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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Youth Express: Brandon Max

March 4, 2023 – 10:05 am | 55 views
IMG_3854 From 03/04/2023: Brandon Max, a 21-year old Internet influencer and SLB listener since childhood, sharing information about his its COOL to be different! program, reaching nearly 3 million followers.

Interview: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prime Stage Theatre

March 4, 2023 – 8:20 am | 22 views
lion_banner From 03/04/2023: Prime Stage Theatre Company's Wayne Brinda to discuss The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, running 3/3 through 3/12 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.

Youth Express: Sara Woodside

February 25, 2023 – 10:35 am | 22 views
IMG_3788 From 02/25/2023: SLB Youth Advisory Council member Sara Woodside, (16, Ellis School) discussing how learning disabilities can affect students.

In Studio Pop-Up: The Global Switchboard

February 25, 2023 – 8:35 am | 27 views
IMG_3786 From 02/25/2023: Lais Alexander and Holly Hickling of The Global Switchboard with details on a new campaign for welcoming refugees and immigrants to the Pittsburgh.

Preview: Alumni Theater Company, Today’s World

February 25, 2023 – 8:20 am | 80 views
Alumni-Theater-Company From 02/25/2023: Antonio Allen (12th grade, The Neighborhood Academy) on his one act play to be performed as part of Alumni Theater Company's Senior Project '23. 

Youth Express: Cele Cerneka, Flute

February 18, 2023 – 10:35 am | 47 views
IMG_3779-1 From 02/18/2023: Cele Cerneka (12) of Canfield, Ohio shares musical selections on flute

Youth Express: VlogU

February 18, 2023 – 10:05 am | 31 views
IMG_3777 From 02/18/2023: Conversation with Jason Garland (17, CAPA), Zyannah Ziegler (18, CAPA), and Lauren Shuty (19, University of Pittsburgh) along with Ezra Jones, Erin Davis and VlogU lead, Aaliyah Lewis, from the Warhol.

Youth Express: Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassadors

February 11, 2023 – 10:35 am | 33 views
image_50454273 From 02/11/2023: Conversation and readings with Allegheny County's 2022-2023 Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassadors: Rho Bloom-Wang (11th grade, Winchester Thurston), Aja Lynn (12th grade, Hampton High School), Jade Davie (12th grade, Lincoln Park) and Audrey Alling (12th grade, Hampton High School).

Youth Express: What the Constitution Means to Me

February 4, 2023 – 10:35 am | 99 views
IMG_3760 From 2/4/2023: Conversation with Swati Mylarappa (10th grade, Fox Chapel High School), Lamees Subeir (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior High School), and Nikki Battestilli (Marketing Director, City Theatre) about the ongoing production What the Constitution Means to Me running from 1/21-2/12.  

In Studio Pop-Up: Opposites Abstract

February 4, 2023 – 8:35 am | 55 views
IMG_3755 From 2/4/2023: Megan Altruz, Cher Willems, and Scott Sosebee on Opposites Abstract, a new Children's Museum of Pittsburgh exhibit based on the book by author/illustrator Mo Willems