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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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Crossing Fences: 2016 Penn Hills

November 23, 2016 – 12:16 pm | 1,974 views
coach-craig_300x200 Penn Hills Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Penn Hills Varsity Football, Penn Hills Midget Football League, and the Penn Hills YMCA. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

From There to Here…2016/2017

November 8, 2016 – 4:00 pm | 598 views
Elisenda_interview_slide As part of their Fall 2015 Social Studies unit, thirty-five Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world.

Generation Freedom Tree – Oral History

September 15, 2016 – 12:39 pm | 545 views
P1030548 In Summer of 2016, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Generation Freedom Tree, convened a group of students to conduct interviews with community leaders and mentors. Generation Freedom Tree’s mission is to educate, entertain, and create a place of freedom to one’s self and power. By allowing children and teens to have the freedom to be themselves, we allow them to truly THINK for themselves and teach one another.

From There to Here…2015/2016

February 4, 2016 – 3:55 pm | 1,371 views
DubravkaGroup_thumb As part of their Fall 2015 Social Studies unit, thirty-five Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world.

Crossing Fences: Homestead

November 17, 2015 – 2:44 pm | 3,554 views
Homestead_300x200 Homestead Voices  features first-person reflections from nine men as collected by eleven boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Homestead Youth Project at Best of the Batch.  Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: Braddock

November 17, 2015 – 2:34 pm | 3,368 views
Braddock_300x200 Braddock Voices  features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by ten boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Braddock Carnegie Library and Braddock Youth Project. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: Sheraden

November 17, 2015 – 2:27 pm | 3,546 views
Sheraden_300x200 Sheraden Voices features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by twelve boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow at Trinity AME Zion Church.  Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Voices of McKeesport

October 7, 2015 – 11:29 am | 1,070 views
IMG_9846_thumb During Summer 2015, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with YouthCAST convened a group of middle and high school students. While learning about digital audio recording, the group also spent time discussing attributes of role models and identifying adults with a connection to McKeesport to be interviewed.

Propel Homestead Afterschool Oral History Program 2015

June 4, 2015 – 4:40 pm | 1,350 views
In Spring of 2015, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Homestead, convened a group of middle school students during their afterschool program. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also spent time discussing attributes of role models and important issues within their community. They then conducted interviews at the Rainbow Kitchen. With support as needed, students then arranged and edited these interviews.

Voices of Project Destiny

April 7, 2015 – 3:11 pm | 1,455 views
During the 2014- 2015 school year, SLB, in partnership with Project Destiny convened a group of middle and high school students. While learning about digital audio recording, the group also spent time discussing attributes of role models and identifying adults with a connection to the Northside to be interviewed. With support as needed, students then arranged, conducted and edited the interviews.