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.

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The Children's Hour
8:26 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Cooper's Hawks and Kids

A Cooper's Hawk in flight
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  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.  

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The Children's Hour
9:50 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Internet Media Literacy for Kids

Summertime checklist for parents
Credit 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.  

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The Children's Hour
12:59 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Summer Solstice & New Mexico Wildfires

Happy Summer Solstice!
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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. 

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The Children's Hour
10:04 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Father's Day

Daddy's Got You!
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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! 

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The Children's Hour
12:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Tornado Season in New Mexico

Credit 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.  

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The Children's Hour
6:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

New Summer Camps for New Mexico Kids

Credit 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! 

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the children's Hour
2:41 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Butterfly Show

Black swallowtail that Emma hatched
Credit 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!  

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The Children's Hour
1:14 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Mother's Day

Four generations of mothers
Credit 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. 

The Children's Hour
8:28 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Dinosaurs of New Mexico

Bistahieversor: The New Mexico Tyrannosaur
Credit 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. 

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The Children's Hour
7:22 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Summer Camp Opportunities for Kids

Campers in ABQ BioPark's Undersea Adventures tour the top of the Shark Tank.
Credit 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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The Children's Hour
11:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Birding With Kids & The Cowbird Mafia

Young birder looking through a scope
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  Sat. 3/29, 9am:  Looking for birds is easy when you know the basics of birding. We'll also cover the cowbird mafia, taking over nests nationwide. Birds of a feather, let's flock together on Saturday morning. 

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The Children's Hour
9:01 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Green Roofs & What is a Scientist?

A green roof in the desert
Credit Ed Caldwell / sunset.com

  Sat. 3/22, 9am:  We'll explore what is a scientist and what do scientists do all day?  Plus we'll talk about Green Roofs, and how growing plants on our buildings helps the environement.  

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The Children's Hour
10:20 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Dinosaur Nests

A cast of Troodon formosus eggs and nest structure from Egg Mountain, Montana.
Credit http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/science/eggshell/eggshell_case1.php / University of California, Berkeley

  Sat. 3/15, 9am:  Paleontologists visit us Saturday on the show to talk about the amazing nests of Maiasaura, Orodromeus, and Troodon eggs found on Egg Mountain, Montana. Dinosaur lovers, you won't want to miss this one.  

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The Children's Hour
8:58 am
Thu March 6, 2014

States of Matter & Nanotechnology Explained

In the not-so-distant future, nanotechnology could be used to treat cancer
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  Sat. 3/8, 9am:  Nanotechnology is transforming medicine, but what is it exactly? We'll learn all about the amazing blend of chemistry, biology and technology that makes nanotechnology a reality.

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The Children's Hour
8:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

The Science of Hot Springs

Spence hot springs, Jemez Mountain New Mexico
Credit backpacker.com

  3/1, 9am:  We're getting into hot water as we explore the source of thermal springs. Plus our family events calendar, KUNM Kids Birthday Club & great music.  

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The Children's Hour
1:35 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Hug an Engineer Day!

Senator Martin Heinrich, Explora and fractals
Credit Katie Stone

 

 2/22, 9am:  It's National Engineering Week, and we are honoring engineers among us, including Senator Martin Heinrich who will join us in the studio along with folks from Explora Science Museum and the Fractal Foundation. 

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The Children's Hour
5:45 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Eugene Field Elementary: Perspective Taking in History

Some of Ms. Hawes' 5th graders joined us in the studio at KUNM
Credit Katie Stone

Fifth graders from Eugene Field Elementary School in Albuquerque were on the show January 25th, 2014 examining different points of view in relation to three holidays: Labor Day, Mexican Independence Day and Columbus Day. There's two sides (at least!) to every story.

    

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The Children's Hour
8:48 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Celebrating Black History with Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy, Poet Laureate of Albuquerque
Credit Justin Thor Simenson / http://hakimbe.com

  2/15, 9am: Albuquerque's Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy will celebrate Black History Month with us with plenty of poetry and stories about the childhoods of famous black leaders. Plus This Day in History, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our calendar of family friendly events. 

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The Children's Hour
7:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Media Literacy for Kids

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2/8, 9am: Kids will learn media literacy skills this Saturday with the lessons brought to us by the Media Literacy Project. 

The Children's Hour
8:39 am
Sun December 22, 2013

What is Dark Matter?

More than meets the eye: Dark Matter makes up more than 25% of the universe, while only 4% is what we can see.
Credit UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Children's Hour - 12/28 9am:  On the cutting edge of astrophysics, Dark Matter is the thing that space is missing.  Dr. Dinesh Loomba from UNM's Physics and Astronomy department will enlighten us about this mysterious cosmological matter.

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The Children's Hour
8:02 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Children's Hour Holiday Special

Happy Holidays!

The Children's Hour - 12/21 9am:   Winter is officially here, school is on break, and it's time to celebrate.  Join us for our annual holiday show. This year we'll be giving gifts to you, our listeners, throughout the hour.  Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.

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The Children's Hour
7:54 am
Thu December 12, 2013

The Ice Age in New Mexico

The Ice Age 10,000 years ago
Credit Mauricio Antonio

The Children's Hour - 12/14 9am:  We'll learn about the Ice Age in New Mexico with scientist Gary Morgan from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Saber tooth cats, wooly mammoths and humans populated our state 10,000 years ago, when the world went cold.  Grab a cup of cocoa and warm up with us as we delve into the Ice Age.  Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.

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The Children's Hour
9:23 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Safety Tips for Kids in Public Places

12/7 9am:  How can kids stay safe in public places?  We'll be joined by  Albuquerque Police Department's Officer Steve Sink who will talk with us being street smart and safe.  And, kids from the Outpost's Homeschool Opera will give us a live performance in our studio. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club. 

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Entertainment
8:27 am
Fri November 8, 2013

GET SPACED OUT ON THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Comet ISON on the morning of Oct. 8, seen with the 0.8-meter Schulman Telescope at the University of Arizona SkyCenter atop Mount Lemmon.
Credit Credit: Adam Block / http://CaelumObservatory.com

Sat. 11/9, 9am:   

Get spaced out with us on The Children's Hour, where we'll learn about Comet Ison and the many opportunities you have to see it. Folks from the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will give us information about this comet, and the two others in our skies right now. Plus, we'll have the good people from Recycle Santa Fe with all you need to know about the nation's largest and oldest recycled art market. Join us at 9am, every Saturday morning!

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Children's Hour
9:25 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Weird Al Yankovic Visits Children's Hour

Weird Al with the Children's Hour Crew

The crew of The Children's Hour sat down with Weird Al Yankovic when he was in Albuquerque recently and had a frank discussion about his name, music, children's book career, and life.