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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Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

Performance

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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Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Articles in Youth Expression Showcase

Youth Express: TRYPO Symphonette

October 16, 2021 – 10:05 am | 36 views
IMG_2429 From 10/16/2021: An outdoor performance by Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: TRYPO Interview

October 9, 2021 – 10:35 am | 47 views
IMG_2415 From 10/09/2021: Anya Chen (13, Fort Couch Middle School), Alex Du (12, Ingomar Middle School), and Abril Linares-Mendoza (15, Shadyside Academy) talk about their involvement in Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras.

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Poetry and Prose

October 9, 2021 – 10:05 am | 80 views
IMG_2409 From 10/09/2021: Saanika Chauk (17, North Allegheny School District), Connor Dalgaard (17, West Allegheny High School), Aneri Shethji (15, North Allegheny Intermediate High School), Maanasa Reddy (16), and Shana Reddy (17) at Upper Saint Clair High School are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining us to talk about their entries in the categories of poetry and short prose.

Youth Express: TRYPO Interview

October 2, 2021 – 10:35 am | 71 views
IMG_2391 From 10/02/2021: Lily Haberman (11, Hampton Middle School), Eleanor DeMann (12, Pine Richland Middle School), and Allison Guan (11, Shady Side Academy) talk about their involvement in Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO). 

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Fashion & 3D Art

October 2, 2021 – 10:05 am | 38 views
Labsy-Awardees

From 10/02/2021: Amalia Glowczewski (14, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts), Jane Windsheimer (16, Chartiers Valley), Ariel Riccobon (16) and Alena Riccobon (14) of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining …

Youth Express: Alumni Theater Company, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

September 25, 2021 – 9:30 am | 39 views
IMG_2358 From 09/25/2021: Bailey Smith (16, Penn Hills High School), Phoenix Gordon (17, Pennsylvania Leadership Charter), Antonio Allen (17, The Neighborhood Academy), Shakyna Golphin and Katherine Bruce (17, Pittsburgh Allderdice) are cast of Alumni Theater Company's production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown joining us to talk about their upcoming shows (10/1 through 10/3, 7:00pm)

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Music

September 18, 2021 – 10:05 am | 146 views
IMG_2350 From 09/18/2021: Jack Harding (12, Falk Laboratory School), Lindsay Liebro (17, Hampton High School), and Libby Zavadil (16, Upper Saint Clair High School) are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining us to talk about their entries in the categories of music and audio recording.

Youth Express: 2021 Teen Media Awards, Photography, 2D, and Film

September 11, 2021 – 10:05 am | 119 views
IMG_2330 From 09/11/2021: Jacob Kaltz (14, Chartiers Valley), Alexa Burman (17, Fox Chapel), Dhillon Doshi (10, Pittsburgh Dillworth), Basil Wendig (14, Pittsburgh Westinghouse), Lamar Abushaban (13, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy), Clara Gordon (12, Winchester Thurston), Makenzie Sing (15), Devin Doshi (14), and Simon Nigham (16) of Pittsburgh CAPA are honorees and winners of the 2021 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards joining us to talk about their entries in the categories of 2D art, photography, and filmmaking.

Youth Express: North Hills Community Outreach Volunteers

August 28, 2021 – 10:35 am | 107 views
IMG_2302 From 08/28/2021: Emma Kim (17) and Luke Bender (17) of North Hills and Arshia Zaidi (14) of North Allegheny share their thoughts on the importance of serving the community and reflect on what their volunteer experiences through North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) have taught them.

Youth Express: Baldwin Borough Library Creative Writing

August 21, 2021 – 10:05 am | 38 views
Baldwin-Borough-Library From 08/21/2021: Ruby and Max from a creative writing class at Baldwin Borough Library share their original stories.