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Youth Express: Persaya Williams

January 6, 2024 – 10:05 am
Persaya-Williams From 01/06/2024: Persaya Williams (16, Sewickley Academy) talking about Death by Social Media, a radio piece she created in late 2023 at SLB's Youth Media Center as part of our Social Justice Documentary series, made possible with support from The Heinz Endowments.

Interview: Music & Memories, Connie Portis

January 6, 2024 – 8:20 am
Park_Place_AME4 From 01/06/2024: Connie Portis on Music & Memories, an event honoring the contributions of Homestead music trailblazers curated by the Battle of Homestead Foundation and Park Place AME Church, 1/13 (10 am), Homestead.

Youth Express: Savanah Cannon

December 30, 2023 – 10:35 am
Savanah-Cannon From 12/30/2023: Savanah Cannon (12th grade, City Charter High School) discussing her Senior Grad Project on youth activism.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure

December 30, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6384 From 12/30/2023: Burgess Lychack (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Jayden Greening (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Ilyssa Bails (11th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Tessa Chandler (10th grade, West Allegheny High School), and Eli Fisher (12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School) from Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Tales and Treats production of Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure at the Gargaro Theater, 1/6 (12:30 and 6 pm), West End.

Youth Express: City of Asylum Poet Ambassador, Casey Vallecorsa

December 23, 2023 – 10:35 am
Casey-Vallecorsa From 12/23/2023: City of Asylum 2023-24 Youth Poet Ambassador Casey Vallecorsa (18, Montour High School).

Youth Express: Tadao Tomokiyo

December 23, 2023 – 10:05 am
Tadao-Tomokiyo From 12/23/2023: Tadao Tomokiyo (12th grade, Winchester Thurston) returns to The Saturday Light Brigade to share selections on piano.

Interview: Camerata 33, Camilo Jauregui

December 23, 2023 – 8:20 am
Camerata-33-logo From 12/23/2023: Camilo Jauregui from Latin-American chamber orchestra Camerata 33 on the Sounds for the Season show at Carnegie Museum of Art 12/23 (2 pm), Oakland.

Youth Express: Industrial Arts Workshop Afterschool Welding Lab

December 16, 2023 – 10:35 am
IMG_6279 From 12/16/2023: Addie Aguilar (15, Three Rivers Village School), Destini Barron (16, Pittsburgh CAPA), Rohan Vaux (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice), and Sarai Williams (16, The Ellis School) from Industrial Arts Workshop's Afterschool Welding Lab sharing their experiences learning technical welding skills and metal sculpture creation.

Youth Express: Shakespeare Monologue, Madelyne Buffone

December 16, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6273-1 From 12/16/2023: Pittsburgh Public Theater Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest honoree Madelyne Buffone (Freshman, Slippery Rock University) along with PPT staffer, Christie Snyder.

In-Studio Pop Up: Slim Forsythe

December 16, 2023 – 8:35 am
IMG_6268 From 12/16/2023: Slim Forsythe in advance of his Surfin' Christmas show benefiting North Hills Community Outreach, 12/16 (12 pm), Spirit Lodge, Lawrenceville.