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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

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. 

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