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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Greensburg-Salem High School – Freshman Transitioning

February 18, 2011 – 1:54 pm | 1,737 views
DSC_0105 Students from Greensburg-Salem High School talk about the transition from middle school to high school. Listen to these young-adults as they wrestle with new found responsibilities and deal with the inherent pressures of growing up.

Greensburg-Salem High School – Future Careers

February 18, 2011 – 1:11 pm | 1,461 views
DSC_0032 Students from GSH discuss their thoughts on possible careers, with the choices ranging from tattoo artist too a job in the field of oncology!

Monessen Middle School – Bullying

February 14, 2011 – 4:11 pm | 2,781 views
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Kids 13-20 years old discuss topics such as bullying, dropping out of school, coming out of the closet, singing and living in a shelter.

Alesha – School [audio:]

Alisha – Living in a Shelter [audio:]

Angelique – Bullying [audio:]


A Century of the Pittsburgh Courier

February 12, 2011 – 4:50 pm | 3,171 views
web_exhibits_courier The Senator John Heinz History Center will provide an in-depth look at the largest and most influential African American newspaper of the past 100 years with America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier. Samuel Black, curator of the center's African American Collection, joins us to discuss.

Sean Regan

February 12, 2011 – 4:24 pm | 1,715 views
2011-02-12-Sat Show Pics 005 We're happy to host bagpiper and Edinboro University student Sean Regan, the very first student to enroll in a music education degree for piping, live in our studios.

Western PA Writing Project

February 12, 2011 – 4:20 pm | 3,038 views
2011-02-12-Sat Show Pics 002 Students of the Western PA Writing Project join us to share some of their recent compositions, live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Linden K-5 – Something Worth Trying

February 11, 2011 – 1:54 pm | 1,825 views

Students at Pgh Linden K-5 discuss the value and importance of trying  something new.

Aidan [audio:]

Amya [audio:]

Aurora [audio:]

Jakobi [audio:]

Kyra (age 9) [audio:]

Kyra (age 9) Poem [audio:]

Kyra (age 10) [audio:]

Lexis [audio:]

London [audio:]


The Ellis School w/ PPC at Frick Park – Urban Eco Stewards

February 10, 2011 – 2:18 pm | 1,596 views
This week SLB talked to teens participating in the Urban Eco Stewards program about protecting the environment and the importance of the public parks.

Gateway High School – Leadership And Memories

February 9, 2011 – 3:25 pm | 1,410 views
Young teens reflect on leadership, baseball, poverty and their futures.

Greensburg-Salem Middle School – Transitioning to High School

February 9, 2011 – 2:16 pm | 2,575 views
Greensberg-Salem 3 Greensburg Salem Middle School students discuss the challenges they face upon their transition to high school.