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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In Studio Pop-Up: Reduced Shakespeare

June 16, 2018 – 8:35 am | 14 views
Reduced-Shakespeare From 06/16/2018: Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Teddy Spencer, and Shaun Hall with a preview of the Reduced Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged), now through 7/1, O'Reilly Theater

Youth Express: ProjectArt Pittsburgh

June 9, 2018 – 10:35 am | 32 views
ProjectArt-Pittsburgh From 06/09/2018: Lily Kuza (6, Phillips Elementary) from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Project Art afterschool program talks about her exhibition running through 6/11 at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

In Studio Pop-Up: Steel City Shakespeare, “As You Like It”

June 9, 2018 – 8:35 am | 30 views
IMG_6301 From 06/09/2018: Jeffrey Chips, Brittany Bara, Sarah Carleton and Sam Morris with a preview of the Steel City Shakespeare's production of As You Like It, running 6/9, 6/10, 6/16 and 6/17 (3 pm) at Troy Hill Citizens Park

Youth Express: Games for Change

June 2, 2018 – 10:35 am | 42 views
IMG_6294 From 06/02/2018: Kendall Coddington (13, Highland Middle School) and Kathryn Bodnar (13, Pittsburgh Gifted Center) on the Games for Change Student Challenge

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award Winners

June 2, 2018 – 10:05 am | 57 views
IMG_6292 From 06/02/2018: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award winner Maya Berardi (11th grade, Avonworth High School)

In Studio Pop-Up: Nat 28

June 2, 2018 – 9:00 am | 15 views
IMG_6289 From 06/02/2018: Live performance with musicians from Nat 28.

Youth Express: Sloane Simon

May 26, 2018 – 10:35 am | 46 views
IMG_6209 From 05/26/2018: Singer-songwriter Sloane Simon (13, Shady Side Academy)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award Winners

May 26, 2018 – 10:05 am | 71 views
IMG_6206 From 05/26/2018: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award winners Nicole Shigiltchoff (10th grade, Winchester Thurston) and Roshie Xing (11th grade, North Allegheny) with original written works.

In Studio Pop-Up: STEMisphere, Madelyn Dinnerstein & Jason Brown

May 26, 2018 – 8:35 am | 29 views
IMG_6204 From 05/26/2018: Jason Brown and Madelyn Dinnerstein of Carnegie Science Center with details on STEMisphere.

Partnering to Remake Learning Across America

May 17, 2018 – 8:27 pm | 31 views
IMG_6065 As part of Remake Learning Days 2018 in Pittsburgh, community leaders from across the country visited the studios of SLB Radio Productions, Inc., to learn about its groundbreaking work with youth and sefl-expression. They also took time to share their thoughts about the meaning of community as well as the opportunities and dreams they have for their regions. Listen to these insights from our kindred spirits in Kentucky, eastern Pennsylvania, Chattanooga, San Francisco, Chicago and North Carolina.