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.


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.


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!


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Interview: The Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, Brawling Bard Theater

April 25, 2020 – 8:35 am | 51 views
Brawling-Bard3x2 From 04/25/2020: Brawling Bard Theater performers discussing plans to stream The Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, 5/1 to 5/3.

Interview: As You Like It, Steel City Shakespeare

April 25, 2020 – 7:50 am | 26 views
Steel-City-Shakespeare_West-View-HUB From 04/25/2020: Jeffrey Chips and Scott Pavlot of Steel City Shakespeare preview their Zoom performance of As You Like It (4/25, 7 pm). Proceeds benefit the West View Hub food pantry.

Interview: Curtis and Loretta

April 18, 2020 – 11:05 am | 30 views
Curtis-and-Loretta_banner From 04/18/2020: Minneapolis folk duo Curtis & Loretta join us live from Minnesota for a remote interview.

Interview: Ken Waldman

April 11, 2020 – 11:05 am | 24 views
ken-waldman From 04/11/2020: Alaska's Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman joins us by phone to discuss his work and life as a touring artist.

Interviews: GPAC Emergency Fund Web-a-thon, Phat Man Dee

April 4, 2020 – 11:05 am | 40 views
GPAC-Web-a-thon_banner From 04/04/2020: Phat Man Dee previewing the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists Web-a-thon (4/4, 6 to 10 pm) along with additional phone-in visits from Aubrey Burchell, Christine Andrews, Reverend Deryck Tines, Tracey D. Turner, Carolina Loyola Garcia and Mitch Swain.

Interview: 2020 Census, Emily Neff & Gregg Behr

March 28, 2020 – 9:35 am | 50 views
2020-Census-Logo From 03/28/2020: Emily Neff of Trying Together and Gregg Behr of the Grable Foundation discuss the importance of the 2020 Census.

In-Studio Pop Up: Zena Ruiz, Museum at Home

March 21, 2020 – 8:35 am | 35 views
childrens-museum-thumbnail From 03/21/2020: Zena Ruiz, Arts in Context Manager of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab®, talks about resources for kids and families to enhance play and learning with Museum at Home.

In Studio Pop-up: Lunar New Year, Marian Lien

February 8, 2020 – 8:35 am | 22 views
IMG_1873 From 02/08/2020: Marian Lien of Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition on its Lunar New Year celebrations.

In Studio Pop-up: CSA Performance Series, Terminer

February 1, 2020 – 8:35 am | 22 views
IMG_1856 From 02/01/2020: Philip Wesley Gates talking about Terminer, an original production at the New Hazlett Theater as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series, 2/6 and 2/7

Youth Express: The Fairchild Challenge

January 25, 2020 – 10:05 am | 150 views
IMG_1792 From 1/25/2020 - Penn Middle School students Braeden Simon (13), Caeley Simon (11), Eliza Kleinschmidt (12) and Adithri Pingali 11 on their participation in the latest Fairchild Challenge during which students explored how plants are able to respond to climate changes by using different characteristics and mechanisms to regulate leaf temperature.