New Mexico

Journalist Explores Role Of Lobbyists In Legislature

Feb 5, 2021
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With pandemic restrictions at the Roundhouse this year, lobbyists have found themselves on the outside of a process in which they’re often the ultimate insiders. Bryan Metzger is a reporting fellow with New Mexico In Depth who recently looked at the outsized role lobbyists have in our unpaid citizen legislature. He spoke with New Mexico PBS senior producer Matt Grubs. See the full interview here.

Retailer CVS announced plans last week to double its COVID-19 drive-through test sites at locations across the U.S., including in two Mountain West states.

4/19/20 Millions for Prisoners and youth messages

Sep 4, 2020

Sun. 4/19 7p: This week on Generation Justice we spoke to Selinda Guerrero and Stephonae Nelson from Millions for Prisoners New Mexico.

Also, Generation Justice members Kyle Gonzales, Brenna Two Bears, Riazullah Alkozai, and Kenia Alonzo shared inspiration with our community.

  Tuesday 8/18, 8a: August 2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. But there was another part of the population that would have to wait decades to earn that same right to participate in the democratic process: Native Americans. Host Megan Kamerick explores this part of the state's history in this episode, including why so many Native Americans were actually skeptical of voting in general.

  Tuesday 8/11, 8a: We continue our look at the history of women's suffrage in New Mexico and the ultimate ratification of the 19th Amendment, including an intriguing corrido about women and the vote.

Tuesday, 8/4, 8a: The American Southwest played a key role in the woman suffrage battle, as Western states led the charge to ratify the 19th Amendment. New Mexico’s fight to ensure women the right to vote, however, had a much different trajectory. 

Las Vegas, New Mexico Fiesta Poster Collection of Martina Tapia – Photo Courtesy: Lillian Gorman

Mon. 7/6, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, New Mexican author Dr. Lillian Gorman shares insights from her research on the 4th of July Fiestas in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In a re-evaluation of the Fiestas cultural richness and its deeply rooted anchor as querencia for many northern Nuevomexicanos. We will chat about these Fiestas as a “love of place” and as a "contestatory space" at the same time, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

There’s been too much oil on the market since well before the coronavirus outbreak. But a recent agreement to cut production won’t be enough to prevent states in the Mountain West from taking a big hit.

 


Best of 2019

Dec 23, 2019
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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.

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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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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The Children's Hour 11/9, Sat 9a: Join the KidsCrew for a live broadcast from the Museum of the American Military Family in Tijeras, New Mexico. How does having a parent serving in the armed forces impact a family? This museum is set up to look like a military family's home during World War 2 and is filled with memorabilia and more. Featuring musical guest, Rowan McJimsey and The Children's Hour Kids Crew.

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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.

Archaeology Day

Oct 15, 2019
Katie Stone

The Children's Hour 10/19 Sat 9a: We’re broadcasting live from the Center for New Mexico Archaeology in Santa Fe to celebrate International Archaeology Day on the only day each year that their doors are open to the public.  The Kids Crew will talk with scientists from the Center,  including anthropologists working in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology,   about what they do, and how the more than 8 million artifacts in the Center are used and preserved. Featuring archaeologist and musical guest, Marlon Magdalena from the Jemez Historic Site and Pueblo

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.

Alcohol Death Rate Rises In N.M.

Sep 25, 2019
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New Mexico has had the country’s highest rate of alcohol-related deaths for more than 20 years. And last year it only got worse.

 

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!

Birthdays

Aug 19, 2019
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The Children's Hour, 8/24 Sat 9a: Birthdays are celebrated in many different ways, but some traditions cross cultural boundaries. We’ll explore birthdays around the world, and find out the story behind the famous Happy Birthday Song. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more.  

Summer Birds

Jul 22, 2019
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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.

Going To The Zoo

Jul 15, 2019
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The Children's Hour, 7/20 Sat 9a: We're going to the zoo and you're invited! We'll have a FREE live show from the Albuquerque Zoo on the Africa stage with Dr Flynn, the ABQBiopark's mammal curator, and featuring musical guests, the band Zoolojams. 

Courtesy Deb Haaland

The Children's Hour, 7/6 Sat 9a:  In a live broadcast from the Central & Unser Library branch on Albuquerque's west side, the kids crew will interview New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland. We'll also have musical guests from Gallup, New Mexico: Rippy & The Sillyettes. All ages are welcome to attend this free event at the library. Doors open early at 8:30am and the show starts at 9am. 

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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!

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
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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.

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.

 

Adria Malcom

Getting healthcare in rural areas can be really difficult.  There aren’t enough doctors and smaller communities often struggle with poverty and transportation issues. The documentary “The Providers” explores the challenges – and the rewards – of serving these patients by focusing on three healthcare workers in northern New Mexico. It premiers April 8 at 9 p.m. on New Mexico PBS Channel 5 and airs again April 13 at 10 p.m

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