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.

Sandhill Cranes

Jan 1, 2015
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!

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Dec 26, 2014
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! 

Happy Holidays

Dec 19, 2014
http://thegreenmama.com

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! 

Waiting for Snow

Dec 12, 2014

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! 

Singalong with Susie Tallman

Dec 5, 2014
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!

Toxic Toys & The Invention of the Phonograph

Dec 4, 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.  

Gratitude

Nov 21, 2014

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. 

Screentime & Kids

Nov 13, 2014
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! 

Yoga & Kids

Nov 7, 2014

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!

Brush 'Em If You've Got 'Em!

Oct 31, 2014
http://www.toothachesremedies.net

    

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. 

Poop Happens, Then What?

Oct 21, 2014
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!  

Digging In - Archaeology in New Mexico

Oct 8, 2014
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. 

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!  

Valle de Oro's Birthday Party

Sep 18, 2014
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.  

Weird, Wonderful Weather in New Mexico

Sep 4, 2014
menzelphoto.photoshelter.com

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.  

Book Review: Where Snow Leopard Prowls

Sep 3, 2014

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.  

Cielito Lindo Performs on The Children's Hour

Aug 28, 2014

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.

Fossils on Public Lands in New Mexico

Aug 10, 2014
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.  

Celebrating Smokey the Bear's 70th Birthday

Aug 8, 2014
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.  

The Rio Grande, Past, Present & Future

Jul 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande

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.

Cooper's Hawks and Kids

Jul 11, 2014
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

  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.  

Internet Media Literacy for Kids

Jun 26, 2014
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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.  

Summer Solstice & New Mexico Wildfires

Jun 18, 2014
http://www.freegreatimages.com

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. 

Father's Day

Jun 13, 2014
http://www.carrymeaway.com

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! 

Tornado Season in New Mexico

May 27, 2014
Getty Images

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.  

New Summer Camps for New Mexico Kids

May 22, 2014
Animal Humane New Mexico / http://animalhumanenm.org

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! 

The Butterfly Show

May 15, 2014
Katie Stone

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!  

Mother's Day

May 6, 2014
Stone Family Collection

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. 

Dinosaurs of New Mexico

May 1, 2014
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TeddyBlackBear2040 / New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

  Sat. 5/3, 9am:  Join Mrs. Estes' 3rd graders from Manzano Mesa Elementary as we learn about the dinosaurs of New Mexico. 

Summer Camp Opportunities for Kids

Apr 17, 2014
cabq.gov/biopark

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.  

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