The Children's Hour

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 7/9, 8a: Summer break looks different for youth across New Mexico this year. On this week's Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities for parents working to keep their kids healthy, occupied and engaged this summer despite the pandemic – from in-person COVID-safe programs, to getting outside and continuing to learn.

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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. 

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!!

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!

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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The Children's Hour, 9/1 Sat 9a:  Learn how kids and families can be a part of building the southwest’s only urban National Wildlife Refuge, the Valle De Oro. Also find out about a co-ed, multiage scouting organization that’s navigated its way to Albuquerque: the Navigators will be in the studio.