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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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!


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Youth Express: De’Via Art

March 24, 2018 – 10:35 am | 19 views
IMG_5561 From 03/24/2018: Braden Elliot (14), Bernie Elliot (13), and Dalton D'Angelo (11) from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf along with Fran Flaherty and interpreters Eileen Noble and Heather Gray with details on the Deaf View/Image Art exhibition at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Fidelis Trio

March 24, 2018 – 10:05 am | 30 views
IMG_5555 From 03/24/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Fidelis Trio featuring ninth graders Thomas Bauer (violin, Mt. Lebanon), Maeve Southard-Wray (violin, home-schooled) and Nick Lev (cello, North Allegheny)

Youth Express: Strong Women Strong Girls

March 17, 2018 – 10:35 am | 35 views
IMG_5521 From 03/17/2018: Jaleah Robinson (Asst. Prinicipal, Environmental Charter School) and college mentor Nahdiya Oliver (Junior, Duquesne University) discussing their involvement with Strong Women Strong Girls

Youth Express: The Atonic Wind Quintet

March 17, 2018 – 10:05 am | 59 views
IMG_5518 From 03/17/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Atonic Wind Quintet featuring Kayla Gilmore (flute, 12th grade, Oak Glen High School, WV), Kirsten Haddox (oboe, 12th grade, Bethel Park), Matthew Rygelski (clarinet, 11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Joshua Faiella (bassoon, 11th grade, Hopewell), and Maya Waller (French horn, post high-school gap year)

Preview: Deep River

March 17, 2018 – 8:35 am | 29 views
IMG_5512 From 03/17/2018: Gospel singing/songwriting couple Pastor Lamont and Mary Shields on their remarkable life (including being heavily recruited by Barry Gordy and Duke Ellington in the 1960s) and a new recording of Deep River featuring the still-strong voice of Pastor Shields and arrangement by Mary Shields as captured by Center of Life

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, The Little Mermaid

March 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 48 views
IMG_5442 From 03/10/2018: Ben Godley Fisher (14, Pittsburgh Obama) and Lila English (15, Pittsburgh CAPA) on the upcoming Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of The Little Mermaid, Byham Theater, 3/15 to 3/25

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

March 10, 2018 – 10:05 am | 53 views
IMG_5441 From 03/10/2018: Big Sister Julia Hampson and her Little Sister Madison (12, Imagine Penn Hills Charter School) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Preview: Empty Bowls 2018

March 10, 2018 – 8:35 am | 51 views
IMG_5439 From 03/10/2018: Ken Regal with details on this year's Empty Bowls dinner benefiting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest, Rodef Shalom, Oakland, 3/18 (1 - 6 pm)

Youth Express: “Stay Woke” Youth Invasion 2018

March 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 82 views
IMG_5405 From 03/03/2018: Organizers Emily Adair (15, Mt. Lebanon High School ) and Faith Godwin (17, Propel Braddock Hills High School) discussing Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke, 3/16 (5 to 10 pm)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist, Christopher Fedor

March 3, 2018 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_5404 From 03/03/2018: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Fedor (12th grade, North Allegheny) with selections on cello.