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The Children's Hour
9:00AM Saturday

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

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  • This time on The Children's Hour, we're joined by three cave biologists who are researching life underground. Dr. Diana Northup is a Visiting Associate Professor, Biology Professor Emerita, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Jenny Hathaway is the biologist inside Dr. Northup's laboratory, and Ryan Ozatalar is an undergraduate studying biology, graduating in Spring 2023.
  • This time on The Children’s Hour we are joined by the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. Maybe his name isn’t familiar but his voice has been heard in thousands of commercials, TV shows, video games, animations, toys, movies, and more. We’ll learn how he came to his career, and what it takes to become a voice actor no matter your age.
  • This time on The Children's Hour, we're joined by 5 time Grammy nominee, 9 time Parents Choice Gold winner, the legendary children's musician, Justin Roberts. The Kids Crew chat with him about his music, influences, and musical habits.Justin Roberts is also an author, and his book The Smallest Girl In the Smallest Grade is a featured Global Read Aloud book.
  • This time on The Children's Hour, the Kids Crew get aboard the JOIDES Resolution, virtually, while the ship is at sea off the coast of Portugal. We meet Amy Mayer, the Onboard Outreach Officer for the JOIDES Expedition 397, and research fellow Saray Martinez.We learn how the JOIDES brings up core samples from the ocean floor, that they then slice, x-ray, and study. Some of the soils they are bringing to the surface are over 300 million years old.Scientists aboard the JOIDES stay for a short rotation, and collect as much data as possible. The ship is drilling for core samples 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when they are at the drilling site.
  • The Kids Crew visit with producers and a young voice actor from PBS Kids' new show Work It Out Wombats, which teaches kids about computational thinking and problem solving in systematic, organized ways.We meet Work It Out Wombats Producer Marisa Wolsky from GBH, Creative Producer, Dr. Kareem Edouard, and Rain Janjua, a 9 year old voice actor and model from Ontario, Canada who plays the voice of Zeke. The Kids Crew want to know how the show is made, and what the process entails.
  • This time on The Children’s Hour, meet Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.This Grammy winning bilingual duo have gained acclaim worldwide, and will be visiting with our Kids Crew for a lively conversation. They were the first North American band to ever win a Latin Grammy, and received their sixth Grammy nomination this year with their latest work, Los Fabulosos.Both Alisha and Lucky are also writers. Alisha has won multiple Emmys for her TV work and has published many children's books. The Kids Crew review her latest book, She Loves Me All The Same, and Lucky's Paletero Man.
  • This time on The Children's Hour we learn about our Black American history, this time exploring the Negro Baseball Leagues. These were professional teams made up of Black and other non-white players, and the only way Black athletes could play professional baseball while the Major Leagues remained segregated. Our guest is Byron Motley, author of Negro Baseball Leagues - A Memoir which chronicles the story of these leagues.Byron's own father was an umpire for the Negro Baseball Leagues. His father's love of the game was passed along to Byron, who only understood as an adult what challenges his dad had to overcome to be included in the world of baseball.Many legends of baseball come from the NBL, including Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to integrate the Major Leagues. We learn about the oldest player to ever rookie for Major League Baseball at the age of 42, Satchel Paige, along with NBL players Larry Doby, and Josh Gibson.
  • This time on The Children’s Hour we explore Black history through music. We’ve put together a special playlist of songs to educate about a few of the people who made significant contributions to technology, culture, and the quest for justice and equality. Sing-along with us while we hear about Black people in STEM, film, music, and more. We’ll learn about Harriet Tubman and what was meant in her message to “follow the drinking gourd.” We honor Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., heroes of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s.
  • This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about a profession with the task of informing the public of the truth: Journalism.We learn from journalists themselves, including Sherri Burr and Loretta Hall from New Mexico Press Women, who let us know what journalists do, and how they are different from paid advertisers. Find out what we can look for to verify the truth of a story.Then we meet Maria Hinojosa, a groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winning journalist with a new children's book about her life.
  • This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about one of the most ancient animals to live on our planet, that is still alive today: Lungfish.Our guest, Dr. Irene Salinas studies lungfish at the University of New Mexico’s Department of Biology. She will explain to us what lungfish are, and how they can survive both in the water, and on land … for years.