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The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

Enriching, educating, enlightening and entertaining radio for kids of all ages. 

Outta This World

Jun 30, 2016
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On The Children's Hour, the 4th of July holiday was approaching, and so was the Juno spacecraft as it arrived at its orbit around Jupiter. We learned about the Juno mission: its goals and how you can participate. Plus, it was World UFO Day and we celebrated in the studio. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 2, 2016.

Summertime

Jun 22, 2016
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The Children's Hour swung into summertime with special guest host, Mark Gilboard. During this show, the Children's Hour heard New Mexico bagpipe ensemble perform live in the studio. Plus, we learned how every kid can win with the summer writing contest through our friends at NMPBS.  Great music, live and local, every Saturday at 9am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 25, 2016.

Dads

Jun 15, 2016
Katie Stone

Kids celebrated Father's Day by calling in to The Children's Hour this week and telling us about their dads. Plus the KUNM Kids played along with Recycleman in the studio.  Live and local, every Saturday morning! This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 18, 2016.

Katie Stone

This week on The Children's Hour, producer Katie Stone spoke with award winning author Sherman Alexie about his new book for younger kids, Thunder Boy.  Zoe reviewed a book for older kids, A Night Divided. Plus, we listened to a story by Bill Harley that explored the questions: what do teachers do during the summer and do you really want to know?

With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, every Saturday at 9am. This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 11, 2016.

Symbols Of Enchantment

May 31, 2016
Rebel Donut

The Children's Hour featured musician and educator, Curious Chris who took us through the various symbols representing New Mexico. From the Zia to the coelophysis, turquoise to yucca flowers the Land of Enchantment's state symbols showcase our unique culture, landscape and history. The KUNM Kids explored these official markers through music and stories.  This show was recorded live at KUNM on June 4, 2016.


Climate Activist Kids

May 24, 2016
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The Children's Hour welcomed kids who are actively trying to save the planet. Aji Piper joined us from Seattle to talk about the lawsuit that he and 19 other kids are involved with to hold governments accountable for pollution. The kids are winning their cases, and that's good news for us all. This show was recorded live at KUNM on May 28, 2016.


Andy Mason Performs

May 20, 2016
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The KUNM Kids welcomed singer and songwriter, Andy Mason from Portales, New Mexico with a live, in studio concert. Plus we found out when to expect the end of the world, and we celebrated the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members. As always, we also had a family events calendar, great music, and so much more. This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on May 21, 2016.

Mother's Day Special

May 5, 2016
Katie Stone

We celebrated Mother's Day on The Children's Hour with a show honoring the dedicated moms around us. With poetry and music, this show was for Mom. Plus, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on May 7, 2016.

Spring Rituals

Apr 28, 2016
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The Children's Hour hosted kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School who told us how cultures around the world welcome spring. From exploding snowmen, drowning dolls, rolling down a hill with cheese, and flinging colored powder at friends, people worldwide have unique ways of saying goodbye to winter.  Plus, we learned about Dia De Los Niños, what's on at The Guild Cinema, events for kids this weekend, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and of course, great music.  Start your Saturday with a smile and The Children's Hour! This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on April 30, 2016.

Albuquerque's Valle Vista Elementary School 4th Graders from Mrs. Dawson's class joined the KUNM Kids in the studio to talk about how bird watching at the Valle del Oro was a life changing experience. Not only did these kids learn about our feathered friends in the Bosque, but the program enabled them to be citizen scientists. Plus, we found out about a celebration of public art in Albuquerque. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more this week on The Children's Hour. This show broadcast live from the KUNM studios on April 23, 2016.

New Mexico Humanities Council

Sat 4/16, 9a:  The Children's Hour crew welcomes our friends from Best Buddies New Mexico into the studio talking about inclusive friendship.  Also we'll learn all about National History Day, and how you can participate.  And our friend Solis talks about the infamous Titanic. Plus great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Start your Saturday with a smile. 

Katie Stone

We sent kids with a microphone into Santa Fe's multidemensional art installation, Meow Wolf.

Originally broadcast on The Children's Hour on KUNM April 2, 2016. 

A Trip To The Moon

Mar 23, 2016
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Sat 3/26, 9a: Take a trip out of this world to the moon with The Children's Hour this week. With our friends, astrophysicist Dr. Crawford MacCallum and Enid Howarth, we'll explore our celestial sister with stories, songs and poetry.  Plus we'll celebrate the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and play some excellent tunes. 

Science Of Spring

Mar 17, 2016
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Sat. 3/19, 9a: The Children's Hour bounces into spring with a show dedicated to celebrating the lengthening daylight and warming weather, and saying farewell to winter. What makes it winter one day and spring the next? We'll discover the science of springtime.  Plus, find out how you can get a scholarship to Hummingbird Music Camp with the Sky Velvet Vassar foundation. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more, spend an hour with the KUNM Kids!

Jamming with Shamrocks

Mar 11, 2016
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Sat. 3/12, 9a: It's St. Patty's Day this week, and we're celebrating on The Children's Hour. With pipes and drums performing live in the studio, get on your green and be ready to ShamRock!  Also, kids organizing a march for the labor leader, Ceasar Chavez will tell us all about how we can commemorate a great man.  Plus, time warps, KUNM Kids Birthday Club celebrations, great music and a family events calendar, all in an hour!

Rock & Rhythm Youth Orchestra, Robb Janov

On Sat. 3/5/16, we welcomed a few of the kids from the Rock & Rhythm Youth Orchestra to our studio. We heard about their big fundraising concert, happening 3/12/16 from 2 to 5pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center.  Plus, we had a live performance from Neil and Abby.  We've posted their songs here. Enjoy! 

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

Sat 2/27/16, 9am: We were joined by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham in our studios, who was thoroughly grilled by the kids in the studio about everything from balancing her personal and public lives, super delegate status, and what led her to dedicate her life to public service.  Plus, we had an in-studio performance from some of the cast of The Growing Stage's latest show, Pinkalicious. And, we learned how kids can be involved in Roboquerque 2016. 

Martian Rocks

Feb 17, 2016
University of New Mexico, Carl Agee

Sat 2/20, 9a:  What's out of this world but right on this planet?  Martian meteorites! This week on The Children's Hour, Zoltan Vaci from the Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, brings these cosmic wonders down to earth, specifically to our studio.  Cosmic rocks, great music, The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more this week on The Children's Hour. 

Loving Teeth

Feb 11, 2016
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Sat. 2/13, 9a: We'll talk about loving our teeth on The Children's Hour, just in time for Valentine's Day! February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and dental health experts will explain how to show your love for your teeth.  Plus we'll celebrate Valentine's Day! Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, brush up and join us!

Hakim Bellamy

Feb 11, 2016
Katie Stone

On January 2, 2016 poet and author Hakim Bellamy joined us into the studio to read his new children's book, Samuel's Story.  What do you want to be when you grow up? Samuel wrestles with that question as he considers his options. 

Wild Things

Feb 3, 2016
Cristina Ortega

Sat. 2/6, 9a: The wild things of New Mexico are sometimes visitors and sometimes lifelong residents. We'll be joined by wildlife biologist Wendy Brown and learn about a few of our feathered, furry and rooted wild things living in the neighborhood.  With excellent music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more; The Children's Hour is a great start to any Saturday. 

Alligators All Around

Jan 26, 2016
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Sat. 1/30, 9am:  The Children's Hour welcomes a docent alligator from the Albuquerque Zoo along with herpetologist Katie Anderson. We'll talk about frogs, toads, lizards and crocs of the Americas and learn about one special frog whose species depends upon zoos to survive total extinction.  Great music the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. 

Fractals

Jan 22, 2016
The Fractal Foundation

Sat. 1/23, 9a: The Children's Hour explores the magic, math and art of fractals, with the Fractal Foundation. Plus, do we have nine planets again in our solar system? Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more, every Saturday from 9-10am. 

Clowns N' Caves

Jan 13, 2016
Cave photo: Kenneth Ingham, Lucho: courtesy of the artist

Sat. 1/16, 9a: Clown around with Lucho Guzmán Cardozo who visits The Children's Hour all the way from Colombia.  Plus, we'll discover the wonders of caves with UNM professor Dr. Diana Northup and some of her students.  Live and local, 9-10am every Saturday. Not just for kids. 

Shakespeare And Kids

Jan 6, 2016
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Sat. 1/9 9am : "Can one desire too much of a good thing?" We think not! Kids from the Early College Academy in Albuquerque bring the Bard to life on The Children's Hour. With live music from Sean Etigson and friends, "We are such stuff as dreams are made on." Join us for a special Shakespearean edition of The Children's Hour, complete with great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. "To be, or not to be" with us on the show. That is the question. 

All About Wolves

Dec 10, 2015
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 Sat. 12/12, 9a:  Wolves used to live all over the United States, but these days we see more of them in zoos than in the forest. We'll find out all about these magestic creatures, including the endangered Mexican Grey Wolf with a zookeeper who cares for them. Plus we'll learn about re-introducing them to the wild, and how the Mexican Grey wolf program is doing. We'll also talk with a wolf rescuer about wolfdogs. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. 

Holiday Traditions

Dec 3, 2015
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Sat. 12/5, 9am: The Children's Hour welcomes students from Jimmy Carter Middle School talking about holiday traditions from around the world.  Learn where trees are decorated with spider webs, and what the difference is between a luminaria and a farolito.  Plus, kids from the cast of The Wind in the Willows will entice us to attend their show with a song or two. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, great music and so much more, all in an hour every Saturday at 9am. 

Scientific Kids

Nov 20, 2015
Kari Barrera

    

The Children's Hour, 11/21 9am:  New Mexico has brilliant scientists of all ages residing across our state. We'll talk with a group of students who want to be able to compete in our state's Science Olympiad.  Plus, we'll hear about what kind of programming is at Ghost Ranch for kids and families.  We'll also feature Naomi Shihab Nye reading her essay: Gate A4.  With excellent music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, all in one hour just for kids!

National Center for Family Homelessness

Sat. 11/14 9a: This Saturday on the Children's Hour,  we'll learn about homeless children in New Mexico. There are more homeless children in the United States today than at any point in our nation's history, including in New Mexico.  

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  Sat. 11/7 9a: Get onboard The Children's Hour this Saturday when we'll learn about the historic trains of New Mexico. We'll also have a visit in our studio from Mr. Captain Underpants himself, Dav Pilkey.   And direct from Washington DC, Senator Martin Heinrich will field questions from our intrepid crew.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, all in an hour dedicated to kids.  Saturday 11/7, 9-10am

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