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Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Ariella Riccobon

September 19, 2020 – 10:35 am | 15 views
2020_Ralph-Munn-Cover From 09/19/2020: Ariella Riccobon discussing her award-winning prose Hip Hop Science as published in the 2020 Ralph Munn Anthology

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Hallie Sufrin

September 19, 2020 – 10:20 am | 12 views
Rain-Cover-Art From 09/19/2020: From 09/19/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Hallie Sufrin on her award-winning musical composition, Rain.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Ariel Cameroe

September 19, 2020 – 10:05 am | 13 views
Tuned-Out From 09/19/2020: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2020 Teen Media Award Winner Ariel Cameroe on her award-winning film, Tuned out.

Youth Express: Wake Up to Politics, Gabe Fleisher

September 12, 2020 – 10:00 am | 8 views
Gabe-Fleisher From 09/12/2020: Award-winning journalist and Georgetown freshman Gabe Fleisher (18) on how the Wake Up to Politics newsletter he began in 3rd grade has grown from a subscription base of one (his mom) to over 50,000 readers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus

August 15, 2020 – 10:35 am | 18 views
Pittsburgh-Youth-Chorus From 08/15/2020: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus members Clara Yuo, Noah Eaton and Jenea Tomblin previewing the coming season along with Executive Director Lee Saville-Iksic.

Youth Express: Mundo Debates, Ruhan & Alice

August 15, 2020 – 10:05 am | 69 views
Mundo-debates From 08/15/2020: Youth Express: HundrED Youth Ambassadors Ruhan Anjan Kartik (16, India) and Alice Coelho Machado (15, Brazil) join us live to discuss MUNDO, an intercultural debate competition where teams of 5 youth (each from a different country) have monthly debates about sustainable development goals, after which they conduct small projects to put their thoughts and ideas into concrete action.

Youth Express: Our Assignment from Fred Rogers

July 25, 2020 – 10:35 am | 152 views
Fred-Rogers From 07/25/2020: Lance Wilhelm, Adina Munin, Jean Daniher (Fox Chapel Area High School) on their documentary "Our Assignment from Fred Rogers" along with teacher advisor Ryan Devlin.

Youth Express: Nelson Morris

July 18, 2020 – 10:35 am | 146 views
Nelson-Morris From 07/18/2020: Nelson Morris (10th grade, Pittsburgh Westinghouse), one of two grand prize winners in the recent The Homewood Experience essay contest challenging students to share hopes and dreams for the future of Homewood along with Soleil Meade (Soleil Branding Essentials) and Sadik Roberts (Pyramid Pittsburgh, LLC.)

Youth Express: “Black Lives Matter Here”, 1Hood Media Benefit Show

July 4, 2020 – 10:05 am | 29 views
1Hood_logo From 07/04/2020: Gabriella Salvucci (15, Lincoln Park Performing Arts), Shyheim Banks AKA Treble NLS and Phat Man Dee join us on the morning after their participation in a Black Lives Matter Here - A Concert to Benefit 1Hood Media ( 7/3 at 7 pm) in support of 1Hood Media as they work to build liberated communities through art, education and social justice

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

June 27, 2020 – 10:35 am | 56 views
Bonnie-Synclaire From 06/27/2020: Teen writer Bonnie Synclaire (18, Plum High School Graduate)