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 Music: Phat Man Dee, Students, and Friends

May 27, 2023 – 11:05 am | 21 views
Phat-Man-Dee-Friends-Banner From 05/27/2023: Cabaret Jazz vocalist Phat Man Dee previewing her seventh studio album A Thousand Miles which will be released on 6/4. Joining her are Jazz vocalists Esai Aliquo, Windafire and Sugar Ray Morrison, as well as guitarist Izzy Arlet.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Arvind & Grace

May 27, 2023 – 10:35 am | 37 views
Arvind-Grace-Pittsburgh-Regional-Science From 05/27/2023: Arvind Seshan (12th, Fox Chapel Area High School) and Grace Wang (12th, Franklin Regional Senior High School) on their entries in Carnegie Science Center's Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Youth Express: Junior Achievement 18 under 18, Kriti & Elijah

May 27, 2023 – 10:05 am | 23 views
Kriti-Elijah-Junior-Achievement From 05/27/2023: Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 2023 18 Under 18 honorees Kriti Gupta (15, Upper St. Clair High School) and Elijah Majocha (17, Highlands High School)

Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction

May 20, 2023 – 10:35 am | 35 views
IMG_4262 From 05/20/2023: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees: Anna Shaffer (8th, Deer Lakes Middle School), Brookelynn McPherson (8th, Elizabeth Forward Middle School), and Claire Guthridge, (5th, Environmental Charter School).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir

May 20, 2023 – 10:05 am | 34 views
IMG_4250-1 A live performance with Pittsburgh Girls Choir members: Sidera Kingman-Graves, Roxie Fink, Maren Fitzgerald, Lily Butler, Sophia Garibay, Cecelia Conley, Lydia Banfield Hicks, Deirdre Patterson, Lucy Field, Selah Parker, Sara Bunting, and Anya Mahtani joined by artistic director, Kathryn Barnard.

Interview: Pittsburgh Let’s Go Fishing: Urban Youth Fishing Derby

May 20, 2023 – 8:35 am | 28 views
IMG_4243 Phillip Papa from Pittsburgh Let's Go Fishing and Marcus Shoffner from the Outdoor Inclusion Coalition talking about the Memorial Fishing Derby, 5/27 (9am to 2 pm), Carnegie Lake, East Liberty.

Interview: OpenStreetsPGH 2023

May 20, 2023 – 8:20 am | 24 views
1500x500 From 05/20/2023: Kéya Joseph on OpenStreetsPGH, a free community event series hosted by Bike Pittsburgh.

Interview: New Horizon Theater: Chicken & Biscuits

May 20, 2023 – 7:50 am | 21 views
nhtweb From 05/20/2023: Joyce Meggerson-Moore and Eileen J. Morris previewing the New Horizon Theater production of Chicken & Biscuits, 5/25 - 6/18, The Dr. Vernell Audrey Watson Lillie Theater, Southside. 

Interview: Balafon’s Black River African Dance Festival

May 20, 2023 – 7:20 am | 15 views
9066439-logo From 05/20/2023: Linsey McDaniel and Sheba Gittens previewing Balafon's Black River African Dance Festival, 5/19-21 in East Liberty.

Advocacy Day 2023

May 18, 2023 – 4:39 pm | 39 views

On May 2nd, students, staff, and administrators from across Pennsylvania made their way to Harrisburg to advocate for a 70 million dollar budget item to support state-wide after school programming. Our SLB microphones were rolling as we heard from students …