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: City Theatre Young Playwrights Grace & Margaret

October 22, 2022 – 10:35 am | 75 views
20221022_110032 From 10/22/2022: Playwrights Grace Ruschak (9h grade, Belle Vernon High School) and Margaret Mateya (12th grade, Bethel Park High School) along with City Theatre Director of Education Katie Trupiano on this 2022 City Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, 10/29 and 10/30

Youth Express: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards

October 15, 2022 – 10:35 pm | 94 views
SimonH From 10/15/2022: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards honorees Simon Hirsh and Richie Gozansky (Grade 8, Falk Laboratory School)

Interview: Amachi Pittsburgh Ambassador Program

October 15, 2022 – 8:20 pm | 39 views
Amachi From 10/15/2022: Anna Hollice & Jordan Allen, Sr. on the Amachi Pittsburgh Ambassador Program

Interview: Actor’s Labratory, Alumni Theater Company

October 15, 2022 – 7:20 pm | 33 views
Alumni-Theater From 10/15/2022: Bridgette Perdue previews Alumni Theater Company's production Actor's Laboratory. (October 14th-16th)

Interview: Clean Water Act Festival

October 15, 2022 – 10:24 am | 31 views
CleanWaterFestival From 10/15/2022: Morgan McCray joins us with live interviews from the Clean Water Act Festival at the Millvale Riverfront Park for the the 50th anniversary celebration of the Clean Water Act (10/15 11am-3pm).

Youth Express: Writers Mia, Everest, Kay, and Avery

October 8, 2022 – 10:35 am | 65 views
P1050276 From 10/08/2022: Mia Sanford (City Charter High School Grad), Everest Gray (11th grade Quaker Valley High School), Kay Mi (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior High) and Avery Slagle (11th grade, Penn Hills Senior High School) recipients of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest with short prose

Youth Express: Poets Lashe, Jamie, and Hannah

October 8, 2022 – 10:05 am | 30 views
P1050264 From 10/08/2022: Lashe Daini (12th grade, Nazareth Prep), Hannah Russell (12th grade, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech), and Jamie Ziegler (10th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice) recipients of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest share poetry.

Youth Express: Composer Collin Jacobs

October 1, 2022 – 10:35 am | 65 views
IMG_3237 From 10/01/2022: Collin Jacobs (Grade 8, Ave Maria Academy), a recipient of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Labsy Awards with an original composition on piano.

Youth Express: Poet Jade Davis

October 1, 2022 – 10:05 am | 47 views
IMG_3236 From 10/01/2022: Jade Davis (Grade 12, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School), a recipient of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest shares poetry.

Interview: Chatham Baroque, Idaspe

October 1, 2022 – 8:20 am | 37 views
Idaspe From 10/01/2022: Patricia Halverson, Andrew Fouts, and Scott Pauley of Chatham Baroque preview the music scores for Quantum Theatre's production of Idaspe (from 10/7 - 10/15 at 7:30PM at Byham Theatre).