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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SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.


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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 Music: Appalasia

January 20, 2018 – 11:05 am | 35 views
IMG_5299_banner From 01/20/2018: Live music with Appalasia along with details of their performance at the Mattress Factory (1/23, 7 pm, presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh) in conjunction with a screening of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

January 20, 2018 – 10:35 am | 33 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 | 19 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.

Brashear After School 2017-18

January 10, 2018 – 12:58 pm | 72 views
20171129_170346 Check out some of the new audio from Brashear - including an interesting Q&A session about China!

Play it Forward

January 10, 2018 – 12:48 pm | 56 views
Play-it-forward Play It Forward Pittsburgh is a citywide collaboration to register organ, eye and tissue donors on the National Donate Life Registry, raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation, raise funds to improve pediatric transplant outcomes, and encourage relevant policy updates. Individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and other groups can join Play It Forward Pittsburgh.

Live Music: Ferdinand the Bull

January 6, 2018 – 11:05 am | 59 views
IMG_5160_banner From 01/06/2018: Live music with indie/folk band Ferdinand the Bull

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

January 6, 2018 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_5154 From 01/06/2018: Singer/songwriter Elias Khouri (16, Holy Family Academy) of The E.K. Band.

In Studio Pop-up: Chatham Baroque

January 6, 2018 – 8:35 am | 59 views
IMG_5151 From 01/06/2018: Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley (guitar) and George Schnakenberg (musical saw) preview What Has Teeth and Plays Music? (1/13, Calvary Episcopal Church, 10, 11:30 am), as part of Chatham Baroque's monthly Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions for preschoolers and families

Live Music: Chris Putt

December 30, 2017 – 11:05 am | 71 views
20171230_110516 From 12/30/2017: Live acoustic performance with Christopher Putt of the band, Elkhound.

Live Music: Slim Forsythe

December 23, 2017 – 11:05 am | 73 views
Slim From 12/23/2017: A special holiday performance with Pittsburgh's own Slim Forsythe