Halloween

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/28 8am: Fall is upon us, evidenced by the trees preparing for their seasonal sleep and the sun disappearing from the sky earlier each day. It’s said that the veil between the worlds is thin this time of year as the spirits and the living come into closer contact. Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are two ways we honor death and remember those who have passed on ahead of us. While grief is a part of losing loved ones, we can also celebrate their lives and memories while coming to terms with our own finite existence in this world.

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.

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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The Children's Hour's Spooky Scary Halloween Special starts at 9am Saturday Oct. 28. 

Rio Grande Community Farms

10/29 Sat 9a:  The KUNM Kids will be getting lost, and hopefully found, in the Rio Grande Community Farms Corn Maze. We'll send kids into the maze with a portable transmitter and a microphone to find their way through.  

Halloween!

Oct 30, 2015

Halloween on The Children's Hour!  Spooky stories, haunting music and of course, plenty of candy.  Saturday, 10/31, 9-10am

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Sat. 10/31 12p: Yes, Spider Woman is joining Carol Boss on Women's Focus this week.  Spider Woman is, in fact, Sandra Brantley with UNM's Biology department.  She's a biologist-ecologist whose specialty is spiders and what more perfect day to talk about all things spiders than Halloween.  

Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 31, 2014
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Tonight before you send the kids out trick-or-treating, here are a few things to keep in mind for a safe Halloween.

Children should avoid going out trick-or-treating alone, according to the CDC. Loose-fitting clothing or masks can be dangerous as they can cause tripping and vision obstruction.

Kids who wear bright clothing or reflective tape are more visible in the dark.  Carry flashlights and walk on the sidewalk.

Tricks and Treats and Halloween Traditions

Oct 19, 2013
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10/26 9am: Halloween is many kids' favorite holiday, dressing in costume, going door to door begging for candy, all on a school night! Carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, celebrating the spooky:  where do these traditions come from? Find out on The Children's Hour, where we'll open up the phone lines so you can share your costume ideas.