Child Rights and You America is a nonprofit organization that raises funds in support of projects in India aimed toward restoring basic rights to children from marginalized communities. 19 year-old Indian singer Akshay Hari, along with CRY local chapter chair Adam McGregor, join us to preview their Festival in the Park fundraiser.
We're pleased to welcome the legendary swimming coach, Hosea Holder, who has been inspiring and creating opportunities for kids ages 6-18 to learn to swim and compete for over 40 years. His team, The Stingrays, are a year-round, competitive program based at the Kingsley Center, East Liberty. Coach will be joined by a few of his past and present students, live on SLB.
A Generous Act is an exciting and innovative project conceived by artist Mark Garry, in which a talented group of international musicians will collaborate over a period of 16 days at the Mattress Factory museum, whose 4th floor has been converted into a recording studio. The residency will culminate in a performance at the museum. We're pleased to welcome a few of the performers, live in our studios. See website below for complete details.
Daniel Simkins joins us to preview Doo Dah Days, a festival highlighting the music and heritage of Stephen Foster. Performances, discussions and cemetery tours via trolley will be held in Allegheny Cemetery. See the website from complete details.
Meet our Big Brother/Big Sister of the month.
This segment is created in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and is made possible with support from SUPERCUTS.
When Rachel Tobin, now a seventeen year-old from Churchill, was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of twelve, she came up with the idea to design and sell bracelets and donate the proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To date, she has donated over $29,000 to the charity, starting her own business, Rachel's Cure by Design. She joins us to discuss.
Local, old-time quartet The Armadillos stop down with accordion, upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar to share a little backwoods sing-song with us. Live on SLB!
Two young siblings from Point Breeze, Lynn & Molly Urbina, share their musical talents with us, live on SLB!
We're pleased to welcome Earl Dingus, Cherokee artist, silversmith, storyteller and flute player, live in our studios.
This week's installment of our Youth Music Series with the Center for Young Musicians features young and talented CYM guitarists, live on SLB.