Sat 5/4 9a: For millions of years, dinosaurs roamed all over what is now the State of New Mexico. Some lived in the ocean waters that once covered what today is land. Others lived in the prehistoric forests, plains, and beaches, leaving behind fossilized footprints which are still visible today. Mrs. Estes' intrepid Third graders from Manzano Mesa Elementary have been studying the dinosaurs of New Mexico, and will present their research, mixed with dinosaur music, poetry and stories.
Sat. 11/17 9a: We will Celebrate National Adoption Day. Also, we'll answer the question "Is this an el Niño or la Niña winter?" Kerry Jones, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service will pay us a visit to talk all about our weather. And, have you ever seen a horsehair worm? We haven't either! But Patricia from UNM's Department of Biology will teach us all about these critters. Join us!
Sat. 7/28 9a: Assistance animals help people in numerous ways. We talked with Marcie Davis from the organization Working Like Dogs. She uses an assistance dog and shares information about what an assistance animal can do for people. Did you know there are assistance cats and even monkeys? In celebration of International Assistance Dog Week, we let the dogs run the show, on The Children's Hour.
Sat. 4/7 9a: April is Autism Awareness month, and on The Children's Hour, we'll be talking about autism with people who know first hand what it's like. 1 in 88 kids born today will be diagnosed with autism: how can we be sure these kids get all the help they need, and how can we help them? Join us on The Children's Hour for the Autism show.
Sat. 12/31 9am: Hear something you loved this year? We did too! We'll be playing the best children's and kid friendly musical releases of 2011, including the CDs up for Grammy and Juno awards. It's a perfect way to start the last day of the year.
Sat. 7/16 at 9am: The Children's Hour will have live entertainment from the casts in the three different princess plays being put on this summer by the Play Conservatory. Be a dear, and join us, won't you?
Sat. 7/2 at 9am: The Children's Hour puts the spotlight on US History, Independence Day and fireworks. Plus special guests from Albuquerque Little Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz will perform live.
Sat. 6/4 at 9am: The Children's Hour is going to the dogs! World renown veterinarian, author and television celebrity, Marty Becker will spend the hour with us talking about all things related to dogs. We'll give listeners a chance to call in with their dog training questions, and of course you can expect excellent dog music.
Tune in with your furry friends this Saturday at 9am. If you've missed it, you can listen to this program by visiting our Two-Week Archive (under the "Listen" dropdown menu above).
Sat. 5/21 at 9am: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll be joined in the studio by acclaimed teen actor RJ Mitte from the cast of Breaking Bad talking with us about reaching dreams, believing in yourself and triumphing over bullying. We'll also learn about Camp Enchantment, a New Mexico camp for kids coping with cancer.
Sat. 3/26 at 9am: Wildlife Rescue joins us in the studio to talk about how kids can help save the lives of injured wildlife. We will also have a visit from kids at an East Mountain elementary school who are on a mission to have a school grown salad bar at their school. Plus great music, an events calendar for kids, and so much more.
Sat. 1/29: This Saturday, the Children's Hour crew will be joined by folks from Animal Protection New Mexico and the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico to learn about how to be responsible pet owners, and how kids can help protect the animals of New Mexico.
Join us on The Children's Hour on Saturday at 9am for a lively discussion and plenty of great music, all about pets.