During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.
On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.
Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.
With Pittsburgh Public Schools looking like it may declare itself a "sanctuary" school district (which became official shortly thereafter), Brashear students discussed what that status would mean to their school and to their peers - a conversation that is particularly applicable because of Brashear's large population of students who speak English as a second language.
Students at both Pittsburgh King and Clairton Middle School continued to send each other audio messages these past two weeks, asking about their school cafeteria food, school basketball teams, and what is the best place in their neighborhood?
From 05/07/2016: Mark Rogalsky previews Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh's next match-up at Pittsburgh Allderdice, 5/14 at 10am.
Middle schoolers at Pittsburgh King revisited the radio studio, this time writing character biographies for their very own super hero alter-egos (names, powers, weaknesses). The students then told the story of their dramatic origins, as well as that of their arch-villain's!
From 04/09/2016: Attallah Moore (13), Amira Jackson (13), and Siani Adams (14) of Manchester Academic Charter School talking about their class shoe drive. Pickup locations include Manchester Youth & Development Center, Fox Chapel Yacht Club, and the Thelma Lovette YMCA.
Middle school students from Pittsburgh King returned to the Saturday Light Brigade radio studio to record the hair-raising opening from the film noir classic, "The Maltese Falcon."
Students from Pittsburgh King Radio Club visit the SLB studio and talk about their favorite cartoon shows and movies.