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The Downtown Growers’ Market in Albuquerque is known as a place to find all things local, fresh, and homemade.

The people behind the market are looking to make it greener by phasing out plastic waste starting next month.

Jazzy Kids

Jun 19, 2018
Young Lions of Youth Jazz Collaborative

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/23 9a: On this edition of The Children's Hour, we’ll hear a studio concert by the Young Lions of the Youth Jazz Collaborative. Plus, our friends at the National Hispanic Cultural Center have been clowning around with kids in Circo Latino.  

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The Trump Administration is looking to make new rules that could shift federal funding for family planning services from health care providers to organizations that oppose abortion. If local healthcare clinics lose the family planning support they’re currently receiving, patients could be the ones paying the price.

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The Children's Hour will be broadcasting live from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Saturday, June 9th. Learn about the DaVinci exhibit, and the museum’s permanent collection from their scientists and educators. Test your Natural History IQ by playing our game show, enjoy live music, storytelling and hands on activities for kids. The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, but must be at the museum by 8:40 am, then no tickets are needed.  Be a part of our audience for The Children’s Hour at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Saturday June 9th!

Celebrate Moms

May 9, 2018

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/12 9a: We're celebrating moms on the show this week with great music and poetry. Plus, we've invited into our studio 14 year old Hawthorne Bolger Witherspoon, an artist who’s work illustrates a new book called South Valley, written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. And, we'll hear the winning essay of Youth Aldo Leopold Writing Contest read by its winner, Akshay Warrier.  

Recycleman

Apr 24, 2018
Courtesy of Kevin Kinane

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/28 9a: Join us for a live concert in our studio with Recycleman, Kevin Kinane who recruits every person in the room to be part of the band. And a local Girl Scout Troop will tell us why and how kindness rocks.  

Supernatural New Mexico

Apr 16, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 4/21 9a: New Mexico isn't just home to many natural wonders, it's also home to many supernatural wonders. This week we'll be joined by kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior National Honors Society for a lesson about the strange phenomenon around our state, from UFOs to the Chupacabra, find out where ghosts live in Albuquerque, and hear the tale of La Llorona. 

Courtesy Vocal Artistry Art Song competition

The Children's Hour Sat 4/14 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour radio show, we've got young winners from last year's Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition performing live in our studio. Plus, are you ready in case of an emergency? Find out what should be in your emergency kit.

The Children's Hour Saturday 4/7 9a: Introducing Mayor Tim Keller, in a live interview with The Children's Hour radio crew. 

Reading To Dogs

Mar 1, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 3/3 9a: The studio is going to the dogs with our friends from Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library’s Read to The Dogs program. It’s going to be a dog party!

Kids Making History

Feb 21, 2018
Courtesy of Casey Smith

The Children's Hour Sat 2/24 9a: History is being made every day, and kids are part of the story. 14 year old Donovan Smith, an unsung hero of black history himself, will tell us about his latest efforts in making Albuquerque a better place to live. Plus, we’re hearing about kids leading the way in Florida and around the world to make schools safer, but this isn’t the first time kids have been on the front lines for their rights. 

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Folks gathered this afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to urge Congress to continue protections for people who were brought to the U.S. as children illegally.

Media Literacy

Jan 10, 2018

What is it to be media literate? This show was originally broadcast in 2002 with the late, legendary Bob McCannon, who was an expert in educating kids about being media savvy. 

At Your Request

Jan 5, 2018
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It's an all request show with our listeners creating a playlist. Originally aired Jan 6 2018.

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By the end of this year, Albuquerque drivers will be able to head up and down Central Avenue without seeing bulldozers and cranes. Heavy construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project is scheduled to end this month. For over a year, about 10 miles of Central have been torn up and worked on. This sparked protests, discussion and anti-ART signs around the city. Construction workers said the hard work and unpleasant interactions they face are part of the job. KUNM visited the Cornell and San Pedro ART bus stations.

Ralph Covert

The Children’s Hour hosted Grammy nominated Ralph Covert from Ralph’s World in a tiny studio concert with the KUNM Kids. 

Sunny Days, Stormy Days

Nov 23, 2017
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The KUNM Kids will explore the weather with our friend from the National Weather Service, Kerry Jones. 

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After an extra long campaign season in Albuquerque, voters gave Democrat Tim Keller a big win in last night’s runoff mayoral election against Republican Dan Lewis. Keller said the high voter turnout and decisive victory constitutes a mandate. 

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Republican Dan Lewis gathered in a Downtown ballroom with his supporters to make sense of what happened. “This has always been about a cause, that is, to make the city better, to make Albuquerque thrive, to make it safer, and you believe in that,” he said. “I know you believed in it, you still do, and I do also.”

Lewis congratulated Democrat Tim Keller on his win but said he’s not done trying to change the city.

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The Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is looking to attract new riders. That means cameras: on buses, at ART stops, and at intersections.

Animal Humane Society

The Children's Hour 11/4 9a: What should you do when you find a stray dog or cat, and have you been looking for a FURR ever friend?  Animal Humane New Mexico will join the KUNM Kids in the studio with some critters and advice about animal rescue and adoption. 

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Think New Mexico has released their latest report along with a new initiative to improve the state’s public schools by moving over $100 million from school district administrative offices to the classrooms.  Founder and Executive Director, Fred Nathan, spoke with KUNM’s Chris Boros.

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The Children's Hour's Spooky Scary Halloween Special starts at 9am Saturday Oct. 28. 

Balloon Fiesta 2017

Oct 3, 2017
Courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

For the first two weekends and the week between in October, Albuquerque's Rio Grande valley fills with hot air balloons. On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we sent some of the KUNM Kids to the field, and some on the chase,  for the very first day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Featuring "The Voice of the Balloon Fiesta" Art Lloyd. 

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The question before Albuquerque voters on the ballot tomorrow: Should all employees be able to earn an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work? Advocates who help people experiencing violence at home say it’s crucial.

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National elections get a lot of attention and press, but local ones? Not so much. And some folks say it’s those local races that have a bigger impact on your everyday life.

There are a slew of candidates running for mayor in Albuquerque. And the last two city elections here saw low voter turnout. The deadline to register to vote in October is the end of day on Tuesday, Sept. 5, but Viki Harrison of Common Cause says that’s way too early. 

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These mayoral forums are a chance to meet and learn about Albuquerque’s mayoral candidates. Topics covered include public safety and police, public health, the economy, and much more. Check them out.

State of the City Mayoral Forum 
Organized by ABQ Center for Peace and Justice
Friday, September 1,  6 – 8 PM
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE

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UPDATE 8/24: The vote to put additional fluoride into the water supply in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County was postponed Wednesday night, after lacking enough votes from water utility board members to pass the measure.

Livestream Tuesday 8/15 6p: New Mexico PBS, New Mexico in Focus (NMiF) and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico co-host an Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forum. Watch the livestream here on KUNM.org.

Ancient Albuquerque

Jul 12, 2017
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7/15, Sat 9a, The Children's Hour: The middle Rio Grande valley has been home to people for over 10,000 years. Find out about ancient Albuquerque with our guest, archaeologist Dr. Matt Schmader. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us!

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