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: TeenBloc

November 16, 2019 – 10:35 am | 14 views
IMG_0928 From 11/16/2019: Griffin Shea-Wood (8th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Maise Johnson (8th grade, Shadyside Academy) from TeenBloc discussing participation in the program.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Writers

November 16, 2019 – 10:05 am | 22 views
IMG_0880 From 11/16/2019: Pittsburgh Sci-Tech 6th graders Chapin Nienhuis, Kennedy Gilliard, Sam Bard, Roman Gray, Luke Sweeney and Mariska Kiraly sharing original writing about the connection between humans and other animals.

Interview: Pittsburgh Firewalk, Greg Manley

November 16, 2019 – 8:35 am | 65 views
IMG_0871 From 11/16/2019: Greg Manley from City of Play with details on the Pittsburgh Firewalk carnival (11/23-11/24 in Allegheny Commons)

Youth Express: KRUNK Movement

November 2, 2019 – 10:35 am | 16 views
IMG_0853 From 11/02/2019: The Center of Life KRUNK Movement technician Ezra Jones (15, Pittsburgh SciTech) and artist Amani Howze AKA Mani Bahia (17, Pittsburgh CAPA) with a live performance.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 2, 2019 – 10:05 am | 29 views
IMG_0841 From 11/02/2019: Big Sister Sarah Klimek and Little Sister Unique Dukes (5th grade, Arsenal Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Danielle Greathouse.

Interview: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series, TELL

November 2, 2019 – 9:35 am | 38 views
IMG_0837 From 11/02/2019: Storytellers Kathy Maron-Wood and Misty Mator talk about the TELL: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series, next featuring Adam Booth of West Virginia, 11/14 (7 pm), Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, Oakland

Interview: 32nd Annual Faraday Lecture

November 2, 2019 – 8:35 am | 25 views
IMG_0833 From 11/02/2019: Scientist Nathan Chaffin along with son, Owen Chaffin (14, homeschooled), with details on the 32nd Annual Faraday Lecture, 11/19 and 11/20, Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hall.

Interview: Ready AI, Roozbeh Aliabadi

November 2, 2019 – 7:50 am | 65 views
readyai-logo From 11/02/2019: Roozbeh Aliabadi of Ready AI with details on after school programs for children K-8 interested in robotics and AI.

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

October 26, 2019 – 10:35 am | 63 views
IMG_0732 From 10/26/2019 - Award-winning teen novelist Bonnie Synclaire (12th grade, Plum) sharing original work and discussing her series The Genesis Files

Youth Express: Self-Seriousness

October 26, 2019 – 10:05 am | 66 views
IMG_0710 From 10/26/19 -  Live music with youth band Self-Seriousness