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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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Pittsburgh Linden Academy – Pittsburgh Pride

February 4, 2011 – 5:31 pm | 2,948 views
Linden 3 As the Super Bowl approaches, students at Pittsburgh Linden Academy discuss their love for Pittsburgh and the Steelers.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit – Becoming a Teacher

February 2, 2011 – 3:58 pm | 1,407 views







Hear these young people talk about education, their role models and reasons why they have been inspired to purse a career in education.

Alexis [audio:]

Amy [audio:]

Elizabeth [audio:]

Erich [audio:]

Joe [audio:]


Waldorf School of Pittsburgh – I Take Care Of Myself

February 2, 2011 – 3:50 pm | 1,596 views


Students at Waldorf School of Pittsburgh share their thoughts on nutrition and how their diet affects their health.

Adam [audio:]

Ben [audio:]

Chella [audio:]

Iuma [audio:]

Laurel [audio:]

Leo [audio:]

Mab [audio:]

Melanie [audio:]

Samantha [audio:]

Sofie [audio:]

Pittsburgh Dilworth K-5 – Personal Narratives

February 1, 2011 – 5:30 pm | 2,256 views
Dillworth 2 Students from Dillworth K-5 share some personal experiences, like learning how to do a back flip, struggling with a parents' separation, and riding the Jackrabbit.

Christopher Jones

January 29, 2011 – 2:05 pm | 2,075 views
2011-01-29-Sat Show Pics 010 We're proud to host Christopher Jones, a talented folk singer and guitarist, live in our studios.

Brilliant Bookworms

January 29, 2011 – 2:04 pm | 1,620 views
2011-01-29-Sat Show Pics 004 The Brilliant Bookworms, an afterschool storytelling club of 4th & 5th grade students from Winchester Thurstson School, join us for a special storytelling session featuring three original, fractured fairy tales, live in our studios.

Gilda’s Club Teen Advisory Committee

January 29, 2011 – 2:01 pm | 1,782 views
2011-01-29-Sat Show Pics 002 We're joined by three members of Gilda's Teen Advisory Committee, a select group of high school students committed to helping spread awareness, understanding, and advocacy in their schools and communities about how cancer affects teens. They join us to discuss their efforts and to preview their upcoming Battle of the Bands fundraiser.

Special Guests:Jasper & Northern

January 22, 2011 – 4:04 pm | 1,635 views
2011-01-22-Sat Show Pics 060 Jasper and Northern join us live on the air.

South Wind

January 22, 2011 – 3:56 pm | 1,788 views
2011-01-22-Sat Show Pics 075 This week we're proud to host the talented duo South Wind, comprised of Annie Trimble and Curt Cooper. South Wind presents a variety of traditional and contemporary folk music, including Appalachian, Celtic and original compositions.

Dreams of Hope’s Bully Me

January 22, 2011 – 2:11 pm | 1,869 views
2011-01-22-Sat Show Pics 068 Through spoken word, movement, drama, and song, Dreams of Hope youth performers explore bullying and its negative consequences in their production of Bully Me. Show premiers at the August Wilson Center on Sunday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. We welcome members of the cast who will preview a scene, live on SLB.