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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.

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

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Tune in for Dr. Gregorio Gonzales, 2018-2019 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, discuss race, indigeneity, and blackness in U.S. borderlands.

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President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have fueled anxiety among undocumented youth in New Mexico. There are local factors that cause stress, too, and there are a few things young folks can do that might help them feel better.

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The number of babies born dependent on drugs in New Mexico more than tripled between 2008 and 2017 according to new data from the state Department of Health.

Kids And Vaccines

Nov 19, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 11/24, Sat 9a: Tis the season for the flu and colds, but some of the sicknesses that kids get can be prevented with vaccinations. Dr. William Dehority from UNM Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases will educate us all about vaccinations. Why do we use vaccines, and what diseases do they prevent? How do they work? We’ll learn everything we can about vaccines. Plus, there’s always time to be grateful as we honor the week of Thanksgiving. It’s all in an hour - The Children’s Hour airs Saturdays 9 to 10am. 

Healthy Holidays

Nov 13, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 11/17 Sat 9a: Healthy food choices can seem to be hard to make during the holidays, but nutritionist Patricia Keane from UNM's Prevention Research Center has many tips and ideas to make healthy holidays happy holidays. Find out how you can help the nearly 2 in 5 New Mexican children who don't know where they'll get their next meal. 

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The Children's Hour, 11/10 Sat. 9a: Traditional Southwest Hispanic folk music includes many beloved children’s songs. Experts in New Mexico folklore and music, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and UNM Music Prep’s Julia Church Hoffman will share songs of a New Mexican childhood. Sing along with us!

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. 

Spiders

Sep 25, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 9/29 Sat 9a: We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us. New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ll learn more about which are venomous, which are unique to our state, and how we can live together harmoniously. 

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Hundreds of students around the state are affected by the Trump administration’s amped-up immigration rhetoric, and teachers are seeing the effects in their classrooms. The New Mexico Dream Team held a training for University of New Mexico faculty, instructors and staff on Friday.

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From wildfires to heavy storms that bring flash floods, weather extremes from year-to-year that stem from climate change are impacting the region’s wildlife, according to a local scientist.

The Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program, based in Central New Mexico, was just awarded a multimillion-dollar grant to study the long-term effects on our environment.

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The Children's Hour, Sat 7/21 9a: Our series continues with Classical Kids Part Two - Piano and Winds with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Deborah Unger. Plus, do you have a musical kid who needs lessons? We’ll find out about UNM Music Prep School which offers musical education for New Mexico kids from birth through high school. 

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Heavily contested primaries like New Mexico’s congressional races can sort of tear parties apart, UNM Professor Lonna Atkeson said. That’s especially true when outside organizations start pumping money into candidates. "To see the groups come in and spend a lot of money with candidates who largely have the same ideological agenda is interesting."

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The Children's Hour, Sat 2/17 9a: Continuing in our unsung heroes of Black History series, we’ll be joined this week by UNM Professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Marsha Hardeman who will educate us about the Black History of New Mexico and the American Southwest.

Time Is Running Low For Lottery Scholarship Measure

Feb 13, 2018
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The New Mexico state legislature is running out of time to pass a lottery scholarship bill that could benefit thousands of college students. 

UNM Names Garnett Stokes As President

Nov 2, 2017
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The University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents announced Thursday, Nov. 2, the University’s first female president in its 128-year history. Groups around campus said they want to work with her to improve student success.

UNM Students Vote In ABQ Election

Oct 3, 2017
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Folks gathered at polling locations across Albuquerque today to decide on the next mayor and city councilors, and a sick leave question. The line was long at the University of New Mexico.

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Hundreds of young people who were brought into the U.S. as kids without citizenship status attend colleges around New Mexico. Many were shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. President Trump announced the end of DACA Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will begin phasing out the program in March, which will affect 800,000 recipients nationwide.

Hundreds of people marched at the University of New Mexico campus Tuesday afternoon to demand equality and rights for immigrant students.  

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Let's Talk New Mexico 9/7 8a: The UNM Athletics Department is under intense scrutiny right now. The state auditor and attorney general are investigating the financial management of the department going back several years after news broke that the department covered expenses for some athletics boosters on a golf trip to Scotland. New Mexicans also learned this summer that fees for many suites at the Pit went uncollected for years. 

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Before last year’s presidential election, University of New Mexico student Joshua Ramirez was paying careful attention to what the candidates were saying about national security and foreign policy. He’s a third-generation soldier and a Republican. He’s already served for a year in Kuwait, and anytime through October, he could be called to duty.

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Subhankar Banerjee is an internationally known writer, environmental activist and scholar.  He is also an extraordinary photographer and has said that photography, for him, is a portal to activism and knowledge.  Several of his large-scale photographs of Arctic Alaska are now on display in Long Environmentalism in the Near North, Subhankar Banerjee: Activism – Photographs – Writing at the UNM Art Museum in Albuquerque.

Bats

Jun 20, 2017
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6/24 9a: This episode of The Children’s Hour had live bats in the studio to help us learn more about these incredible flying mammals that live in our backyard.  Plus we found out how kids can get a scholarship to summer music camp.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. 

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All around the country, questions about law enforcement and free speech are coming to the fore as police clash with demonstrators. Scores of officers were sent to the Milo Yiannopoulos event at UNM in January where hundreds protested the extremist speaker. We made multiple public records requests, and now, months later, we know the total cost to taxpayers. 

Keeping It Classy

May 2, 2017
UNM Music Department

Sat 5/6 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, learn about the UNM Summer Music Institute series with UNM Fine Arts faculty Kimberley Fredenburgh and Cármelo de los Santos. We’ll have a mini live concert in the studio. 

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/27 8a. For years, the University of New Mexico’s been heavily criticized about how it handles sexual assault, and it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This Thursday morning at 8, we’ll be talking about how UNM can do a better job of helping students who’ve been assaulted—and stopping this kind of violence on campus.

Students, we want to hear from you. What needs to change? How can trust be rebuilt between students and the university?

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

Universities around the country are grappling with security risks and costs when student groups bring extremist speakers to town. Ever since Milo Yiannopoulos came to the University of New Mexico earlier this year, KUNM has been trying to find out how much security for the event cost. 

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of Popejoy Hall

Feb 23, 2017
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As President of the University of New Mexico from 1948-1968, Thomas L. Popejoy understood the value of the performing arts and having a proper hall to house them. He also understood the obstacles in getting such a hall built.

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Extremist opinion writer Milo Yiannopoulos delivered a speech at New Mexico’s flagship university in Albuquerque on Friday just hours after President Trump issued an executive order on immigration and refugees. Yiannopoulos champions free speech, but several dissenters were escorted from his event by police.   

UNM Students Walk Out On Trump Inauguration

Jan 20, 2017
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The sky was grey as scores of students at the University of New Mexico gathered today to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Speakers took turns at a microphone, promising scrutiny and resistance to his administration. A handful of patriotic pro-Trump students turned up, too.

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