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: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, The Little Mermaid

March 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 42 views
IMG_5442 From 03/10/2018: Ben Godley Fisher (14, Pittsburgh Obama) and Lila English (15, Pittsburgh CAPA) on the upcoming Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of The Little Mermaid, Byham Theater, 3/15 to 3/25

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

March 10, 2018 – 10:05 am | 41 views
IMG_5441 From 03/10/2018: Big Sister Julia Hampson and her Little Sister Madison (12, Imagine Penn Hills Charter School) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Preview: Empty Bowls 2018

March 10, 2018 – 8:35 am | 41 views
IMG_5439 From 03/10/2018: Ken Regal with details on this year's Empty Bowls dinner benefiting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest, Rodef Shalom, Oakland, 3/18 (1 - 6 pm)

Youth Express: “Stay Woke” Youth Invasion 2018

March 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 75 views
IMG_5405 From 03/03/2018: Organizers Emily Adair (15, Mt. Lebanon High School ) and Faith Godwin (17, Propel Braddock Hills High School) discussing Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke, 3/16 (5 to 10 pm)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist, Christopher Fedor

March 3, 2018 – 10:05 am | 55 views
IMG_5404 From 03/03/2018: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Fedor (12th grade, North Allegheny) with selections on cello.

In Studio Pop-up: SongSpace, Mark Williams

March 3, 2018 – 8:35 am | 67 views
IMG_5400 From 03/03/2018: Mark Williams performing in advance of his SongSpace concert along with Amythyst Kiah (Johnson City, TN), 3/3, 7:30 pm, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: EKC Circle Camps

February 24, 2018 – 10:35 am | 72 views
IMG_5379 From 02/24/2018: Sandi Welch with details on EKC Circle Camps for grieving children along with former campers and current counselors Rachael (21, U-Mass Dartmouth) and Jess Buchanan (11th grade, Sturgis West Charter Public School, Hyannis, MA).

Youth Express: Givi School of Music, Violins

February 24, 2018 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_5375 From 02/24/2018: Violinists Amelia Beer (8, St. Bede), Angelina Yorkgitis (10, Allegheny Traditional Academy) and Rhyse Esser (8, Allegheny Traditional Academy) with instructor Regina Givi.

In Studio Pop-up: BLOCK Sculpture Series

February 24, 2018 – 8:35 am | 68 views
IMG_5374 From 02/24/2018: Sculptor and ceramic artist Debbie Reichard discusses her upcoming BLOCK sculpture installation (2/26 - 3/17) along with Children's Museum of Pittsburgh art studio manager Carina Kooiman.

Youth Express: Chain Reaction Contraption Winners

February 17, 2018 – 10:35 am | 70 views
IMG_5358 From 02/17/2018: Chain Reaction Contraption winners Katelyn Johnson (16), Chris Venzin (16), and Ethan Crosby (15), all from Hempfield Area High School along with team mentor and Westinghouse engineer Tim Johnson and Carnegie Science Center staffer Madelyn Dinnerstein.