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.

Oral History

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!

Interviews

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

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Propel Schools: Career Exploration

June 28, 2018 – 12:00 pm | 69 views
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Sixth through eighth grade students at Propel Schools explore job and career opportunities that interest them. Through career research and interviews with people in the work force, these students gain insights to help inform career decisions.

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Propel Homestead Afterschool Radio Club 2015-2016

June 2, 2016 – 2:50 pm | 92 views
propel logo Throughout the 2015/2016 school year, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Homestead, met with middle school students to discuss topics that were important to them.

Propel Homestead Afterschool Oral History Program 2015

June 4, 2015 – 4:40 pm | 1,244 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.

Propel Homestead – 1st Grade – Original Stories and Adaptations

February 27, 2012 – 5:22 pm | 1,755 views
IMG_3282 As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program which focused on storytelling, audio technology and the power of the human voice, Propel Homestead first graders created these 40 original stories and adaptations. Each student also created an illustrated book to share their story in written form with family and friends.

Propel Homestead – 3rd Grade – It’s Cool to Care!

February 27, 2012 – 5:16 pm | 4,275 views
IMG_3269 Propel Homestead third graders identified social issues that concerned them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements to promote organizations working to address these issues. This project was designed to expose students to people making a difference, career opportunities focused on helping people, and the power of clear writing and speaking as a means of conveying information to others.

Propel Homestead – 4th Grade – It’s Cool to Care!

January 12, 2012 – 11:49 am | 2,999 views
IMG_2889 As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program focused on radio broadcasting, Propel Homestead fourth graders identified social issues that concerned them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements to promote organizations working to address these issues.

Propel Homestead – Kindergarten – Animals on the Air

January 11, 2012 – 9:28 pm | 2,320 views
IMG_2912 As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program, Propel Homestead kindergartners shared information about animals through drawing, role play and storytelling while also learning about the technology used to make audio recordings. What follows are the stories they recorded about their favorite animals. These stories are also scheduled for distribution via The Saturday Light Brigade radio program.

Propel Homestead – 2nd Grade – Superhero Bug Stories

January 11, 2012 – 9:20 pm | 2,532 views
IMG_2891 As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program, Propel Homestead second graders wrote, illustrated and recorded original stories about heroes and bugs (and sometimes both!), while also learning about the technology used to make audio recordings. Here are some examples of those stories as well as some recordings of their career hopes. These recordings are also scheduled for distribution via The Saturday Light Brigade radio program.