The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. Incredibly diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. Learn something new with us.

“The Children’s Hour” has been a popular Saturday morning staple of the KUNM, 89.9 FM lineup for decades. The show provides a free, easily accessible weekly educational service for listeners of all ages, while offering fun, exciting, and useful production opportunities for children involved in making the show happen.

Each episode seeks to entertain while recognizing that almost no topic is too “sophisticated” for children, and that through exposure to science, technology, community service, civic engagement and cultural collaboration, we can successfully address both educational gaps and trends toward low public participation by young people. We feature young performers and thinkers, as well as adult expert guests in all fields, and weave the show themes together with great music.


128 Pieces

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With kids online so much of their lives, we learn more about privacy and internet safety with award winning author and technologist Cory Doctorow. ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: NM Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill for universal pre-k education
The Kids Crew interview New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about her job, leading during a pandemic, and how governors can help address the...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew and our team of creatives made a pandemic radio musical. This episode begins with the 35 minute musical and concludes...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew dig into brain science with neuroscientists Nick Aase and Ingrid Lane from the Mind Research Network at the Universit...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew gets puzzled with the world's most syndicated puzzle maker, David L. Hoyt, author of the Jumble puzzle found in more than 600 newspap...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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There are more than 100,000 Little Free Library sites worldwide. We learn about them from Little Free Library Inc's Shelby King. We've also got boo...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Raffi is one of the most beloved children's musicians of all time, and he spends the program sharing new songs and old with our Kids Crew.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We've got an hour of levity and fun with children's musician and comedian Mike Phirman, stories by Len Cabral and Keith Munslow, and hilarious musi...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This show is super cool! We learn about penguins from Dr. Charles Bergman, who has visited all 18 species of penguins in the wild. Mixed with great...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We learn all about skunks with world renown mephitologist, Dr. Jerry Dragoo. Mixed with great music sure to captivate kids of all ages.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Rio Grande is now dry in summer, Credit: Laura Paskus
The kids learn about drought and extreme weather with an environmental journalist and a meteorologist. Mixed with excellent music, learn with us!

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We learn from bilingual 8th graders what the Pledge of Allegiance and patriotism means to them, then we travel across town to hear from 4th graders...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: DJ Kale & Toby Fit from FoodPlay, Credit: The Children's Hour
We learn about nutrition and kids with Emmy winning FoodPlay Productions, and we explore indigenous American foods with Jon Ghahate from the Indian...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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In celebration of Father’s Day, our Kids Crew shares special messages and memories for their dads, stepfathers, and mentors.

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on The Children’s Hour we chat with Julie from Ants on a Log, a band that performs music for children and other childlike people that adv...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Jon Bailey
The Kids Crew learn about voice acting from the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. We also hear about a butterfly that is on the road to recovery ...

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  • Added: May 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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The Kids Crew learn about GoGo and Hip Hop musical genres with Uncle Devin Walker from WeeNation Radio, who also guest deejays our show. This is a ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Once declared extinct, the black footed ferret is slowly recovering thanks to the work of our guest Paul Marinari. We learn about Elizabeth Ann, th...

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  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew and our team of creatives have made a musical! This show has the full length musical and concludes with more music ex...

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  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This edition of The Children's Hour is for all the moms, just in time for Mother's Day.

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  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12