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: Investing Now

October 12, 2019 – 10:35 am | 22 views
IMG_0545 From 10/12/2019: Local high school students Vincent Foor (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice),Tassneem Khattab (15, South Fayette), and Alaina Peeler (16, Penn Hills) discuss their participation in the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Investing Now pre-college diversity program.

Youth Express: Cassandra Gray

October 12, 2019 – 10:05 am | 59 views
IMG_0532 From 10/12/2019: Cassandra Gray (16, Westinghouse Arts Academy) sharing original writing.

In-Studio Pop Up: The 2019 Bulgarian Folk Festival

October 12, 2019 – 9:35 am | 22 views
IMG_0521 From 10/12/2019: Kathy Maron-Wood, Vladimir Mollov, Kamen Mollov, and Fran Wieloch with a preview of the 5th annual Bulgarian Folk Festival (10/18 & 19 at West Mifflin Middle School).

In-Studio Pop Up: Brittney Chantele

October 12, 2019 – 8:35 am | 33 views
IMG_0517 From 10/12/2019: The New Hazlett Theater presents Brittney Chantele discussing her upcoming Community Supported Arts Performance, A Fire on Venus (10/17 & 10/18)

Youth Express: The Allies

October 5, 2019 – 10:35 am | 29 views
IMG_0387 From 10/05/2019 - Live music with youth indie-rock band The Allies

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

October 5, 2019 – 10:05 am | 61 views
IMG_0369 From 10/05/2019 - Sammy (10, Pittsburgh Colfax) and Brian Clista & Art Flores on their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Kara Kimicata. 

Youth Express: Fridays for Future Pittsburgh

September 28, 2019 – 10:35 am | 35 views
IMG_0321 From 09/28/2019 -  Sarah Hart (21, University of Pittsburgh) and Leandra Mira (18) discuss Fridays for Future Pittsburgh, a youth-led climate activist group

Youth Express: Hello Neighbor

September 28, 2019 – 10:05 am | 17 views
IMG_0317 From 09/28/2019 - Sisters Elizabeth (19) and Sarah (16) from Brashear High School discussing their participation in Hello Neighbor with program coordinator Hannah Somers

In Studio Pop-up: Steel City Shakespeare

September 28, 2019 – 8:35 am | 40 views
IMG_0296 From 09/28/2019 - Steel City Shakespeare Center with a preview of a Jane Austen adaptation called Emma, 10/4 to 10/6, 10/11 to 10/13, Provident Charter School, Troy Hill

Interview: Thank you, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories

September 25, 2019 – 8:20 am | 13 views
Marilyn-Mcoo_Billy-Davis-Jr From 09/25/2019: Contributors to Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories on their memories of Fred Rogers and what it means to be part of this 2019 release of new takes on neighborhood favorites.