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: TRYPO Symphonette

October 16, 2021 – 10:05 am | 36 views
IMG_2429 From 10/16/2021: An outdoor performance by Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

In Studio Pop-Up: CSA Performance Series, Meanwhile

October 16, 2021 – 8:35 am | 30 views
IMG_2437 From 10/16/2021: Mandolinist Bryce Rabideau’s performance “Meanwhile” (10/28 - 10/29 at 8:00 PM) is part of the New Hazlett CSA, a community supported art performance series at New Hazlett Theater.

Interview: Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza

October 16, 2021 – 7:50 am | 20 views
popup-arts-fest From 10/16/2021: Jennifer Salmans of Hosanna House shares details about the Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza (10/16, 1-4pm)

Youth Express: TRYPO Interview

October 9, 2021 – 10:35 am | 46 views
IMG_2415 From 10/09/2021: Anya Chen (13, Fort Couch Middle School), Alex Du (12, Ingomar Middle School), and Abril Linares-Mendoza (15, Shadyside Academy) talk about their involvement in Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras.

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Poetry and Prose

October 9, 2021 – 10:05 am | 80 views
IMG_2409 From 10/09/2021: Saanika Chauk (17, North Allegheny School District), Connor Dalgaard (17, West Allegheny High School), Aneri Shethji (15, North Allegheny Intermediate High School), Maanasa Reddy (16), and Shana Reddy (17) at Upper Saint Clair High School are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining us to talk about their entries in the categories of poetry and short prose.

In Studio Pop-Up: Dave English & Dirty Girty the Poor Polluted Birdie

October 9, 2021 – 8:35 am | 33 views
IMG_2403 From 10/09/2021: Puppeteer Dave English joins us with Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdie in advance of the GASP Clean Air Fair (10/9)

Interview: Color’s Nature, Caitlin Bruce & Max Gonzales

October 9, 2021 – 8:20 am | 23 views
Colors-Nature From 10/09/2021: Caitlin Bruce (University of Pittsburgh) and Max Gonzales (curator) tell us about the art gallery event "Color's Nature" (10/08 - 10/09, Homestead, PA), organized through the Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project.

Interview: Etna EcoPark, Megan Tuñón

October 9, 2021 – 7:20 am | 15 views
Etna-EcoPark From 10/09/2021: Megan Tuñón from Etna Community Organization highlights the Etna EcoPark Celebration, marking the official opening of the Etna EcoPark. 

Youth Express: TRYPO Interview

October 2, 2021 – 10:35 am | 71 views
IMG_2391 From 10/02/2021: Lily Haberman (11, Hampton Middle School), Eleanor DeMann (12, Pine Richland Middle School), and Allison Guan (11, Shady Side Academy) talk about their involvement in Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO). 

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Fashion & 3D Art

October 2, 2021 – 10:05 am | 38 views

From 10/02/2021: Amalia Glowczewski (14, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts), Jane Windsheimer (16, Chartiers Valley), Ariel Riccobon (16) and Alena Riccobon (14) of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining …