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.