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The Green Compass Season 2

August 2, 2010 – 3:40 pm | 3,248 views
2010 Green Compass Storybox Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

ATA Storybox 2

June 29, 2010 – 3:31 pm | 3,108 views
Ata Storybox 2

These original compositions 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 projects, and recorded them in their classroom using portable recorders.

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GirlTalk Radio PPG Edition

June 28, 2010 – 4:26 pm | 3,480 views
cds GirlTalk Radio is a youth radio program in which students learn research, interviewing and digital audio editing to create a series of radio broadcasts and podcasts. Girl Talk Radio PPG Edition features two teams from Manchester Academic Charter School interviewing two women with outstanding careers in science and technology at PPG Industries.

Spark – Animals Storybox 2

April 30, 2010 – 5:30 pm | 2,016 views
2010-05-07-Animal Storybox 2 Unveiling Photos 027 What's your favorite animal? What animal would you be if you could? Children from Pittsburgh Allegheny PreK learned digital recording and photography as they shared thoughts and stories about animals in The Saturday Light Brigade broadcast studios.

Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 – Storybox

April 24, 2010 – 12:48 pm | 2,362 views
LincolnStorybox 10 students from Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 wrote and recorded personal narratives as part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools after school ESW program. Listen to stories and and a song on a range of topics including a basketball game, family reunion, vacation, and a trip to Kennywood.

Spark – Animals Storybox 1

March 19, 2010 – 5:38 pm | 2,576 views
Spark-AnimalsStoryBox2010small What's your favorite animal? What animal would you be if you could? Children from Pittsburgh Allegheny PreK learned digital recording and photography as they shared thoughts and stories about animals in The Saturday Light Brigade broadcast studios.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm | 2,713 views
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.

Youth Alive! I’m Thankful

November 25, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 2,002 views

What are you thankful for?   After personal reflection, twenty-three 6th through 8th graders from Pittsburgh Allegheny K-8 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays during an SLB broadcast workshop as part of the YouthALIVE! afterschool program at the Children’s Museum. 

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 4,247 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.

ATA StoryBox!

May 4, 2009 – 2:46 pm | 2,609 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 …