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.
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.
Mrs. Phillips' 2nd graders from Bellehaven Elementary School in Albuquerque, with their skit, The Parts of Speech Zoo
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!
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.
Britney Pahls reading her essay, Victory Over Violence
The Children's Hour will remember Cesar Chavez, and Britney will read her award winning essay about peace. We'll also have a visit from Albuquerque's Quelab. With a nod to the spring equinox, great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more, all in an hour. Join us, Saturday, March 21 from 9 to 10am.
High Desert Pipes and Drums performed live in our studios on March 7, 2015
Sat. 3/7, 9am: On The Children's Hour we remembered the 50th anniversary of the Selma March to Montgomery. Also, we welcomed the High Desert Pipes & Drums to our studios. We had a visit from AirDance New Mexico, plus we learned about the history of International Women's Day. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. All in an hour!
We interview Albuquerque's first Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy. Hakim then reads Queen Latifa's poem, Ladies First.
Hakim Bellamy reads his poem, Hero
Hakim Bellamy reads his Black Family Response, in response to Maya Angelou's poem, Black Family Pledge
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Hakim and Katie read Oh The Thinks You Can Think
Sat. 2/28, 9am: Albuquerque's first poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy talked about Black History with us. We learned about influential historical leaders, heard excellent poetry, and great music. Plus we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Always start your Saturdays with us!
Sat. 2/14, 9am: It's Valentine's Day on The Children's Hour! Kids are invited to call in to wish their loved ones Happy Valentine's Day. We'll keep your morning moving right along with great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Do join us!
The Wiz Kids performed an excerpt of their latest show, Respect Yourself
Sat. 2/7, 9am: The Children's Hour welcomes the Wiz Kids and the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee to the studio to let us know what's going on all month to honor the history of Black Americans. We'll also celebrate a certain pioneer author's birthday, and we'll give a nod to International Epilepsy Awareness Day happening this Monday. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family calendar of events, and so much more.
Saturday, 1/31 at 9am on The Children's Hour, Anna and Julia covered spoonerisms. We promise, it wasn't a lack of pies - or a pack of lies! The good folks from Animal Humane also joined us, plus we learned about new science classes for kids at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music and a family events calendar. Wake up with The Children's Hour every Saturday!
Get up with us, 1/24 at 9am on The Children's Hour. We mean really far up. We'll be exploring comets, asteroids and learn about classes for kids at The Balloon Museum. The fun starts at 9am on KUNM.Our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, family events calendar, and great music, all in an hour.
Sat. 1/17, 9am: Warehouse508, an organization that provides programs for youth ages 11 to 20 to participate in urban arts, music, outdoor recreation and extreme sports led by youth, will visit our studios. We'll also have Andy Klee, the Math Wizard. Plus we'll celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and more. Join us!
We're posting this show in its entirety since the KUNM 2 week archive had a technical glitch. We hope you enjoy!
Sat. 1/10, 9am: New Mexico State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino will explain how kids can be a part of the legislative process during the upcoming 60 day legislative session. Also, the Bad Ad Contest is coming to its deadline, and the Media Literacy Project will let us know all about it. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more, start your Saturday with The Children's Hour!
The full interview with Dr. Christopher Witt, curator of birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
1/3, Sat. 9am: Every cold season, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes spend their winters in New Mexico. What are they doing here? How long have they been coming? How and why do they make their trumpeting calls? We'll learn all about the magestic sandhill crane with UNM professor Dr. Crhsitopher Witt, Curator of Birds at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Plus, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and great music. Join us!
Sat. 12/27, 9am: Learn about Kwanzaa on The Children's Hour with special guest, storyteller Ramona King. We'll learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how they are uniquely celebrated. Join us!
Sat. 12/13, 9am: We're peeking into the National Weather Service's crystal ball with meteorologist Kerry Jones to determine if it will snow in New Mexico. How does the NWS predict winter weather, and what kind of patterns do they see in our climate? Also, Ophelia will talk about what's going on at the Railyards in Albuquerque, and we'll celebrate the birthday of science fiction writer Tamora Pierce. Plus great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and more. Join us!
Sat. 12/6, 9am: Susie Tallman and Friends will join us for a sing-along dance party live in our studio. Plus, we'll learn about winter break camps for New Mexico kids. Along with the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members, we'll celebrate the birthday of the lyricist, Ira Gershwin. Join us!
Sat. 11/15, 9am: We're opening up the phone lines to kids (and kids only) to find out what you're doing on computers at home, school or for fun. How do kids balance the physical world and the digital worlds, and what rules are in different houses? Plus we're releasing chipmunks in the studios. We'll have great music, a family event calendar, and celebration of birthdays - join us!
Interview with Eric Blinman, Director of Archeology for the Museum of New Mexico for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (nmarchaeology.org)
Sat. 10/11, 9am: New Mexico has a human history dating back over 12,000 years. Archaeologist Eric Blinman, from the Museum of New Mexico, will join us in the studio to teach us about archeology. We'll learn about the job of the archaeologist, plus find out what to do if you discover an ancient artifact in the woods, or even in your back yard. With great music, our family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more, we'll dig into our past.
Sat. 7/19, 9am: The Rio Grande is the heart of New Mexico. We'll learn how the river looked in the past, what it's doing now, and what we can expect for the future. The Rio Grande stretches a magical 2,401 miles, from its source in Colorado, all the way to the far southern border of the United States. Joining us is Jennifer Scheutz from the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project. Plus, the cast of James and the Giant Peach will roll through the studio.
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.
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.