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Nani Chacon

In episode 40, we talk about the shutdown's impacts on local arts and culture. The arts are not only providing a distraction as we watch movies and listen to music at home right now, but they offer solace, reflection and they give us something that helps make sense of our experience. They also become part of documenting, in a visceral way, what we are going through.

The Children’s Hour 1/11 Sat 9a: What is Anthropology, and how does understanding human evolutionary history help us understand people today?

The Children’s Hour celebrates a year on the road exploring what makes us human at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico to open the Passport to People Family Program. The Children's Hour will broadcast live from 9 – 10 am, with anthropologists of the Maxwell Museum answering all questions human related.  Doors open at 8:30, free and open to all. Parking is free along Redondo Drive and surface lots north and south of the Maxwell. 

Best of 2019

Dec 23, 2019
The Children's Hour Inc.

The Children's Hour, 12/28 Sat 9a: We take a look back at some of our favorite clips and music from 2019. We spoke with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, author Kwame Alexander, kids concerned about the climate, and many others. Featuring music recorded at our many live programs.

Kids In Space

Dec 12, 2019
NASA.gov

The Children's Hour 12/14 Sat 9a: Hear our chat with astronaut Christina Koch who is aboard the International Space Station recorded live at the University of New Mexico with an audience of over 600 students. This was a rare and out of this world opportunity for students to engage with NASA astronauts, space experts and other space enthusiasts in an interactive atmosphere.

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Nov 26, 2019
Photo by, Kevin Sebold / Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour 11/30 Sat 9a: It's not earth shattering information that earthquakes and volcanoes are among the most destructive events on our planet. Join us for an exploration of the science behind them with Dr. Mousumi Roy professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico with a special interest in earth science. 

Katie Stone

The Children's Hour 11/23 Sat 9a: You're invited to join us for a live broadcast from the opening of the Jim Henson exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town Albuquerque. The kids will interview Cheryl Henson, Jim’s daughter about growing up on Sesame Street. With live music from KUNM’s own Allison Davis and Friends, local puppeteer Loren Kahn, and you!  Doors open at 8:30am at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Road NW in Old Town Albuquerque. 

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Latino youth are feeling psychological impacts of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, researchers say. A committee of legislators in New Mexico on Wednesday considered how this problem impacts the state and weighed increasing access to Medicaid.

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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. 

Russell Lee / Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, 11/2 Sat 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour, we’re all familiar with nursery rhymes like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", but what’s the soundtrack of a New Mexican childhood? Dr. Enrique LaMadrid explores the folk songs of New Mexico with our kids crew, in a lively discussion that includes some tunes meant to sing along.

Death And Grief

Oct 24, 2019
Vanessa Vassar

The Children’s Hour, 10/26 Sat 9a: This week, we explore how kids cope with death and grief. Our Kids Crew interview our friends from the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, children’s book Evan & The Skygoats author Vanessa Vassar,  and death educator Gail Rubin. Plus we hear from Sage and Sky about the death their beloved dog, Sumi. We'll learn what are the best things to say to someone in mourning, and what we absolutely should never say. Find out the history of Halloween and Day of the Dead, and how you can memorialize someone you love.

Unappreciated Animals

Oct 10, 2019
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The Children's Hour, 10/12 Sat 9a: Does an animal have to be adorable to be appreciated? How do under appreciated animals like snakes, bugs, lizards and other critters that humans consider pests, fit into the web of life? Our friend Bethany Dunn, Science Education Coordinator from the Albuquerque Biopark will bring some misunderstood species to our studio to help us learn to love them.

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.

The Children's Hour: 9/14 Sat 9a: The award winning children's musical duo Two of A Kind will be performing live from The Children's Hour's own Sunspot Studio. The band tells stories through music, movement, humor and audience participation, covering themes like reading and social issues, such as conflict resolution and diversity. It’s a mini concert for kids and families, live in our studio.

Courtesy: Seth Hoffman

The Children's Hour 9/7 Sat 9a: This week we're broadcasting live from the East Mountain Public Library in Tijeras, New Mexico with Bernalillo County Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty at the mic for story time. Sing along with musician and performer Seth Hoffman, and kids can join the crew for the day just by showing up! Families are welcome to join us, the library will open early for our 9am show. See you at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras, New Mexico!

The Wonder of Sound

Aug 25, 2019
Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, 8/31 Sat 9a: This week we explore the wonder of sound. Sounds can transport you to another time, bring you to unseen places, tell stories with no words, all using your ears and your imagination. Journey with us on a trip through your mind. We'll provide the sound effects.

Summer Birds

Jul 22, 2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Children's Hour, 7/27 Sat 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour learn about the summer birds of the Rio Grande Valley with our young naturalist friend, Adya Radcliffe and Laurel Ladwig, a graduate student in the UNM Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies. Then, hear from 4th graders who spent a year birding at the Valle Del Oro, and wrote poetry about their favorite birds.

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!

Screentime

Jun 7, 2019
Hosting Canada (https://hostingcanada.org)

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/8 9a: How much screentime is too much for kids? This week on The Children's Hour we explore digital devices, addiction, and kids. Our crew discuss their own use of screens, and what they think about how they use their devices.  Dr. Kristina Sowar visits our studio to answer our questions about the mental health impacts of screentime on kids. We also hear from technology pioneer Dom Sagolla who has advice for kids about self control and screens.   It's all in an hour! Broadcasting on KUNM Saturdays from 9 to 10am.

Image courtesy Hosting Canada (https://hostingcanada.org).

City of Albuquerque

This week on The Children's Hour, we’re broadcasting live from Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.  The Kids Crew will follow up on our interview from when he first took office. With featured musical guest Robb Janov, and a special performance by the New Mexico Peace Choir.

Everyone is invited to join us at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday June 1, when doors will open at 8:30am. The whole family is welcome to be part of this live broadcast, then stay to enjoy the beautiful bosque. 

Wilderness Kids

May 25, 2019

This week on The Children’s Hour, what happens when the wilderness is the classroom? Teacher Jen Chavez Miller and her 8th graders from Albuquerque’s South Valley Academy explored the wilderness of New Mexico together on day trips, overnight, and for a week in the Gila Wilderness. Hear how kids react to their walk on the wild side. The students put together two videos to capture their experiences that you can see here and here.  Plus Julia talks with Kwame Alexander about his award winning books for kids.  It’s all in an hour!

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! 

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. 

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