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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Interviews: GPAC Emergency Fund Web-a-thon, Phat Man Dee

April 4, 2020 – 11:05 am | 20 views
GPAC-Web-a-thon_banner From 04/04/2020: Phat Man Dee previewing the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists Web-a-thon (4/4, 6 to 10 pm) along with additional phone-in visits from Aubrey Burchell, Christine Andrews, Reverend Deryck Tines, Tracey D. Turner, Carolina Loyola Garcia and Mitch Swain.

Interview: 2020 Census, Emily Neff & Gregg Behr

March 28, 2020 – 9:35 am | 31 views
2020-Census-Logo From 03/28/2020: Emily Neff of Trying Together and Gregg Behr of the Grable Foundation discuss the importance of the 2020 Census.

In-Studio Pop Up: Zena Ruiz, Museum at Home

March 21, 2020 – 8:35 am | 25 views
childrens-museum-thumbnail From 03/21/2020: Zena Ruiz, Arts in Context Manager of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab®, talks about resources for kids and families to enhance play and learning with Museum at Home.

In Studio Pop-up: Lunar New Year, Marian Lien

February 8, 2020 – 8:35 am | 16 views
IMG_1873 From 02/08/2020: Marian Lien of Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition on its Lunar New Year celebrations.

In Studio Pop-up: CSA Performance Series, Terminer

February 1, 2020 – 8:35 am | 18 views
IMG_1856 From 02/01/2020: Philip Wesley Gates talking about Terminer, an original production at the New Hazlett Theater as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series, 2/6 and 2/7

Youth Express: The Fairchild Challenge

January 25, 2020 – 10:05 am | 145 views
IMG_1792 From 1/25/2020 - Penn Middle School students Braeden Simon (13), Caeley Simon (11), Eliza Kleinschmidt (12) and Adithri Pingali 11 on their participation in the latest Fairchild Challenge during which students explored how plants are able to respond to climate changes by using different characteristics and mechanisms to regulate leaf temperature.

In Studio Pop-up: Stage 62

January 25, 2020 – 8:35 am | 123 views
IMG_1788 From 1/25/2020 - Sara Barbisch and Stephanie Ottey with a preview of the Stage 62 production of Goodnight Moon, 2/7 and 2/14 (7 pm) and 2/8, 2/9, 2/15 and 2/16 (2 pm), Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie.

Youth Express: The Hillman Academy

January 4, 2020 – 10:05 am | 126 views
IMG_1587 From 01/04/2020 - Kerollos Kamel (18, University of Pittsburgh) and David Donehue (19, Carnegie Mellon University) discuss their participation in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy as well as opportunities for high school students (ages 15 and up) and college undergraduates to apply to take part in the Summer 2020 program (deadline is 2/10).

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

December 28, 2019 – 10:35 am | 56 views
IMG_1537 From 12/28/2019 - Norwin High School students Gabriella Conley (16), Tegan Lochner (17),  Emily Jumba (17), Radene Jackson (17), and Hannah Jackson (18) discuss their award-winning entry in a Fairchild Challenge prompt to create a "Wish You Were Here" postcard based depicting a favorite outdoor place with original art and writing.

Youth Express: Venture Outdoors

December 21, 2019 – 10:05 am | 57 views
20191221_101015 Derrell Mack (17, City Hight) and Dre Mack (11, Sunnyside Academy) discussing their experience with Venture Outdoors