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Katie Stone

Host

Katie Stone is the host and producer of The Children's Hour. Her goal with the show is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to KUNM listeners, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. She works with a crew of kids who help engineer the show, write scripts and reviews, choose music, and assist with the live broadcast.  

Katie also reaches into the community, partnering with teachers to create radio shows for class projects, joining with community organizations to bring kids voices to KUNM, and by collaborating with various professors at the University of New Mexico to provide a platform for graduate students to explain their research in a way a kid’s audience can understand.  She hopes everyone listening comes away with new knowledge about the topic du jour. 

Katie started working in radio when she was just 14 years old at WDGC-fm in Downers Grove, Illinios. Outside of KUNM, Katie can be found advocating for families who have kids with disabilities, or working in the garden with her husband Andrew.  She is the step mother of two grown daughters, the mom of Emma and Eli, who produces the podcasts of the show, and the grandmother of Ruthie.  Katie lives in a handmade house on a solar powered organic farm in Albuquerque with her true love and their chickens, fruit, vegetables, children, llama, cats and dog.   

Ways to Connect

Earth Day

Apr 19, 2017
NASA.gov

Sat. 4/22 9a: Saturday on The Children’s Hour, it’s Earth Day! Celebrate with us, and find out the history of Earth Day, and where you can join in the many community parties and events. Plus we'll honor the many scientists in our community who make our world a better place and who have taught us so much. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday club and so much more. 

Katie Stone

Sat. 4/15 9a: This week on The Children's Hour, Mrs. Hawk's fifth grade class teach us about the history of their school. Just north of Old Town, Duranes Elementary is one of Albuquerque's oldest public schools. Many of these students have parents and grandparents who attended Duranes.  These kids are sure to inspire other students to learn more about their own schools. 

Military Children

Apr 4, 2017
Courtesy: Grace Anne Remey

Sat 4/8 9a:  The Children's Hour: April is the Month of the Military Child. These are kids who have a parent in the armed services and who are living overseas or away from home, or kids who live on military bases around the world. Child author Grace Anne Remey has published two books on the topic, and she's joining us in the studio along with Storm Manning and Raven Baca, military children whose mom and dads are both Marines.  We'll also learn about the brand new Museum of the American Military Family located in Tijeras, New Mexico.  

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Sat 3/25 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will have a singalong with musician Kenny Bodkin.  Plus we'll continue to explore more women's history in America.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us Saturdays from 9 to 10am for The Children's Hour!

Bugging KUNM

Mar 13, 2017
ABQ Biopark

KUNM was bugged on this episode of  The Children’s Hour when we hosted ABQ Biopark Curator of Entomology, Jason Schaller along with some of his six legged friends in the studio for a show about insects. We’ll put a bug in your ear with great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. 

Storytelling

Mar 8, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

Sat 3/11 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, we’ll make peace through storytelling with Sarah Malone. Plus, we’ll continue to explore remarkable women in American history - this week the pioneer of bioinformetrics, Dr. Margaret Oakley Dayhoff.  

Katie Stone

This week on The Children’s Hour, we kicked off Women’s History Month with a visit from a woman making history in our own state, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. Plus, we learned why we honor women’s history during the month of March. 

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The KUNM Kids learned about the Very Large Array radio telescope in Socorro, New Mexico. We found out about what astronomers are discovering at the VLA and how radio astronomy works. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more.  Originally broadcast February 25, 2017, 9 to 10am on KUNMfm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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Sa 2/18, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes to Women's Focus: Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Director of Enlace Comunitario and one of the founders of the grassroots campaign, Defend Our Neighbors,  community organizer Sayrah Namaste, and Rachael Maestas with the ACLU of New Mexico.

Honoring Black History

Feb 17, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat 2/18 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids explore Black history in America. We'll read poetry, and learn about how African Americans were forced to come to our country as slaves. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us from 9 to 10am every Saturday!

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Sat. 2/11 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will find out how Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world, and by the kids in our studio. Our friend Dr. Crawford MacCallum joins us for a sweet treat. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Join us every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

Refugees Among Us

Jan 31, 2017
Rahim Alhaj

Sat 2/4 9a:  The Children's Hour welcomed virtuoso oud musician, Rahim Alhaj who played music for us talked about living as a refugee. The KUNM Kids found out what makes a person flee their home country, and how Americans have traditionally embraced people escaping dangerous situations. 

Lunar New Year 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat. 1/28 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour  we’ll join in the global celebration of Lunar New Year. It's the year of the rooster.  It’s also National Data Privacy Day, a day to bring awareness to data security and privacy. Learn how parents and kids can stay safe online. 

Wild Friends of New Mexico

Sat. 1/21 9a:  Politics aren't just for grownups. The KUNM Kids get political with New Mexico State Representative Jim Smith. Find out how kids can be part of the process.  With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Wake up with The Children's Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am. 

Musical Kids

Jan 10, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat 1/14, 9a: It's OK to march to your own beat, and sing your own song, no matter how old or young. Kids who write music will perform on The Children's Hour this week, along with their teacher Sage Harrington. We'll even write a song together, live on the air.  Plus, find out how kids can join the band when the High Desert Pipes And Drums come to the studio for a visit.  

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Catch The Night Owl's debut show on Overnight Freeform tonight from 2am to 6am with a perfect mixtape to take you through the darkest hours. 

The Wonder Of Sound

Jan 4, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat, January 7, 2017:  The Children's Hour explored the wonder of sound on the radio. Sounds can transport you to another time, bring you to unseen places, tell stories with no words, all using your ears and your imagination. Journey with us on a trip through your mind. We'll provide the sound effects.  

Best of 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Chanda Shaw

This Saturday, 12/31 from 9-10am, The Children's Hour will present some of the best music of 2016 for kids and families. Plus, our friends from the Vortex Theater Company will be giving us a sneak peek at their newest production, Alice in Wonderland. With the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, great music and so much more, join us! 

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The KUNM Radio Board is having its regular bimonthly meeting at 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the first floor conference room of Oñate Hall on the campus of UNM, at the corner of Girard and Campus Blvd.  The public is welcome, and there will be time on the agenda for guest comments.  For more information about the Radio Board, visit   http://kunm.org/radio-board-information

Weather Or Not

Dec 14, 2016
National Weather Service Albuquerque

Sat 12/17, 9a:  The Children's Hour will have meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque to talk about the temperatures across the globe.  It may be freezing in the morning, but 2016 was anything but cold. Plus, our friends from the Abq BioPark Botanic Gardens have a lot more going on than just the River of Lights. Daytime is gorgeous at the gardens, and there are many activities for families throughout the winter break.  With our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and so much more: Saturday from 9 to 10am on The Children's Hour.

The Albuquerque Girl Choir

Sat. 12/10 9a: Wake up this Saturday with The Children’s Hour! We’ll have an in studio mini concert by the Albuquerque Girl Choir. We’ll also celebrate the birthday of iconic American poet, Emily Dickinson.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, sweeten your weekend with The Children’s Hour! 

Endangered Species

Nov 29, 2016
US Fish & Wildlife Service

On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we learned about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque. Plus, what’s the real story behind the Nutcracker?  We found out with puppeteers and actors from AuxDog Theater Company. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Originally broadcast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. 

Courtesy of NMT Troop 10459

The Mighty Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Troop 10459 shared their original public service announcements regarding hunger in New Mexico, and the dangers of stereotyping people. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, we'll help you start your Saturday right. Originally broadcast November 18, 2016.

Dating The Earth

Nov 10, 2016
Creative Commons, Wiki

How does one date Planet Earth?  How old is the earth, and how do scientists figure out the age of rocks? Geochronologist, Dr. Matt Heizler from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology at New Mexico Tech answers all these questions and many more, including how moon dust is involved in increasing our understanding.  

Plus, we spoke with the National Institute of Flamenco's education director, Jacqueline Garcia about what they offer kids and families. 

Sat 11/5 9a: On the Children’s Hour this Saturday starting at 9am, we’ll explore Presidential campaign songs through American history. And, we’ll talk about living well with autism. It’s all in an hour: The Children’s Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

Rio Grande Community Farms

10/29 Sat 9a:  The KUNM Kids will be getting lost, and hopefully found, in the Rio Grande Community Farms Corn Maze. We'll send kids into the maze with a portable transmitter and a microphone to find their way through.  

Cooking With Kids

Oct 18, 2016
WBUR, Boston Public Radio

Sat 10/22 9a:  The KUNM Kids will be cooking on The Children's Hour, with Santa Fe's Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey.  Their new book, The Cooking With Kids Cookbook will be our guide as we turn out a delicious show for kids of all ages. 

Inside KUNM

Oct 14, 2016

Sat 10/15 9a: The Children's Hour crew investigated what happens at KUNM outside of the control room. Staff tell us about their jobs, and what they wish you knew about our one-of-a-kind radio station. 

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Sat. 10/8, 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will find out about the upcoming Albuquerque biking event, CiQlovia.  Plus, Eric Blinman from New Mexico's Office of Archeaological Studies will tell us about Archeology Day.  

Do you like spooky books?  It's the birthday of RL Stine, author of over 300 books, many of which give kids Goosebumps, and Eliot will review a ghostly book just in time for pre-Halloween reading. 

Balloon Fiesta

Sep 26, 2016
Courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Wolfe / SkyDyes

Sat. 10/1 9a:  The Children's Hour will cover the first launch day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the studio of KUNM and from the field. With excellent music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Join us from 9 to 10am Saturdays.

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