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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Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

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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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Articles in Pittsburgh Youth Radio Corps

Brashear After School: International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 – 4:55 pm | 63 views
P1040278 Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.

Brashear High School: Cultural Recordings

March 2, 2017 – 12:32 pm | 221 views
P1040081 Brashear High School in Pittsburgh serves about 1,300 students, 22% of whom are immigrants or former refugees who are learning to speak English. For a different perspective on U.S. immigration policies and realities, Youth Express spoke with ten students from Syria, Iraq and Yemen -- with a translator, when needed -- to provide perspective and insight into what it's like to be an Arabic-speaking teen in high school.

Westinghouse After School Academy 2017: My Neighborhood & School

February 20, 2017 – 6:00 am | 101 views
IMG_4304 5th graders attending Westinghouse After School Academy wrote and recorded about their neighborhoods, their school and the changes they would like to make to them.

Salvation Army Radio Club

February 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm | 216 views
Salvation_Army-01 In partnership with the Pittsburgh Northside Salvation Army afterschool program, fifth and seventh grade students from Northside schools learn about audio recording, editing, interviewing, radio broadcasting and journalism topics in radio club.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017: On Current Events

January 31, 2017 – 3:15 am | 212 views
IMG_4233 7th graders at Woodland Hills Prime Time discussed recent national news as well as events occurring in their own personal lives.

Brashear After School: Bulls Bucks & Future Plans

January 25, 2017 – 3:18 pm | 130 views
P1040050 For some After Schoolers, the high school experience is almost over. Students looked ahead to what they plan to do after they bid farewell to Brashear.

Brashear After School: Sanctuary Status

January 18, 2017 – 4:02 pm | 238 views
P1040010 With Pittsburgh Public Schools looking like it may declare itself a "sanctuary" school district (which became official shortly thereafter), Brashear students discussed what that status would mean to their school and to their peers - a conversation that is particularly applicable because of Brashear's large population of students who speak English as a second language.

Propel Hazelwood After School: Civil Rights and Radio Programs

January 18, 2017 – 2:14 pm | 192 views
clock4_thumb Students in Radio Club at Propel Hazelwood finished their afterschool sessions with conversations about civil rights activists and positive role models as well as what they would choose to put on their own radio programs.

Brashear After School: MLK Day

January 11, 2017 – 12:58 pm | 126 views
P1030988 With Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the horizon Brashear After School students did some writing, reflecting, and had discussions about the civil rights leader. What would MLK think of progress in the United States if he were here today?

Brashear After School: Introductions & Round Table Discussions

January 4, 2017 – 11:20 am | 138 views
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We’re very excited to be back at Brashear for After School programming! Two years ago we captured some great conversations and round table discussions of students on social issues, current events, and things that were happening in their …