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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!


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Woodland Hills – Opportunity Camp 2021

July 16, 2021 – 4:43 pm | 87 views

Students attending the Woodland Hills Opportunity Camp at Dickson STEAM Academy are learning the basics of audio production with us at “Youth Express: You’re On The Air!”, a Summer workshop dedicated to the amplification of youth voice.

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Crossroads Foundation Summer 2021

July 15, 2021 – 5:31 pm | 159 views
Crossroads-foundation Crossroads scholars worked together to conduct interviews with Crossroads staff members and to reflect on hopes for their own futures.

PPS BOOST: Pittsburgh Minadeo

July 9, 2021 – 11:58 am | 136 views

Summer BOOST 2021 is underway! Rising 3rd and 4th grade students at PPS Minadeo are attending ‘Youth Express: You’re On The Air!’, a radio-focused camp were they will learn the basics of audio recording and technology and record their own …

Luminari Youth Ambassadors 2021

July 2, 2021 – 12:38 pm | 118 views
Luminari_inspiration Our microphones were rolling at Luminari's I Want to be an Ambassador Camp! Listen to culturally curious teens discuss their learning in diplomacy, communication skills, and look forward to a trip to Washington D.C.


June 28, 2021 – 3:59 pm | 129 views

The PPS Summer BOOST Program 2021 is officially underway!

Welcome to the Sci-Tech BOOST Blog. Join us as we discuss and document new perspectives while ensuring a good laugh! The next few weeks are bound to be entertaining as we …

PPS BOOST: South Hills

June 28, 2021 – 3:56 pm | 69 views

Summer BOOST 2021 is underway! At South Hills Middle School, 5th through 7th grade students from across the district are joining SLB and Youth Express. Students will learn how to tell their stories through the basics of audio recording, electricity …

Future Readiness Lab 2021

June 23, 2021 – 11:52 am | 66 views

The Future Readiness Lab is a pilot project designed to prepare students both for their post-secondary pathway and career choices, as well as for community engagement. To do so, the Lab supports them in deep exploration of five questions:

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Propel Elementary Schools: Afterschool Art Spotlight

June 3, 2021 – 3:33 pm | 105 views

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Youth Express microphones were rolling across all eight Propel Elementary Schools, as afterschool scholars shared their thoughts and feelings about …

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with SLB

May 7, 2021 – 9:47 am | 77 views

Provident Charter School Oral History Project

March 2, 2021 – 12:40 pm | 62 views

In partnership with SLB Radio, 7th grade students at Provident Charter School participated in a virtual afterschool program to learn the basics of conducting interviews and learn about the community members who have language-based differences. Together, these students developed the valuable soft skills …