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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.

Propel Elementary Schools: Afterschool Art Spotlight

June 3, 2021 – 3:33 pm | 100 views

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Youth Express microphones were rolling across all eight Propel Elementary Schools, as afterschool scholars shared their thoughts and feelings about …

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with SLB

May 7, 2021 – 9:47 am | 68 views

Provident Charter School Oral History Project

March 2, 2021 – 12:40 pm | 56 views

In partnership with SLB Radio, 7th grade students at Provident Charter School participated in a virtual afterschool program to learn the basics of conducting interviews and learn about the community members who have language-based differences. Together, these students developed the valuable soft skills …

Pittsburgh Roosevelt Neighborhood Stories

March 1, 2021 – 11:07 am | 124 views
Pittsburgh-Roosevelt-claw In collaboration with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, third grade students at Pittsburgh Roosevelt share stories about their neighborhood, Carrick.

From There to Here… 2020/2021

February 23, 2021 – 4:00 pm | 272 views

As part of their Fall 2020 Social Studies unit, thirty-nine Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the Pittsburgh area from other parts of the world. Here are excerpts from these interviews, and the students’ reflections on …

YMAP 2021

January 27, 2021 – 1:02 pm | 75 views
Youth Media Advocacy students at Carlow University reflect on the American education system, issues in their high schools, and talk about what it means to be an advocate for equity and youth voice.

Student Action Team at Propel Northside Wellness Center

November 6, 2020 – 2:57 pm | 75 views

On Friday November 6th, members of the Propel Schools Student Action team continued their volunteer work by helping prep over 4,000 pounds of fresh produce and sanitary items for community distribution at the Propel Northside Community Wellness Center. To find …

RADical Day at Carnegie Science Center!

October 30, 2020 – 2:03 pm | 131 views
20201030_102749 Andy the RoboThespian at the entrance of the Roboworld exhibit.

October 30th was RADical Day at the Carnegie Science Center! Hear from patrons and administrators about the importance of science, RAD, and supporting cultural institutions in Pittsburgh.

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Youth Express: Haley Swauger

October 24, 2020 – 10:05 am | 155 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.

Lights On Afterschool 2020

October 22, 2020 – 3:44 pm | 105 views

Lights On Afterschool is an annual event that highlights and celebrates the importance of out-of-school time! This year, we invited local students and staff into our virtual studio to record their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on afterschool.

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