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The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

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

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
D. Sharon Pruitt, Creative Commons

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
Gareth Rasberry, Creative Commons Wiki

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
Wiki Commons

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
Creative Commons, Wiki

 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
Creative Commons, Wiki

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.  

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!

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