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April 21, 2018 – 11:05 am | 2 views
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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.

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.

Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon at Brashear

November 9, 2017 – 3:59 pm | 156 views
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On Thursday, November 9th, Brashear students welcomed local veterans to the school’s library for lunch, conversation, and recognition of their service. The event was organized by members of The Future is Mine club.

Sherman Alexie Visits Pittsburgh Perry

October 16, 2017 – 3:50 pm | 183 views
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On October 16th, renowned author Sherman Alexie visited Pittsburgh Perry for a Q&A forum with students and read selections his #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. …

ProjectArt Launches in Pittsburgh

September 20, 2017 – 2:22 pm | 136 views
20170920_172751 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh welcomes ProjectArt: a national arts education nonprofit organization that provides free after school programming.

The Neighborhood Academy 2017: Future Vision Podcast

September 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 203 views
NeighborhoodAcademy Students from The Neighborhood Academy, in collaboration with the Saturday Light Brigade, learn about interviewing, digital audio recording, and editing in preparation for the creation of their podcast series.

RADio: Asset Spotlights from SLB

September 12, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 202 views
RAD_logo2 The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) funds regional assets from one-half of the proceeds of the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax. RADical Days is an annual event celebrating these assets with free admission, musical and dance performances and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD.

Pittsburgh Public Schools 2017 Back to School Event

August 23, 2017 – 1:42 pm | 296 views
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Pittsburgh Public School students and parents talk about event activities, special guest Antonio Brown and more.

Teen Media Awards 2017

August 12, 2017 – 12:51 pm | 330 views
P1040638_web On August 12th 2017, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosted the 2017 Teen Media Awards at the library's main branch in Oakland. The ceremony honored the works of Pittsburgh area youth through the Labsy Awards and the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Youth Express microphones were on hand to hear from members of CLP's staff, teen attendees, and community advocates to capture the spirit of the event.

Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2017

August 8, 2017 – 4:35 pm | 728 views
IMG_0706 In summer of 2017, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County launched their first ever Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, welcoming 11 students ranging from 16-19 years old in age 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 internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Getting to the Point Season 1

August 8, 2017 – 11:25 am | 716 views
Youth-Philanthropy-Interns-500px In Summer 2017, eleven students created radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students.

Jeannette Voices

August 3, 2017 – 11:13 am | 326 views
P1040576 In Summer 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Jeannette School District's summer camp, convened a group of students to conduct interviews with Jeannette community members (past and present).