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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Live Performance: Tom Roberts

July 4, 2020 – 11:05 am | 12 views
Tom-Roberts_2015 From 07/04/2020: Updates on the life and work of pianist and early jazz historian Tom Roberts.

Youth Express: “Black Lives Matter Here”, 1Hood Media Benefit Show

July 4, 2020 – 10:05 am | 9 views
1Hood_logo From 07/04/2020: Gabriella Salvucci (15, Lincoln Park Performing Arts), Shyheim Banks AKA Treble NLS and Phat Man Dee join us on the morning after their participation in a Black Lives Matter Here - A Concert to Benefit 1Hood Media ( 7/3 at 7 pm) in support of 1Hood Media as they work to build liberated communities through art, education and social justice

Live Performance: E.May

June 27, 2020 – 11:05 am | 14 views
From 06/27/2020: Singer/songwriter E.May live from Dry Fork, West Virginia.

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

June 27, 2020 – 10:35 am | 32 views
Bonnie-Synclaire From 06/27/2020: Teen writer Bonnie Synclaire (18, Plum High School Graduate)

Interview: TRYPO Camp Crescendo, Jim Rodgers

June 27, 2020 – 10:05 am | 18 views
TRYPOs-Virtual-Summer-2020 From 06/27/2020: Jim Rodgers, Principal Contrabassonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with music samples and info on Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras Camp Crescendo.

Live Performance: Jordan Montgomery

June 20, 2020 – 11:05 am | 27 views
Jordan-Montgomery_banner From 06/20/2020: Live performance and interview with Pittsburgh-based rapper and CEO of Driving While Black Records Jordan Montgomery

Youth Express: Jazz Trio from Center of Life

June 20, 2020 – 10:35 am | 22 views
Center-of-Life-Logo From 06/20/2020: Center of Life youth jazz musicians Marcus Hicks (12th grade, Steel Valley, trumpet), Joseph Hodges (10th grade, Lincoln Park, keyboard), and Danny Evans (11th grade, Lincoln Park, drums)

Youth Express: The Berger Trio

June 20, 2020 – 10:05 am | 41 views
Berger Trio Picture From 06/20/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Berger Trio featuring Jonah (senior, Harvard), Aaron (graduate, Pittsburgh Allderdice) and Gabriela (sophomore, Pittsburgh Allderdice) on their love of classical music and performance

Interview: Max Emiliano Gonzales, GEMS

June 20, 2020 – 8:35 am | 11 views
GEMS_Art From 06/20/2020: Artist, activist and educator Max Emiliano Gonzales a.k.a."GEMS" discussing his recent Black Lives Matter collaborative mural along the Allegheny River

Interview: Joseph Hall, Hotline Ring! Virtual Fundraiser

June 20, 2020 – 8:20 am | 17 views
joseph-hall-300x200 From 06/20/2020: Joseph Hall (Executive Director, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater) with details on upcoming programming as well as Hotline Ring! A Virtual Fundraiser benefiting 1HOOD Media, Boom Concepts, Dreams of Hope, The Legacy Arts Project, PearlArts Studios, and Braddock Carnegie Library Association, 7/16 (5:00pm to midnight)