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The Green Compass Season 7

August 10, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2,479 views
IMG_9365_Thumb In July 2015, twenty-one recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

The Green Compass Season 6

August 6, 2014 – 3:50 pm | 4,651 views
IMG_4338_small In July 2014, thirty-two recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

The Green Compass Season 5

August 8, 2013 – 2:41 pm | 12,040 views
IMG_0478 Where we are and where we are going... In July 2013, twenty-eight recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Feature: The Making of the Green Compass

August 6, 2011 – 11:29 am | 2,034 views
2011-07-15-Heinz Week 1 047 Rising college freshman participating in the Heinz Endowments’ Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship discuss their experiences making radio documentaries with SLB.

The Green Compass Season 3

August 2, 2011 – 3:34 pm | 4,721 views
2011-07-23-Heinz Week 2 012 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.

The Green Compass: Cosmetics & Park Violence

August 7, 2010 – 3:21 pm | 2,304 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 001 Breanna Evans-Potter and Chalese Floyd from the Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Program join us to discuss their experiences producing environmentally themed radio broadcasts at The Saturday Light Brigade.

The Green Compass Season 2

August 2, 2010 – 3:40 pm | 3,245 views
2010 Green Compass Storybox Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 4,247 views
The Green Compass 2009 Storybox "Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh - Where we are and where we are going." 21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.