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Articles in Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon at Brashear

November 9, 2017 – 3:59 pm | 8 views
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On Thursday, November 9th, Brashear students welcomed local veterans to the school’s library for lunch, conversation, and recognition of their service. The event was organized by members of The Future is Mine club.

Spartan Express 2017 – 2018

October 9, 2017 – 5:01 pm | 31 views
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Spartan Express students hit the ground running in our first club meeting! Montour High School hosted the Special Olympics, which welcomed athletes from several area schools for competition and fun. Spartan Express members conducted interviews with students and …

ProjectArt Launches in Pittsburgh

September 20, 2017 – 2:22 pm | 19 views
20170920_172751 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh welcomes ProjectArt: a national arts education nonprofit organization that provides free after school programming.

Pittsburgh Public Schools 2017 Back to School Event

August 23, 2017 – 1:42 pm | 196 views
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Pittsburgh Public School students and parents talk about event activities, special guest Antonio Brown and more.

Teen Media Awards 2017

August 12, 2017 – 12:51 pm | 199 views
P1040638_web On August 12th 2017, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosted the 2017 Teen Media Awards at the library's main branch in Oakland. The ceremony honored the works of Pittsburgh area youth through the Labsy Awards and the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Youth Express microphones were on hand to hear from members of CLP's staff, teen attendees, and community advocates to capture the spirit of the event.

Getting to the Point Season 1

August 8, 2017 – 11:25 am | 556 views
Youth-Philanthropy-Interns-500px In Summer 2017, eleven students created radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students.

CLP Allegheny – Summer 2017

August 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 138 views
CLP Allegheny Our cohort of youth created some fantastic podcasts this summer at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Allegheny branch in the North Side. Topics ranged from bullying to the pros and cons of technology to the benefits of the programs CLP Allegheny offers.

CLP Woods Run – Summer 2017

August 1, 2017 – 11:41 am | 333 views
P1040547 We just wrapped up summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch! Radio Club members learned about audio and created some great pieces of their own. Also be sure to check out the audio from the National Night Out event which was hosted at CLP Woods Run.

Propel Northside: Veteran Oral History Project

July 20, 2017 – 8:00 am | 265 views
IMG_3736 In Summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Schools and Leadership Pittsburgh, convened a group of 5th through 8th grade students to conduct interviews with local veterans about their military experiences. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also discussed the importance of storytelling through the oral tradition. With support as needed, students arranged and conducted the interviews.

BJWL: Hawkins Village Radio Camp 2017

June 22, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 118 views
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During the summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions conducted a weekly radio camp at BJWL Hawkins Village (Rankin,PA) with elementary and middle-school students. Recordings include advice on how to be a good friend, custom commercials, and a heart-felt discussion on …