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Streaming Justice Webcast 2018: Students Honor MLK

January 15, 2018 – 12:00 pm
IMG_5203 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live five-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 5 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.

Interview: Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh, “Colors of the Rainbow”

May 7, 2016 – 7:15 am
Dancing Classrooms Finals 2015 From 05/07/2016: Mark Rogalsky previews Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh's next match-up at Pittsburgh Allderdice, 5/14 at 10am.

Taylor Allderdice – Racism in Pittsburgh

June 3, 2013 – 10:19 am
On June 3rd, 2013, students at Taylor Allderdice High School attended their final recording session. The question posed this time, initially, was: "Is Pittsburgh Racist?" which then evolved into both more general questions concerning race relations beyond our city limits and the effect (if any) of President Barack Obama's time in office.

Taylor Allderdice – Gun Violence

May 13, 2013 – 2:46 pm
On May 13th, students at Taylor Allderdice were asked what they thought about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14th, 2012, gun violence in general and whether stricter gun laws could help prevent future tragedies.

Taylor Allderdice – Music

May 6, 2013 – 2:44 pm
On May 6th, students at Taylor Allderdice were asked--after having discussed a wide range of topics chosen for them--what they wished to discuss; they chose "Music."

Taylor Allderdice High School – The Boston Marathon Bombing

April 29, 2013 – 4:29 pm
On April 29th, students at Taylor Allderdice High School were asked what they thought of the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon. The discussion evolved into a series of "What if?" scenarios, chief among them: "What if it had happened in Pittsburgh?"

Taylor Allderdice High School – The American Dream

April 22, 2013 – 1:45 pm
During our third weekly after school program, students were asked to reflect on the "American Dream" and what it means to them. This project was conducted in collaboration with the Neighborhood Learning Alliance.

Taylor Allderdice High School – My School

April 15, 2013 – 9:46 am
During our second weekly after school program, students were asked what they thought of their school and what--if any--changes they would make. Already trained in the art of basic sound recording, the kids explored that day's topic.

Taylor Allderdice High School – Three Favorite Things

April 8, 2013 – 3:42 pm
On April 8th, 2013, students at Taylor Allderdice High School attended their first after school radio class. After learning proper microphone technique and the basics of a Marantz digital recorder, the students then made these recordings cataloging some of their favorite things.