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Greenfield Elementary: Personal Profiles

January 25, 2010 – 2:01 pm | 2,020 views
4th and 5th graders from Greenfield Elementary School in Pittsburgh describe themselves in these personal profiles.


January 23, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 2,285 views
Lohio Lohio's music shifts between intimate, instrumentally rich folk songs and midwestern infused, Neil Young-esque indie rock. Singer/songwriter Greg Dutton's hushed vocals and the bands knack for tackling a range of genre's draws comparisons to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco. We're proud to host them live in our studios.

Alberto Sewald

January 23, 2010 – 4:06 pm | 17,929 views
Alberto Sewald We are pleased to welcome back Alberto Sewald, a 13 year-old Rock Band Academy student who has been playing music since he was in second grade. Listen live as Alberto dazzles with some of his brand new, original acoustic guitar compositions.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: My Neighborhood

January 19, 2010 – 4:18 pm | 2,440 views
Our neighborhoods help to shape who we are. Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 students share with us the pros and cons of the neighborhoods in which they live.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm | 2,702 views
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.

White Noise

January 16, 2010 – 11:17 am | 2,470 views
White Noise We're pleased to host the wonderful a cappella singing group, White Noise, live in our studios. This accomplished group, which has sang with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, performs standards and original compositions.

Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer of Crossing Boundaries

January 16, 2010 – 11:03 am | 5,522 views
Jacob Klein & Evan Fuhrer Teens Jacob and Evan met in high school where they both entered a talent show and discovered a mutual love for The Beatles. From there they started writing songs together, eventually forming the up and coming pop/rock band, Crossing Boundaries. This week, they'll join us live for an acoustic set featuring Jacob on guitar and Evan on piano.

Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflections

January 14, 2010 – 4:15 pm | 1,881 views

To commemorate his life and work, Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 students discuss the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both their lives and the lives of others.

Tre: MLK Rap [audio:]

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Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflections

January 12, 2010 – 4:10 pm | 2,314 views
To commemorate his life and work, Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8 students discuss the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both their lives and the lives of others. In this session, students also retell stories of Dr. MLK, Jr. that have left a powerful impression on them.

Bartus Family

January 11, 2010 – 4:09 pm | 4,672 views
Abby Bartus This week we're joined by three very talented siblings, Hannah, Mark and Abby Bartus. These three teens from the Moon area will be singing and playing piano/violin, live in our studios.