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Washington Middle School

The Children's Hour 10/21 9a: Kids from Mrs. Hawks Spanish Language Arts class at Albuquerque's Washington Middle School will talk about the meaning of the words in the Pledge of Allegiance, recent flag and pledge protests, DACA, and patriotism. 

Balloon Fiesta

Oct 3, 2017
Courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Wolfe

The Children's Hour 10/7 9a:  For the first two weekends and the week between in October, the Middle Rio Grande valley fills with hot air balloons. This week on The Children’s Hour, we’ll send some of the KUNM Kids to the field and on the chase for the very first day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Get up, up and away with us every Saturday!

Musical Theatre

Sep 28, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

Sat. 9/30 9a: The stage is set, the orchestra is tuned, are you ready for a celebration of Broadway musicals?  This Saturday, The Children’s Hour is dedicated to the art of the musical. Learn the history of Broadway, and how musicals are much more than just entertaining. Sing along with us to some of our favorites. 

Dreams

Sep 13, 2017
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The Children's Hour, Sat 9/16 9a:  To sleep, perchance to dream? Dream a little dream with us this Saturday, from 9 to 10am when we talk about dreams. Why do we dream? What do we dream? And how do our dreams at night influence our lifelong dreams. 

Therapy Dogs

Aug 30, 2017
Animal Protection of New Mexico

The Children's Hour 9/2 Sat 9a: Sometimes, the dog house is exactly where you want and need to be. This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, therapy dogs will be our studio. We’ll learn the differences between therapy dogs and service animals, and how to bring these canine comforts to classrooms and beyond. 

Dinosaurs of New Mexico

Aug 24, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

The Children's Hour, Sat 8/26 9a: New Mexico is loaded with fossilized bones, and boasts several unique species who lived here millions of years ago.  This week on the Children’s Hour, we’ll have paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History on the show to talk about dinosaurs of New Mexico.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids birthday club and so much more. We hope you join us!

Chaco Canyon

Aug 16, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

8/19: Take a trip with The Children's Hour to Chaco Canyon. This UNESCO world heritage site was the center of pueblo civilization just 1000 years ago, and then was abandoned. Find out the story of Chaco Canyon and what it offers for families today. 

Assistance Dogs of the West

8/12 Sat 9a: This week on The Children's Hour, the studio will go to the dogs, and their masters. Learn about assistance dogs with our friends from Assistance Dogs of the West. Plus, young New Mexican author Marisol Paramo talks with the KUNM Kids about her first book.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more.  The Children's Hour is for kids of all ages! 

Take A Hike

Aug 2, 2017
Creative Commons, Wiki

8/5  On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we found out about Senator Martin Heinrich's favorite hikes with kids in New Mexico, and how he's trying to get all 4th graders unlimited access to parks, monuments and wildlife refuges across the country. 

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KUNM Call In Show 7/27 8a: As New Mexico grapples with a budget crisis, the state is considering whether to save money by making changes to Medicaid—things like charging copays for prescriptions and doctor visits and eliminating dental care for Medicaid recipients. 

Courtesy of UNMHSC

When a kid’s parent gets cancer, it’s confusing and scary for everyone. This edition of The Children’s Hour features kids who have been there. They'll tell us about The Children's Treehouse Foundations CLIMB program at the New Mexico Cancer Center, which has helped them cope. Plus, we'll be joined by kids who are refugees to find out about their next big thing. We’ll also celebrate some notable birthdays, including that of a future king. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Original airdate: July 22, 2017

Ancient Albuquerque

Jul 12, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

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!

Summer Reading

Jul 6, 2017
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7/8 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, our KUNM Kids will review books for summer reading. Plus we'll find out about the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's youth concert series and other opportunities for kids. 

With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. We're live and local with a studio full of kids, every Saturday from 9 to 10am. 

Wildlife Rescue

Jun 26, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

7/1 9a: This edition of The Children's Hour featured friends from Wildlife Rescue Inc. New Mexico, along with 5 baby bunnies, 2 baby squirrels and a barn owl. They taught us about when and how to intervene to help wild animals in trouble.  With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. The full show is available for streaming at the link until July 15, 2017 at 9am. 

Bats

Jun 20, 2017
Wiki, Creative Commons

6/24 9a: This episode of The Children’s Hour had live bats in the studio to help us learn more about these incredible flying mammals that live in our backyard.  Plus we found out how kids can get a scholarship to summer music camp.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. 

Dad's Day

Jun 13, 2017
Katie Stone

6/15, Sat, 9a:  The Children's Hour honors all the dads in celebration of Father's Day 2017. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, join us!

Breakfast

Jun 5, 2017
Tamaki Sono, Flickr

6/10: Join us for breakfast on The Children's Hour! The KUNM Kids will explore breakfasts from around the world, and we'll share our favorite recipes with you. 

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6/3 When we turn on the tap, where does our water come from? And when we flush, where does that go?  We’ll talk with Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority educator, Erin Keck about our water systems. 

Foster Kids

May 15, 2017
pulltogether.org / New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department

May is Foster Child Awareness Month, and The Children's Hour spoke with kids who’ve been in foster care about what it’s like. We learned even more about foster kids with New Mexico’s Children Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacboson, and author Rosemary Zibart who’s book Kit Coyote tells a story about being a foster kid from the child’s point of view. 

Honor Your Mother

May 11, 2017
Katie Stone

Sat 5/13 9a: We'll honor our mothers on The Children's Hour this week. Kids are invited to call in and wish their moms a happy Mother's Day. 

Keeping It Classy

May 2, 2017
UNM Music Department

Sat 5/6 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, learn about the UNM Summer Music Institute series with UNM Fine Arts faculty Kimberley Fredenburgh and Cármelo de los Santos. We’ll have a mini live concert in the studio. 

Creative Commons, Wiki

Sat 4/29 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour we'll learn the history of Albuquerque with Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior Honor's Society students and the KUNM Kids.  Plus, we'll have a visit from Winnie The Pooh and friends.

Earth Day

Apr 19, 2017
NASA.gov

Sat. 4/22 9a: Saturday on The Children’s Hour, it’s Earth Day! Celebrate with us, and find out the history of Earth Day, and where you can join in the many community parties and events. Plus we'll honor the many scientists in our community who make our world a better place and who have taught us so much. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday club and so much more. 

Katie Stone

Sat. 4/15 9a: This week on The Children's Hour, Mrs. Hawk's fifth grade class teach us about the history of their school. Just north of Old Town, Duranes Elementary is one of Albuquerque's oldest public schools. Many of these students have parents and grandparents who attended Duranes.  These kids are sure to inspire other students to learn more about their own schools. 

Military Children

Apr 4, 2017
Courtesy: Grace Anne Remey

Sat 4/8 9a:  The Children's Hour: April is the Month of the Military Child. These are kids who have a parent in the armed services and who are living overseas or away from home, or kids who live on military bases around the world. Child author Grace Anne Remey has published two books on the topic, and she's joining us in the studio along with Storm Manning and Raven Baca, military children whose mom and dads are both Marines.  We'll also learn about the brand new Museum of the American Military Family located in Tijeras, New Mexico.  

Tania Goldfeder for Katie Stone

Sat 3/25 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will have a singalong with musician Kenny Bodkin.  Plus we'll continue to explore more women's history in America.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us Saturdays from 9 to 10am for The Children's Hour!

Bugging KUNM

Mar 13, 2017
ABQ Biopark

KUNM was bugged on this episode of  The Children’s Hour when we hosted ABQ Biopark Curator of Entomology, Jason Schaller along with some of his six legged friends in the studio for a show about insects. We’ll put a bug in your ear with great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. 

Storytelling

Mar 8, 2017
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Sat 3/11 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, we’ll make peace through storytelling with Sarah Malone. Plus, we’ll continue to explore remarkable women in American history - this week the pioneer of bioinformetrics, Dr. Margaret Oakley Dayhoff.  

Katie Stone

We kicked off Women’s History Month with a visit from a woman making history in New Mexico, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. Plus, we learned why we honor women’s history during the month of March. 

Wiki, Creative Commons

The KUNM Kids learned about the Very Large Array radio telescope in Socorro, New Mexico. We found out about what astronomers are discovering at the VLA and how radio astronomy works. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more.  Originally broadcast February 25, 2017, 9 to 10am on KUNMfm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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