The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

Enriching, educating, enlightening and entertaining radio for kids of all ages. Want to join the KUNM Kids Birthday Club? Just email a request to kunmkids@kunm.org.

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The Children's Hour
9:56 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Remembering Cesar Chavez And Essays In Peace

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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. 

The Children's Hour
11:10 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Epic Pi Day

A once in a lifetime event, the epic pi moment occurs during our program
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Sat. 3/14, 9am:  It was Pi Day on The Children's Hour, and Einstein's birthday! Albert was with us in the studio. We enjoyed the epic Pi Day moment, at 9:26am.  

The Children's Hour
7:47 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Pipes & Drums, and Remembering Selma

Some of the bagpipers in High Desert Pipes and Drums performing live in our studio
Credit Andrew Stone

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!

The Children's Hour
7:59 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Hakim Bellamy on The Children's Hour

Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque Poet Laureate 2014
Credit Courtesy of Mr. Bellamy

    

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!

The Children's Hour
5:54 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Children's Hour

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 Children's Hour
4:28 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Celebrating Black History Month

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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. 

The Children's Hour
2:11 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Spoonerisms!

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!

Entertainment
4:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Asteroids And Comets

The Rosetta space ship took this photo of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Credit http://rosetta.esa.int / European Space Agency

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.  

Entertainment
3:47 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Warehouse 508, Math Wizards & Martin Luther King

Warehouse 508 student mural
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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!

The Children's Hour
10:58 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Kids At The RoundHouse

New Mexico's State Capitol, The Roundhouse in Santa Fe, NM
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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 Children's Hour
9:19 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Sandhill Cranes

Cranes on fire over Taos, New Mexico
Credit John Hamilton Farr, Taos, NM / http://www.jfarr.com

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!

The Children's Hour
2:20 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Credit Ujima Collective, Manchester, NH

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! 

The Children's Hour
8:21 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays

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Sat. 12/20, 9am:  We're geared up for a holiday show celebrating you, our listeners. Full of giveaways and holiday songs and stories, we'll make your Saturday morning light up with joy. Join us! 

The Children's Hour
7:14 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Waiting for Snow

A snowy house in Santa Fe

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! 

The Children's Hour
11:46 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Singalong with Susie Tallman

Charlotte is ready to dance!
Credit Chanda Shaw

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!

The Children's Hour
4:39 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Toxic Toys & The Invention of the Phonograph

The Edison Phonograph debuted on November 29, 2014

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.  

The Children's Hour
7:55 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gratitude

From http://vidyasury.com

Sat. 11/22, 9am:  There is so much to be thankful for, as we explore gratefulness with teacher and musician Sean Etigson and some of his students. Gratitute ... it's an attitude. 

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The Children's Hour
11:05 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Screentime & Kids

Credit Katie Stone

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! 

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The Children's Hour
10:50 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Yoga & Kids

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!

The Children's Hour
11:02 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Brush 'Em If You've Got 'Em!

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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. 

The Children's Hour
3:35 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Poop Happens, Then What?

Inside the San Juan - Chama Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Credit Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

  

 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!  

The Children's Hour
9:49 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Digging In - Archaeology in New Mexico

Chaco Canyon Chetro Ketl great kiva plaza
Credit US National Park Service

    

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. 

The Children's Hour
9:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Fifty Years of The Wilderness Act & A Fractal Corn Maze

Backpacking the Continental Divide in New Mexico
Credit Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands

    

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!  

The Children's Hour
9:13 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Valle de Oro's Birthday Party

Walking along the acequia at the Valle de Oro
Credit Photo by Don J. Usner / Trust For Public Lands

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.  

The Children's Hour
6:50 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Weird, Wonderful Weather in New Mexico

Rainbow, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, New Mexico
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9/6, Sat. 9am: New Mexico has been having an amazing summer, where we started in severe drought and then saw some of the wettest summer days in memory.

What's the weather going to be like this winter, and what impacts New Mexico weather globally?  Learn about our weird and wonderful weather with National Weather Service Meteorologist Kerry Jones.  

We'll also interview Eric Renz-Whitmore and Jared Tarbell about Albuquerque's Tech Fiesta and Maker Faire.  

The Children's Hour
11:14 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Book Review: Where Snow Leopard Prowls

Cover of Where Snow Leopard Prowls

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.  

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-KUNM Studio Sessions
7:13 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cielito Lindo Performs on The Children's Hour

Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music

Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music performed in our studio on August 23, 2014.  

The band consists of four brothers in the Lucero family ages six to twelve, on guitars and vocals.  They were joined by their father on bass guitar.

The Children's Hour
7:37 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Fossils on Public Lands in New Mexico

Phil Gensler talks with us from the studios at KUNM about paleontology on public lands
Credit Jonathan Wolfe

    

  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.  

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The Children's Hour
10:07 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Celebrating Smokey the Bear's 70th Birthday

Judy Bell and Smokey Bear
Credit Courtesy of New Mexico State Forestry Division / http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us

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.  

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The Children's Hour
11:02 am
Wed July 30, 2014

All About Assistance Dogs

Maryann and her summer camp companion.
Credit Assistance Dogs Of The West

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.   

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