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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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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Pittsburgh Science And Technology w/PPC

March 3, 2011 – 10:25 am | 1,530 views
Sci-Tech High School - Tyler in a headset, close up-7277 Students from SciTech Academy talk about the importance of parks and how they would change them for the better.

Belle Vernon High School – Job Shadowing & Math Memories

February 28, 2011 – 2:43 pm | 2,261 views
Belle Vernon High School 02 Belle Vernon High School students talk about the futures they aspire to, then reflect on math and how puzzling out equations changed them.

Guaranteed Irish

February 26, 2011 – 2:45 pm | 1,709 views
2011-02-26-SAt Show Pics 006 Guaranteed Irish have been performing Irish ballads and dance music for over 20 years. Paddy Folan, Bruce Foley and Jimmy Lamb combine button accordion, guitars and uilleann pipes, all the while singing in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is true to the traditions of Irish music. We're happy to host them live in our studios.

Carrola Brothers

February 26, 2011 – 2:36 pm | 3,997 views
2011-02-26-SAt Show Pics 003 As part of our ongoing Youth Expression Showcase, this week we host Dominic and Vincent Carrola, two very talented brothers who play the piano and classical guitar, respectively. Don't miss their performance, live on SLB.

Prime Stage Theater’s Glass Menagerie

February 26, 2011 – 2:27 pm | 2,234 views
2011-02-26-SAt Show Pics 011 We're joined by members of Prime Stage Theater as they preview their upcominig performance of The Glass Menagerie.

The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park – Bullying

February 25, 2011 – 3:18 pm | 3,226 views
Frick Environmental 3 Have you ever been bullied? How about seen someone being bullied? What did you do? How did it make you feel? What do you think should be done about bullying and how does it affect everyone involved? These are some of the challenging questions students at the The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park ECS Radio Club discuss in the pieces featured here.

City High School – Urban Eco Stewards

February 25, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 1,587 views
This week SLB talked to teens participating in the Urban Eco Stewards program about protecting the environment.

Pittsburgh Linden K-5 – Playing Outside

February 23, 2011 – 4:10 pm | 1,821 views
Students at Pittsburgh Linden K-5 discuss the importance of crab soccer, rain games, camp, football, riding bikes, jumping, spinning, and running in this collection of personal narratives.

Propel Montour – First Grade Reflections

February 22, 2011 – 12:55 pm | 2,929 views
Propel Montour - boy reading his story Students at Propel Montour share reflections on first grade, school, field trips, bus rides, favorite classes and more in these 40 stories!

Elizabeth Forward – Advice For Kindergarten

February 22, 2011 – 12:13 pm | 2,371 views
Elizabeth_Forward-6862.jpg.scaled.1000 High School students from Elizabeth Forward High School share advice and life experience with children entering kindergarten.