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.

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.  

Creative Commons

  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

Creative Commons, Wiki

This week on The Children's Hour, we'll talk about dashing with dogs and making art from trash.  Our friends from Animal Humane New Mexico will visit with their human companions, and the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will tell us about trashion fashion.  With a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and great music, we hope you'll join us, Oct 24, 9-10am.

Making Cents

Oct 15, 2015

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, help us make cents as we kick off the KUNM fall fundraiser.  We'll hear from storyteller Sarah Malone with a story about the wisdom of the wild. Plus our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, the best music, and so much more. It all adds up when you're a part - phone in your support during this week's show. 

Corny Balloons

Oct 2, 2015

This week on The Children's Hour, we're sending Anna and Ava into the Albuquerque Maize Maze with a microphone and a portable transmitter for opening day. Plus, it's the first day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, it all starts at 9am every Saturday. 

Creative Commons

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, find out about the Super Blood Harvest Moon, making its appearance this weekend in our evening skies on Sunday. We'll also explore the amazing power of solar energy.  With our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and so much more, start your Saturdays with us at 9am.   

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sep 18, 2015
Sierra | kris krüg | CC BY-SA 2.0

Get ready to walk the plank! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day this Saturday on The Children's Hour. We'll raise the Jolly Roger and call on all me hearty mates to join in the fun and celebration. Plus our pals from the Valle De Oro will enlighten us about what's going on down by the riverside.  And, we'll let you know about a celestial event happening Sunday that you won't want to miss.  All in a wee hour this Saturday at 9am.    

Chloe Nixon Performance

Sep 13, 2015
The Children's Hour Crew

    

The Children’s Hour presents 11 year old prodigy singer, songwriter and guitarist Chloe Nixon, performing live for us. Also, we commemorate American Independence Day by highlighting a few of New Mexico’s many notable artists, including the Aguilar sisters, Levitated's Jared Tarbell, and others. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Originally broadcast July 2015.

Building the Future

Sep 4, 2015
futurecity.org

  This week on The Children's Hour: everyone knows kids hold the keys to the future, and in the Future City competition, kids can also design what their future homes might look like. Join us as we discuss building our future through our ideas and imagination. Also, we'll find out about how all fourth graders, and their families, can go to national parks and monuments all year long. Plus, information about the New Mexico State Fair, great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more.  Saturdays, 9am. 

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

Sat. 8/29, 9am:  On this Saturday's The Children's Hour, we'll learn about this weekend's MakerFaire. Some makers make experiences, and Julia tells us about kids at Burning Man helping to make an entire town in the middle of nowhere. Plus we'll remember heroes of Hurricane Katrina. Great music, a family events calendar, and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, all on The Children's Hour this week.  

Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat. 8/22, 9a: National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones talks with The Children's Hour crew about supercell storms, lightning safety and El Niño.  Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and of course, lots of silliness. Wake up on Saturdays with a smile and a song, 9 to 10am. 

Seth Hoffman

    

The Children's Hour welcomes teacher Seth Hoffman to our studios, who will help all of us get back into the swing of school with a song in our hearts and a smile on our faces. Also, celebrating the birthday of an American culinary legend, Julia Child. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a calendar of family events, and so much more. Join us!

Assistance Dogs

Jul 31, 2015
http://assistancedogsofthewest.org/

Sat. 7/31, 9am: Assistance dogs help people in many ways, and on The Children's Hour we'll meet kids who are training these pups to become someone's working dog. Find out how they do it, and what is appropriate behavior when someone has an assistance dog.  Also, Animal Humane New Mexico brings in kittens in honor of the release of the newly discovered Dr. Seuss book, What Kind of Pet Should I Get. Plus, celebrate the birthdays of two musicians who changed rock and roll forever. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music, a family events calendar, and so much more; join us!

Geology Of New Mexico

Jul 21, 2015
American Geological Union (agu.org)

Sat. July 25, 9am: The Children’s Hour will explore the unique geology of New Mexico with Dr. Barry Kues, professor emeritus of Geology at UNM. We’ll also find out about classes for rock hounds of all ages. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more.   

Thinking Like A Pollinator

Jul 16, 2015
Bill Bumgarner

Sat. 7/18, 9am: The Children's Hour will be thinking like pollinators with beekeepers from the New Mexico Beekeepers Association to teach us all about these magnificent and powerful creatures, upon whom our lives depend. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Bee with us!

UFOs in Roswell

Jul 9, 2015
ufodb.com

July 11, 9am: The Children’s Hour digs into the Roswell Incident with the SciFi Channel archeologist who excavated the site, Dr. William Doleman.  What did Dr. Doleman and his team find at the remote desert landing site?  Hakim Bellamy reads his poem about Nepal: Boys School for Better Living. Plus, we celebrate the birthday of EB White. Join us for great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more.  

Privacy And Kids

Jun 27, 2015
Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (iplj.net)

  Sat. 6/27, 9a: We hear a lot about privacy in the news, but what is it? Do kids have the right to their privacy? How can kids preserve their privacy online, and what difference does it make anyway?  The ACLU New Mexico will be in on The Children’s Hour help us understand privacy in the digital era, especially as it affects children.  Plus great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. 

Rainy New Mexico

Jun 17, 2015
Ari Levaux, High Country News

The Children's Hour wonders, with all the rain this spring, is New Mexico still in a drought?  Where does our water come from, anyway? Journalist and environmental reporter John Fleck joins The Children’s Hour in the studio to talk about water and the west. We'll also interview Maia Weinstock about her efforts to get the Lego company to have more women scientists and professionals, including a true to life US Supreme Court. Plus great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. 

New Mexico Folktales

Jun 12, 2015
http://www.paraprin.com/

Hear New Mexican folk tales on The Children’s Hour this week, with Dr. Lamadrid, professor emirates at UNM. Also we’ll have kittens who have made it into the movies.  Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Join us!

Empathy

Jun 5, 2015
http://ivillage.ca

June 6, 2015 on The Children's Hour, we talked with Courtney Custer about what does it mean to have empathy and how can kids learn to be empathetic? Courtney is from The Roots of Empathy, an organization teaching kids empathy. We also found out how to be a maker in this year's MakerFaire. 

Earth's Birthday

May 22, 2015
http://practicallyharmless.blogspot.com/2007/10/on-very-special-holiday.html

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, celebrate the Earth's Birthday. Plus we'll have folks from the Bees and Seeds festival, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music, and so much more. Wake up with us! 

Dinosaurs Of New Mexico

May 15, 2015
nmstatefossil.org

Sat. 5/16 9a: Dinosaurs ruled New Mexico for hundreds of millions of years. This week on The Children's Hour, we'll learn about some of the dinosaurs who lived here from 3rd graders in Mrs. Estes class at Albuquerque's Manzano Mesa Elementary School. We'll also have great music, a family events calendar, and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club. You can count on us to start your Saturday right! 

Celebrating Mom

May 8, 2015
Cristina Ortega

This Saturday (5/9, 9am) on The Children's Hour, celebrate mothers! Mothers Day is Sunday and we'll help you kick it off with music, stories, the history of this national holiday, and poetry for mothers from the Young Leaders of Promise. Plus, learn about Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and their efforts to bring horseback riding to kids in New Mexico. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Start your Saturdays with us at 9am!

Women in Science

Apr 29, 2015

Saturday, May 2 on The Children's Hour we heard kids from Mr. Pence's class at Jimmy Carter Middle School educating us about women scientists. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and a family events calendar, start every Saturday with us. 

Pajarito Elementary Soaring Eagles

Apr 24, 2015
http://pes-aps-nm.schoolloop.com/

    

    

Saturday at 9am, The Children's Hour features Pajarito Elementary fourth graders telling us what they love about their school. Plus we'll find out about a hopping good time from herpetologist Dr. Tom Giermakowski.  We hope you'll join us. 

Summer Camp

Apr 17, 2015

Saturday, April 18 9-10am:  Is there summer camp in your future? Or in your past? We'll be talking about summer camp on The Children's Hour with The Full Circle Project, singing songs, roasting marshmallows, and telling jokes. Plus we'll have great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. 

Kids Cook

Apr 12, 2015

On Saturday, March 28th, kids from Kids Cook came into our studio to talk about what they've learned when the program came to their schools. 

Grammar Zoo

Apr 10, 2015

  

The Children's Hour was visited by 2nd graders from Mrs. Phillips' class at Bellehaven Elementary to teach us all about grammar. Plus we raised money for high quality kid's media on KUNM, and we covered what's new at the Albuquerque Zoo.  Join us at 9am every Saturday!

Helmets & Kids

Apr 3, 2015

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll learn why wearing helmets when biking is so important and where kids can get one. Plus bike safety, a visit from our friends at Animal Humane New Mexico, where to find egg hunts, and what's going on in and around Albuquerque for families and kids. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, all in an hour. Won't you join us? Sat. 4/4/15 9 to 10am. 

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