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: WQED Writers Contest 2021, Michelle Imler

February 13, 2021 – 7:50 am | 49 views
wqed_wc-logo_3x2 From 02/13/2021: Michelle Imler from WQED joins us to talk about the upcoming Writers Contest. Entry deadline is 3/31/2021.

Interview: Stage 62, Take Home Tales

February 6, 2021 – 8:35 am | 22 views
take-home-tales-Stage62 From 2/6/2021: Stage 62 with a preview of Take Home Tales, featuring The Big Race and Little Red Hen and Blue Muffin along with opportunities for families to submit home-produced musicals, opening 2/13

Interview: Cowboy, Joyce Meggerson-Moore

February 6, 2021 – 7:20 am | 19 views
From 2/6/2021: Joyce Meggerson-Moore discussing the latest New Horizon Theater virtual show Cowboy, running 2/8 to 2/14

Interview: The Lighthouse Project, James Brown

January 30, 2021 – 8:20 am | 16 views
Homewood-lighthouse-music-ymca-pittsburgh-home From 01/30/2021: James Brown from the YMCA Lighthouse Project on a new series of classes for teens and young adults.

Youth Express: Inori Sakai

January 9, 2021 – 10:05 am | 33 views
Violin From 01/09/2021: Inori Sakai, Rice University graduate student and violin performer, provides an update on her recent work and performances after her 5/2/2009 performance on the Saturday Light Brigade.

Interview: A Lyrical Christmas Carol, Brady Patsy

December 19, 2020 – 10:05 am | 14 views
Brady-Patsy-Scrooge From 12/19/2020: Pittsburgh Musical Theater Conservatory Director Brady Patsy joins us live to talk about the origins and traditions of A Lyrical Christmas Carol, a musical version of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption. Created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro, Scrooge continues to delight audiences every year with a wealth of emotion and humor.

Interview: A Country Christmas Preview, Slim Forsythe

December 19, 2020 – 8:35 am | 28 views
Slim-Forsythe From 12/19/2020: Slim Forsythe with details on "A Country Christmas", a live-streamed benefit for North Hills Community Outreach on 12/19 (7 pm) organized by Jim Nied and Slim Forsythe.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Trios

December 5, 2020 – 10:05 am | 60 views
Winter-cello From 12/05/2020: From the Center for Young Musicians, live performances from The Sewickley Trio featuring Sewickley Academy 9th graders Abby Bojalad (piano), Andrew Caridad (cello) & Alena Gurevich (violin) and The Wexford Trio featuring 8th graders Clara Yuo (piano, Providence Heights Alpha School), Yazan Alissa (cello, Winchester Thurston) & Alexa Bronkaj (violin, Mary Queen of Apostles, New Kensington).

Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

November 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 136 views
BW-Creations From 11/28/2020: Youth business owners from Whitehall Elementary School, South Saint Marys Street Elementary School, and Carmichaels Area School District talk about their work with the EdCorps program of Real World Scholars, including products they'll have for sale at Handmade Arcade, a virtual artisan marketplace,11/28 to 12/6

Interview: ProjectArt Pittsburgh & The Education Partnership

November 21, 2020 – 8:20 am | 31 views
ProjectArt-The-Education-Partnership Nina Friedman of ProjectArt Pittsburgh and Josh Whiteside of The Education Partnership with details on their efforts to acquire and distribute school and art supplies for local students in the Sheraden and other West End neighborhoods at Pittsburgh Classical Academy.