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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.

Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2019

August 1, 2019 – 12:16 pm | 137 views
DSC_0029 In summer of 2019, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Youth Philanthropy Internship Program brought together nine high school students and recent graduates as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the program’s duration, the Youth Interns assessed community needs and developed funding opportunities through Request for Proposals for local nonprofits where a total of $70,000 will be granted throughout Westmoreland County. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Summer Dreamer’s Academy 2019: Youth Express: You’re On the Air!

July 23, 2019 – 12:15 pm | 45 views
IMG_7655 Welcome to "Youth Express: You're On the Air!"'s blog, where all audio created at this year's Summer Dreamers Academy will be featured.

Grow Pittsburgh: Youth Insights 2019

July 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 12 views
ShilohFarm On a rainy, summer day, youth volunteering at the Shiloh farm stand talked about their work with herbs.

Higher Achievement Pittsburgh Summer Program 2019

June 28, 2019 – 1:41 pm | 59 views

Higher Achievement Pittsburgh

ONYX Youth Council 2018-2019

June 13, 2019 – 1:56 pm | 78 views


One Northside Youth eXcel (ONYX) is a collaborative effort of afterschool providers on the Northside. These afterschool programs have identified a need for youth to have an outlet to develop their leadership skills and use their voices to express …

Winchester Thurston North – Changemakers

June 6, 2019 – 11:14 am | 76 views
As part of a year-long inquiry into the personal meaning of the school credo, "Think also of the comfort and rights of others," fifth-grade students from Winchester Thurston North interviewed individuals who are making a difference in their community. After the interviews, the students reflected on the things they learned.

Streaming the Future 2019 Webcast

May 18, 2019 – 5:00 pm | 37 views
IMG_9045 On May 18, 2019, teens from Pittsburgh Brashear and Perry, Urban Pathways Charter School, and Manchester Academic Charter School discussed their outlooks, hopes, and concerns for the future in this live stream podcast. Listen to the hour-by-hour segments below!

Brashear Kids Afterschool – Interviews with Zone 3 Police Officers

May 8, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 162 views
Nora-Roberts-Foundation Logo In Spring of 2019, students at the Brashear Kids Afterschool Program interviewed officers of Pittsburgh Police Zone 3. These students then reflected on their experience.

ATA: 5th Grade Writers, 2019

May 7, 2019 – 3:30 am | 32 views
ATA Allegheny Traditional Academy 5th graders share their thoughts about brain power.

Stand Together Pittsburgh 2019

April 17, 2019 – 10:54 am | 38 views
56640172_1999431983685372_8246595670861938688_n Students and teachers from Allegheny County gather at the Senator John Heinz History Center on April 10th to showcase their works to combat mental health stigma in their schools.