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.
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!
Jacob Peters from New Mexico Public Interest Research Group talks about how to identify toxic toys on the market today.
On November 29, 1877, the first phonograph was demonstrated by Thomas Edison
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.
Alyssa and Roanna, students in UNM's Dental Hygiene school are interviewed by Katie and the crew about taking care of kids' teeth.
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.
Sharon Sivinski from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority tells us all about what happens when we flush
Farts explained by experts
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!
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. 9/20, 9a: The Valle de Oro is a National Wildlife Refuge located in Albuquerque, at the site of the former Price's Dairy. This magical place is home to New Mexico's wild wonders, including turtles, roadrunners, coyotes, porcupines, and many more critters and special plants.
We'll also explain the science of autumn, and celebrate a very special Santa Fe author's birthday.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Sat. 5/17, 9am: We'll be spending the hour learning about butterflies of New Mexico, plus we'll have a visit from the folks at the Albuquerque Railyards. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our events calendar for families, join us!
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.
Sat. 3/15, 9am: Paleontologists visit us Saturday on the show to talk about the amazing nests of Maiasaura, Orodromeus, and Troodon eggs found on Egg Mountain, Montana. Dinosaur lovers, you won't want to miss this one.
2/22, 9am: It's National Engineering Week, and we are honoring engineers among us, including Senator Martin Heinrich who will join us in the studio along with folks from Explora Science Museum and the Fractal Foundation.
The Children's Hour - 12/28 9am: On the cutting edge of astrophysics, Dark Matter is the thing that space is missing. Dr. Dinesh Loomba from UNM's Physics and Astronomy department will enlighten us about this mysterious cosmological matter.
The Children's Hour - 12/14 9am: We'll learn about the Ice Age in New Mexico with scientist Gary Morgan from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Saber tooth cats, wooly mammoths and humans populated our state 10,000 years ago, when the world went cold. Grab a cup of cocoa and warm up with us as we delve into the Ice Age. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.
Get spaced out with us on The Children's Hour, where we'll learn about Comet Ison and the many opportunities you have to see it. Folks from the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will give us information about this comet, and the two others in our skies right now. Plus, we'll have the good people from Recycle Santa Fe with all you need to know about the nation's largest and oldest recycled art market. Join us at 9am, every Saturday morning!