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Greenfield Elementary: Spring!

March 22, 2010 – 12:20 pm | 2,091 views

In this session, we took our Pittsburgh Greenfield K-8 class on a ‘field trip’ outside. There, they were asked to use their senses and tell us: what do you like about Spring?

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Kids & Technology Showcase

March 20, 2010 – 2:37 pm | 4,067 views
Kids & Technology Showcase Mac Howison of The Sprout Fund joins us to discuss their Spark grants, aimed at educating children through exposure to technology, along with students from HHOL, Joe Wos of the Toonseum, and Deren Guler from RePlayMyPlay.

Theatre for Young Audiences feature: Alice with Buddy Nutt

March 20, 2010 – 2:08 pm | 2,218 views
Alice Cast members from Alice, inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale, join us to preview a scene, along with music director Buddy Nutt, who will provide the soundtrack, live on SLB.

Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winner’s Showcase: Sean Nimmo

March 20, 2010 – 2:03 pm | 2,776 views
Sean Nimmo As part of our ongoing series, we're pleased to welcome Sean Nimmo, a talented pianist and junior at North Allegheny High School. Live on SLB.

Spark – Animals Storybox 1

March 19, 2010 – 5:38 pm | 2,426 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 | 2,423 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 | 1,877 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 | 2,273 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 | 1,782 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 | 1,817 views

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