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Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Hallie Sufrin

September 19, 2020 – 10:20 am | 24 views
Rain-Cover-Art From 09/19/2020: From 09/19/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Hallie Sufrin on her award-winning musical composition, Rain.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Ariel Cameroe

September 19, 2020 – 10:05 am | 40 views
Tuned-Out From 09/19/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Ariel Cameroe on her award-winning film, Tuned out.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, The Dragon of Polish Hill

September 19, 2020 – 8:20 am | 32 views
CSA7_WebGraphics_de-620x443-1 From 09/19/2020: Dave English and Will Schutze discuss The Dragon of Polish Hill, the story of two neighborhood residents who were destined never to know each other until Stanley Onion, a 115-year-old man, and Willy James, a rabbit-eared performance artist, are brought together by a chance encounter. Virtual performances are 9/24 and 9/25 (8 pm) and are presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of its Community Supported Art Performance series.

Youth Express: Wake Up to Politics, Gabe Fleisher

September 12, 2020 – 10:00 am | 13 views
Gabe-Fleisher From 09/12/2020: Award-winning journalist and Georgetown freshman Gabe Fleisher (18) on how the Wake Up to Politics newsletter he began in 3rd grade has grown from a subscription base of one (his mom) to over 50,000 readers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, The Mind-Body Problem

August 29, 2020 – 9:20 am | 26 views
CSA-Mind-Body-Problem From 08/29/2020: Gil Teixeira discussing his new production Mind-Body Problem, an interdisciplinary solo guitar performance that examines the relationships we make in light of rapid technological advancements that impose on our physical space. Virtual performances are 9/3 and 9/4 (8 pm) and are presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of its Community Supported Art Performance series.

Interview: Mustard’s Retreat

August 22, 2020 – 10:05 am | 33 views
From 08/22/2020: Mustard's Retreat, live from Michigan with music from their Defiantly Hopeful tour and a preview of their Sunday 8/23 livestream concert presented by Godfrey Daniels with special guest Katherine Rondeau.

Interview: BOOM Concepts, D.S. Kinsel

August 22, 2020 – 8:20 am | 46 views
Boom-Concepts From 08/22/2020: D.S. Kinsel of BOOM Concepts joins us to talk about Count it Up 2020, an effort to make certain that people who are millennials or part of Generation Z take part in the U.S. census before the 9/30 deadline. If you have not yet taken part, you can do so in 10 minutes -- even if you lost your form or did not receive one -- at

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

August 15, 2020 – 10:35 am | 26 views
Pittsburgh-Youth-Chorus From 08/15/2020: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus members Clara Yuo, Noah Eaton and Jenea Tomblin previewing the coming season along with Executive Director Lee Saville-Iksic.

Youth Express: Mundo Debates, Ruhan & Alice

August 15, 2020 – 10:05 am | 99 views
Mundo-debates From 08/15/2020: Youth Express: HundrED Youth Ambassadors Ruhan Anjan Kartik (16, India) and Alice Coelho Machado (15, Brazil) join us live to discuss MUNDO, an intercultural debate competition where teams of 5 youth (each from a different country) have monthly debates about sustainable development goals, after which they conduct small projects to put their thoughts and ideas into concrete action.

Interview: Time in a Tunnel, James Brown

August 8, 2020 – 8:20 am | 27 views
Time-in-a-Tunnel From 08/08/2020: James Brown from The YMCA Lighthouse Project on how youth ages 16 -22 can take part in Time in a Tunnel, a photo essay project and workshop series where youth will use creativity and voice to bring meaning and perspective to the pandemic and systemic racism through a series of 6 virtual workshops (8/15 to 9/19) and earn a commission for completed works.