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: Hempfield Area High School Jazz Ensemble

April 24, 2021 – 10:35 am | 75 views
Trumpet-1 From 04/24/2021: The Hempfield Area High School Jazz ensemble under the direction of Mr. Brian Tychinski and David Emanuelson.

Youth Express: STEM Coding Lab

April 24, 2021 – 10:05 am | 51 views
Stem-Coding From 04/24/2021: Casey Mindlin and 4th grader Teddy Glass of Environmental Charter School discussing opportunities for students in Grade K-12 at STEM Coding Lab.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, Sunsum is Spirit

April 24, 2021 – 8:35 am | 15 views
Sunsum-is-Spirit From 04/24/2021: Samuel Boateng with a preview of Sunsum is Spirit, running 4/29 and 4/30 as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: 2021 Friendship Flower & Folk Festival Plant Sale

April 24, 2021 – 8:20 am | 12 views
From 04/24/2021: Martha Ann Terry on the 2021 Friendship Flower & Folk Festival Plant Sale (pre-order and pick-up only) including its Pollinator Garden Initiative. Pre-orders placed by 5/1 will be available for pickup at Baum Grove on 5/8 (11 am to 1 pm).

Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

April 17, 2021 – 10:05 am | 49 views
From 04/17/2021: Layla Spearman (5th grade), Brandon Esek (5th grade), Ethan Green (6th grade), and Kristy Frohliger (instructor) from Whitehall Elementary, Tim Barnes (teacher) from West Greene Jr. Sr. High School, Megan Patton (teacher) from Carmichaels Area School District, and Christen Dunn from Real World Scholars talk about the businesses set up through the EdCorps program.

Interview: Readiness Institute, Justin Aglio

April 17, 2021 – 8:20 am | 11 views
readiness-institute-mark From 04/17/2021: Justin Aglio with details on The Readiness Institute at Penn State and its summer program for rising high school seniors. Application deadline is 4/23.

Youth Express: PA Service Learning Competition

April 10, 2021 – 10:35 am | 35 views
From 04/10/2021: Members of the Propel Schools Student Action Team with details on its co-sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Statewide Service Learning Competition for teams of Grade 6-12 students. Applications are due by 5/14 for projects to be completed by 9/1 with prizes of $3,000 (first place), $2,000 (second place) and $500 (third and fourth place). The competition is co-sponsored by The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 10, 2021 – 10:05 am | 44 views
From 04/10/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Ava Super (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), Wesley Madge (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), and Milla Dobrovolska-Ivanova (11th grade, Sewickley Academy) share excerpts of their work.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 3, 2021 – 10:05 am | 26 views
From 04/03/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Kathryn Mi (10th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), Beatrice Alba (9th grade, Davidson Academy), Jessica Daninhirsch (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), and Faith Nguyen (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior Hish) share excerpts of their work.

Interview: Cryptid Critter Crawl, Owen Lowrey

April 3, 2021 – 9:35 am | 60 views
adventuremap_print From 04/03/2021: Owen Lowrey shares details on Cryptid Critter Crawl, a new, free outdoor exhibit at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.