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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Interview: Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Char Ross

November 25, 2023 – 7:50 am | 31 views
Taxidermy From 11/25/2023: PA Master Naturalist and hobby taxidermist Char Ross with information about Harmony In The Wild: Peaceful Co-existence with Wildlife 11/30, (6 pm) CC Mellor Library.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees, Shaler Area High School

November 18, 2023 – 10:35 am | 50 views
IMG_5938 From 11/18/2023: Shaler Area High School 10th graders Grace Helbling, Elise Williams, and Gabi Exler on their experiences with The Fairchild Challenge, a national program designed to foster environmental awareness and action, locally sponsored by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Center of Life Jazz Band

November 18, 2023 – 10:05 am | 63 views
IMG_5934 From 11/18/2023: From Center of Life in Hazelwood, students from COL Jazz: Noah Clonan (17, Thomas Jefferson High School), Hanae Rayzer (17, Pittsburgh CAPA), Lyndon Frost (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Bryce Jones (17, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School) performing in advance of their upcoming trip to the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.

Interview: Steel City Squares, Jenn Gooch

November 18, 2023 – 8:20 am | 27 views
Steel-City-Squares From 11/18/2023: Jenn Gooch with information on the Steel City Squares November Square Dance, 11/25, (7 pm), Shiloh Center in Lawrenceville.

Youth Express: TESS Mission, Vincent Niedermayer

November 11, 2023 – 10:35 am | 49 views
Vincent-Niedermayer From 11/11/2023: Vincent Niedermayer (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) talking about his research with the Allegheny Observatory using the TESS mission to observe exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun.

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music House Band

November 11, 2023 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_5861 From 11/11/2023: Sammy Tindall (14, Pittsburgh CAPA, guitar), Soham Maiti (13, Winchester Thurston, keyboard), Nina Cranor (17, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech, bass), Sean Leben (12, Environmental Charter School, guitar), Nate Weinstein (17, Winchester Thurston, drums), and Oliver Creps (10, Environmental Charter School, hand percussion) from the Sunburst School of Music house band.

Interview: Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club, Wendy Whittick

November 11, 2023 – 8:20 am | 49 views
Pittsburgh-Classic-Movie-Club-Screening From 11/11/2023: Wendy Whittick from the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club discussing its free Fall Classic Film Series showing of Sound of Music 11/28 (7 pm) Northern Tier Library, Gibsonia.

Interview: Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, Brian Crawford

November 11, 2023 – 7:50 am | 19 views
AAAP-Logo From 11/11/2023: Brian Crawford on the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh's Star Party at Mingo Creek Park Observatory, 11/11 at 6 pm (Washington, PA).

Youth Express: KFIVE Tutoring

November 4, 2023 – 10:35 am | 77 views
Kfive-Tutoring From 11/04/2023: Deer Lakes High School students Anita Zhu (12th grade), Brook Emery (12th grade), Kiley Bier (12th grade), CJ Everhart (11th grade), and Elise Schaeffer (11th grade) on KFIVE, a student-run organization providing tutoring for younger students.

Youth Express: Labsy Honoree, Everest Gray

November 4, 2023 – 10:05 am | 35 views
Everest-Gray From 11/04/2023: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards honoree Everest Gray (12th grade, Quaker Valley High School).