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.

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Youth Express: Clarion Center for the Arts, Shrek

March 25, 2017 – 10:35 am | 29 views
IMG_3231 From 03/25/2017: Clarion Center for the Arts singers Mercedes Cunningham (11, Clarion Elementary), Raven Cunningham (9, Clarion Elementary), Ava Orcutt (11, Clarion Limestone Elementary), James Dittman (10, Keystone Elementary) and Bindi Weiland (8, home-schooled) with snippets from their production of the musical, Shrek Jr.

Youth Express: Gemini Theater, Snow White

March 25, 2017 – 10:05 am | 44 views
IMG_3221 From 03/25/2017: Savannah Bruno (18, Allegheny Twp.), Allie Squire (15, Shaler Area HS), Ross Ringold (10, Wesley Spectrum Academy), Thea Cross (12, Ingomar MS), Bree Boyd (10, Woodland Hills Academy), Christopher Eagleton (11, Propel Northside), and Lauren Michaels (12, Kiski Area IS) all have roles in Gemini Theater's production of Snow White, 3/25 to 4/9, Father Ryan Arts Center.

In-studio Pop up: Brawling Bard Theater

March 25, 2017 – 8:35 am | 69 views
IMG_3214 From 03/25/2017: Brawling Bard Theater featuring Alan Irvine (writer) and actors Elizabeth Irvine, Michael Mykita, Alex Mykita and Anne Rematt with a preview of their performance at Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, 3/31-4/2

Interview: Jake Reinhart on John Kane

March 25, 2017 – 7:50 am | 30 views
kane-sketching From 03/25/2017: Greenfield resident Jake Reinhart with details on his efforts to name the new Greenfield (Beechwood) Bridge in honor of laborer and artist John Kane.

Youth Express: Project Lunch Tray

March 18, 2017 – 10:35 am | 145 views
IMG_3194 From 03/18/2017: Savannah Lewis (7th grade, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship), Jazia Sanders (8th grade, Propel McKeesport) and Ama Germaine (11th grade, Pittsburgh Westinghouse) on their participation in Community Kitchen's Project Lunch Tray.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist, Enoch Hsiao

March 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 121 views
IMG_3188 From 03/18/2017: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Enoch Hsiao (10th grade, North Allegheny High School) with selections on piano.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

March 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 110 views
Fairchild-2 From 03/11/2017: Sixth graders Rowan Cain (Morningside), Emma Gardner (Glenshaw), T'Ana Moore (Harrison City), and Parisha Wilojanapa (Fox Chapel) from the Ellis School discuss their responses to the latest Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 96 views
Jessica_Pam From 03/11/2017: Pam Slomiany and Jessica discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Interview: Emily Newman, Ice Station Zebra

March 11, 2017 – 8:35 am | 388 views
Emily_Newman From 03/11/2017: Emily Newman and Zena Ruiz on Ice Station Zebra, a new Children's Museum of Pittsburgh installation.

YX: Prime Stage Theater Production “1984”

March 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 111 views
IMG_3145 From 03/04/2017: Richard Blair, son of Eric Arthur Blair (a.k.a., George Orwell) in a roundtable discussion about 1984 and the Orwell Society with Serena Zets (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Megan Ortego and Brooke Doran (12th grade, Valley High) as well as details about the Prime Stage Theater's production of 1984, 3/3 to 3/12, New Hazlett Theater.