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: Off the Floor Furniture Bank, Stephen Crary

December 16, 2023 – 8:20 am
OffTheFloorLogo-2023-FINAL-FullColor From 12/16/2023: Stephen Crary from Off the Floor, a furniture bank providing beds, kitchen tables, couches and other items to people in need.

Interview: Giving it Forward, Together, Emily Anderson

December 16, 2023 – 7:50 am
Giving-it-Forward-Together From 12/16/2023: Emily Anderson with information about Giving It Forward,Together, an organization fostering inter-generational volunteerism.

Youth Express: Senior Grad Project, Jalainta Houser

December 9, 2023 – 10:35 am
Jalainta-Houser From 12/09/2023: Jalainta Houser (12th grade, City High Charter School) discussing her Senior Grad Project on mental health.

Youth Express: Dormont Music Festival Review, Emily Cicco

December 9, 2023 – 10:25 am
Dormont-Music-Festival From 12/09/2023: Emily Cicco (12th grade, Keystone Oaks High School) with a review of the Dormont Music Festival on Saturday October 14th, 2023.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Tyra, Will, Nashya & Rylee

December 9, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6181 From 12/09/2023: Will Sheffield (11th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Tyra Jacobs (10th grade, Urban Pathways), Nashya Smith (9th grade, Environmental Charter School), and Rylee Reed (11th grade, Pittsburgh Obama) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Interview: FreeStore Wilkinsburg, Marita Garrett

December 9, 2023 – 8:20 am
FreeStore-Wilkinsburg From 12/10/2023: Marita Garrett from Civically Inc on FreeStore Wilkinsburg, addressing economic challenges and reducing waste by distributing new & gently used clothes, household goods, and materials to community members, especially in times of financial stress and/or emergency.

Youth Express: Labsy Awardee, Brodie Bard

December 2, 2023 – 10:35 am
IMG_6112 From 12/02/2023: Photographer Brodie Bard (17, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on Justice Burns his award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Awards sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Precious, Alayah & Emmanuel

December 2, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6109 From 10/02/2023: Precious Magembe (9th grade, Pittsburgh Obama), Emmanuel Bose (11th grade, Westinghouse Academy), and Alayah Mallory (12th grade, Penn Hills) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Interview: CSA Performance Series, One Log Bridge

December 2, 2023 – 8:35 am
One-Log-Bridge From 12/02/2023: Yan Pang (playwright), Jin Pang (erhu), Jason Noer (choreographer), Amanda Sun (vocals), and AJ DePetris (musical director, pianist), with a preview of One Log Bridge, running 12/7 (8 pm) and 12/8 (10 am and 8 pm) as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: Foster Love Project, Kelly Hughes

December 2, 2023 – 8:20 am
Angel-tree From 12/02/2023: Kelly Hughes from the Foster Love Project, providing clothing, hygiene products, and support for youth in foster and kinship care as well as an annual Angel Tree Holiday Gift Program.