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

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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.

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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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Urban Youth Action

December 4, 2009 – 5:45 pm | 1,712 views
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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 | 1,728 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 | 4,996 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 | 1,648 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 | 1,890 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]

Erin

Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 – 4:53 pm | 1,660 views
What are you thankful for? After personal reflection, these students from Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays. Their answers are wide-ranging and uplifting.

Brian Ashley Jones

November 21, 2009 – 5:36 pm | 1,892 views
brianashleyjones2 We're pleased to welcome Brian Ashley Jones, a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile touring Americana songwriter. Originally from South Carolina, Brian is now based out of Music City, USA, otherwise known as Nashville. Tisha Simeral will be joining him live on upright bass.

Rick Bruening

November 7, 2009 – 4:34 pm | 20,284 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal School Pipe Band

November 7, 2009 – 4:07 pm | 3,595 views
stthomasschoolpipeband In anticipation of their Balmoral Classic appearance, the award winning St. Thomas' Episcopal School Pipe Band joins us for a live radio performance. This five-time Junior World Champion band electrifies the audience with traditional and contemporary music performed by pipers and drummers, supplemented with keyboard, percussion, fiddle, and guitar.

My Favorite Dessert

October 24, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 2,536 views
pyrcGreenLogo-01 Students from Manchester Elementary and Greenfield Elementary school's 4th and 5th grade ESW workshops met for the first time this week and lent their voices to a fun piece about their favorite dessert.