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My Holiday Traditions

January 15, 2011 – 1:01 pm | 2,241 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 011 During the holidays of 2010, several young students from Manchester Academic Charter School wrote stories about their traditions, many of which appeared in the Northside Chronicle. This week we're joined by a few of the young writers, along with MACS faculty and Emily Leone of the NCS.

A Very Special Guest: Maura

January 15, 2011 – 12:31 pm | 1,545 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 005 The Saturday Light Brigade wishes Maura a happy 11th Birthday live on the air.

Pittsburgh Linden Academy – Personal Profiles

January 11, 2011 – 4:02 pm | 2,539 views
ClassPhoto Their fun, their kooky, their the students at Pittsburgh Linden Academy and they've written and recorded these personal profiles as part of our after school radio workshops.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Jungle Book

January 10, 2011 – 4:59 pm | 1,887 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 001 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 Jungle Book as they preview their production of this classic story.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Anwen and Aviana

January 8, 2011 – 5:02 pm | 2,330 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 004 This week we're joined by PBT School students Anwen David and Aviana Adams, both of whom were selected to compete in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne 2011 in Switzerland. The competition's goal is to reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe. These gifted teens will discuss their art and aspirations live in our studios.

Gateway High School – Personal Narratives

January 5, 2011 – 2:41 pm | 1,531 views
gateway class Students from Gateway High School open up with some personal anecdotes.

Sydney Wolff

December 18, 2010 – 4:51 pm | 15,617 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 002 Sydney Wolff stops down to our studios to share her holiday song with our listeners.

Rosa Colucci

December 18, 2010 – 2:53 pm | 4,091 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 005 This week we're proud to welcome back the very talented Rosa Colucci and her band, who will play some holiday favorites, live in our studios

Big Couple Eron and Becky McMillen and Little Brother Skylar

December 18, 2010 – 2:51 pm | 1,940 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 001 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 Couple Eron and Becky McMillen and Little Brother Skylar, along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

December 18, 2010 – 10:46 am | 2,708 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 003 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we proudly welcome a string quartet comprised of talented teens.