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Manchester Academic Charter School Afterschool : MACS FM

February 5, 2019 – 5:46 pm | 43 views
Students in grades 6-8 at Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to prepare and record weekly podcasts and commentaries as part of an afterschool program. These pieces are a result of their weekly sessions in which students will learn about the microphones, mixers and digital recorders used in producing features for radio.

The Obama Eagle 2019

January 31, 2019 – 4:52 pm | 37 views
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Student staff of the Obama Eagle discuss newsworthy topics and areas of interest.


Streaming Justice Webcast 2019: Students Honor MLK

January 21, 2019 – 5:00 pm | 35 views
IMG_7653 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. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area schools including Obama Academy, Oakland Catholic, Penn Hills High School, Nazareth Prep, Environmental Charter School, Sci-Tech, St. Benedict the Moor and Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration

January 21, 2019 – 12:04 pm | 29 views
IMG_7599 The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh offered a day of special programming for youth and families to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; including live webcasting, collaborative artwork, music, and more.

2019 WQED Writer’s Contest Promos

January 15, 2019 – 4:28 pm | 47 views
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Check out these promos for the 2019 WQED PBS Kids Writer’s Contest recorded by past winners! To submit your own original illustrated story – or for more details on the contest – visit!

Community Library of Allegheny Valley

December 27, 2018 – 11:10 am | 25 views
20181227_141705 SLB traveled north to the Community Library of Allegheny Valley in Natrona Heights for a great workshop with area youth in the teen reading lounge! Take a listen and learn about this group's ambitions and resolutions for 2019 -- as well as some interesting facts about the region. After recording, students also learned the basics of audio editing.

The Ellis School: Culture Jam 2018

November 20, 2018 – 5:36 pm | 38 views

On November 16th students from across the region (and even a few out of state) gathered at The Ellis School for it’s annual Culture Jam – an event that celebrates diversity and inspires young people to make a change through …

Propel Montour Middle School 2018-2019

November 7, 2018 – 2:37 pm | 51 views

Featured audio from Mr. Pippen’s podcasting class at Propel Montour Middle School

Propel Braddock Hills Middle School 2018-2019

November 6, 2018 – 4:31 pm | 40 views

Students from Propel Braddock Hills Middle School’s Radio Club.

Perry After School Academy 2018-19

November 5, 2018 – 2:40 am | 21 views
perry We've had some great After School sessions so far with the students at Perry High School. Check out some of their ideas, opinions, and conversations thus far this school year - and be sure to check back as work is added to their playlist!