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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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!


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Call Restaurants and Diner Lingo

September 4, 2010 – 11:37 am | 1,814 views
rosies_diner John calls in to give our listeners a sneak peak into the world of call restaurants.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Imagine Nation Studio Sundays

September 4, 2010 – 10:10 am | 1,607 views
2010-09-05-Satshowpics 001 Kirsten Testa, a talented 5th grade artist from Jeannette, along with Judy Ross, Director of Marketing at the WMAA, join us to discuss this exciting series. The Westmoreland will host free, themed art activities that will teach children of all ages about art and give them the opportunity to create their own art project in the studio of the museum.

T. Mitchell Bell

August 28, 2010 – 2:43 pm | 1,618 views
TMitchellBell T. Mitchell Bell grew up in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell's musical roots run deep: his great-aunt taught piano, his grandmother played piano at his church, his great-grandfather made fiddles in WV, and his father is a jazz drummer. Absorbing this familial history has enabled Mitch to write timeless country-folk songs with meaningful lyrical content. We're happy to host him live on SLB.

Rachel Carson Homestead Bug Camp

August 28, 2010 – 2:12 pm | 1,852 views
bugcamp1430 Paula Purnell and Margaret Zak of Sense of Place Learning, along with young campers from the Rachel Carson Bug Camp, join us to discuss their experiences this summer learning about and caring for bugs, as well as creating art and music inspired by these tiny creatures.

Gemini Children’s Theater previews Sleeping Beauty

August 28, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 2,150 views
Sleeping-Beauty-Web-Banner-2010 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Sleeping Beauty as they preview their production of this classic story.

Animal Friends Visit – Willie The Saint Bernard

August 21, 2010 – 1:10 pm | 2,911 views
Animal Friends - Willie Ann Ensminger of Animal Friends drops by our studios once again, bringing down a beautiful little pet with hopes of finding it a home. She'll also preview their Bark in the Park dog festival in North Park. If you'd like to adopt a cuddly little creature, Animal Friends is a great place to start!

Sally Spring

August 21, 2010 – 1:01 pm | 1,729 views
Sally Spring

We’re pleased to have welcome renowned singer-songwriter Sally Spring live in our studios. Sally, whose beautiful voice will instantly charm fans of folk music, will be accompanied by her husband Ted on acoustic resonator guitar.

Sally Spring [audio:]

Sasha Voinov

August 21, 2010 – 12:57 pm | 2,734 views
Sasha Voinov We were pleased to welcome the very talented, young pianist and songwriter Sasha Voinov, live in our studios.

Kindergarten Here I Come

August 14, 2010 – 11:20 am | 1,702 views
Organizers, students, parents and teachers join us during this exciting event celebrating the transition from preschool to kindergarten.

The Green Compass: Cosmetics & Park Violence

August 7, 2010 – 3:21 pm | 2,153 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 001 Breanna Evans-Potter and Chalese Floyd from the Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Program join us to discuss their experiences producing environmentally themed radio broadcasts at The Saturday Light Brigade.