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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Youth Express: Kentucky Avenue School 

May 18, 2019 – 10:35 am | 61 views
IMG_9004 From 05/18/2019: Kentucky Avenue School 5th graders Zachary Frollini, Gemma Brooks, Griffin Léon, Celia Reynolds, and Nolan Shroyer on recent accomplishments.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir

May 18, 2019 – 10:05 am | 94 views
IMG_8997 From 05/18/2019: Live performance from Pittsburgh Girls Choir

Youth Express: North Hills School District Orchestra

May 18, 2019 – 9:30 am | 30 views
IMG_8124 North Hills School District Orchestra featuring 50+ students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View Elementary schools under the direction of Allison Craig

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, The Kookaburra Quartet

May 11, 2019 – 10:35 am | 20 views
IMG_8953 From Youth Chamber Connection, The Kookaburra Quartet featuring Becky Mack (9th grade, Bethel Park), Avery Gross (10th grade, Hampton), Emily Doherty (12th grade, Mt. Lebanon) and Zoe Magley (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge, Keystone Oaks

May 11, 2019 – 10:05 am | 82 views
IMG_8951 From 05/11/2019: Keystone Oaks 6th graders Amelia Walter, Caroline Burns, and Jayla & Nyla Hill with science teacher Carolyn Manko discussing the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment.

Youth Express: 2019 Western PA Scholastic Writing Award Winners

May 4, 2019 – 10:35 am | 70 views
WesternPaScholasticWritingAwardWinners 2019 Western PA Scholastic Writing Award Winners Aysu Turkay (9th grade, Sewickley Academy), Ashnaa Bhide (10th grade, North Allegheny), Nicole Shigiltchoff (11th grade, Winchester Thurston), Roshie Xing (12th grade, North Allegheny) and Maya Berardi (12th grade, Avonworth High School)

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

May 4, 2019 – 10:05 am | 40 views
Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Pittsburgh I'onia Big Sister Maria Mack of Stanton Heights, Little Sister I'onia (4th grade, Liberty Elementary), and Erica Strafalace from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Brashear Association

May 4, 2019 – 9:35 am | 30 views
Brashear Association 3 Pittsburgh Grandview students Shayne (11), Ray'Mair (11), CJ (10), Jay'Mair (12), and Hezekiah (11) in Brashear Association's Afterschool Program with reflections on recent interviews with officers of Pittsburgh Police Zone 3.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection: Taylor Trio

April 27, 2019 – 10:35 am | 54 views
Youth Chamber Connection-Taylor Trio 3 From Youth Chamber Connection, the Taylor Trio featuring Anna Spak on viola (9th grade, Obama Academy), Lydia Nolan on violin (11th grade, homeschooled), and Madi Faure on violin (12th grade, The University School)

Youth Express: 2019 Western PA Scholastic Writing Award Winners

April 27, 2019 – 10:05 am | 106 views
2019 Western PA Scholastic Writing Award Winners 2019 Western PA Scholastic Writing Award Winners Lucy Potts (7th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Joanie Zilaitis (7th Grade, Holy Cross Academy), Ella Thomas (7th Grade, Winchester Thurston), Jakob Schreiber (10th grade, Mt. Lebanon) and Erin Mahoney (11th grade, Sewickley Academy) share their written works