Youth Expression Showcase

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.

Oral History

SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

Callers

Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

Performance

Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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City Theater’s Young Playwrights Festival

September 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm | 1,741 views

Kristen Link (director of education) joins us along with youth playwrights, Hannah Tobin, John Marabello, Isabel D’Angelo and Hannah Newman whose scripts are being produced by City Theater this season.

City Theater actors, Erik Gaden, Coty Warn and Kelly McKenna …

The Making of Mister Rogers & Me

September 19, 2009 – 1:29 pm | 1,706 views
Benjamin Wagner joins us to talk about the making of this film and share some of his personal memories of this much beloved Pittsburgh native.

If I Were Mayor

September 15, 2009 – 2:28 pm | 2,776 views
Pittsburgh Public Schools

In partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, SLB is leading workshops as part of the ELECT Student Works afterschool programs conducted at Greenfield, Lincoln, Manchester, Miller, Roosevelt and Sunnyside schools.

During the 2007-2008 school year, SLB will visit these K-through-8 schools …

Gemini Theater Previews Aladdin

September 12, 2009 – 2:59 pm | 4,789 views

The cast of Aladdin, now at The Gemini Theater, are LIVE in the SLB studio for a sneak-peek of opening night and this season’s other upcoming productions.

Cast members on-hand are: Jay Regalado – Aladdin, Jessica Nola – Ensemble, Lauren …

Young Author Hassan Howze

September 5, 2009 – 3:09 pm | 2,755 views
Newly published young author, Hassan Howze, stops by to talk about his book: "Life Tips: Everything a Child Should Know." Hassan is a freshman at City High Charter School and lives in Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Scoped Airchecks

September 1, 2009 – 4:15 pm | 1,735 views
Picture 003 The Saturday Light Brigade airs live from 6 am to noon Eastern on Saturday mornings. SLB is available to non-commercial radio stations in weekly free-standing increments of one to six hours for live or time-delayed broadcast. A variety of program distribution technologies are available.

Dinwiddie Community Alliance Essay Winners

August 29, 2009 – 4:26 pm | 2,163 views
Tashaya Brown, Ny'Azsha Eyth and Kennedy Rainey will read their winning essays and talk about why they participated in Dinwiddie Community Alliance "Who is Your Hero Essay Contest". Marlene L. Jackson also joins us.

Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.

August 8, 2009 – 11:40 am | 2,382 views
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Rory McCarthy (Hazelwood YMCA), Sara Dora (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Branch) and Beth Snyder (Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.) preview their upcoming Youth Voices Poetry Slam.

Hip Hop On L.O.C.K. [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/interviews/2009-08-08-Hip-Hop-On-Lock.mp3]

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 4,065 views
The Green Compass 2009 Storybox "Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh - Where we are and where we are going." 21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2009

June 3, 2009 – 11:47 am | 2,995 views
grad class SLB helps 8th graders prepare audio essays on their reflections as they leave Manchester Academic Charter School in a project funded by the Dominion Foundation.