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Youth Express: PA Service Learning Competition

April 10, 2021 – 10:35 am | 17 views
From 04/10/2021: Members of the Propel Schools Student Action Team with details on its co-sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Statewide Service Learning Competition for teams of Grade 6-12 students. Applications are due by 5/14 for projects to be completed by 9/1 with prizes of $3,000 (first place), $2,000 (second place) and $500 (third and fourth place). The competition is co-sponsored by The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 10, 2021 – 10:05 am | 28 views
From 04/10/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Ava Super (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), Wesley Madge (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), and Milla Dobrovolska-Ivanova (11th grade, Sewickley Academy) share excerpts of their work.

Interview: Cryptid Critter Crawl, Owen Lowrey

April 3, 2021 – 9:35 am | 47 views
adventuremap_print From 04/03/2021: Owen Lowrey shares details on Cryptid Critter Crawl, a new, free outdoor exhibit at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, Milton

April 3, 2021 – 8:35 am | 11 views
Milton_cover From 04/03/2021: Kaylin Horgan with a preview of Milton, running 4/8 and 4/9 as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: Local Singles, Nick Navari

March 13, 2021 – 8:35 am | 42 views
Local-Singles-cover From 03/13/2021: Nick Navari with a preview of Local Singles, running 3/25 and 3/26 as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: Teen Media Awards, Kelly Rottmund

March 13, 2021 – 7:20 am | 16 views
Carnegie-Labs-Munn From 03/13/2021: Kelly Rottmund from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh discusses how teens can submit entries for this year's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and The Labsy Awards. Both programs begin accepting submissions on 3/15.

Interview: Prime Stage Theatre, Sojourner

February 20, 2021 – 8:20 am | 17 views
Sojourner_Truth From 02/20/2021: Wayne Brinda and Delana Flowers discuss the Prime Stage Theatre's production of Sojourner, running virtually through 2/26.

Interview: Carnegie Science Center, Justin Tognarine

February 13, 2021 – 8:20 am | 21 views
csc_logo_color_stack_tag From 02/13/2021: Justin Tognarine from Carnegie Science Center discusses its latest installation surrounding women in STEM.

Interview: WQED Writers Contest 2021, Michelle Imler

February 13, 2021 – 7:50 am | 49 views
wqed_wc-logo_3x2 From 02/13/2021: Michelle Imler from WQED joins us to talk about the upcoming Writers Contest. Entry deadline is 3/31/2021.

Remembering Anne Feeney

February 6, 2021 – 11:05 am | 241 views
Anne-Feeney-Banner From 2/6/2021: Highlights from the late Anne Feeney's (July 1, 1951 – February 3, 2021) many visits to our studios along with conversations about her impact on countless peoples' lives.