The Children's Hour will remember Cesar Chavez, and Britney will read her award winning essay about peace. We'll also have a visit from Albuquerque's Quelab. With a nod to the spring equinox, great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more, all in an hour. Join us, Saturday, March 21 from 9 to 10am.
High Desert Pipes and Drums performed live in our studios on March 7, 2015
Sat. 3/7, 9am: On The Children's Hour we remembered the 50th anniversary of the Selma March to Montgomery. Also, we welcomed the High Desert Pipes & Drums to our studios. We had a visit from AirDance New Mexico, plus we learned about the history of International Women's Day. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. All in an hour!
We interview Albuquerque's first Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy. Hakim then reads Queen Latifa's poem, Ladies First.
Hakim Bellamy reads his poem, Hero
Hakim Bellamy reads his Black Family Response, in response to Maya Angelou's poem, Black Family Pledge
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Hakim and Katie read Oh The Thinks You Can Think
Sat. 2/28, 9am: Albuquerque's first poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy talked about Black History with us. We learned about influential historical leaders, heard excellent poetry, and great music. Plus we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Always start your Saturdays with us!
Sat. 2/14, 9am: It's Valentine's Day on The Children's Hour! Kids are invited to call in to wish their loved ones Happy Valentine's Day. We'll keep your morning moving right along with great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Do join us!
The Wiz Kids performed an excerpt of their latest show, Respect Yourself
Sat. 2/7, 9am: The Children's Hour welcomes the Wiz Kids and the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee to the studio to let us know what's going on all month to honor the history of Black Americans. We'll also celebrate a certain pioneer author's birthday, and we'll give a nod to International Epilepsy Awareness Day happening this Monday. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family calendar of events, and so much more.
Saturday, 1/31 at 9am on The Children's Hour, Anna and Julia covered spoonerisms. We promise, it wasn't a lack of pies - or a pack of lies! The good folks from Animal Humane also joined us, plus we learned about new science classes for kids at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and a family events calendar. Wake up with The Children's Hour every Saturday!
Get up with us, 1/24 at 9am on The Children's Hour. We mean really far up. We'll be exploring comets, asteroids and learn about classes for kids at The Balloon Museum. The fun starts at 9am on KUNM.Our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, family events calendar, and great music, all in an hour.
Sat. 1/17, 9am: Warehouse508, an organization that provides programs for youth ages 11 to 20 to participate in urban arts, music, outdoor recreation and extreme sports led by youth, will visit our studios. We'll also have Andy Klee, the Math Wizard. Plus we'll celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more. Join us!
We're posting this show in its entirety since the KUNM 2 week archive had a technical glitch. We hope you enjoy!
Sat. 1/10, 9am: New Mexico State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino will explain how kids can be a part of the legislative process during the upcoming 60 day legislative session. Also, the Bad Ad Contest is coming to its deadline, and the Media Literacy Project will let us know all about it. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more, start your Saturday with The Children's Hour!
The full interview with Dr. Christopher Witt, curator of birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
1/3, Sat. 9am: Every cold season, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes spend their winters in New Mexico. What are they doing here? How long have they been coming? How and why do they make their trumpeting calls? We'll learn all about the magestic sandhill crane with UNM professor Dr. Crhsitopher Witt, Curator of Birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Plus, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and great music. Join us!
Sat. 12/27, 9am: Learn about Kwanzaa on The Children's Hour with special guest, storyteller Ramona King. We'll learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how they are uniquely celebrated. Join us!
Sat. 12/13, 9am: We're peeking into the National Weather Service's crystal ball with meteorologist Kerry Jones to determine if it will snow in New Mexico. How does the NWS predict winter weather, and what kind of patterns do they see in our climate? Also, Ophelia will talk about what's going on at the Railyards in Albuquerque, and we'll celebrate the birthday of science fiction writer Tamora Pierce. Plus great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and more. Join us!
Sat. 12/6, 9am: Susie Tallman and Friends will join us for a sing-along dance party live in our studio. Plus, we'll learn about winter break camps for New Mexico kids. Along with the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members, we'll celebrate the birthday of the lyricist, Ira Gershwin. Join us!
Jacob Peters from New Mexico Public Interest Research Group talks about how to identify toxic toys on the market today.
On November 29, 1877, the first phonograph was demonstrated by Thomas Edison
Sat. 11/29: What makes a toy toxic? We'll learn how to identify toys that present a danger for children with Jacob Peters from the New Mexico Public Interest Research Group. Also, hear the first recording ever made, by Thomas Edison, and presented November 29, 1877.
Sat. 11/15, 9am: We're opening up the phone lines to kids (and kids only) to find out what you're doing on computers at home, school or for fun. How do kids balance the physical world and the digital worlds, and what rules are in different houses? Plus we're releasing chipmunks in the studios. We'll have great music, a family event calendar, and celebration of birthdays - join us!
Yoginis Zhenya Novgorodskaya and Erin Hansborough talk about yoga and kids
Naomi Shihab Nye reads Gate A4, recorded on The Children's Hour on KUNM-fm in February, 2008. Rahim Alhaj with Fly Away from his CD Little Earth in the background.
Sat. 11/8, 9am: Stretch your body and relax your mind, we're doing yoga in the studio with Zhenya and Erin. Let your inner light shine and find out how fun yoga can be with kids. We've also got birthdays to celebrate, tickets to give away, and a calendar of family events. Join us!
Alyssa and Roanna, students in UNM's Dental Hygiene school are interviewed by Katie and the crew about taking care of kids' teeth.
Sat, 11/1 9am: Want to have your candy and eat it too? Just in time for the day after Halloween, we bring you University of New Mexico student dental hygienists to talk about oral hygiene and kids. It's the tooth and nothing but the tooth on The Children's Hour.
Sharon Sivinski from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority tells us all about what happens when we flush
Farts explained by experts
Sat. 10/25, 9am: It all comes out in the end, they say, and when it does, where does it go? We learned exactly what happens with Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority educator Sharon Savinski. Plus, we explored the methane world of flatulence. It stinks!
Interview with Eric Blinman, Director of Archeology for the Museum of New Mexico for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (nmarchaeology.org)
Sat. 10/11, 9am: New Mexico has a human history dating back over 12,000 years. Archaeologist Eric Blinman, from the Museum of New Mexico, will join us in the studio to teach us about archeology. We'll learn about the job of the archaeologist, plus find out what to do if you discover an ancient artifact in the woods, or even in your back yard. With great music, our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, we'll dig into our past.
Katie, Eli G, Eli S, and Noah interview James Sippel, Bureau of Land Management's Wilderness Manager for New Mexico, along with his sons Zachary and Luke
Sat. 9/27, 9am: The Wilderness Act went into effect 50 years ago this month, and New Mexico was the first state to have officially designated wilderness. We'll learn about what constitutes wilderness, and how kids can best enjoy our public lands. Plus, Julia, Miel and Anna will be heading into the fractal corn maze at the start of the show, and they'll be checking in with us throughout the hour to see what progress they're making. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our calendar of family friendly events, join us!
Sat. 9/20, 9a: The Valle de Oro is a National Wildlife Refuge located in Albuquerque, at the site of the former Price's Dairy. This magical place is home to New Mexico's wild wonders, including turtles, roadrunners, coyotes, porcupines, and many more critters and special plants.
We'll also explain the science of autumn, and celebrate a very special Santa Fe author's birthday.
Julia and Anna reviewed the new book by Naomi C. Rose, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Wild Animals of Tibet on our August 23, 2014 Children's Hour. They give this book 4 out of 5 chiles, and recommend it for kids ages 5 to 12 years old.
Sat. 8/16, 9am: New Mexico is covered in fossils of ancient plants and animals, including dinosaurs, marine life, mastodons, saber tooth cats and more, dating back hundreds of millions of years. Phil Gensler, Regional Paleontologist for the Bureau of Land Management’s southwestern district will join us to teach us about finding the signs of ancient life on New Mexico’s public lands.
Sat. 8/9, 9am: New Mexico's most beloved bear, we will celebrate Smokey the Bear's 70th birthday. Plus, the cast of Tarzan will perform live, and we'll learn about Engineering for Kids. Also, a memorial for musician Jerry Garcia, lots of KUNM Kids Birthday Club members get shout-outs, and all through we'll play great music ... all in one hour.
Sat. 8/2 9a: Just in time for International Assistance Dog Week, youth trainers Zoe and Jenny from Assistance Dogs of the West will join us along with dogs in training: Marianne and Gilbert. We’ll learn about what assistance dogs do, who needs them, how we should interact with them in public, and how they are trained to do their jobs. These amazing dogs will show off some of their skills for us in the studio. Learn how kids can get involved with training future assistance dogs, and how New Mexico will celebrate International Assistance Dog Week.