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: Steve Pellegrino

June 23, 2018 – 11:05 am | 15 views
IMG_6413_banner From 06/23/2018: Live music and conversation with Steve Pellegrino and guest caller, Leo Pellegrino.

Youth Express: Heal the Burgh

June 23, 2018 – 10:35 am | 28 views
IMG_6410 From 06/23/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh CAPA graduate Sundiata Rice (18) shares an original song about social justice entitled Heal the Burgh along with fellow collaborators and Pittsburgh Public Schools students and alumni DaShawn Fitzgerald (19) Joshua Anderson (17) and Leslie Terry (11).

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

June 23, 2018 – 10:05 am | 44 views
IMG_6406 From 06/23/2018: Youth guitarist Katie Summer (16, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) discussing her musical enrichment opportunities made possible through the Farina Foundation

Live Music: Rich Samsa

June 16, 2018 – 11:05 am | 18 views
IMG_6386_banner From 06/16/2018: Live music with singer/songwriter Rich Samsa.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Serena Luo

June 16, 2018 – 10:45 am | 29 views
IMG_6383 From 06/16/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Serena Luo (17, Upper St. Clair) with selections on piano

Youth Express: Lincoln Park Performing Arts “Ragtime”

June 16, 2018 – 10:25 am | 29 views
IMG_6381 From 06/16/2018: Amanda Gross and Tru Verret-Fleming from Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School previewing Ragtime, 6/15 to 6/17 and 6/22 to 6/24 at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

June 16, 2018 – 10:05 am | 16 views
IMG_6379 From 06/16/2018: Allicia Broyard (16, Gateway High School) and Emily Fletcher (12, Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High) discussing musical enrichment opportunities made possible through the Farina Foundation

In Studio Pop-Up: Reduced Shakespeare

June 16, 2018 – 8:35 am | 14 views
Reduced-Shakespeare From 06/16/2018: Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Teddy Spencer, and Shaun Hall with a preview of the Reduced Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged), now through 7/1, O'Reilly Theater

Live Music: Chuck Vita

June 9, 2018 – 11:05 am | 69 views
Chuck-Vita_Banner From 06/09/2018: Pianist Chuck Vita with a tribute to Pittsburgh composers.

Youth Express: ProjectArt Pittsburgh

June 9, 2018 – 10:35 am | 32 views
ProjectArt-Pittsburgh From 06/09/2018: Lily Kuza (6, Phillips Elementary) from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Project Art afterschool program talks about her exhibition running through 6/11 at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.