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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.

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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!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

Lincoln Elementary: My Neighborhood

March 3, 2010 – 3:35 pm | 1,773 views

Our neighborhoods help to shape who we are.  Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students share with us the pros and cons of the neighborhoods in which they live.

Alan [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-03-03-My-Neighborhood/Alan.mp3]

Raymon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-03-03-My-Neighborhood/Raymon.mp3]

Ms. Fulk [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-03-03-My-Neighborhood/Ms.Fulk.mp3]

Lincoln Cheer [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-03-03-My-Neighborhood/LincolnCheer.mp3]

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Favorite Sports

March 2, 2010 – 4:05 pm | 1,940 views

4th and 5th Graders at Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 describe their favorite physical activities, and some give us a play-by-play of how they win the game!

Billie [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-03-02-Sports/Billie.mp3]

Brandon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-03-02-Sports/Brandon.mp3]

DiAngelo.mp3 [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-03-02-Sports/DiAngelo.mp3]

Jasmine [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-03-02-Sports/Jasmine.mp3]

Lashayla [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-03-02-Sports/Lashayla.mp3]

Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Once on this Island

February 27, 2010 – 6:19 pm | 3,053 views
Pittsburgh Musical Theater This week we'll preview this Caribbean fairy tale told in rousing song and dance. Once on this Island is a joyous marriage of the slick and the folkloric, of the hard-nosed sophistication of Broadway musical theater and the indigenous culture of a tropical isle.

Lincoln Elementary: Personal Profiles

February 25, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 1,818 views

4th and 5th graders from Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 describe themselves in these personal profiles.

Alan [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-02-25-Bios/Alan.mp3]

Autumn [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-02-25-Bios/Autumn.mp3]

Brian [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-02-25-Bios/Brian.mp3]

Laequelle [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-02-25-Bios/Laequelle.mp3]

Trinity [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Lincoln/2010-02-25-Bios/Trinity.mp3]

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Snowstorm!

February 23, 2010 – 4:01 pm | 1,928 views

After a long break, students at Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 tell us how they reacted when over 15” of snow fell in Allegheny County overnight.

Billie [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-23-Snowstorm/Billie.mp3]

Brandon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-23-Snowstorm/Brandon.mp3]

Jasmine [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-23-Snowstorm/Jasmine.mp3]

Lashayla [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-23-Snowstorm/Lashayla.mp3]

Rahjir [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-23-Snowstorm/Rahjir.mp3]

Greenfield Elementary: Snowstorm!

February 22, 2010 – 2:33 pm | 2,042 views

After a long break, students at Greenfield Elementary tell us how insanely awesome, unexpected, exciting, crazy, and crazy cool it was when over 15” of snow fell in Allegheny County overnight.

Angelina [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-22-Snowstorm/Angelina.mp3]

Arina [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-22-Snowstorm/Arina.mp3]

Asia [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-22-Snowstorm/Asia.mp3]

Danair [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/Stevens/2010-02-22-Snowstorm/Danair.mp3]


Lincoln Elementary: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflections

February 17, 2010 – 3:41 pm | 2,147 views
To commemorate his life and work, Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students discuss the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both their lives and the lives of others.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: The American Dream

February 2, 2010 – 4:35 pm | 2,064 views
What is the American Dream? Students at Pittsburgh Stevens Prek-8 discuss what the American Dream means to them, including examples of people in our history who have lived the American Dream, or have helped to make it possible.

Big Sister Jinny Morgan and Little Sister Emily

January 30, 2010 – 2:33 pm | 1,724 views
Jinny Morgan and Little Sister  Emily 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. Listen to the segments as they appeared on The Saturday Light Brigade.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Haiti

January 26, 2010 – 4:24 pm | 1,897 views
Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 students contemplate the earthquake in Haiti. In these reflections, our 4th and 5th graders explore how this catastrophe has affected them, and what they are doing to help.