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The Children's Hour

9:00AM Saturday

Eclectic, energetic, enriching radio for kids of all ages. 

Find our podcasts at our website http://ChildrensHour.org

The Children's Hour, Sat. 10/13 9a: Kerry Jones from the National Weather Service will join us to talk about the weather. New Mexico is forecast to continue to get unlimited sunshine capable of producing limitless solar energy. Find out all about it with our friends from the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. 

Photo credit: Gary Newell

The Children's Hour, Sat 10/6 9a: This Saturday we'll  be broadcasting live from the Outpost Performance Space at 210 Yale SE, in Albuquerque, and we hope you'll join us!  Free! Doors open at 8:30am. We'll have a performance from young pianist Rowan McJimsey, and kid naturalist Adya Radcliffe will help us identify migrating birds that we should be listening for this fall. Audience participation is expected and all ages are welcome. 

Spiders

Sep 25, 2018
Courtesy of Bill Baumgarner

The Children's Hour, 9/29 Sat 9a: We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us. New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ll learn more about which are venomous, which are unique to our state, and how we can live together harmoniously. 

Globalquerque Kids

Sep 20, 2018
National Hispanic Cultural Center

The Children's Hour, Sat 9/22 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour we’re bringing you a taste of Globalquerque, the music festival that brings the world to Albuquerque. There will be great music, our family events calendar, the Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more.  Join us Saturday from 9 to 10am for The Children’s Hour, reporting from Globalquerque! 

Exploring The Arctic

Sep 11, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 9/15 Sat 9a: What does it mean to be an explorer?  We’ll be joined by Jen Chavez Miller, a teacher who just returned from exploring Arctic Svalbard. The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented melting due to climate change. Find out how curiosity and exploration are essential tools for all kids to have a full understanding of the world.

A Trip To Argentina

Sep 6, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 9/8 9a: Take a trip with us to Argentina with our special guest, Cristina Baccin. She will share Argentinian music such as chamamé, chacarera tango and samba, stories about Patagonian magical creatures, and how is to be at the bottom of the globe. 

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The Children's Hour, 9/1 Sat 9a:  Learn how kids and families can be a part of building the southwest’s only urban National Wildlife Refuge, the Valle De Oro. Also find out about a co-ed, multiage scouting organization that’s navigated its way to Albuquerque: the Navigators will be in the studio. 

Kids Go Wild

Aug 23, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 8/25 Sat 9a: We’re going wild with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation. We’ll be joined by wildlife biologists who will teach us how they are protecting and preserving our wildlife and natural resources, and how you can be a part of the effort.

Chaco Canyon

Aug 14, 2018
Robert Parisot

The Children's Hour: Sat 8/18 9a: 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. 

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The Children's Hour Sat 8/11 9a: Butterflies will be fluttering by the studio as we learn about the butterflies and bees of New Mexico. Learn something new with us, every Saturday from 9 to 10am. 

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The Children's Hour, Sat 8/4, 9a: This Saturday it’s the last installment of our four part series Classical Kids where we explore Mozart with our friends from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Plus do you know the difference between a therapy dog, an assistance dog, a guide dog and a working dog?  Find out from our friends at Assistance Dogs of the West. 

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The Children's Hour: Sat 7/28 9a: Part 3 of our series Classical Kids is BACH … as in all about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach with our friends from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Also, we’ll find out more about BioBlitz! and the Summer Wings Festival from an 11 year old birder. It’s all in an hour - The Children’s Hour - Saturdays from 9 to 10 AM.

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The Children's Hour, Sat 7/21 9a: Our series continues with Classical Kids Part Two - Piano and Winds with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Deborah Unger. Plus, do you have a musical kid who needs lessons? We’ll find out about UNM Music Prep School which offers musical education for New Mexico kids from birth through high school. 

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The Children's Hour, Sat 7/14, 9a: The first in a four part summer series, Classical Kids is presented by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s director of Education, Deborah Unger. This week: Flutes, harps and strings. Plus we’ll celebrate the birthday of Woody Guthrie. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club, and so much more. Live and local from 9 to 10am Saturdays. 

Making Music Together

Jul 4, 2018

Sat. 7/7 9a: The Children's Hour - We'll be making music together with Harmonic Kids. The Music Together program has long helped caregivers teach very young children through music; we'll get a taste of the class in our studio. Plus landlubbers beware, pirates from the Growing Stage's latest production will be flying the Jolly Roger over KUNM. And, when we say an invention is "the greatest things since sliced bread", how long ago is that? Celebrate the birthday of sliced bread. 

FireBird The Tiny Play

Jun 26, 2018
Courtesy Play Conservatory

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/30 9a: This week, students from Play Conservatory will perform the tiny play, Fire Bird live in our studio. See it for yourself, we’ll be video streaming the performance.  

Jazzy Kids

Jun 19, 2018
Young Lions of Youth Jazz Collaborative

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/23 9a: On this edition of The Children's Hour, we’ll hear a studio concert by the Young Lions of the Youth Jazz Collaborative. Plus, our friends at the National Hispanic Cultural Center have been clowning around with kids in Circo Latino.  

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The Children's Hour, Sat 6/16 9a: We're honoring all the dads in celebration of Father's Day 2018. Plus find out how one smart kid didn't stay lost for long at an amusement park.  With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more, join us! 

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The Children's Hour will be broadcasting live from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Saturday, June 9th. Learn about the DaVinci exhibit, and the museum’s permanent collection from their scientists and educators. Test your Natural History IQ by playing our game show, enjoy live music, storytelling and hands on activities for kids. The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, but must be at the museum by 8:40 am, then no tickets are needed.  Be a part of our audience for The Children’s Hour at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Saturday June 9th!

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The Children's Hour, Sat 5/26 9a: It’s officially summer break this Saturday on The Children’s Hour Radio Show,  so to have a great party, we have a live mini concert with the kids in Sonyk Vortex. Plus, 4th graders who are in the Wild Friends Program are coming on the show to talk about pollinators and the Bee City Pollination Celebration in Albuquerque. Bee sure you don’t miss it! 

Celebrate Moms

May 9, 2018

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/12 9a: We're celebrating moms on the show this week with great music and poetry. Plus, we've invited into our studio 14 year old Hawthorne Bolger Witherspoon, an artist who’s work illustrates a new book called South Valley, written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. And, we'll hear the winning essay of Youth Aldo Leopold Writing Contest read by its winner, Akshay Warrier.  

Anthropology And Kids

May 3, 2018
National Park Service

Sat 5/5 9a: New Mexico is a hotspot for anthropology. We'll talk with David Bustos from White Sands National Monument about some ancient footprints he discovered, and the story they tell about giant sloths.  Find out how kids can learn all about anthropology from UNM’s Maxwell Museum this summer. Plus, we’ll learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. 

Recycleman

Apr 24, 2018
Courtesy of Kevin Kinane

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/28 9a: Join us for a live concert in our studio with Recycleman, Kevin Kinane who recruits every person in the room to be part of the band. And a local Girl Scout Troop will tell us why and how kindness rocks.  

Supernatural New Mexico

Apr 16, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 4/21 9a: New Mexico isn't just home to many natural wonders, it's also home to many supernatural wonders. This week we'll be joined by kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior National Honors Society for a lesson about the strange phenomenon around our state, from UFOs to the Chupacabra, find out where ghosts live in Albuquerque, and hear the tale of La Llorona. 

Courtesy Vocal Artistry Art Song competition

The Children's Hour Sat 4/14 9a:  This week on The Children's Hour radio show, we've got young winners from last year's Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition performing live in our studio. Plus, are you ready in case of an emergency? Find out what should be in your emergency kit.

The Children's Hour Saturday 4/7 9a: Introducing Mayor Tim Keller, in a live interview with The Children's Hour radio crew. 

Photo by Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, 3/24 Sat 9a: We'll learn about a unique class at La Mesa Elementary which is the only Navajo dual language elementary program in Albuquerque Public Schools. Plus, we go down the hall to hear Mrs. Charles' fifth grade Spanish - English bilingual class on why studying science is essential in this warming world.  

Trees

Mar 6, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 3/10 9a: Trees do a lot more for us than we ever do for them. This week we'll learn more about the mighty cottonwood, and other trees of New Mexico. Plus we'll have a live performance from High Desert Pipes and Drums to get us ready for St. Patrick's Day. 

Reading To Dogs

Mar 1, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 3/3 9a: The studio is going to the dogs with our friends from Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library’s Read to The Dogs program. It’s going to be a dog party!

Kids Making History

Feb 21, 2018
Courtesy of Casey Smith

The Children's Hour Sat 2/24 9a: History is being made every day, and kids are part of the story. 14 year old Donovan Smith, an unsung hero of black history himself, will tell us about his latest efforts in making Albuquerque a better place to live. Plus, we’re hearing about kids leading the way in Florida and around the world to make schools safer, but this isn’t the first time kids have been on the front lines for their rights. 

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