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Lincoln Elementary: Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflections

February 17, 2010 – 3:41 pm | 2,174 views
To commemorate his life and work, Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students discuss the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both their lives and the lives of others.

Gemini Theater previews Pinnochio

February 13, 2010 – 5:38 pm | 1,594 views
Gemini Theater 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 Pinocchio as they preview their production of this classic story live in our studios!

Dave Eggar and Charles Palmer

February 13, 2010 – 4:52 pm | 1,982 views
Dave Eggar & CharlesPalmer This week we're happy to welcome back the very talented duo of cellist Dave Eggar and percussionist Charles Palmer, live in our studios. The two will also discuss their role in Attack Theatre's latest production, Assemble This.

Young Writer’s Institute

February 13, 2010 – 12:45 pm | 1,752 views
Young Writers Institute

Teacher Victoria Dym and four aspiring writers join us in the first of a two part series highlighting the Young Writer’s Institute, which seeks to enhance writing skills in both students and teachers. This week, student’s will discuss their forays …

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: The American Dream

February 2, 2010 – 4:35 pm | 2,155 views
What is the American Dream? Students at Pittsburgh Stevens Prek-8 discuss what the American Dream means to them, including examples of people in our history who have lived the American Dream, or have helped to make it possible.

Beagle Brothers

January 30, 2010 – 4:19 pm | 2,283 views
Beagle Brothers Sometimes known as "Bloomfield's best live band," the Beagle Brothers perform country, old-time and honky-tonk acoustic music with energy, wit and style. We're pleased to host them live in our studios.

Big Sister Jinny Morgan and Little Sister Emily

January 30, 2010 – 2:33 pm | 1,830 views
Jinny Morgan and Little Sister  Emily Meet our Big Brother/Big Sister of the month. This segment is created in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and is made possible with support from SUPERCUTS. Listen to the segments as they appeared on The Saturday Light Brigade.

Billy Robertson

January 30, 2010 – 1:58 pm | 4,468 views
Billy Robertson This week we're pleased to feature young pianist Billy Robertson, a fourth grade student at Donaldson Elementary School in The West Allegheny School District, live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Haiti

January 26, 2010 – 4:24 pm | 1,933 views
Pittsburgh Stevens PreK-8 students contemplate the earthquake in Haiti. In these reflections, our 4th and 5th graders explore how this catastrophe has affected them, and what they are doing to help.

Greenfield Elementary: Haiti

January 25, 2010 – 2:10 pm | 2,100 views
Greenfield Elementary students reflect on the earthquake in Haiti. In these reflections, our 4th and 5th graders explore how this catastrophe has affected them, and what they are doing to help.