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: Castle of Ink

December 14, 2019 – 11:05 am | 12 views
IMG_1400_banner From 12/14/2019 - Live music with Castle of Ink

Youth Express: Creative Nonfiction’s Writing the tough stuff

December 14, 2019 – 10:35 am | 7 views
IMG_1341 From 12/14/2019 - From Creative Nonfiction's Writing the Tough Stuff program, C.G. Marchl (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Costello Keene (9th grade, Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School), Julian Rubin (11th grade, Taylor Allderdice HS), Margaret Balich (12th grade, Winchester Thurston), Wendy Moore (10th grade, Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School) and Melia Lenker (12th grade, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School)

Youth Express: Flute Studio Pittsburgh

December 14, 2019 – 10:05 am | 64 views
IMG_1293 From 12/14/2019 - Phoebe Chen (10th grade, Upper St. Clair), Maria Giarrusso (11th grade, Mt Lebanon), Dabria Dicenso (12th grade, Peters Township) and Alexa Drecnik (graduate, Upper St. Clair) from Flute Studio Pittsburgh along with instructor Julie McGough

P.J.’s Commentary on “The Secret Life of Gym Girls”

December 13, 2019 – 6:13 pm | 17 views
PJ Youth Express intern, P.J., reflects on "The Secret Life of Gym Girls" by Anna Azizzy. 

Live Performance: Alexis Thompson

December 7, 2019 – 11:05 am | 52 views
IMG_1272_banner From 12/07/2019: Folk musician Alexis Marie Thompson

Youth Express: South Hills Children’s Choir

December 7, 2019 – 10:35 am | 24 views
IMG_1262 From 12/07/2019: South Hills Children's Choir previewing its Holiday Concert, 12/13 (7 pm), St. Paul's Episocal Church, Mt. Lebanon

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

December 7, 2019 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_1259 From 12/07/2018: Yash Puranik and Kalieb Oden (8, Edgewood Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

YMAP Pitch Party Reflections

December 6, 2019 – 5:21 pm | 46 views
Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) eighth graders, Keshawn and Naeer, reflect on their YMAP Pitch Party experience.

Live Performance: Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders

November 30, 2019 – 11:05 am | 18 views
Dan Whitaker Banner From 11/30/2019 - Live music with Chicago-based rockabilly band Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders

Youth Express: Creative nonfiction

November 30, 2019 – 10:35 am | 69 views
IMG_1138 From 11/30/2019 - From The Writing Studio, Jae Volk (12th grade, West Allegheny), Anthony John Wiles, Jr. (10th grade, Sewickley Academy), Ceresa Morsaint (11th grade, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) and Emy Vila-Kubiak (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA)