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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Youth Express: Theodore Tolliver & Nicole Shigiltchoff

March 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 81 views
From 03/28/2020: Theodore Tolliver (14, Moon Area) and Nicole Shigiltchoff (18, Winchester Thurston) join us by phone to discuss their award-winning works from the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Interview: 2020 Census, Emily Neff & Gregg Behr

March 28, 2020 – 9:35 am | 31 views
2020-Census-Logo From 03/28/2020: Emily Neff of Trying Together and Gregg Behr of the Grable Foundation discuss the importance of the 2020 Census.

Youth Express: Frances Huffman

March 21, 2020 – 10:35 am | 37 views
BookishInTheBurghHeader From 03/21/2020: Frances Huffman (14, Mars Area High School) discusses her participation in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Bookish in the Burgh team.

Youth Express: North Hills Combined Orchestra

March 21, 2020 – 10:05 am | 21 views
IMG_2013 From 03/21/2020: Students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View elementary schools perform songs from film and television.

Youth Express: Arianna Isabella Kelly

March 21, 2020 – 10:00 am | 20 views
Scholastic Art and Writing From 03/21/2020: Scholastic Art & Writing Award writer Arianna Isabella Kelly (14, Chartiers Valley) joins us via phone to discuss her writing.

In-Studio Pop Up: Zena Ruiz, Museum at Home

March 21, 2020 – 8:35 am | 25 views
childrens-museum-thumbnail From 03/21/2020: Zena Ruiz, Arts in Context Manager of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab®, talks about resources for kids and families to enhance play and learning with Museum at Home.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 7, 2020 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_2035 From 03/07/2020: Fatmata (14, Urban Pathways Charter School) and Elysa discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Rachel Bolden

Youth Express: Intentional Chaos Quintet

March 7, 2020 – 10:05 am | 53 views
IMG_2032 From 03/07/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Intentional Chaos Quintet, featuring Nahvy Baek (9, Wyland Elementary), Eve Magleby-Lambert (10, Mt Lebanon Montessori), Sophia Smith (11, Quaker Valley Middle School), Michelle Yang (11, Mellon Middle School) on violin and Albert Dong (10, Peebles Elementary) on cello

In Studio Pop-up: U.S. Army Field Band Bass Clarinet Quartet

March 7, 2020 – 9:30 am | 32 views
IMG_2020 From 03/07/2020: Bass clarinetists Sergeant Major Reis McCullough, Master Sergeant Jennifer Everhart, Sergeant First Class Kevin Walko and Staff Sergeant Michael Arbulu from the U.S. Army Field Band on the morning after their free Friday night concert at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 3/6 (7 pm)

In Studio Pop-up: Jay Hitt

March 7, 2020 – 8:35 am | 19 views
IMG_2017 From 03/07/2020: Singer-songwriter Jay Hitt drops by with a few songs in advance of his performance as part of the Friendship House Concert Series, 3/8 (4 to 7 pm)