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.

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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!

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

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Sleep-In for the Homeless

September 25, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 1,831 views
helphomeless Coordinator David King joins us to preview Sleep-In for the Homeless, a unique fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. The Sleep-In takes place in the lobby of the City-County Building, downtown Pittsburgh.

City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival

September 25, 2010 – 10:41 am | 1,394 views
2010-09-25-SatShowPics 003 City Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival includes six performances of new works by middle and high school students, as well as workshops on various aspects of theatre. We'll be joined by a few of the winning playwrights, along with actors who will perform a select scene.

Erik Cochran & Joshua Scherrer

September 18, 2010 – 11:14 am | 5,914 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 002 This week we're pleased to welcome two young and talented pianists, Erik Cochran and Joshua Scherrer, live in our studios.

Koslosky Family

September 18, 2010 – 11:02 am | 3,374 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 003 We're proud to host the Kosloskys of Plum Borough, as they join us to perform the Fiddler's Polka and other tunes, live in our studios. This family band is made up of 8 year-old Victoria on violin, her 12 year-old sister Sandra on violin, and their father Randy on accordion.

Call Restaurants and Diner Lingo

September 4, 2010 – 11:37 am | 1,917 views
rosies_diner John calls in to give our listeners a sneak peak into the world of call restaurants.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Imagine Nation Studio Sundays

September 4, 2010 – 10:10 am | 1,671 views
2010-09-05-Satshowpics 001 Kirsten Testa, a talented 5th grade artist from Jeannette, along with Judy Ross, Director of Marketing at the WMAA, join us to discuss this exciting series. The Westmoreland will host free, themed art activities that will teach children of all ages about art and give them the opportunity to create their own art project in the studio of the museum.

T. Mitchell Bell

August 28, 2010 – 2:43 pm | 1,881 views
TMitchellBell T. Mitchell Bell grew up in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell's musical roots run deep: his great-aunt taught piano, his grandmother played piano at his church, his great-grandfather made fiddles in WV, and his father is a jazz drummer. Absorbing this familial history has enabled Mitch to write timeless country-folk songs with meaningful lyrical content. We're happy to host him live on SLB.

Rachel Carson Homestead Bug Camp

August 28, 2010 – 2:12 pm | 1,945 views
bugcamp1430 Paula Purnell and Margaret Zak of Sense of Place Learning, along with young campers from the Rachel Carson Bug Camp, join us to discuss their experiences this summer learning about and caring for bugs, as well as creating art and music inspired by these tiny creatures.

Gemini Children’s Theater previews Sleeping Beauty

August 28, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 2,235 views
Sleeping-Beauty-Web-Banner-2010 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 Sleeping Beauty as they preview their production of this classic story.

Animal Friends Visit – Willie The Saint Bernard

August 21, 2010 – 1:10 pm | 2,956 views
Animal Friends - Willie Ann Ensminger of Animal Friends drops by our studios once again, bringing down a beautiful little pet with hopes of finding it a home. She'll also preview their Bark in the Park dog festival in North Park. If you'd like to adopt a cuddly little creature, Animal Friends is a great place to start!