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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.

Under the Tent and Around the World

May 16, 2017 – 2:09 pm | 346 views
P1040519 On May 16th 2017, Propel Schools and City of Asylum partnered for "Under the Tent and Around the World", an event hosted at City of Asylum's Sampsonia Way location on the Northside. Students and families were able to create art, taste foods from different cultures, listen to music and authors, and meet people from other countries that now call Pittsburgh home. Youth Express was on hand to talk to those in attendance.

The Youth Media Advocacy Project: 2016-2017 School Year

May 8, 2017 – 5:13 pm | 41 views
macs4 The Youth Media Advocacy Project (YMAP) empowers teens to express their own voices, particularly on education reform and improving the school environment, through the identification and analysis of problems and the creation and distribution of media to advocate for change. YMAP links youth organizing, pedagogy, and media advocacy to support youth to create positive change in their schools and communities. During the 2016-2017 school year, YMAP students recorded these pieces about their ideas and plans to improve their schools and communities.

Southwestern PA BotsIQ 2017 Finals

April 29, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 321 views
Baldwin Bot BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program disguised as a high school robotics competition. The Smart Sport is designed to provide high school students with an exciting, hands-on team experience while they learn about the pathways to a rewarding career in manufacturing. Under the expert guidance of their high school teachers and industry mentors, students work in teams during the academic year to design and build 15lb Bots to battle in a gladiator-style competition. Youth Express broadcast live 2017 finals competition.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up”

April 27, 2017 – 3:15 am | 331 views
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7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time After School program wrote and recorded about what they want to be when they grow up.

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YMAP Westinghouse Community Clean Up Day!

April 21, 2017 – 3:38 pm | 408 views
P1040467 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.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Our Easter

April 11, 2017 – 3:15 am | 405 views
IMG_4544 7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time after school program reflected on the upcoming Easter holiday and their family traditions.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Radio Pen Pals – Final Message Exchange

March 28, 2017 – 3:15 am | 354 views
IMG_4450 (1) Fifteen year-old Marvin Reed and 7th graders from Woodland Hills share a heartfelt goodbye in their final audio message exchange. Included in the audio piece is a musical beat composed by Marvin for the friends he has made at Woodland Hills.

Jeannette After School: Cool to Care PSAs

March 9, 2017 – 4:16 pm | 349 views
P1040200 After School students at Jeannette High School were tasked with choosing an issue that is important to them and creating a public service announcement in the "Cool to Care" format.

Brashear High School: Cultural Recordings

March 2, 2017 – 12:32 pm | 615 views
P1040081 Brashear High School in Pittsburgh serves about 1,300 students, 22% of whom are immigrants or former refugees who are learning to speak English. For a different perspective on U.S. immigration policies and realities, Youth Express spoke with ten students from Syria, Iraq and Yemen -- with a translator, when needed -- to provide perspective and insight into what it's like to be an Arabic-speaking teen in high school.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: Radio Pen Pals Pt. 2

March 2, 2017 – 11:10 am | 357 views
IMG_4337 7th graders at Woodland Hills continued their audio message correspondence with 10th grader Marvin! Their discussion began with school and the prospect of dropping out before transforming into personal anecdotes about being an older sibling.