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.
Sat. 7/19, 9am: The Rio Grande is the heart of New Mexico. We'll learn how the river looked in the past, what it's doing now, and what we can expect for the future. The Rio Grande stretches a magical 2,401 miles, from its source in Colorado, all the way to the far southern border of the United States. Joining us is Jennifer Scheutz from the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project. Plus, the cast of James and the Giant Peach will roll through the studio.
Sat. 7/12, 9am: Cooper's Hawks are prolific in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Wildlife bird expert Kristen Madden will join us to discuss how kids can identify, protect and keep safe from nesting Cooper's Hawks. We'll also have a visit from Theatre-in-the-Making kids performing Shakespeare, and The Doubleclicks will give us an exclusive, in-studio concert.
Sat. 6/28, 9am: How safe are kids online? Learn with the Media Literacy Project about internet safety and media literacy for kids of all ages. We'll explore what social media safeguards are in place, and what you need to do to keep your privacy and safety intact.
Sat. 6/21, 9am: It's officially the first day of summer and we're celebrating by learning the science of the summer solstice. Also, Porfirio Chavarria, a wildfire firefighter will join us to talk about how to keep safe during wildfire season, especially for those who live in areas where forests and humans converge.
6/14, Sat. 9am: Celebrate Dad this week on The Children's Hour. We'll invite kids who are listening to call in and wish their father a happy Father's Day on the air. Also, we'll have a visit from the curators of The Wonder of Learning exhibition. Plus, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music, a family events calendar, and This Day in History. Join us!
Sat. 5/31, 9am: Tornado season is here in New Mexico, learn how to stay safe with meteorologist Kerry Jones, from the National Weather Service. Plus we'll be joined by friends from the CardBoard Playhouse with a live performance from their latest production, and the Santa Fe Opera will tell us about their kid's summer program. Plus, great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our family events calendar.
Sat. 5/24, 9am: Two new summer camps have started for New Mexico kids: Animal Humane's Camp Humane and Engineering for Kids multiple options. Learn about them and many more options for summer fun. As always, great music, this day in history, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us!
Sat. 5/17, 9am: We'll be spending the hour learning about butterflies of New Mexico, plus we'll have a visit from the folks at the Albuquerque Railyards. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our events calendar for families, join us!
Sat. 5/10, 9am: In honor of Mother's Day, we'll celebrate moms. Learn about the origin of this holiday, and find out what happened on May 10th in history. We'll have a calendar of events, plus our KUNM Kids Birthday Club.
Sat. 4/19, 9am: Summer camps are accepting registrations around New Mexico. We'll be joined in the studio by folks from the Sky Velvet Vasser Foundation talking about their scholarships for Hummingbird Music Camp, and we'll have a visit from the education staff at the Albuquerque BioPark. We'll also have this day in history, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and of course, great music.