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Spark – Animals Storybox 1

March 19, 2010 – 5:38 pm | 2,380 views
Spark-AnimalsStoryBox2010small What's your favorite animal? What animal would you be if you could? Children from Pittsburgh Allegheny PreK learned digital recording and photography as they shared thoughts and stories about animals in The Saturday Light Brigade broadcast studios.

Sunnyside Elementary – Spring!

March 18, 2010 – 4:04 pm | 2,408 views
Sunnyside In this session, we took our Pittsburgh Sunnyside Elementary class on an imaginary ''field trip.'' There, they were asked to use their senses and tell us: What do you like about Spring?

Lincoln Elementary: Spring!

March 17, 2010 – 4:25 pm | 1,811 views
Here we asked the students of Lincoln K-8 to put on their "imagination caps" and describe the wonders of Spring!

Saltworks Theater previews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

March 13, 2010 – 10:44 am | 2,262 views
Saltwater Theater previews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Cast members of Saltworks Young Company, along with director Michelina Pollini, join us to perform a scene from their upcoming production of C.S. Lewis' classic story.

Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winner’s Showcase: Andrew Percy

March 13, 2010 – 10:09 am | 1,769 views
Andrew Percy Andrew Percy, a sophomore music major at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, began playing violin at the age of eight. We're pleased to host this Young Artist Winner, live on SLB.

Sunnyside Elementary: Personal Profiles

March 10, 2010 – 3:24 pm | 1,813 views

4th and 5th graders from Pittsburgh Sunnyside Elementary tell us ‘who we are’ in these personal profiles.









Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Poetry

March 9, 2010 – 4:08 pm | 1,971 views

Roses are red, violets are blue, our students make poetry, especially for you!  In this session, Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 students construct poems based on familiar beginnings.

Billie [audio:]

Brandon [audio:]

Jasmine [audio:]

Raekwon [audio:]

Rahjir [audio:]

Greenfield Elementary: Future Careers

March 8, 2010 – 11:10 am | 1,969 views

What do you want to be when you grow up? Students at Greenfield Elementary share with us their career choices for the future.

Angelina [audio:]

Arina [audio:]

Asia [audio:]

Chloe [audio:]

Destiny [audio:]

Jayde [audio:]

Mikayla [audio:]

Tommasia [audio:]


German exchange student Markus Lindner and Cindy Harris

March 6, 2010 – 4:28 pm | 2,351 views
Markus Markus Lindner and Cindy Harris share their experiences with the Aspect Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization. Markus, originally from Leipzig in Eastern Germany discusses his experiences here in the states.

Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winner’s Showcase: Trio

March 6, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 1,477 views
Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Artist Winner's Showcase: Trio This week, the very talented violinist Alex Lee, cellist Eleanor Lee and pianist Geoffrey King perform live in our studios.