittsburgh Public Schools

In partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, SLB is leading workshops as part of the ELECT Student Works afterschool programs conducted at Greenfield, Lincoln, Manchester, Miller, Roosevelt and Sunnyside schools.

During the 2007-2008 school year, SLB will visit these K-through-8 schools …