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.

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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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Articles in Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Lincoln Elementary: Favorite Desserts

November 4, 2009 – 2:59 pm | 1,714 views
Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students go into delicious detail about their favorite desserts!

My Favorite Dessert

October 24, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 2,522 views
pyrcGreenLogo-01 Students from Manchester Elementary and Greenfield Elementary school's 4th and 5th grade ESW workshops met for the first time this week and lent their voices to a fun piece about their favorite dessert.

Leadership Pittsburgh

September 21, 2009 – 3:05 pm | 1,791 views
leadership-pittsburgh-01 Six youth (ages 14 to 20) discuss the economy, health care and personal outlook for the future...

If I Were Mayor

September 15, 2009 – 2:28 pm | 2,766 views
Pittsburgh Public Schools

In partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, SLB is leading workshops as part of the ELECT Student Works afterschool programs conducted at Greenfield, Lincoln, Manchester, Miller, Roosevelt and Sunnyside schools.

During the 2007-2008 school year, SLB will visit these K-through-8 schools …

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 3,986 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.

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2009

June 3, 2009 – 11:47 am | 2,950 views
grad class SLB helps 8th graders prepare audio essays on their reflections as they leave Manchester Academic Charter School in a project funded by the Dominion Foundation.

ATA StoryBox!

May 4, 2009 – 2:46 pm | 2,504 views

These personal narratives were written by the Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 Young Writers’ Club. Participating 3rd and 4th graders met after school on a regular basis, wrote and polished their stories, and recorded them in The Saturday Light Brigade studios in …

GirlTalk Radio 2008

April 13, 2009 – 2:36 pm | 2,292 views
girltalk2008CDcover GirlTalk is a youth radio program in which students learn research, interviewing and digital audio editing to create a series of radio broadcasts and podcasts.

It’s Cool To Care

April 1, 2009 – 4:26 pm | 2,484 views
Cool To Care

In Spring  2009, eighteen third, fourth and fifth graders from Pittsburgh Lincoln and Pittsburgh Stevens (Pittsburgh Public Schools) took part in It’s Cool to Care, a creative project designed to expose young girls to the career opportunities focused on …

Allegheny Voices

March 15, 2009 – 1:30 pm | 3,327 views
Allegheny Voices 2009

Allegheny Voices is a project that was born of a chance meeting and a casual conversation about Andy Warhol’s love of ordinary discourse. Armed with a tape recorder, Andy would record for posterity, the type of conversation that most of …