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.


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!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Youth Expression Showcase

Youth Express: Inori Sakai

January 9, 2021 – 10:05 am | 29 views
Violin From 01/09/2021: Inori Sakai, Rice University graduate student and violin performer, provides an update on her recent work and performances after her 5/2/2009 performance on the Saturday Light Brigade.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Trios

December 5, 2020 – 10:05 am | 41 views
Winter-cello From 12/05/2020: From the Center for Young Musicians, live performances from The Sewickley Trio featuring Sewickley Academy 9th graders Abby Bojalad (piano), Andrew Caridad (cello) & Alena Gurevich (violin) and The Wexford Trio featuring 8th graders Clara Yuo (piano, Providence Heights Alpha School), Yazan Alissa (cello, Winchester Thurston) & Alexa Bronkaj (violin, Mary Queen of Apostles, New Kensington).

Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

November 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 119 views
BW-Creations From 11/28/2020: Youth business owners from Whitehall Elementary School, South Saint Marys Street Elementary School, and Carmichaels Area School District talk about their work with the EdCorps program of Real World Scholars, including products they'll have for sale at Handmade Arcade, a virtual artisan marketplace,11/28 to 12/6

Youth Express: Haley Swauger

October 24, 2020 – 10:05 am | 52 views
chain-fist-from-booklet From 10/24/2020: Haley Swauger (9th grade, Burrell High School) shares an original song about the abolishment of slavery in the U.S.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Amital Leibovich

September 26, 2020 – 10:45 am | 62 views
Amital From 09/26/2020: Amital Leibovich talks about Against the Algorithm, her award-winning entry in the fashion category of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Media Awards.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Ava Wos

September 26, 2020 – 10:35 am | 46 views
Ava-Wos-Costume From 09/26/2020: Ava Wos on her award-winning fashion entry in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Media Awards.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Graciela León

September 26, 2020 – 10:20 am | 58 views
Music-Stand From 09/26/2020: Graciela León joins us to talk about her award-winning Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh LABSY invention called Attaché Adagio: A New Kind of Music Stand.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Anzu Sekikawa

September 26, 2020 – 10:05 am | 55 views
Anzu From 09/26/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Anzu Sekikawa talks about Fed Up, her award-winning entry in the 2D Art category.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Ariella Riccobon

September 19, 2020 – 10:35 am | 41 views
2020_Ralph-Munn-Cover From 09/19/2020: Ariella Riccobon discussing her award-winning prose Hip Hop Science as published in the 2020 Ralph Munn Anthology

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Hallie Sufrin

September 19, 2020 – 10:20 am | 24 views
Rain-Cover-Art From 09/19/2020: From 09/19/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Hallie Sufrin on her award-winning musical composition, Rain.