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The Children's Hour
8:21 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays

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Sat. 12/20, 9am:  We're geared up for a holiday show celebrating you, our listeners. Full of giveaways and holiday songs and stories, we'll make your Saturday morning light up with joy. Join us! 

The Children's Hour
7:14 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Waiting for Snow

A snowy house in Santa Fe

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! 

The Children's Hour
11:46 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Singalong with Susie Tallman

Charlotte is ready to dance!
Credit Chanda Shaw

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!

The Children's Hour
4:39 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Toxic Toys & The Invention of the Phonograph

The Edison Phonograph debuted on November 29, 2014

Sat. 11/29:  What makes a toy toxic?  We'll learn how to identify toys that present a danger for children with Jacob Peters from the New Mexico Public Interest Research Group.  Also, hear the first recording ever made, by Thomas Edison, and presented November 29, 1877.  

The Children's Hour
7:55 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gratitude

From http://vidyasury.com

Sat. 11/22, 9am:  There is so much to be thankful for, as we explore gratefulness with teacher and musician Sean Etigson and some of his students. Gratitute ... it's an attitude. 

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The Children's Hour
11:05 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Screentime & Kids

Credit Katie Stone

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! 

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The Children's Hour
10:50 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Yoga & Kids

Sat. 11/8, 9am:  Stretch your body and relax your mind, we're doing yoga in the studio with Zhenya and Erin. Let your inner light shine and find out how fun yoga can be with kids.  We've also got birthdays to celebrate, tickets to give away, and a calendar of family events. Join us!

The Children's Hour
11:02 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Brush 'Em If You've Got 'Em!

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Sat, 11/1 9am:  Want to have your candy and eat it too? Just in time for the day after Halloween, we bring you University of New Mexico student dental hygienists to talk about oral hygiene and kids.  It's the tooth and nothing but the tooth on The Children's Hour. 

The Children's Hour
3:35 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Poop Happens, Then What?

Inside the San Juan - Chama Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Credit Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

  

 Sat. 10/25, 9am:  It all comes out in the end, they say, and when it does, where does it go? We learned exactly what happens with Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority educator Sharon Savinski. Plus, we explored the methane world of flatulence. It stinks!  

The Children's Hour
9:49 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Digging In - Archaeology in New Mexico

Chaco Canyon Chetro Ketl great kiva plaza
Credit US National Park Service

    

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. 

The Children's Hour
9:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Fifty Years of The Wilderness Act & A Fractal Corn Maze

Backpacking the Continental Divide in New Mexico
Credit Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands

    

Sat. 9/27, 9am:  The Wilderness Act went into effect 50 years ago this month, and New Mexico was the first state to have officially designated wilderness.  We'll learn about what constitutes wilderness, and how kids can best enjoy our public lands.  Plus, Julia, Miel and Anna will be heading into the fractal corn maze at the start of the show, and they'll be checking in with us throughout the hour to see what progress they're making.  Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our calendar of family friendly events, join us!  

The Children's Hour
7:37 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Fossils on Public Lands in New Mexico

Phil Gensler talks with us from the studios at KUNM about paleontology on public lands
Credit Jonathan Wolfe

    

  Sat. 8/16, 9am:  New Mexico is covered in fossils of ancient plants and animals, including dinosaurs, marine life, mastodons, saber tooth cats and more, dating back hundreds of millions of years.  Phil Gensler, Regional Paleontologist for the Bureau of Land Management’s southwestern district will join us to teach us about finding the signs of ancient life on New Mexico’s public lands.  

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The Children's Hour
10:07 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Celebrating Smokey the Bear's 70th Birthday

Judy Bell and Smokey Bear
Credit Courtesy of New Mexico State Forestry Division / http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us

Sat. 8/9, 9am:  New Mexico's most beloved bear, we will celebrate Smokey the Bear's 70th birthday. Plus, the cast of Tarzan will perform live, and we'll learn about Engineering for Kids. Also, a memorial for musician Jerry Garcia, lots of KUNM Kids Birthday Club members get shout-outs, and all through we'll play great music ... all in one hour.  

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The Children's Hour
8:26 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Cooper's Hawks and Kids

A Cooper's Hawk in flight
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  Sat. 7/12, 9am:  Cooper's Hawks are prolific in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Wildlife bird expert Kristen Madden will join us to discuss how kids can identify, protect and keep safe from nesting Cooper's Hawks. We'll also have a visit from Theatre-in-the-Making kids performing Shakespeare,  and The Doubleclicks will give us an exclusive, in-studio concert.  

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The Children's Hour
9:50 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Internet Media Literacy for Kids

Summertime checklist for parents
Credit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Sat. 6/28, 9am:  How safe are kids online?  Learn with the Media Literacy Project about internet safety and media literacy for kids of all ages.  We'll explore what social media safeguards are in place, and what you need to do to keep your privacy and safety intact.  

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The Children's Hour
12:59 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Summer Solstice & New Mexico Wildfires

Happy Summer Solstice!
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Sat. 6/21, 9am:  It's officially the first day of summer and we're celebrating by learning the science of the summer solstice.  Also, Porfirio Chavarria, a wildfire firefighter will join us to talk about how to keep safe during wildfire season, especially for those who live in areas where forests and humans converge. 

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The Children's Hour
12:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Tornado Season in New Mexico

Credit Getty Images

Sat. 5/31, 9am:  Tornado season is here in New Mexico, learn how to stay safe with meteorologist Kerry Jones, from the National Weather Service. Plus we'll be joined by friends from the CardBoard Playhouse with a live performance from their latest production, and the Santa Fe Opera will tell us about their kid's summer program.  Plus, great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our family events calendar.  

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The Children's Hour
6:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

New Summer Camps for New Mexico Kids

Credit Animal Humane New Mexico / http://animalhumanenm.org

Sat. 5/24, 9am:  Two new summer camps have started for New Mexico kids: Animal Humane's Camp Humane and Engineering for Kids multiple options.  Learn about them and many more options for summer fun.  As always, great music, this day in history, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more.  Join us! 

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The Children's Hour
7:22 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Summer Camp Opportunities for Kids

Campers in ABQ BioPark's Undersea Adventures tour the top of the Shark Tank.
Credit cabq.gov/biopark

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.  

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The Children's Hour
11:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Birding With Kids & The Cowbird Mafia

Young birder looking through a scope
Credit http://billofthebirds.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-spring-of-young-birders-field-trips.html

  Sat. 3/29, 9am:  Looking for birds is easy when you know the basics of birding. We'll also cover the cowbird mafia, taking over nests nationwide. Birds of a feather, let's flock together on Saturday morning. 

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The Children's Hour
5:45 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Eugene Field Elementary: Perspective Taking in History

Some of Ms. Hawes' 5th graders joined us in the studio at KUNM
Credit Katie Stone

Fifth graders from Eugene Field Elementary School in Albuquerque were on the show January 25th, 2014 examining different points of view in relation to three holidays: Labor Day, Mexican Independence Day and Columbus Day. There's two sides (at least!) to every story.

    

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