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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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Caroll Spinney & ToonSeum’s KA-BLAM!

November 6, 2010 – 2:39 pm | 6,594 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.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

November 6, 2010 – 1:47 pm | 3,195 views
PYS For our latest youth music series, we're proud to feature the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. This week's PYSO guests, a very talented string quartet with harp & bass, will perform a Debussy piece live in our studios.

Big Sister Rhonda Baertsch and Little Sister Deanna

October 30, 2010 – 12:05 pm | 2,147 views
2010-10-30-Sat Show Pics 003 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 Sister Rhonda Baertsch and Little Sister Deanna, along with BBBS staff member Pam Slomiany.

The Brilliant Bookworms’ “Scary Stories”

October 30, 2010 – 11:24 am | 2,888 views
2010-10-30-Sat Show Pics 002 The Brilliant Bookworms, an afterschool storytelling club of 4th & 5th grade students from Winchester Thurstson School, join us for a special "scary" storytelling session, live in our studios.

Carnegie Library – Beechview

October 28, 2010 – 1:08 pm | 2,058 views
Beechview library - mother and son-5661 SLB and HearMe went to Carnegie Library in Beechview for their Halloween Party. Tune in for "The Ghost of the Ten Bloody Fingers," a chilling yarn, and other stories in this collection.

North Side Cub Scouts Pack 518

October 27, 2010 – 4:08 pm | 1,669 views
Cub Scout Pack 518 Cub Scout Pack 518 joins us this week to share and reflect on the outdoors.

Katherine Paterson: Black, White, and Read All Over

October 27, 2010 – 4:03 pm | 1,345 views
Carnegie Library Attendees of Katherine Paterson's lecture at the Black, White, and Read All Over event comment on their experiences.

Waterfront Discovery Day

October 27, 2010 – 3:48 pm | 2,307 views
Waterfront Discovery Days SLB collected stories from students participating in "Waterfront Discovery Day,” a project of Pennsylvania Disability Mentoring Day coordinated by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Mon Valley School, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.

Girl Scout Troop 51129

October 27, 2010 – 12:26 pm | 1,602 views
girlscouts Girl Scout Troop 51129 join us for a studio tour and leave us with a great campfire song.

Hannah Chang

October 23, 2010 – 10:59 am | 2,570 views
2010-10-23-SatShowPics 002 Violinist Hannah Chang, a talented, 6 year-old first grade student at Falk School, joins us to perform live in our studios.