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.

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


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.


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!


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Gemini Children’s Theater previews Sleeping Beauty

August 28, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 2,233 views
Sleeping-Beauty-Web-Banner-2010 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Sleeping Beauty as they preview their production of this classic story.

Pittsburgh Manchester – “How To” Storybox

August 23, 2010 – 3:46 pm | 2,833 views
manchester how to storybox 2010 Listen and learn as Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 4th and 5th graders share their expertise, from how to form tackle too how to make hot wings! This project was made possible with generous support from The Buhl Foundation.

Hill House – Neighborhood Stories

August 23, 2010 – 3:45 pm | 2,165 views
Hill House SLB visited the Hill House and captured stories from teenagers about their neighborhoods.

Animal Friends Visit – Willie The Saint Bernard

August 21, 2010 – 1:10 pm | 2,956 views
Animal Friends - Willie Ann Ensminger of Animal Friends drops by our studios once again, bringing down a beautiful little pet with hopes of finding it a home. She'll also preview their Bark in the Park dog festival in North Park. If you'd like to adopt a cuddly little creature, Animal Friends is a great place to start!

Sally Spring

August 21, 2010 – 1:01 pm | 1,760 views
Sally Spring

We’re pleased to have welcome renowned singer-songwriter Sally Spring live in our studios. Sally, whose beautiful voice will instantly charm fans of folk music, will be accompanied by her husband Ted on acoustic resonator guitar.

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Sasha Voinov

August 21, 2010 – 12:57 pm | 2,933 views
Sasha Voinov We were pleased to welcome the very talented, young pianist and songwriter Sasha Voinov, live in our studios.

Kindergarten Here I Come

August 14, 2010 – 11:20 am | 1,936 views
Organizers, students, parents and teachers join us during this exciting event celebrating the transition from preschool to kindergarten.

The Green Compass: Cosmetics & Park Violence

August 7, 2010 – 3:21 pm | 2,277 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 001 Breanna Evans-Potter and Chalese Floyd from the Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Program join us to discuss their experiences producing environmentally themed radio broadcasts at The Saturday Light Brigade.

Storyteller Tim Tingle

August 7, 2010 – 11:30 am | 2,243 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 002 Tim Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and brings the lore of its culture to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories.

Sleep Experiments

August 7, 2010 – 10:14 am | 1,483 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 003 We're please to host Sleep Experiments, a trio who combine acoustic guitars, keyboards and three-part harmony to make beautiful, ambient folk music.