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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Youth Express: Mt. Lebanon Writers

January 12, 2019 – 10:35 am | 137 views
Mt. Lebanon High School writers Mt. Lebanon High School seniors Abigail Duclos, Amanda Wolf and Nick DeEulio share original writing along with teacher Krissy Schuler.

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge, Carson Middle School

January 12, 2019 – 10:05 am | 31 views
Phipps Fairchild Challenge- Carson Middle School Carson Middle School students Maggie Mu (14) and Andrew Mclaughlan (14) (in 8th grade), Nicole Mendt (12), Josefina Georgi (13), Angel Qu (11) ( in7th grade), and Yuki Quian (12, 6th grade) on their entries in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. 

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

January 5, 2019 – 10:05 am | 43 views
BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh 1/5/2018: Big Brother Jeff Whitmore and Little Brother Jalen (10, Pittsburgh Dilworth) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Brashear Youth Media Advocacy Project

December 29, 2018 – 10:35 am | 72 views
12/29/2018: Brashear High students Nica Palmieri, Brayden Mason and Julie Plasecki plus teacher Joel Graham on the school's Youth Media Advocacy Project activities.

Youth Express: The Allies

December 22, 2018 – 10:35 am | 38 views
The Allies

12/22/2018; Teen rock band The Allies featuring Zack and Aidan Wolynn (15, CAPA), Rohan Sykora (14, CAPA) and Gibson Musiko (14, Environmental Charter School)

The Allies

Youth Express: Eli Alfieri

December 22, 2018 – 10:05 am | 30 views
Eli Alfieri

12/22/2018;  Live performance with singer-songwriter Eli Alfieri (12th grade, Woodland Hills High School).

Eli Alfieri

Youth Express: Professa T

December 15, 2018 – 10:35 pm | 15 views
Taneiya Young, Professa T

12/15/2018: Taneiya Young (15, Urban Pathways Charter School) a.k.a Professa T with an original song. 

Taneiya Young

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge, Westinghouse Arts Academy

December 15, 2018 – 10:05 am | 35 views
Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School

12/15/2018;  Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School students Caden Ferita (15), Benjamin Hommel (16), Trent Edwards (18) and Colton Edwards (18) discussing their participation in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & …

Youth Express: PMT- A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 8, 2018 – 10:05 am | 41 views
Pittsburgh Musical Theater From 12/08/2018: Pittsburgh Musical Theater with a preview of  A Lyrical Christmas Carol, running 12/13 to 12/15 (7:30 pm) and 12/16 (2 pm) at New Hazlett Theater.

Youth Express: Uma Wilder

December 1, 2018 – 10:45 am | 11 views
Uma-Wilder From 12/01/2018: Uma Wilder (6) and her father talk about hobbies, music, and their visit to Pittsburgh from Brooklyn.