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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Articles in Youth Expression Showcase

Youth Express: KRUNK Movement

November 2, 2019 – 10:35 am | 10 views
IMG_0853 From 11/02/2019: The Center of Life KRUNK Movement technician Ezra Jones (15, Pittsburgh SciTech) and artist Amani Howze AKA Mani Bahia (17, Pittsburgh CAPA) with a live performance.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 2, 2019 – 10:05 am | 23 views
IMG_0841 From 11/02/2019: Big Sister Sarah Klimek and Little Sister Unique Dukes (5th grade, Arsenal Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Danielle Greathouse.

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

October 26, 2019 – 10:35 am | 56 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: Self-Seriousness

October 26, 2019 – 10:05 am | 63 views
IMG_0710 From 10/26/19 -  Live music with youth band Self-Seriousness

Youth Express: Investing Now

October 12, 2019 – 10:35 am | 22 views
IMG_0545 From 10/12/2019: Local high school students Vincent Foor (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice),Tassneem Khattab (15, South Fayette), and Alaina Peeler (16, Penn Hills) discuss their participation in the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Investing Now pre-college diversity program.

Youth Express: Cassandra Gray

October 12, 2019 – 10:05 am | 59 views
IMG_0532 From 10/12/2019: Cassandra Gray (16, Westinghouse Arts Academy) sharing original writing.

Youth Express: The Allies

October 5, 2019 – 10:35 am | 30 views
IMG_0387 From 10/05/2019 - Live music with youth indie-rock band The Allies

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

October 5, 2019 – 10:05 am | 63 views
IMG_0369 From 10/05/2019 - Sammy (10, Pittsburgh Colfax) and Brian Clista & Art Flores on their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Kara Kimicata. 

Youth Express: Lynhurst Cast of Hamilton

September 21, 2019 – 10:35 am | 67 views
IMG_0243 From 09/21/2019- Avonworth School District students Elsa Garavaglia (9), Catheryn Behr (8), Lyla Fisher (8), Violet Bevington (7) and Magdalena Milojevic (7) performing as the Lynhurst Cast of Hamilton

Youth Express: “I’m Not that Person”

September 14, 2019 – 10:35 am | 36 views
DSC_0010 From 09/14/2019: Matt Sgro (15, South Fayette) and Josh Milteer (18, CCAC) on "I'm Not That Person", their FBI PSA Video Contest award-winning video exploring the stigma of drug addiction stigma