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Animal Friends visit

January 22, 2011 – 1:58 pm | 2,631 views
2011-01-22-Sat Show Pics 072 Jane Marcus of Animal Friends drops by our studios, bringing a beautiful little pet with hopes of finding it a home. If you'd like to adopt a cuddly little creature, Animal Friends is a great place to start!

Big Snow Big Thaw

January 15, 2011 – 1:46 pm | 3,380 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 018 We're pleased to welcome the very talented duo of David Meyer and Jim Sabol, who together make up the delightful folk group, Big Snow Big Thaw.

David Weale

January 15, 2011 – 1:06 pm | 2,099 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 009 We're happy to host talented, classical guitarist David Weale again on our program.

My Holiday Traditions

January 15, 2011 – 1:01 pm | 2,430 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 011 During the holidays of 2010, several young students from Manchester Academic Charter School wrote stories about their traditions, many of which appeared in the Northside Chronicle. This week we're joined by a few of the young writers, along with MACS faculty and Emily Leone of the NCS.

A Very Special Guest: Maura

January 15, 2011 – 12:31 pm | 1,588 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 005 The Saturday Light Brigade wishes Maura a happy 11th Birthday live on the air.

Clairton High School – Personal Narratives

January 14, 2011 – 4:32 pm | 3,533 views
Clairton Hear Me Ten students from Clariton Highschool wrote and recorded these personal narratives as part of HearMe. The recordings were done in their classroom by their teacher, Andrea Johnson.

Pittsburgh Linden Academy – Personal Profiles

January 11, 2011 – 4:02 pm | 2,686 views
ClassPhoto Their fun, their kooky, their the students at Pittsburgh Linden Academy and they've written and recorded these personal profiles as part of our after school radio workshops.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Jungle Book

January 10, 2011 – 4:59 pm | 1,940 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 001 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 Jungle Book as they preview their production of this classic story.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Anwen and Aviana

January 8, 2011 – 5:02 pm | 2,550 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 004 This week we're joined by PBT School students Anwen David and Aviana Adams, both of whom were selected to compete in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne 2011 in Switzerland. The competition's goal is to reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe. These gifted teens will discuss their art and aspirations live in our studios.

Read Connolly

January 8, 2011 – 1:45 pm | 1,945 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 007 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented multi-instrumentalist Read Connolly, who will perform solo instrumental picking on guitar and dobro.