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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.

Franklin Toker previews Pittsburgh: A New Portrait

October 10, 2009 – 11:53 am
Acclaimed author and professor Franklin Toker joins us to discuss his latest book, Pittsburgh: A New Portrait.

The Big Swan Kings

October 5, 2009 – 12:42 pm
We're pleased to welcome acoustic music trio, The Big Swan Kings, on our program. The "Kings" featuring David King on guitar, Gil Bigenho on bass and violinist Keith Swan. Live on SLB.

Step Trek interview

September 26, 2009 – 1:19 pm
Steptrek Logo Bev Boggio, Chair of the Step Trek Committee, is on hand to tell us about this fun family event geared toward discovering the many stairways essential to Pittsburgh life.

Leadership Pittsburgh

September 21, 2009 – 3:05 pm
leadership-pittsburgh-01 Six youth (ages 14 to 20) discuss the economy, health care and personal outlook for the future...

It’s Scouting round-up time!

September 19, 2009 – 2:40 pm
beascoutwebpage It's Scouting round-up time! The Greater Pittsburgh Council Boy Scouts Field Director, Joe Milhacic, pays us a visit--along with several area scouts--to talk about the programs offered and how you can get registered as a scout or volunteer. Boy Scouts of America isn't just for boys anymore! Our guests also share information about their co-ed program, "Ventures."

Gemini Theater Previews Aladdin

September 12, 2009 – 2:59 pm

The cast of Aladdin, now at The Gemini Theater, are LIVE in the SLB studio for a sneak-peek of opening night and this season’s other upcoming productions.

Cast members on-hand are: Jay Regalado – Aladdin, Jessica Nola – Ensemble, Lauren …

Young Author Hassan Howze

September 5, 2009 – 3:09 pm
Newly published young author, Hassan Howze, stops by to talk about his book: "Life Tips: Everything a Child Should Know." Hassan is a freshman at City High Charter School and lives in Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Scoped Airchecks

September 1, 2009 – 4:15 pm
Picture 003 The Saturday Light Brigade airs live from 6 am to noon Eastern on Saturday mornings. SLB is available to non-commercial radio stations in weekly free-standing increments of one to six hours for live or time-delayed broadcast. A variety of program distribution technologies are available.

Dinwiddie Community Alliance Essay Winners

August 29, 2009 – 4:26 pm
Tashaya Brown, Ny'Azsha Eyth and Kennedy Rainey will read their winning essays and talk about why they participated in Dinwiddie Community Alliance "Who is Your Hero Essay Contest". Marlene L. Jackson also joins us.

Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.

August 8, 2009 – 11:40 am
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Rory McCarthy (Hazelwood YMCA), Sara Dora (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Branch) and Beth Snyder (Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.) preview their upcoming Youth Voices Poetry Slam.

Hip Hop On L.O.C.K. [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/interviews/2009-08-08-Hip-Hop-On-Lock.mp3]…