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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In Studio Popup: Tom Roberts Remembers Leon Redbone

June 1, 2019 – 9:05 am | 52 views
IMG_9072 Tom Roberts with a tribute to Leon Redbone.

Youth Express: Kentucky Avenue School

May 25, 2019 – 10:05 am | 15 views
IMG_9050 From 05-25-2019: Kentucky Avenue School 5th graders Isa Kulick, and Harry McElhattan on projects and accomplishments from their school year.

In Studio Pop-Up: Steel City Shakespeare

May 4, 2019 – 8:35 am | 30 views
Steel City Shakespeare Steel City Shakespeare previewing its upcoming performance of Richard III at Troy Hill Citizens Park (5/4, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12) and the Fineview Overlook (5/18, 5/19)

Interview: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, Susan Medley

May 4, 2019 – 7:50 am | 11 views
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Logo Susan Medley of Pittsburgh Concert Chorale on its Name that Tune show, 5/4 (7:30 pm) at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and 5/5 (4 pm) at Ingomar United Methodist Church

In Studio Pop-Up: Young Voices for the Planet

April 27, 2019 – 8:35 am | 14 views
Young Voices for The Planet Lynne Cherry from Young Voices for the Planet a youth media initiative for environmental advocacy

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge, Penn-Trafford High School

April 20, 2019 – 9:35 am | 52 views
fairchildchallenge1 Penn-Trafford High School freshmen Tali Brobst, Dakota Dandrea, Sydney Herrmann and senior Brianna Stephans on their Fairchild Challenge project. The Fairchild Challenge is a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

In Studio Pop-Up: Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan

April 13, 2019 – 8:35 am | 23 views
Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan along with Pitt Ethnomusicologist Meghan Hynson, with details on demonstrations and performances by Anom through the Pitt Asian Studies Center.

In Studio Pop-Up: Pittsburgh Public Theater

April 6, 2019 – 8:35 am | 34 views
Pittsburgh Public Theater Shaun Hall of Pittsburgh Public Theater and actor Evan Vay (11th grade, Hampton High School) with details on youth summer camp opportunities.

In Studio Pop-Up: CMU International Film Festival

March 23, 2019 – 8:35 am | 35 views
CMU International Film Festival Susie Lee, Eesha Rashid and Mohammed Madraswala previewing the CMU International Film Festival.

In Studio Pop-Up: Just Harvest

March 2, 2019 – 8:35 am | 18 views
Ken Regal Ken Regal of Just Harvest with a preview of the annual Empty Bowls Dinner, benefiting both Just Harvest and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank