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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Streaming Justice Webcast 2020: Students Honor MLK

January 20, 2020 – 4:00 am | 11 views
IMG_1766 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live four-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity.

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

December 21, 2019 – 10:35 am | 32 views
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From 12/21/2019 -Chloe Karsman (6th grade) from Ingomar Middle School discusses her winning entry in the first  Phipps Fairchild Challenge of the school year, asking students to create a set of bird sculptures made entirely of litter or other …

Youth Express Fall 2019 Interns

December 19, 2019 – 3:14 pm | 19 views

Commentaries, spotlights, and more from Western PA area 7th-12th graders participating in the 2019 Youth Express Fall Internship Program.

P.J.’s Commentary on “The Secret Life of Gym Girls”

December 13, 2019 – 6:13 pm | 24 views
PJ Youth Express intern, P.J., reflects on "The Secret Life of Gym Girls" by Anna Azizzy. 

YMAP Pitch Party Reflections

December 6, 2019 – 5:21 pm | 59 views
Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) eighth graders, Keshawn and Naeer, reflect on their YMAP Pitch Party experience.

HundrED: Youth Ambassador and Helsinki Youth Council Reflections on Education

November 27, 2019 – 6:06 pm | 89 views
Ahead of the HundrED Innovation Summit, Youth Express interviewed Helsinki Youth Council members and HundrED Youth Ambassadors about the purpose of education, education issues and their hopes for the future. 

Propel McKeesport 2019-2020

October 24, 2019 – 10:46 am | 20 views
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Propel McKeesport middle school students from Ms. Robinson’s ELA class.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 ASA 2019-2020

October 15, 2019 – 11:41 am | 20 views
download Listen to 4th graders at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 ASA share their original writings in audio format! 

RADio: Asset Spotlights from SLB

September 18, 2019 – 10:54 am | 25 views

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) funds regional assets from one-half of the proceeds of the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax. RADical Days is an annual event celebrating these assets with free admission, musical and dance performances and …

CLP Teen Media Awards 2019

August 22, 2019 – 3:31 pm | 24 views
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Interviews with teen artists and librarians from the 2019 Teen Media Awards at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main)