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August 22, 2020 – 11:05 am | 43 views
From 08/22/2020: Jazz trio Sweet Atmosphere featuring Max Schang (guitar), Clint Hoover (harmonica) and Jim Spears (bass) joins us live in our studios with gypsy jazz, European swing, and more. Read the full story »
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.

Streaming Justice Webcast 2020: Students Honor MLK

January 20, 2020 – 4:00 am | 50 views
IMG_1766 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live four-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity.

Propel Northside: Immigrant Oral History Project

January 1, 2020 – 2:33 pm | 39 views
Listen to Propel Northside middle school students interview Aurora Ortiz about her life in Mexico and her immigration to the United States.

Youth Express Fall 2019 Interns

December 19, 2019 – 3:14 pm | 47 views

Commentaries, spotlights, and more from Western PA area 7th-12th graders participating in the 2019 Youth Express Fall Internship Program.…

Winchester Thurston North: From There to Here… 2019/2020

December 18, 2019 – 4:03 pm | 69 views
Ornella-Castman_interview Seeking to understand and learn from different perspectives, fifth-grade students from Winchester Thurston North interviewed individuals who have moved to the Pittsburgh area from other countries. This collaboration between SLB Radio Productions, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School was funded by the City as Our Campus initiative.

P.J.’s Commentary on “The Secret Life of Gym Girls”

December 13, 2019 – 6:13 pm | 52 views
PJ Youth Express intern, P.J., reflects on "The Secret Life of Gym Girls" by Anna Azizzy. 

YMAP Pitch Party Reflections

December 6, 2019 – 5:21 pm | 81 views
Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) eighth graders, Keshawn and Naeer, reflect on their YMAP Pitch Party experience.

HundrED: Youth Ambassador and Helsinki Youth Council Reflections on Education

November 27, 2019 – 6:06 pm | 131 views
Ahead of the HundrED Innovation Summit, Youth Express interviewed Helsinki Youth Council members and HundrED Youth Ambassadors about the purpose of education, education issues and their hopes for the future. 

Herbs in Action 2019

November 25, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 91 views
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A program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Botany in Action Fellowship (BIA) provides PhD students from the U.S. who conduct plant-based scientific field research with funding, training and opportunities in public science engagement, placing them at different …

Girl Talk, Volume 1

October 29, 2019 – 2:22 pm | 306 views
Girl Talk CD Insert This edition of Girl Talk served twenty-nine girls between 11 and 17 years of age in the Hill District, Uptown, and Oakland neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Mentored and guided by SLB Radio staff educators, girls prepared for and conducted interviews. The resulting product includes twenty-five interviews featured in this booklet form, online, and on CD.

Propel McKeesport 2019-2020

October 24, 2019 – 10:46 am | 31 views
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Propel McKeesport middle school students from Ms. Robinson’s ELA class.