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Articles in Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2009

June 3, 2009 – 11:47 am | 2,996 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 | 2,531 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 | 2,303 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 | 2,493 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 | 3,346 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 …

As The Nerd Turns

July 19, 2008 – 5:04 pm | 2,026 views
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Point Park University’s Radio Theatre Camp

Students from Point Park University’s Summer in the City Radio Theatre Camp together with the Children’s Museum wrote and produced an amazing radio drama. They created their own sound effects and characters and with …

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2008

June 8, 2008 – 1:01 pm | 2,514 views
2008 MACS graduating class SLB helps 8th graders from Manchester Academic Charter School prepare audio essays on the transition to High School in a project funded by the Dominion Foundation.

Girltalk Radio 2007

January 1, 2008 – 2:24 pm | 2,321 views
GirlTalk Radio 2007 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. This after-school and Saturday program was designed for girls ages 11 – 15 and was free of charge thanks to underwriting from PBS’ popular teen science show, DragonFly TV, as well as the joint effort of The Girls Math and Science Partnership and SLB.

Arrested Love

July 21, 2007 – 5:18 pm | 2,338 views
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Point Park University’s Radio Theatre Camp

Students from Point Park University’s Summer in the City Radio Theatre Camp together with the Children’s Museum wrote and produced an amazing radio drama. They created their own sound effects and characters and with …

Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2007

June 9, 2007 – 3:39 pm | 2,870 views
Manchester Academic Charter School Graduation 2007 SLB helps 8th graders prepare audio essays reflecting on their transition from Middle School to High School in a project funded by the Dominion Foundation.