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Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Poetry

March 9, 2010 – 4:08 pm | 2,006 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 | 1,997 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 | 2,357 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 | 1,482 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.

The Deedle Deedle Dees

March 6, 2010 – 12:27 pm | 1,637 views
The Deedle Deedle Dees

The Deedle Deedle Dees are an educational rock band for kids based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2003 they’ve been entertaining families audiences with songs inspired by history and science. Hear them live in our studios.

The Deedle Deedle Dees [audio:]…

Lincoln Elementary: My Neighborhood

March 3, 2010 – 3:35 pm | 1,822 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:]

Raymon [audio:]

Ms. Fulk [audio:]

Lincoln Cheer [audio:]

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Favorite Sports

March 2, 2010 – 4:05 pm | 1,992 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:]

Brandon [audio:]

DiAngelo.mp3 [audio:]

Jasmine [audio:]

Lashayla [audio:]

Guaranteed Irish

February 27, 2010 – 6:28 pm | 1,797 views
Guaranteed Irish Guaranteed Irish have been performing Irish ballads and dance music for over 20 years. Paddy Folan, Bruce Foley and Jimmy Lamb combine button accordion, guitars and uilleann pipes, all the while singing in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is true to the traditions of Irish music. We're happy to host them live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Once on this Island

February 27, 2010 – 6:19 pm | 3,122 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.

Hanna Kim

February 27, 2010 – 5:46 pm | 10,247 views
Hanna Kim We're excited to kick off our latest youth music series, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Concert Society. This week we'll feature talented marimba player Hanna Kim, a sophomore at CAPA, live in our studios!