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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: 9/14 Sat 9a: The award winning children's musical duo Two of A Kind will be performing live from The Children's Hour's own Sunspot Studio. The band tells stories through music, movement, humor and audience participation, covering themes like reading and social issues, such as conflict resolution and diversity. It’s a mini concert for kids and families, live in our studio.

Courtesy: Seth Hoffman

The Children's Hour 9/7 Sat 9a: This week we're broadcasting live from the East Mountain Public Library in Tijeras, New Mexico with Bernalillo County Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty at the mic for story time. Sing along with musician and performer Seth Hoffman, and kids can join the crew for the day just by showing up! Families are welcome to join us, the library will open early for our 9am show. See you at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras, New Mexico!

The Wonder of Sound

Aug 25, 2019
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The Children's Hour, 8/31 Sat 9a: This week we explore the wonder of sound. Sounds can transport you to another time, bring you to unseen places, tell stories with no words, all using your ears and your imagination. Journey with us on a trip through your mind. We'll provide the sound effects.

Birthdays

Aug 19, 2019
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The Children's Hour, 8/24 Sat 9a: Birthdays are celebrated in many different ways, but some traditions cross cultural boundaries. We’ll explore birthdays around the world, and find out the story behind the famous Happy Birthday Song. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more.  

Radio Astronomy

Aug 13, 2019
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Children's Hour 8/17 Sat 9a: In a galaxy far, far away, we can tell there’s a black hole at its center. We know this because of the Very Large Array, a huge radio telescope in central New Mexico that is the most precise radio telescope in the world.  Get spaced out with us as we learn all about radio astronomy from educators at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Goodbye Summer

Aug 7, 2019
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The Children’s Hour 8/3 Sat 9a: We're saying goodbye to summer, and hello to a new school year. The Kids Crew share their favorite, and not so favorite, memories of summertime.

The Children’s Hour 8/3 Sat 9a: Join us at a live broadcast from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque. Learn about the latest in fossil discoveries from museum scientists. Featuring musical guests Rowan and the Youth Jazz Collaborative.  The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, doors open early at 8:30am, arrive by 9am to get into the museum for free. Everyone is welcome at this all ages, family friendly educational event. Bring the whole family! 

Summer Birds

Jul 22, 2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Children's Hour, 7/27 Sat 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour learn about the summer birds of the Rio Grande Valley with our young naturalist friend, Adya Radcliffe and Laurel Ladwig, a graduate student in the UNM Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies. Then, hear from 4th graders who spent a year birding at the Valle Del Oro, and wrote poetry about their favorite birds.

Going To The Zoo

Jul 15, 2019
Credit: ABQBiopark

The Children's Hour, 7/20 Sat 9a: We're going to the zoo and you're invited! We'll have a FREE live show from the Albuquerque Zoo on the Africa stage with Dr Flynn, the ABQBiopark's mammal curator, and featuring musical guests, the band Zoolojams. 

The Children's Hour 7/13 9a: We'll learn about chamber music from Leanne DeVane from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. How is chamber music different from symphonies, and are kids really welcome at concerts? Listen for composer jokes and music imitating nature. 

Courtesy Deb Haaland

The Children's Hour, 7/6 Sat 9a:  In a live broadcast from the Central & Unser Library branch on Albuquerque's west side, the kids crew will interview New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland. We'll also have musical guests from Gallup, New Mexico: Rippy & The Sillyettes. All ages are welcome to attend this free event at the library. Doors open early at 8:30am and the show starts at 9am. 

Santa Fe Opera

The Children's Hour, 6/29 - Sat 9a: Summertime means going to the pool, picnics in the park, and for Santa Fe New Mexico, summertime is opera season.  We visited the world renown Santa Fe Opera to find out more about what opera is, and how kids can get involved. Summertime also is a great time to dig into new books, and we’ve got suggestions for kids of all ages. Broadcasting live every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

 

Circo Latino / NHCC

The Children's Hour, 6/22 Sat 9a: We're broadcasting live from the National Hispanic Cultural Center for Circo Family Day this Saturday June 22, and everyone is invited to join us! Learn about Circo Latino, enjoy a performance by the Niños in the National Institute of Flamenco, and try to keep up with master of puns, Chip Saltman. Featuring musical guest Frank Leto. Families of all ages are welcome to join us at the free festival at the NHCC, 1701 Fourth St. NW in Albuquerque.  Doors open at 8:30a, show starts at 9am. Kids Public Radio!

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The Children's Hour, 6/15 Sat 9a: This week on the Children’s Hour, we’re honoring all the dads, grandpas, stepdads, and men who make a difference in kids lives. With great music, a family events calendar, our Children’s Hour Birthday Club, and so much more.  Just in time for Father's Day! 

Screentime

Jun 7, 2019
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The Children's Hour, Sat 6/8 9a: How much screentime is too much for kids? This week on The Children's Hour we explore digital devices, addiction, and kids. Our crew discuss their own use of screens, and what they think about how they use their devices.  Dr. Kristina Sowar visits our studio to answer our questions about the mental health impacts of screentime on kids. We also hear from technology pioneer Dom Sagolla who has advice for kids about self control and screens.   It's all in an hour! Broadcasting on KUNM Saturdays from 9 to 10am.

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