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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Youth Express: Student Actors, Chloe Gorman, Haylie Alivia King, Charlie Stull

January 27, 2024 – 10:35 am
IMG_7081 From 01/27/2024: Student actors Chloe Gorman (18, Bethel Park), Haylie Alivia King (13, PA Leadership Charter School), and Charlie Stull (13, home schooled) share monologues and thoughts about acting.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, Calliope Quartet

January 27, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_7066 From 01/27/2024: In collaboration with Youth Chamber Connection, a string quartet featuring Pearl Lee (12th grade, violin, Winchester Thurston), Michelle Yang (10th grade, violin, Mt. Lebanon), Claire Cho (12th grade, viola, North Allegheny), and Sarah Voigt (11th grade, cello, Shady Side Academy).

Interview: Friends of the Riverfront Litter League 2024, Greg Manley

January 27, 2024 – 8:20 am
litter-league-original From 01/27/2024: Greg Manley on Friends of the Riverfront Litter League 2024, a 6-week competition for the best litter collecting teams in Allegheny County.

Interview: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy, Steven Jones

January 27, 2024 – 7:50 am
upmc-hillman From 01/27/2024 Steven Jones with details on UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy, a summer research and academic development program for high school students interested in STEM, biomedicine, and research careers.

Interview: Andrew Carnegie Free Library Cooking Class, Samantha Varela

January 27, 2024 – 7:20 am
CarnegieCarnegie-building-square From 01/27/2024: Samantha Varela discussing a kids' cooking class at Andrew Carnegie Free Library, hosted on 1/31 and 2/7 at 4 pm.

Youth Express: 18 under 18, Daniella & Kavya

January 20, 2024 – 10:35 am
Junior-Achievement From 01/20/2024: Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 2024 18 Under 18 honorees Daniella Neve (6th grade, South Fayette Middle School) and Kavya Odari (12th grade, Baldwin High School).

Interview: Refugium Art Exhibit, James Brown

January 20, 2024 – 8:20 am
brian-cohen-refugium From 01/20/2024: James Brown on the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy art exhibit Refugium opening 1/25 (6 pm) at Frick Environmental Center.

Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction, Binney, Calia & Linda

January 13, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_6738 From 01/13/2024: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees Binney Soudi (3rd grade, The Ellis School), Calia Sherbondy (6th grade, Kiski Area Upper Elementary School) and Linda Kong (11th grade, North Allegheny High School).

Interview: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Wayne Brinda

January 13, 2024 – 8:20 am
rosa_parks2 From 01/13/2024: Wayne Brinda discussing the Prime Stage Sprouts production Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, New Hazlett Theater 1/19 to 1/28, Northside.

Interview: January Ice Jam, Amy George

January 13, 2024 – 7:50 am
BRFLogo From 01/13/2024: Amy George with information on the Bluegrass Relief Fund January Ice Jam, 1/19 to 1/20, Beaver Falls.