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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Youth Express: Creative nonfiction

November 30, 2019 – 10:35 am | 69 views
IMG_1138 From 11/30/2019 - From The Writing Studio, Jae Volk (12th grade, West Allegheny), Anthony John Wiles, Jr. (10th grade, Sewickley Academy), Ceresa Morsaint (11th grade, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) and Emy Vila-Kubiak (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA)

Youth Express: Handmade Arcade

November 30, 2019 – 10:05 am | 50 views
IMG_1074 From 11/30/2019 -  Youth makers Jazmiere Bates (13, Provident Charter School), Jesse Sommer (15, Peters Township), Danielle Engstrom (17, Belle Vernon) and Zaire Giles (17, Pittsburgh Obama) previewing Handmade Arcade, 12/6, 12/7, David L. Lawrence Convention Center

In Studio Pop-up: CSA Performance Series, Anna Azizzy

November 30, 2019 – 8:35 am | 45 views
IMG_1046 From 11/30/2019 -  Anna Azizzy with a preview of their solo show The Secret Life of Gym Girls, 12/5 and 12/6, New Hazlett Theater

Interview: Pittsburgh Firewalk, Greg Manley

November 16, 2019 – 8:35 am | 82 views
IMG_0871 From 11/16/2019: Greg Manley from City of Play with details on the Pittsburgh Firewalk carnival (11/23-11/24 in Allegheny Commons)

Interview: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series, TELL

November 2, 2019 – 9:35 am | 50 views
IMG_0837 From 11/02/2019: Storytellers Kathy Maron-Wood and Misty Mator talk about the TELL: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series, next featuring Adam Booth of West Virginia, 11/14 (7 pm), Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, Oakland

Interview: 32nd Annual Faraday Lecture

November 2, 2019 – 8:35 am | 34 views
IMG_0833 From 11/02/2019: Scientist Nathan Chaffin along with son, Owen Chaffin (14, homeschooled), with details on the 32nd Annual Faraday Lecture, 11/19 and 11/20, Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hall.

Interview: Ready AI, Roozbeh Aliabadi

November 2, 2019 – 7:50 am | 77 views
readyai-logo From 11/02/2019: Roozbeh Aliabadi of Ready AI with details on after school programs for children K-8 interested in robotics and AI.

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

October 26, 2019 – 10:35 am | 73 views
IMG_0732 From 10/26/2019 - Award-winning teen novelist Bonnie Synclaire (12th grade, Plum) sharing original work and discussing her series The Genesis Files

Youth Express: City Theatre Young Playwrights

October 19, 2019 – 10:35 am | 21 views
IMG_0621 From 10/19/2019 - City Theatre Young Playwrights Ava Weidensall (9th grade, Baldwin High School), along with Dennis Robinson of City Theatre

In Studio Pop-up: The Children’s Muesuem

October 19, 2019 – 8:35 am | 29 views
Johanna Kemp Joanna Kemp discussing two upcoming events at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, including a friendly celebration of the Indian festival Diwali (10/19, 6 to 8:30 pm) and an all-ages Halloween program for children and adults who have sensory sensitivities (10/27, 5 to 8 pm).