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Featuring original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections from Pittsburgh-area youth

Featuring original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections from Pittsburgh-area youth

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United States

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Featuring original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections from Pittsburgh-area youth

Language:

English

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412-586-6300


Episodes

Thoughts on Social Emotional Learning and Original Writing - S3E30

3/30/2021
Teens from throughout Pennsylvania talk about the importance of social emotional learning and Grace Fritsch, a junior at North Allegheny Senior High, Natalie Cohen, a senior at Commonwealth Charter Academy, and Leo Rickard, a freshman at Shady Side Academy read original stories. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:10:22

Reflections on MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech - S3E29

2/2/2021
Morgan McCray, Olivia Hill, Felicity Rovano, and Sienna Stern, all 8th grade students at Sacred Heart Middle School, reflect on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:26:49

Re-release: Holiday Traditions - S3E28

12/15/2020
Clairton Elementary and Middle School students talk about their favorite aspects of Christmas, Madison Dalton and Liza Wilson from Oakland Catholic with their celebration of Kwanzaa, and Christmas stories with Montour High School students. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:07:35

Re-release: Education reform, an original song, and discussion of youth involved in politics - S3E27

11/10/2020
Students in the Emerging Leaders program talk about changes to public education that they would like to see, The Electric Army performs an original called Zesty, and students at Pittsburgh Obama discuss ways that teens can get involved in politics before being old enough to vote. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:25:50

Spotlight on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and original music - S3E26

10/8/2020
Grace Boyer, a junior at The Ellis School with a documentary on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh produced as a prototype for an upcoming series called RADcast, Hallie Sufrin with her original song entitled, Rain, and SonnyThaKid with his original song entitled Black America ft. Neve. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:15:09

Staying active during the pandemic and tips for visiting Kennywood Park - S3E25

9/9/2020
Vega and Kennady, both 8th graders at Carlow Campus School and David E. Williams Middle School respectively, talk about ways to stay active during the pandemic, and Matthew, an 8th grader at Woodland Hills Intermediate School with tips and tricks for your next visit to Kennywood Park. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:08:32

A guide to middle school, jazz improvisation, and origins of mac 'n' cheese - S3E24

9/1/2020
Angelina, a seventh grader at Carlow Campus School, with a guide to middle school, a jazz trio from Center of Life including Marcus Hicks, Joseph Hodges, and Danny Evans with Povo by Freddie Hubbard, and Camille, a seventh grader at David E Williams Middle School, talks about the origin and variations of Mac n Cheese. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:17:21

An essay on Homewood, an original song, and thoughts on returning to school - S3E23

8/4/2020
Nelson Morris, a 10th grade student at Pittsburgh Westinghouse with an essay on living in Homewood, Sloane Simon, a 10th grade student at Shadyside Academy with her original song, For Good, and teens at Youth Places in Wilkinsburg talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming school year. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:13:15

The Black Lives Matter Movement - S3E22

7/21/2020
Teens from Penn Hills, Baldwin, and Shaler gather at Youth Places in Wilkinsburg to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:16:12

Volunteering during the pandemic, an original song, and thoughts on mentors - S3E21

7/14/2020
Teens with the Propel Student Action Team reflect on volunteer work they had done during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sloane Simon, a rising sophomore at Shadyside Academy with an original song entitled, Seven Feet Apart, and youth at the Center that Cares with thoughts on mentoring. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:11:30

Re-release: Gender equality, original music and hopes and fears of high school - S3E20

6/30/2020
High school students from around Pittsburgh talk about gender equality issues, The Krunk Movement performs an original song called, Break it Down, and students from Manchester Academic Charter School and Urban Pathways Charter School share their hopes and fears starting high school. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:24:41

Re-release: Standardized testing, an original story, and motivation to graduate from school - S3E19

6/16/2020
High school students and graduates from the Greater Pittsburgh area reflect on standardized testing, Joanie Zilaitis, a middle school student at Holy Cross Academy, with an excerpt of her original story, Amazing Grace, and Pittsburgh Public students share what motivates them to graduate. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:15:52

Reflections on the Coronavirus pandemic and racism in the US - S3E18

6/3/2020
Jhordan Price, a junior at Propel Andrew Street, with reflections on the Coronavirus pandemic and police brutality against people of color, and students around Pittsburgh talk about how the pandemic has changed their lives and what they hope to do when restrictions are lifted. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:07:26

Re-Release: Role models, original live music, and a plastic pollution on aquatic life - S3E17

5/20/2020
From our archives, Pittsburgh Public School teens talk about role models, Melina Bowser performs an original song from the 2019 Teen Invasion at the Andy Warhol Museum, and Pittsburgh middle and high school student discuss the effects of plastic pollution on aquatic life. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Duration:00:12:59

An original essay and poem about the COVID-19 pandemic - S3E16

5/13/2020
Roman Gray, a 6th grader at Pittsburgh Sci-Tech with an essay on human and animal relationships and Ali, an 8th grader at Harrison Middle School with poetry and reflections on the pandemic. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:07:00

Original essay, music, and youth thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic - S3E15

5/6/2020
Mariska, a 6th grader at Pittsburgh Sci-Tech, with an essay on human and animal relationships, youth band, Self-Seriousness, with an original song entitled, Sleepy Jean, and students around Pittsburgh reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:12:09

Original music, poetry, and an essay on the relationship between people and animals - S3E14

4/29/2020
Self-seriousness with a song entitled, Chaotic, students from Pittsburgh Public School's Summer Dreamers Academy with original poetry, and Pittsburgh Sci-Tech 6th grader, Kennedy Gilliard, with an essay called "Animal Allies". Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:12:33

Poems about civil rights activists, summer days, and grandparents - S3E13

4/21/2020
Students at Manchester Academic Charter School with poems on civil rights activists, Pittsburgh Public Schools students share poems they had written about summer, and Brianna Kline-Costa reads her poem, "Abi", that placed first in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing contest. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:10:38

A short story and commentary on COVID-19 - S3E12

4/14/2020
Julian Rubin, a junior at Pittsburgh Allderdice, with an original short story and Lance Wilhelm, a sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School with a commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:06:51

Gentrification, sports, mental health, and the future of Pittsburgh - S3E11

4/9/2020
Students from around Pittsburgh talk about gentrification, sports, mental health, and the future of the region. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:17:09