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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Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!


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In Studio Pop-up: Mary Morgan Smith

December 23, 2017 – 10:05 am | 258 views
From 12/23/2017: Classic stories with Mary Morgan Smith.

Interview: Western Pa. Model Railroad Museum

November 11, 2017 – 7:50 am | 112 views
WPMRM From 11/11/2017: Bill Humphrey of the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum with details on its upcoming holiday show, Nov. 11 to Jan. 14

In Studio Pop-up: Bulgarian Folk Festival

October 7, 2017 – 8:35 am | 68 views
IMG_4812 From 10/07/2017: Accordionist Vladimir Mollov, Fran Wieloch, and Kathy Maron-Wood with a preview of the upcoming Na Megdana Bulgarian Folk Festival. 10/13 and 10/14, Bulgarian Center & West Mifflin Area Middle School

In Studio Pop-up: Steel City Shakespeare

September 30, 2017 – 8:35 am | 113 views
IMG_4793 From 09/30/2017: Steel City Shakespeare with a preview of a Sinbad, recently translated and adapted from old Persian texts (4 pm on 10/7, 10/8, 10/14 and 10/15, Fineview Overlook, Catoma and Lanark St., Northside)

In-Studio Pop Up: Kindergarten… Here I Come!

August 19, 2017 – 11:05 am | 312 views
IMG_4535_web From 08/19/2017: Rising kindergartners from throughout southwestern Pennsylvania visit our studios as we join the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and other colleagues for the 13th annual Kindergarten...Here I Come to support members of the Class of 2030.

In-Studio Pop up: Glenn Walsh

August 19, 2017 – 8:35 am | 244 views
IMG_4517 From 08/19/2017: Glenn Walsh with tips and details on Monday's Solar Eclipse

Interview: Philip Bauerle

August 12, 2017 – 8:20 am | 137 views
Master-Gardeners-Penn-State From 08/12/2017: Education Coordinator Philip Bauerle with details on Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County's Garden in the Parks free field day, 8/19 (9 am to 1 pm) at the demonstration gardens in North Park (East Ingomar Rd. and Babcock Blvd.) and South Park (Corrigan Dr. and McConkey Rd.)

In Studio Pop-up: AFS-USA

July 22, 2017 – 8:35 am | 255 views
IMG_4288 From 07/22/2017: Ty Bedillion (Washington, Pa) and Eliyas Ali (Yemen), discuss their experiences as part of the AFS-USA international cultural exchange and scholarship program along with program ambassador Angelina Winbush and AFS volunteers Charlene Filsaime and Carol Huff.

Interview: ABBEY in the Red

May 27, 2017 – 11:35 am | 295 views
IMG_3541 From 05/27/2017: Herman Pearl and Ben Barson with music and conversation in preview of ABBEY: In the Red, a music and dance performance inspired by the life and music of Abbey Lincoln, August Wilson Center, through 5/27

Youth Express: Prime Stage Theatre, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

May 6, 2017 – 10:35 am | 532 views
IMG_3405 From 05/06/2017: Pine-Richland seniors Kristin Martin (17) and Jackson Guido (18), with teacher John Dolphin, discussing the Perks of Being a Wallflower along with actors Julia Zoralto (17, Shadyside Academy) and Peter Stamerra (16, CAPA), staged at the school last fall with a production by Prime Stage Theatre running 5/5 to 5/14 at the New Hazlett Theater.