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MACS Radio Elective 2023

January 24, 2023 – 2:00 pm

7th and 8th grade students from Manchester Academic Charter are learning the ins and outs of audio production at SLB Radio. Listen to their audio below!

Streaming Justice 2023

January 16, 2023 – 6:00 pm
IMG_3712 From 1/16/2023: Music and conversation about civil rights past, present, and future in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

SLB + MACS: Sadie O’Sullivan Intreview

January 10, 2023 – 5:00 pm

7th grade students at Manchester Academic Charter School had the opportunity to interview acclaimed Broadway performer, Sadie O’Sullivan.

Review: CSA Performance, Perdita

December 22, 2022 – 1:09 pm

From December 15th, 2022: Morgan and Javian, local high-school students, reflect on their experience watching the December 2nd performance of Perdita at the New Hazlett Theater. 

Manchester Academic Charter School: Radio 101, 2022-23

November 16, 2022 – 2:00 pm
images MACS students at the Youth Media Center

7th graders from Manchester Academic Charter School are attending “Radio 101” this school year at SLB Radio. In our new Youth Media Center, the students will learn all the ins and outs of …

Manchester Academic Charter School: Science Projects

October 31, 2022 – 1:55 pm

In October 2022, 7th grade students attending Manchester Academic Charter School conducted an experiment, “Where is the Dirtiest Place On Campus?” Equipped with cotton swabs and petri dishes, these students probed the deepest depths and most highly trafficked areas of …

Olney Friends School Podcast at the YMC

October 7, 2022 – 1:26 pm
DSC_0654 On Friday, October 7th, a group of students from the Olney Friends School visited the Youth Media Center to record their inaugural episode of The Media Bois!

Small Seeds Development Camp Summer 2022

August 15, 2022 – 11:28 am

Students in 3rd-5th grade from Small Seeds Development visited SLB’s Youth Media Center for one week this summer to learn the basics of audio recording and podcasting! They were able to build their own functional radios and spent time in …

Will Allen Foundation at the YMC

July 28, 2022 – 4:02 pm
image4 Will Allen Foundation students stop by the Youth Media Center!

Crossroads Foundation Summer 2022

July 22, 2022 – 11:05 am
Scholars from Crossroads Foundation visited SLB's Youth Media Center this summer to learn about podcast production and to create their own podcast pilot episodes.