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Youth Express: Student Actors, Chloe Gorman, Haylie Alivia King, Charlie Stull

January 27, 2024 – 10:35 am
IMG_7081 From 01/27/2024: Student actors Chloe Gorman (18, Bethel Park), Haylie Alivia King (13, PA Leadership Charter School), and Charlie Stull (13, home schooled) share monologues and thoughts about acting.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, Calliope Quartet

January 27, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_7066 From 01/27/2024: In collaboration with Youth Chamber Connection, a string quartet featuring Pearl Lee (12th grade, violin, Winchester Thurston), Michelle Yang (10th grade, violin, Mt. Lebanon), Claire Cho (12th grade, viola, North Allegheny), and Sarah Voigt (11th grade, cello, Shady Side Academy).

Youth Express: 18 under 18, Daniella & Kavya

January 20, 2024 – 10:35 am
Junior-Achievement From 01/20/2024: Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 2024 18 Under 18 honorees Daniella Neve (6th grade, South Fayette Middle School) and Kavya Odari (12th grade, Baldwin High School).

Youth Express: WPCTE Flash Fiction, Binney, Calia & Linda

January 13, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_6738 From 01/13/2024: The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE) Flash Fiction Contest honorees Binney Soudi (3rd grade, The Ellis School), Calia Sherbondy (6th grade, Kiski Area Upper Elementary School) and Linda Kong (11th grade, North Allegheny High School).

Youth Express: Persaya Williams

January 6, 2024 – 10:05 am
Persaya-Williams From 01/06/2024: Persaya Williams (16, Sewickley Academy) talking about Death by Social Media, a radio piece she created in late 2023 at SLB's Youth Media Center as part of our Social Justice Documentary series, made possible with support from The Heinz Endowments.

Youth Express: Savanah Cannon

December 30, 2023 – 10:35 am
Savanah-Cannon From 12/30/2023: Savanah Cannon (12th grade, City Charter High School) discussing her Senior Grad Project on youth activism.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure

December 30, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6384 From 12/30/2023: Burgess Lychack (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Jayden Greening (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Ilyssa Bails (11th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Tessa Chandler (10th grade, West Allegheny High School), and Eli Fisher (12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School) from Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Tales and Treats production of Pirates! 2 The Hidden Treasure at the Gargaro Theater, 1/6 (12:30 and 6 pm), West End.

Youth Express: City of Asylum Poet Ambassador, Casey Vallecorsa

December 23, 2023 – 10:35 am
Casey-Vallecorsa From 12/23/2023: City of Asylum 2023-24 Youth Poet Ambassador Casey Vallecorsa (18, Montour High School).

Youth Express: Tadao Tomokiyo

December 23, 2023 – 10:05 am
Tadao-Tomokiyo From 12/23/2023: Tadao Tomokiyo (12th grade, Winchester Thurston) returns to The Saturday Light Brigade to share selections on piano.

Youth Express: Industrial Arts Workshop Afterschool Welding Lab

December 16, 2023 – 10:35 am
IMG_6279 From 12/16/2023: Addie Aguilar (15, Three Rivers Village School), Destini Barron (16, Pittsburgh CAPA), Rohan Vaux (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice), and Sarai Williams (16, The Ellis School) from Industrial Arts Workshop's Afterschool Welding Lab sharing their experiences learning technical welding skills and metal sculpture creation.