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The Children's Hour 11/16 Sat 9a: How can we unlock family stories through songs? Musician and educator Michael Napolitano from Michael and the Rockness Monsters gives us tips on how to learn your family history through music at your holiday tables.  Then, second graders in Ms. Antillon's classroom in downtown Albuquerque's Coronado Elementary School teach us about the legendary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. 

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As the U.S. prepared to detonate the first atomic bomb in New Mexico in the ’40s, the federal government sought uranium on Navajo land. Decades later, hundreds of mines still haven’t been contained, and the health impacts are severe and sometimes fatal. New research is showing some babies there are being born with the radioactive metal in their bodies. Chief Medical Officer of Navajo Area Indian Health Service Dr. Loretta Christensen spoke with KUNM about the study and what researchers are finding so far.

Live At The Outpost

Oct 1, 2019
Gary Newell

The Children's Hour 10/5 9a: This Saturday we're broadcasting live at The Outpost from 9 to 10am on KUNM-fm. It’s a live family show full of jokes and performance, which features some of the Bandelier Elementary jump rope team,  kid comedian Ian Marquez, and musical guests Eileen & The In-Betweens.Everyone is welcome to join us at The Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE in Albuquerque on Saturday October 5.  Doors open at 8:30am.  FREE FAMILY FUN!!

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In New Mexico 75 percent of kids are children of color. A new Kids Count report found these kids are disproportionately affected by what's called concentrated poverty, which means that least 30 percent of residents in an area live at or below the poverty level.

World Music

Sep 17, 2019
Katie Stone

The Children's Hour 9/21 Sat 9a: Travel to distant lands through song as we explore world music. Featuring performances recorded at Globalquerque 2019's school time show before an audience of a thousand kids by the Yup'ik band, Pamyua and the Garifuna Collective from Belize. The kids also interview the best selling author of more than 20 novels for young readers, Rick Riordan. It's all in an hour! Saturdays 9-10am on KUNM.

UNM Staff Now Have Paid Parental Leave

Jul 9, 2019
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If you are staff at the University of New Mexico, you haven’t been offered paid leave when you have a baby or adopt a child – until now.

UNM’s paid parental leave policy went into effect this month. Part-time and full-time staff employees at all UNM campuses can now take four weeks of paid leave when they welcome a new child into their family as long as they’ve been at UNM for at least a year.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in downtown Albuquerque to demand an end to inhumane conditions in detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. It was part of a nationwide response to federal immigration policies that have separated family members, led to migrant deaths in detention and sought to limit who can seek asylum in the U.S.

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!

UNM Doctor: Measles Will Come To N.M.

Apr 30, 2019
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The United States is going through its largest measles outbreak since the disease was eliminated in 2000, with more than 700 cases in 22 states. There have been no reported cases of the measles in New Mexico, but local experts say that could change any day now.

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!

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Young children are being hospitalized with the flu in New Mexico at more than three times the national rate. There have been 122 hospitalizations of children four years old or younger so far this flu season, according to the Department of Health, but those numbers only represent 60 percent of the state's population.

Live From Meow Wolf

Feb 11, 2019
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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! 

Arianna Sena / KUNM

New Mexico lawmakers on Wednesday, Jan. 30, moved legislation forward that changes the way people who are under 18 are treated when they’re accused of prostitution. Instead of being arrested and subject to criminal punishment, they could be given treatment and services.

WIC Funded Through April In N.M.

Jan 10, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture / Creative Commons License

UPDATE 1/11: The Department of Health now says it'll be able to stretch its funds for the WIC program through April 2019.

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