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: Time Traveling Trio

March 18, 2023 – 10:35 am | 2 views
IMG_3884 From 03/18/2023: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Time Traveling Trio features flutist Elizabeth Bennett (17, Homeschooled), violist Caden Zhao (13, South Fayette Middle School), and cellist Maggie Stech (17, Peters Township High School).

Interview: CSA Performance Series, Painting Lessons

March 18, 2023 – 8:30 am | 2 views
IMG_3880 From 03/18/2023: Playwright Jasmine Roth with a preview of Painting Lessons, running 3/23 (8 pm) and 3/24 (11 am and 8 pm) as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: CLP Teen Media Awards, Kelly Rottmund

March 18, 2023 – 8:20 am | 2 views
Ralph-Munn-Labsy_banner From 03/18/2023: Coordinator of Teen Services Kelly Rottmund to discuss the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Teen Media Awards

Interview: World Affairs Council Youth Fellowship, Shawn Reming Jr.

March 18, 2023 – 7:50 am | 3 views
From 03/18/2023: Shawn Reming Jr. from the World Affairs Council to discuss the 2023-2024 Youth Fellowship and Youth Board - applications due March 31st.

Youth Express: Flash Fiction Writing Contest, WPCTE

March 11, 2023 – 10:05 am | 44 views
Alexis From 03/11/2023: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest winners: Alexis Pawlowski (9, The Ellis School), Lyra Klinedinst (13, Avonworth Middle School), and Christian Gaertner (18, North Allegheny Senior High School).

Interview: Project Prom, Shelli Luchs

March 11, 2023 – 7:50 am | 15 views
Prom-Stock From 03/11/2023: Shelli Luchs to discuss Project Prom, a free prom dress boutique hosted by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Youth Express: Brandon Max

March 4, 2023 – 10:05 am | 54 views
IMG_3854 From 03/04/2023: Brandon Max, a 21-year old Internet influencer and SLB listener since childhood, sharing information about his its COOL to be different! program, reaching nearly 3 million followers.

Interview: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prime Stage Theatre

March 4, 2023 – 8:20 am | 17 views
lion_banner From 03/04/2023: Prime Stage Theatre Company's Wayne Brinda to discuss The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, running 3/3 through 3/12 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.

Youth Express: Sara Woodside

February 25, 2023 – 10:35 am | 18 views
IMG_3788 From 02/25/2023: SLB Youth Advisory Council member Sara Woodside, (16, Ellis School) discussing how learning disabilities can affect students.

In Studio Pop-Up: The Global Switchboard

February 25, 2023 – 8:35 am | 18 views
IMG_3786 From 02/25/2023: Lais Alexander and Holly Hickling of The Global Switchboard with details on a new campaign for welcoming refugees and immigrants to the Pittsburgh.