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Billy Robertson

January 30, 2010 – 1:58 pm | 4,346 views
Billy Robertson This week we're pleased to feature young pianist Billy Robertson, a fourth grade student at Donaldson Elementary School in The West Allegheny School District, live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Haiti

January 26, 2010 – 4:24 pm | 1,899 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.

Greenfield Elementary: Haiti

January 25, 2010 – 2:10 pm | 2,066 views
Greenfield Elementary students reflect on 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.

Greenfield Elementary: Personal Profiles

January 25, 2010 – 2:01 pm | 1,992 views
4th and 5th graders from Greenfield Elementary School in Pittsburgh describe themselves in these personal profiles.


January 23, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 2,271 views
Lohio Lohio's music shifts between intimate, instrumentally rich folk songs and midwestern infused, Neil Young-esque indie rock. Singer/songwriter Greg Dutton's hushed vocals and the bands knack for tackling a range of genre's draws comparisons to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco. We're proud to host them live in our studios.

Alberto Sewald

January 23, 2010 – 4:06 pm | 17,744 views
Alberto Sewald We are pleased to welcome back Alberto Sewald, a 13 year-old Rock Band Academy student who has been playing music since he was in second grade. Listen live as Alberto dazzles with some of his brand new, original acoustic guitar compositions.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: My Neighborhood

January 19, 2010 – 4:18 pm | 2,400 views
Our neighborhoods help to shape who we are. Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 students share with us the pros and cons of the neighborhoods in which they live.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm | 2,677 views
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.

White Noise

January 16, 2010 – 11:17 am | 2,376 views
White Noise We're pleased to host the wonderful a cappella singing group, White Noise, live in our studios. This accomplished group, which has sang with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, performs standards and original compositions.

Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer of Crossing Boundaries

January 16, 2010 – 11:03 am | 5,495 views
Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer Teens Jacob and Evan met in high school where they both entered a talent show and discovered a mutual love for The Beatles. From there they started writing songs together, eventually forming the up and coming pop/rock band, Crossing Boundaries. This week, they'll join us live for an acoustic set featuring Jacob on guitar and Evan on piano.