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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Interview: Pittsburgh Jazz, Dr. Nelson Harrison

January 15, 2022 – 8:35 am | 113 views
PittsburghJazzHomeoftheInnovators From 01/15/2022: Dr. Nelson Harrison previews Pittsburgh Jazz: Home of the Innovators, a virtual storytelling event hosted by Doors Open Pittsburgh (1/15 7:00 - 7:45 PM).

Interview: Pittsburgh Glass Center, Valerie Bundy

January 15, 2022 – 8:20 am | 14 views
pgh-glass-center-horz_logo From 01/15/2022: Valerie Bundy on the upcoming classes and exhibit at Pittsburgh Glass Center.

In Studio Pop-up: Joy Toujours

January 8, 2022 – 8:35 am | 30 views
Joy-Toujours From 1/8/2022: Joy Toujours is a traveling musician, songwriter, and author of the children's book "A Frog's Tale".

Interview: growth + development, Jessica Gaynelle Moss

January 8, 2022 – 8:20 am | 10 views
Pit-August_Wilson_Center From 1/8/2022: Jessica Gaynelle Moss on growth + development, a virtual discussion through the August Wilson African American Cultural Center with Danny Dunson, Emma Osore, and Celeste C. Smith (1/14 at 5:00 PM).

Interview: Theatres of the Old Northside, Jim Kastner

January 8, 2022 – 7:50 am | 19 views
Theaters-of-the-Old-Northside From 1/8/2022: Storyteller Jim Kastner previews Theatres of the Old Northside, a virtual storytelling event hosted by Doors Open Pittsburgh (1/10 7:00 - 7:45PM).

Interview: Alan Irvine, The Gift of the Magi

December 25, 2021 – 9:35 am | 20 views
Alan-Irvine From 12/25/2021: Alan Irvine recites his rendition of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi.

Youth Express: EdCorps, Zach Bischoff and Addie Malock

December 18, 2021 – 10:35 am | 67 views
From 12/18/2021: Real World Scholars Zach Bischoff (Baldwin High School, 18, Grade 12) and Addie Malock (Whitehall Elementary School, 11, Grade 5) joining us to talk about the Student Made Holiday Market (Baldwin High School, 12/18, 10 - 12pm) and their participation in EdCorp

Youth Express: Riley Kirk

December 18, 2021 – 10:05 am | 26 views
Riley From 12/18/2021: Riley Kirk (Gateway High School, Grade 10) is a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Media Award recipient for "the thing about the sun: a short piece".

Interview: AIR, Robert Beckman

December 18, 2021 – 8:20 am | 18 views
AIR-logo From 12/18/2021: Robert Beckman, director and co-founder of Artists Image Resource (AIR), an artist-run, non-profit print and imaging laboratory that serves artists, educators, and the community

Youth Express: EdCorps, Ethan Defilippi & Tyler Pillar

December 11, 2021 – 10:05 am | 66 views
Ethan-Defilippi_Tyler-Pillar From 12/11/2021: Ethan Defilippi and Tyler Pillar, both seniors at Keystone Oaks High School, on their experience with EdCorps and Golden Oaks Designs.