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.

Oral History

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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The Green Compass Season 7

August 10, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2,320 views
IMG_9365_Thumb In July 2015, twenty-one recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Moon Area School District: “How To” Storybox

August 6, 2015 – 10:19 am | 1,740 views
P1020753_thumb In Summer 2015, SLB Radio Productions Inc., in partnership with Moon Area School District convened a group of first through fourth graders. While learning about digital audio recording, the group also designed their own books and shared something that they know how to do!

The Green Compass Season 6

August 6, 2014 – 3:50 pm | 4,422 views
IMG_4338_small In July 2014, thirty-two recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Crossing Fences: Hilltop

November 7, 2013 – 4:04 pm | 14,334 views
IMG_0067 Hilltop Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by thirteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Voices Against Violence.

Crossing Fences: Northside

November 7, 2013 – 3:57 pm | 13,340 views
James_Grayson_Donnell Northside Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Allegheny Youth Development. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

The Green Compass Season 5

August 8, 2013 – 2:41 pm | 11,852 views
IMG_0478 Where we are and where we are going... In July 2013, twenty-eight recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

PBS KIDS GO Write On! Writers Contest 2012 Storybox

September 11, 2012 – 11:17 am | 3,483 views
WriteOn!2012 As part of a partnership between SLB and WQED, winners and runners up of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest recorded their stories live in our studios. Listen to these wonderful stories from children grades K-3.

The Green Compass Season 4

August 2, 2012 – 10:26 am | 3,593 views
shaquille breiona and tersha Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh. Where we are and where we are going... In July 2012, twenty-three students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio features as Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2012 internship program focused on issues of sustainability, the resulting features cover a range of community, social and environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

New Years Hopes

December 29, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 2,853 views
Hopes Storyboxes Look for six new SLB StoryBoxes featuring the voices of sixty children expressing their hopes for 2011 at First Night Pittsburgh. Created in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Hear Me project, these StoryBoxes will be installed at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, Downtown from New Year's Eve through late January.

Pittsburgh Manchester – “How To” Storybox

August 23, 2010 – 3:46 pm | 2,734 views
manchester how to storybox 2010 Listen and learn as Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 4th and 5th graders share their expertise, from how to form tackle too how to make hot wings! This project was made possible with generous support from The Buhl Foundation.