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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Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon at Brashear

November 9, 2017 – 3:59 pm | 10 views

On Thursday, November 9th, Brashear students welcomed local veterans to the school’s library for lunch, conversation, and recognition of their service. The event was organized by members of The Future is Mine club.

Live Music: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

November 4, 2017 – 11:05 am | 17 views
IMG_4988_web From 11/04/2017: Live music with Massachusetts multi-instrumentalists Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards the morning after their Friday night Mt. Lebanon house concert

Youth Express: Nadav Gilboa, TEDx Youth

November 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 40 views
IMG_4983 From 11/04/2017: Nadav Gilboa (8th grade, Communtiy Day School) with details on TEDxYouth @Blue Slide Park a youth-organized event featuring young innovators and enterprenuers, 11/19 (noon to 5), Repair the World, 6022 Broad Street, East Liberty

Youth Express: ELBA

November 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 140 views
IMG_4980 From 11/04/2017: Live music with 1Hood Media singer/songwriter Elba (19, Duquesne University).

In Studio Pop-up: Tom Roberts, Rhapsody in Blue

November 4, 2017 – 8:35 am | 12 views
IMG_4976 From 11/04/2017: Pianist Tom Roberts with a preview of his performance of Rhapsody In Blue with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, 11/4, 7:30 pm, Upper St. Clair High School Theater

Holy Family Academy 2017

October 30, 2017 – 11:04 am | 24 views
IMG_4825 In Fall 2017, Holy Family Academy students visited the Saturday Light Brigade studios for a weekly class about radio production. These students learned about the background of radio storytelling and developed their skills in interviewing, audio production, and podcasting. Below are some of the works from these students:

Live Music: Diamond Shapes

October 28, 2017 – 11:05 am | 52 views
IMG_4968_web From 10/28/2017: Live music with contemporary folk band, Diamond Shapes.

Youth Express: Business Bee, H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow

October 28, 2017 – 10:35 am | 68 views
IMG_4964 From 10/28/2017:  LaTaiziah Megget (8th grade, Carlynton) and Amajah Hall (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) along with H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow chaperones Megan Pisone and LaWarren Rush with a preview of its upcoming Business Bee, featuring youth in Grades 5 to 10 in a Jeopardy-style competition on topics related to entrepreneurship and business,11/16, Sheraden Senior Center (6 to 9 pm)

Youth Express: Large Print Literary Magazine

October 28, 2017 – 10:05 am | 103 views
IMG_4959 From 10/28/2017: Large Print student editor, Lauren Jasper (11th grade, Ellis School) and writers Brianna Kline Costa (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Gracie Cain and Emma Prokop (each in 8th grade, Falk School) share writing and discuss their experiences with this Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teen literary magazine

In Studio Pop-Up: Chatham Baroque

October 28, 2017 – 8:35 am | 17 views
IMG_4952 From 10/28/2017: Chatham Baroque previews their monthly Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions for preschoolers and families, Delicious Double Stops, Calvary Episcopal Church (11/4, 10 and 11:30 am)