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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, 5/18 Sat. 9a:  On Saturday, May 18, The Children's Hour is broadcasting live at the Los Griegos Library in Albuquerque's historic Los Griegos neighborhood and everyone is invited to join us! All ages are welcome. Doors open early at 8:30am, and feel free to come anytime during the show from 9 to 10am.   We'll dive into the Summer Reading program, hear storytellers Scott and Johanna Hongell Darsee, and we'll learn about Albuquerque Public Schools' Refugee and Newcomers Program.  With musical guest, Maya Falcón from The Children's Hour Kids Crew. 

The Children's Hour, 5/18 Sat. 9a:  On Saturday, May 18, The Children's Hour is broadcasting live at the Los Griegos Library in Albuquerque's historic Los Griegos neighborhood and everyone is invited to join us! All ages are welcome. Doors open early at 8:30am, and feel free to come anytime during the show from 9 to 10am.   We'll dive into the Summer Reading program, hear storytellers Scott and Johanna Hongell Darsee, and we'll learn about Albuquerque Public Schools' Refugee and Newcomers Program.  With musical guest, Maya Falcón from The Children's Hour Kids Crew. 

Roadrunners

May 10, 2019
Wiki, creative commons

The Children's Hour, 5/11 Sat 9a: New Mexico’s state bird is famous as a cartoon character, but what’s the real deal with roadrunners?  The Children’s Hour kids crew interview Dr. Christopher Witt from the Museum of Southwestern Biology about our the legendary roadrunner.  We also speak with UNM student and roadrunner researcher, Tina Guo about a groundbreaking project to study New Mexico’s roadrunners.  Find out about a new musical written by a high school student, Colin Miller about a young man with autism struggling to cope with the suicide of his brother.

Photo: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Sat. 5/4 9a: We're broadcasting live this Saturday from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Featuring cultural educator and storyteller Jon Ghahate (Laguna/Zuni) and live Native music with Steven Toya of Zia Pueblo. Learn about the Pueblo people and their ancestors who have called New Mexico home for thousands of years. Children’s Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, doors open early at 8:30am.  All ages are welcome to join us for FREE for Community Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for the Children’s Hour for our live broadcast from 9 to 10am.

Looking For Nature

Apr 11, 2019

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/13 9a: Do you love looking for nature? Then you’re ready for the City Nature Challenge! Laurel Ladwig will explain how citizen scientists just like you help collect the data we need to better understand animal populations. Plus, young naturalist, Adya talks about the birds of New Mexico springtime.  We’ll also feature Isa, with her poem for Autism Acceptance Month. It's all in an hour: The Children's Hour! Kids Public Radio.

 

Wild Friends New Mexico

The Children's Hour, Sat 3/30 9a: We'll follow up with kids from Wild Friends New Mexico about SB 234, a bill to protect pollinators in this year’s New Mexico Legislature. Then, hear from kids in Running Medicine about how running together with family has impacted their lives.

We’ll get you moving with great music, a family events calendar and so much more on The Children’s Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am, live streaming here, Saturdays 9-10am, or on 89.9fm KUNM.org

The Children's Hour Inc.

The Children's Hour, 3/23 Sat. 9a: We’re broadcasting live from the Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque and you are invited to join us! Doors to the library open early at 8:30am for our one hour program. We’ll feature: Albuquerque's former poet laureate Hakim Bellamy, story time with the Taylor Ranch librarians and musical guests, Samantha Daitz and Lisa Donald from the Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation.  FREE FAMILY FUN!

Whistles And Flutes

Mar 12, 2019
Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, 3/19, Sat. 9a: Explore whistles and flutes through stories, poetry and music, with special guests Crawford McCallum, Enid Howarth, and flutist Ingrid Berg. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club, and so much more! 

Music Lessons

Mar 7, 2019
Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Children's Hour, 3/9 9a: It’s never too late to learn a new instrument, but it’s also not too early with programs that cater to kids. We’ll find out about two of them in New Mexico: UNM’s Music Prep School in Albuquerque, and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony

 

Rebecca Leeman

The Children's Hour, Sat 3/2 9a: We are broadcasting live from the Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE in Albuquerque, and you’re invited to be in our audience! Doors open at 8:30am, admission is totally FREE and everyone is welcome to join us.  Recycleman, Kevin Kinane will be bringing instruments for every child to play along with him. Plus, we’ll have the ABQ Jazz Quartet, comprised of four young people who have had years of training at the Outpost Jazz school.  We’ll also celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday. 

FREE FAMILY FUN!

The Children's Hour, Sat 2/23 9a: New Mexico counts on its State Auditor but exactly what does our elected state auditor do?  As part of our ongoing civics education series, the Children’s Hour kids will interview New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon live in studio. 

Live From Meow Wolf

Feb 11, 2019
Courtesy of Meow Wolf

The Children's Hour, Sat 2/16 9a: You're invited to join The Children's Hour Live from Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s premier family friendly interactive art installation. Santa Fe troubadour Joe West will be our musical guest. Find out what’s the story with Meow Wolf this Saturday and be part of our live audience.  Doors open for 30 minutes at 8:30am for FREE admission for Children's Hour attendees. See you in the Multiverse! 

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, Sat. 2/9 9a: What does a Governor do, and how do her decisions impact kids? The Children's Hour kids crew members Lila and Sienna Allen sat down with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to find out what her plan is to improve the lives of children across our state. 

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour broadcast live from the ABQBiopark’s Aquarium in front of the shark tank with about 100 people in our audience. The Children’s Hour kids interviewed the aquarist Damien about what it’s like to dive with the sharks. Otter keeper Ashley taught us about our river otters, Mayhem and Chaos. We also learned how Adam grows coral at the Biopark.  “Why The Sun and the Moon Live In The Sky” was performed by storyteller Ramona King, and Rowan McJimsay gave us live music. Find the whole show here. 

Global Warming Express

The Children's Hour, 1/26 Sat. 9a: What is Clean Energy? Kids from the Global Warming Express tell us why clean energy is so important.  Plus, we'll meet some of the kids who are behind the movement to ban single use plastics in Albuquerque. It's all in an hour! The Children's Hour: Saturdays, 9-10am

January 19, 9-10am: Everyone is welcome to join The Children’s Hour  broadcast live from the Tony Hillerman Branch Library at 8205 Apache Ave NE in Albuquerque. Learn why we named a library after author Tony Hillerman. With live music from Sage Harrington and her ukulele playing students, and storytelling from the amazing librarians on staff. This is a *FAMILY FRIENDLY AND FREE* event. The library will open early at 8:30am for show attendees.  

The Children's Hour, Sat 1/12 9a: What happens in the State Legislature? We'll talk with New Mexico State Representative Liz Thomson and the Wild Friends of New Mexico to find out what they’re doing this year during the New Mexico Legislative Session, and how an idea becomes a law. 

Albuquerque Fire Rescue Flickr

The Children's Hour, Sat. 1/5 9a: FREE FAMILY FUN! We will be LIVE with Albuquerque Fire Rescue Station No. 1 at the Levitated Toy Factory at 7th Street and Silver in downtown Albuquerque. We’ll talk with firefighters about their work, and the many ways they connect with our community.  Find out about women who are fire fighters, and how kids can become firefighters themselves, along with fire safety tips. Kids who attend the show can explore a fire truck, meet brave firefighters, and have a chance to win audience prizes.  Bring the whole family to the Levitated Toy Factory for a special live remote broadcast of The Children’s Hour.

Best Kids Music 2018

Dec 26, 2018
Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, Sat 12/29 9a: We'll play something from all of the Grammy nominees for 2018's Best Children's Release, plus more of our favorites that came out this year. We'll also find out what happens when a dog or cat ends up in the pound. Bernalillo County Animal Welfare will be bringing in some furry adoptable friends to tell the tale of their journey, and where they go from here. 

Courtesy of Andy Mason

The Children's Hour, Sat 12/22 9a: Join family music performer from Portales, New Mexico, Andy Mason in a sing-a-long with The Children's Hour kids crew and Katie. We'll hear the song awarded "Best Children's Song" at the New Mexico Music Awards, performed by the man himself. Plus, the kids have chosen holiday music that's sure to warm your heart on a cold morning. 

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour: Sat 12/15 9a: La Mesa Elementary School fifth graders from Mrs. Charles’ class will teach us about the Sandia Mountains, including how they were created and what treasures they hold. 

Courtesy of StoryRiders, CenterOfSouthwestCulture.org

The Children's Hour, Sat 12/8 9a: Some Albuquerque 4th and 5th graders are riding bikes to learn literacy and cultural education through a special after school program called Story Riders. We’ll also get an update about the children who are suing the Federal Government for not doing enough to curb climate change, and violating the civil rights of children across our nation. It's all in an hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am. 

Courtesy of http://401kcalculator.org

The Children's Hour, Sat 12/1 9a: In our ongoing series on civics education, we’re joined by Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce. Aside from collecting property taxes, what does a treasurer do, and how does that work impact every person in the district, including kids?  It’s all in an hour, The Children’s Hour airs Saturdays from 9 to 10am on KUNM.

Kids And Vaccines

Nov 19, 2018
Creative Commons, Wiki

The Children's Hour, 11/24, Sat 9a: Tis the season for the flu and colds, but some of the sicknesses that kids get can be prevented with vaccinations. Dr. William Dehority from UNM Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases will educate us all about vaccinations. Why do we use vaccines, and what diseases do they prevent? How do they work? We’ll learn everything we can about vaccines. Plus, there’s always time to be grateful as we honor the week of Thanksgiving. It’s all in an hour - The Children’s Hour airs Saturdays 9 to 10am. 

Healthy Holidays

Nov 13, 2018
Courtesy of Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, 11/17 Sat 9a: Healthy food choices can seem to be hard to make during the holidays, but nutritionist Patricia Keane from UNM's Prevention Research Center has many tips and ideas to make healthy holidays happy holidays. Find out how you can help the nearly 2 in 5 New Mexican children who don't know where they'll get their next meal. 

Russell Lee, History In Photos

The Children's Hour, 11/10 Sat. 9a: Traditional Southwest Hispanic folk music includes many beloved children’s songs. Experts in New Mexico folklore and music, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and UNM Music Prep’s Julia Church Hoffman will share songs of a New Mexican childhood. Sing along with us!

Courtesy of The Fractal Foundation

The Children's Hour, Sat 11/3 9a:  Join us at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum for a show to remember. The doors open at 8:30 for free admittance to the museum and show.  Weather permitting, we’ll have the world’s largest fractal balloon, Infinitude, on display for tethered rides. We’ll find out how fractals play a part in our weather, and learn what kind of programs the museum offers kids year round and during school break. Be part of the show just by showing up at the Balloon Museum.  The Children’s Hour airs Saturdays from 9 to 10am. 

Teal Pumpkin Halloween

Oct 23, 2018
Anaphylactic Food Allergy Network New Mexico

The Children's Hour, 10/27 Sat. 9a: Halloween is supposed to be a little spooky, but for kids with food allergies, it can be justifiably terrifying. Learn how you can make trick or treating a fun for everyone. We’ll have ghost stories, a family events calendar, the Children’s Hour Birthday Club and so much more. 

How Do Elections Work?

Oct 16, 2018

The Children's Hour, Sat 10/20 9a: We wondered, how do our elections actually work, so we invited Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover to explain our elections. Also, we’re sending three field reporters into the Rio Grande Community Farms corn maze.  Learn something new with us, every Saturday on The Children's Hour.

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. 

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