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.

Oral History

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

Callers

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.

Performance

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!

Interviews

Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Brian O’Neill’s The Paris of Appalachia

December 19, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 3,181 views
BrianOneil We are quite pleased to host acclaimed author and writer Brian O'Neill live in our studios. Mr. O'Neill discusses his new book, "The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century." An insightful and poetic look at our city, "Paris" is a must read for fans and denizens of the tri-state area.

Fifth Avenue Strings

December 19, 2009 – 3:14 pm | 3,435 views
young-violinist-will-wachter Fresh from an appearance with the Fifth Avenue Strings at the Governor's Mansion, violin duo Jimmy Cunningham (a fifth grader at Pittsburgh Urban Christian School) and Will Wachter (a seventh grader at Sacred Heart) play holiday selections.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth & Arts

December 12, 2009 – 4:17 pm | 1,678 views
MCGYouth_180px This week we're joined by Pittsburgh Public School students who participated in the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild after-school Apprenticeship Training Program. Students discuss their experiences working with finger puppetry and giant mask making under the guidance of visiting artists Leat Klingman and Beth Nixon.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 2,216 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.

Collin Ziegler

December 5, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 1,727 views
sax Our Youth Music Showcase features the talented saxophone player Collin Ziegler, a ninth grade student at Shaler High School.

Urban Youth Action

December 4, 2009 – 5:45 pm | 1,707 views
Urban Youth Action Small Logo

In December 2009, SLB worked with 15 teens at Urban Youth Action, a youth education and development program based in Pittsburgh that has been inspiring youth since 1966. Our workshops involved self-reflection and included student creation of these audio pieces. …

Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5: Future Careers

December 3, 2009 – 10:39 am | 1,725 views
eswmillerelementary2 What did you want to be when you grew up? A fire fighter? A cop? The bearded lady at a carnival? Students at Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 share with us their career choices for the future.

Steel City Sing-Along & Postcard to Pete Seeger

November 28, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 4,990 views
newlanders1 Join us live at the Children's Museum on SLB as The Newlanders present a very special Saturday morning sing-along featuring songs about Pittsburgh, the music of legendary Pittsburgh architect and songwriter Robert Schmertz, and a new song about Johnny Appleseed written at the request of Pete Seeger.

Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8 Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 – 5:00 pm | 1,646 views

What are you thankful for? After personal reflection, these students from Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays. Their answers are wide-ranging and uplifting.

Billie [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-Billie.mp3]

Brandon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-Brandon.mp3]

DeAngelo [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-DeAngelo.mp3]

Paris [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-Paris.mp3]

Raekwon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-Raekwon.mp3]

Rahjir [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-stevensTHANKFUL-Rahjir.mp3]

Tylea

Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5 Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 – 4:56 pm | 1,883 views

What are you thankful for? After personal reflection, these students from Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays. Their answers are wide-ranging and uplifting.

Jonathan [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Jonathan.mp3]

Nasan [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Nasan.mp3]

Quentell [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Quentell.mp3]

Tre [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Tre.mp3]

Dalon [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Dalon.mp3]

Desjorda [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/esw/2009-11-25-millerTHANKFUL-Desjorda-turkey-gravy.mp3]

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