In Fall 2011, 7th and 8th grade students at Propel East in Turtle Creek took part in a Radio Journalism class taught by SLB Radio Productions as part of their Creative Arts curriculum. Participating students learned to use microphones, digital recorders and mixers while also sharpening speaking and interviewing skills. During their time in class, students used these acquired skills to interview their peers and teachers and write creatively in order to produce professional radio pieces.
Joining us, music duo Jeff & Vida, performing original bluegrass, folk, country and rockabilly songs with impressive musicianship, live on SLB.
Joining us, The Big Swan Kings, a Pittsburgh-based acoustic trio performing insightful original songs, catchy folk rock and early American music, live on SLB.
Joining us, singer-songwriter Christoper Jones, along w/David Hart, performing original songs descirbed as "country and blues-infected American narratives," live on SLB.
Joining us, E. May, a singer-songwriter talented in a number of instruments including vocals, guitar, keys, accordion, doumbek and riq.
Known for his lyricism and perspective, Tommy Womack joins us with his classic approach to folk and rock, live on SLB.
Pittsburgh Gives Day was a huge success! Working together, donor by donor, people in Pittsburgh and beyond contributed $4.4 million. With The Pittsburgh Foundation pro-rated match, this means the approximately 600 participating nonprofits will share $5.1 million! We'll let you know the total amount raised by SLB as soon as we know. If you participated, thanks! If you missed the opportunity, please feel free to make an instant contribution
at a time that's best for you. And if you're not in a position to contribute, please know that your belief and participation in what we do means the world to us!
As part of their Spring 2011 Social Studies unit, thirty-one Winchester Thurston School
fifth graders interviewed people who came to the U.S. from other countries. Here are
excerpts from these interviews, and the students' reflections on this project.
This collaboration between SLB Radio Productions, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School and was funded by the City as Our Campus initiative.
Austin, TX based Rick Hornyak performs his Americana styled folk music live on SLB.
Twenty-six students about to enter their first year of college (and two older college students) created these radio features as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2011 internship program focused on issues of sustainability, the resulting features cover a range of community and environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.