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.

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CRY America and Akshay Hari

July 17, 2010 – 9:50 am | 3,776 views
2010-07-17-Sat Show pics 002 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.

Coach Holder & The Stingrays

July 10, 2010 – 11:14 am | 4,885 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 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

July 10, 2010 – 10:13 am | 1,901 views
2010-07-10-Sat Show pics 003 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.

Doo Dah Days

July 3, 2010 – 4:00 pm | 1,554 views
Doo Dah Days 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.

Big Couple Greg and Penny Sabolsky and Little Brother Cameron

June 26, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 1,777 views
Big Couple Greg and Penny Sabolsky and Little Brother Cameron 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.

Rachel Tobin’s Cure by Design

June 26, 2010 – 11:52 am | 2,684 views
Rachel Tobin 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.

The Armadillos

June 19, 2010 – 4:25 pm | 1,711 views
2010-06-19-Sat Show pics 005 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!

Lynn & Molly Urbina

June 19, 2010 – 4:12 pm | 2,193 views
2010-06-19-Sat Show pics 001 Two young siblings from Point Breeze, Lynn & Molly Urbina, share their musical talents with us, live on SLB!

Earl Dingus

June 12, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 1,489 views
Earl Dingus We're pleased to welcome Earl Dingus, Cherokee artist, silversmith, storyteller and flute player, live in our studios.

Center for Young Musicians

June 12, 2010 – 2:39 pm | 1,274 views
This week's installment of our Youth Music Series with the Center for Young Musicians features young and talented CYM guitarists, live on SLB.