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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.

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Interview: ABBEY in the Red

May 27, 2017 – 11:35 am | 147 views
IMG_3541 From 05/27/2017: Herman Pearl and Ben Barson with music and conversation in preview of ABBEY: In the Red, a music and dance performance inspired by the life and music of Abbey Lincoln, August Wilson Center, through 5/27

Youth Express: Way of the Saxophone

May 27, 2017 – 11:05 am | 172 views
IMG_3539 From 05/27/2017: Way of the Saxophone, featuring 15-year-old saxophonists Brenden Stilwell (Canon-McMillan), Kate Hardy, Nicole Esselstyn (both of Peters Township), and Alex Grove (17, Canon-McMillan) along with instructor from David's Music House, Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Indigo Quartet

May 27, 2017 – 10:35 am | 183 views
IMG_3533 From 05/27/2017: The Indigo Quartet, in collaboration with Youth Chamber Connection, featuring 9th graders Sein Lee and Leila Fanien (violinists, Mt. Lebanon), Futen Wang (violist, North Allegheny) and 11th grader Jaemin Lee (cellist, North Allegheny)

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

May 27, 2017 – 10:05 am | 230 views
IMG_3527 From 05/27/2017: Tom Duer & Samir (11, Dilworth) on their relationship brought about by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with Kristine Pace

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Perry, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 11:35 am | 233 views
IMG_3500 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Perry 9th grader Jazmine (15) on her year-long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

Youth Express: Manchester Academic Charter School, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:35 am | 153 views
IMG_3498 From 05/20/2017: Trey (12), an 8th grade student at Manchester Academic Charter School, talks about his year long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project along with Brashear students involved with YMAP at their school.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Brashear, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:05 am | 123 views
IMG_3495 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Brashear 10th graders Madison (16), Sarah (16), Darren (16), Austin (16) and Nicole (15) on their year-long projects as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

In-Studio Pop Up: Front Porch Theatricals

May 20, 2017 – 8:35 am | 178 views
IMG_3491 From 05/20/2017: Front Porch Theatricals with a live in-studio preview of the musical Violet, running 5/19 to 5/21 and 5/25 to 5/28 at the New Hazlett Theater.

Perry Community Day

May 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm | 48 views
IMG_0590 On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh Perry Students Kara Anderson, Chereigna Jones, and Robert Hawkins hosted a live stream from Pittsburgh Perry Community Day, a part of Remake Learning Days.

Pittsburgh Perry: Broadcasting Class on Northside History

May 16, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 231 views
P1040305 During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.