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: Propel Northside Talent Show

April 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 162 views
IMG_3379 From 04/29/2017: Eboni (10, Hill District) talks about her talents in drawing and writing along with instructor Emily Bonessi to preview the Propel Northside Talent Show.

Youth Express: Northside Open Spelling Challenge

April 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 216 views
IMG_3316 From 04/22/2017: Past participants Shaniya (11, Propel Northside) and Tatyanna (11, Schiller), along with Doreen Upshaw, preview the Northside Open 3rd Annual Spelling and Literacy Challenge 2017, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Project for students in Grades 3-8 with one winner per grade, 5/20 (10 am to 1 pm).

Youth Express: BotsIQ Preview

April 22, 2017 – 10:05 am | 153 views
IMG_3312 From 04/22/2017: Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ participants Zach Knight (California University of Pennsylvania), Ashley McGhee (12th grade, Yough High School) and Thomas McFadden (12th grade, Fox Chapel High School) discussing their experiences learning about manufacturing principles and career opportunities as they prepare for the BotsIQ competition, 4/28 and 4/29, California University Convocation Center.

Youth Express: Youth Invasion 2017 at The Warhol

April 15, 2017 – 10:35 am | 206 views
IMG_3298 From 04/15/2017: Youth coordinators Alyza Foster (15, CAPA), Ali Perry (18, West Allegheny) and Adam Smiley (18, Pine-Richland) along with artist/educator Christen DiLeonardo previewing Youth Invasion 2017, 4/28 (5 to 10 pm), The Warhol Museum.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

April 15, 2017 – 10:05 am | 177 views
IMG_3297 From 04/15/2017: Big Sister Erin Griffin and Little Sister Tamarra "Sassy" (9, St. Benedict the Moor School) discuss their relationship along with Erica Strafalace of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

April 8, 2017 – 10:35 am | 186 views
IMG_3287 From 04/08/2017: Carson Middle School 7th graders Drew Lopuszynski, Nolan Collery and Erik Bloomquist discuss their climate change video created in response to the latest Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Violins

April 8, 2017 – 10:05 am | 135 views
IMG_3281 From 04/08/2017: Center for Young Musicians violinists Jonah Tedford (6, Highland Primary Center, Grove City) and Daniel Yuo (6, Western PA Montessori) along with instructor Leah Givelber.

Interview: Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

April 1, 2017 – 11:00 am | 278 views
IMG_3242 From 04/01/2017: Kristi Ward and Sean Miller with details on the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

April 1, 2017 – 10:35 am | 272 views
Elias_Khouri From 04/01/2017: Elias Khouri (15, Holy Family Academy) with songs on guitar.

Youth Express: Environmental Charter School Poets

April 1, 2017 – 10:05 am | 268 views
IMG_3236 From 04/01/2017: 5th grade student from Environmental Charter School Porter, Emma, Stella, Brikal, Nivay, Bea, Noelle, Xander, Brynn, Chelsea, and Valentina with original poetry on topics including bullying, stereotypes, homelessness and more.