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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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M.A.C.S. Holiday Reflections

December 1, 2010 – 3:41 pm | 1,856 views
Students at Manchester Academic Charter School reflect on holiday traditions such as that sweet, sweet potato pie, Christmas light decorations, and family.

Shailen Abram

November 27, 2010 – 12:58 pm | 6,259 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 004 We're pleased to welcome 12 year-old Shailen Abram, a very talented pianist and student at the Western PA School for the Blind, live in our studios.

Hannah Piston

November 27, 2010 – 12:19 pm | 3,531 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 001 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we welcome talented 14 year-old Hannah Piston, playing harp live in our studios.

Personal Narratives from Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5

November 24, 2010 – 1:03 pm | 1,709 views









These original compositions were written by the Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 Young Writers’ Club. Participating 3rd, 4th and 5th graders met after school on a regular basis, wrote and polished their projects, and …

Big Brother Tim Brett and Little Brother Michael

November 20, 2010 – 6:07 pm | 1,806 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 002 Meet a "big/little" pair matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. This week, we're joined by Big Brother Tim Brett and Little Brother Michael, along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Brad Yoder

November 20, 2010 – 5:47 pm | 1,425 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 003 Well known Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Brad Yoder joins us as a surprise guest and plays a song from his new CD.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Velveteen Rabbit

November 20, 2010 – 5:24 pm | 1,442 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 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 Velveteen Rabbit as they preview their production of this classic story.

Caring Place Benefit

November 13, 2010 – 4:08 pm | 1,659 views
Caring Place Stephanie Bodner and Emily Morrison, third grade students at Reserve Primary in Shaler, along with their teacher Kim Young, organizer Stephen Bodner and musician Slim Forsythe, join us to discuss the Caring Program for Children, which enables students to raise funds to help provide healthcare coverage and immunizations for children from low income families.

The Hilal String Quartet

November 13, 2010 – 2:06 pm | 4,291 views
The Hilal String Quartet As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we welcome the talented Hilal Quartet, a group of siblings who have been performing together for over seven years.

Caroll Spinney & ToonSeum’s KA-BLAM!

November 6, 2010 – 2:39 pm | 6,535 views
Caroll-Spinney Caroll Spinney, voice and puppeteer for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch from famed television series Sesame Street, joins us live in the studios to discuss his career and preview ToonSeum's upcoming event KA-BLAM III, the Return of Saturday Mornings.