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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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Youth Express: Assumption School Poets

February 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 42 views
IMG_5350 From 02/10/2018: Assumption School 8th grade poets Roman Frankovich, Jason Ficorilli, Westin Harper, Lydia Valeriano and Elena Restaine

Youth Express: Seven Guitars, August Wilson

February 10, 2018 – 10:25 am | 41 views
IMG_5345 From 02/10/2018: Pittsburgh CAPA's production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars previewed by stage manager and senior, Cynfanee Scott, and producer, Tracey McPherson. Productions run 2/9 (7 pm), 2/10 (2 and 7 pm) and 2/11 (2 pm).

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

February 10, 2018 – 10:05 am | 49 views
IMG_5342 From 02/10/2018: Big Sister Tyler Houy and Little Sister Nevaeh (13, Pittsburgh Urban Christian School) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Staff member, Kristine Pace.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Music Academy, Cellists

February 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 68 views
IMG_5324 From 02/03/2018: Pittsburgh Music Academy cellists Madeleine Whitewolf (12, Carson Middle School), Sarah Voigt (11, O'Hara Elementary), Helayna Baer (13, Springdale Jr./Sr. High School), David Shi (12, Marshall Middle School), Sophie Meloy (12, Mellon Middle School) and Tad Swanson (14, Hampton High School) along with instructors Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings.

In Studio Pop-up: Chatham Baroque, Andrew Fouts

February 3, 2018 – 8:35 am | 72 views
IMG_5322 From 02/03/2018: Andrew Fouts (violin) with solo selections by J.S. Bach in advance of the next Chatham Baroque Peanut Butter and Jam Session for preschoolers and families, 2/10 (10 and 11:30 am), Calvary Episcopal Church.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Competition Winner, Enoch Hsiao

January 27, 2018 – 10:35 am | 88 views
IMG_5308 From 01/27/2018: Pianist and Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto competition winner Enoch Hsiao (16, North Allegheny High School).

Youth Express: Alex Weibel

January 27, 2018 – 10:05 am | 88 views
IMG_5305 From 01/27/2018: Alex Weibel (12th grade, Montour High School) performing on guitar and dobro.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

January 20, 2018 – 10:35 am | 93 views
IMG_5297 From 01/20/2018: Kim Katilius and Brikal (12, Pittsburgh Online Academy) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Piano Duets

January 20, 2018 – 10:05 am | 80 views
IMG_5294 From 01/20/2018: Center for Young Musicians pianists Abby Bojalad (11), Jayne Miner (12), Lakshmi Mulgund (13) of Sewickley Academy, Bob Carey (14, Quaker Valley Middle School), Clara Yuo (11, Providence Heights Alpha School), and Sami (8) and Yazan Alissa (10) of Winchester Thurston performing duets under the guidance of Simmi Tripathi.

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

January 6, 2018 – 10:05 am | 99 views
IMG_5154 From 01/06/2018: Singer/songwriter Elias Khouri (16, Holy Family Academy) of The E.K. Band.