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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! 

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Bernalillo County commissioners are set to hear a resolution Tuesday that would call on state lawmakers to design a public buy-in program for health insurance coverage.

Adriann Barboa with New Mexico Together for Healthcare said they designed the measure to put pressure on state lawmakers to create something like a Medicaid buy-in option. People who are undocumented or have mixed tribal status could benefit, she said. 

“Folks that are just above the poverty line that don’t currently qualify for Medicaid, so we are really talking about the under ensured,” she said.

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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Mon. 9/3, 7p: Puerto Rican artists of "Defying darkness" -exhibition in 516 Arts- talk with hostess Cristina Baccin about art, social activism and how artists can contribute to empower people when a crisis is ignited.

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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
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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. 

FireBird The Tiny Play

Jun 26, 2018
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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 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!

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.  

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. 

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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. 

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UCLA Law Professor Laura Gómez grew up in New Mexico and she says it’s critical to know the history of racism against Mexican Americans and Latinos in the Southwest in order to understand today’s anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. She'll appear at Bookworks in Albuquerque on Saturday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her book Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race

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. 

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Over the years, New Mexico’s resources for human trafficking victims have begun to reach more and more people. But the state still has a long way to go to help survivors.

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!

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New Mexicans are reacting to President Trump’s suggestion that some teachers should carry weapons at school. Shootings here have changed the way some people think about public safety.

Drought A Risk Despite Recent Snowfall

Feb 21, 2018
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Social media was flooded with pictures of an unexpected snowfall that happened early Tuesday morning. Northern parts of New Mexico got up to 10 inches of snow, while the south and eastern parts got a light dusting.  

A majority of the state faces severe drought conditions, or high fire risk and frequent water shortages.

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. 

Disappointment For Early Childhood Education Advocates

Feb 15, 2018
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Supporters of early childhood education didn’t get the funding they were hoping for this legislative session.

Some House lawmakers wanted to use more money from the State’s Land Grant Permanent Fund for things like pre-K, childcare cssistance and other programs. But Democratic State Senator John Arthur Smith said that’s a bad idea.

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State representatives recently OK'd a budget that would give state workers a raise, the first since 2014.

Governor Susana Martinez proposed a 1 percent pay raise for state workers in January – but the House budget would make it 2 percent.

Senate Tables Carlsbad Brine Well Measures

Jan 25, 2018
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State lawmakers put aside a set of proposals Thursday, Jan. 25, that were aimed at stopping a sinkhole from forming in Carlsbad.

The Senate Conservation Committee tabled five bills to remediate the Carlsbad brine well. The measures would have used $35 million from multiple state funds, including one to help plug up abandoned oil and gas wells.

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