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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SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.


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.


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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Interviews: GPAC Emergency Fund Web-a-thon, Phat Man Dee

April 4, 2020 – 11:05 am | 18 views
GPAC-Web-a-thon_banner From 04/04/2020: Phat Man Dee previewing the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists Web-a-thon (4/4, 6 to 10 pm) along with additional phone-in visits from Aubrey Burchell, Christine Andrews, Reverend Deryck Tines, Tracey D. Turner, Carolina Loyola Garcia and Mitch Swain.

ASTC Welcome Reception

March 31, 2020 – 12:01 pm | 21 views
ASTC Post Graphic-01 Our microphones were rolling on March 4th, 2020 at the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) welcome reception at MuseumLab, as they prepare for the 2020 annual conference to be held in Pittsburgh in October. Hear from industry professionals from across the country about their experiences in ASTC, peer collaboration, and how they're striving to share what their organization has to offer as many people as possible.

Youth Express: Theodore Tolliver & Nicole Shigiltchoff

March 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 81 views
From 03/28/2020: Theodore Tolliver (14, Moon Area) and Nicole Shigiltchoff (18, Winchester Thurston) join us by phone to discuss their award-winning works from the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Interview: 2020 Census, Emily Neff & Gregg Behr

March 28, 2020 – 9:35 am | 31 views
2020-Census-Logo From 03/28/2020: Emily Neff of Trying Together and Gregg Behr of the Grable Foundation discuss the importance of the 2020 Census.

Youth Express: Frances Huffman

March 21, 2020 – 10:35 am | 37 views
BookishInTheBurghHeader From 03/21/2020: Frances Huffman (14, Mars Area High School) discusses her participation in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Bookish in the Burgh team.

Youth Express: North Hills Combined Orchestra

March 21, 2020 – 10:05 am | 21 views
IMG_2013 From 03/21/2020: Students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View elementary schools perform songs from film and television.

Youth Express: Arianna Isabella Kelly

March 21, 2020 – 10:00 am | 20 views
Scholastic Art and Writing From 03/21/2020: Scholastic Art & Writing Award writer Arianna Isabella Kelly (14, Chartiers Valley) joins us via phone to discuss her writing.

In-Studio Pop Up: Zena Ruiz, Museum at Home

March 21, 2020 – 8:35 am | 25 views
childrens-museum-thumbnail From 03/21/2020: Zena Ruiz, Arts in Context Manager of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab®, talks about resources for kids and families to enhance play and learning with Museum at Home.

Live Performance: The Spurs of the Moment

March 7, 2020 – 11:05 am | 70 views
IMG_2041_banner From 03/07/2020: The Spurs of the Moment with a preview of The Smallest Show in Town, Arcade Comedy Theater, 3/14 (6 pm)

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 7, 2020 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_2035 From 03/07/2020: Fatmata (14, Urban Pathways Charter School) and Elysa discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Rachel Bolden