The Children's Hour
By Katie Stone
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Eclectic, entertaining, educational radio for kids of all ages on every topic under and beyond the sun. The Children's Hour Radio Show includes kids in the production of the show which airs live every week on public radio KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. High quality children's media that keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music, a Children's Hour Birthday Club and themes that will teach every listeners something new, regardless of age!
||CleanSongs of a New Mexican Childhood||Traditional Southwest Hispanic folk music includes many beloved children’s songs. An expert in New Mexico folklore and music, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid shares songs and their stories of a traditional New Mexican childhood. Sing along with us!||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Children's Hour: Live From The Balloon Museum||Recorded live from the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, learn what the museum has to offer kids and families from museum educator Roxanne Tuong, and why Albuquerque is the international capital of hot air ballooning.||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeal Pumpkins On Halloween||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 with Charlotte Joseph from the Food Allergy Support New Mexico.||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do Elections Work?||How do our elections actually work? Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover explains the whole process. Also, what happens when three field reporters head into the Rio Grande Community Farm corn maze? They get lost! With music by Dana Lyons,||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiders||Spiders! New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley and Dr. Rachel Alfarro from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology’s Arthropod Division to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love,||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring the Arctic||What does it mean to be an explorer? Jen Chavez Miller is an 8th grade teacher who just returned from exploring Arctic Svalbard. The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented melting due to climate change. Find out how curiosity and exploration are essent||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChaco Canyon||Take a trip to Chaco Canyon with The Children’s Hour with our special guests, Hilary Grabowska, Park Ranger (Interpretation) at Chaco, Wendy Bustard, Chaco Curator, Brenna Lissoway, Chaco Archivist, and 6 year old Rowan Lissoway who recently earned hi||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFather’s Day on The Children’s Hour||We’re honoring all the dads in celebration of Father’s Day 2018. Plus find out how one smart kid didn’t stay lost for long at an amusement park. With music by New Mexico’s Bayou Seco, Seldom Scene, Alan Jackson, Justin Roberts, Frankie Yankovic,||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSonyk Vortex In Concert||It’s officially summer break this Saturday on The Children’s Hour Radio Show, so to have a great party, we have a live mini concert with the kids in Sonyk Vortex. Plus, 4th graders who are in the Wild Friends Program talk about pollinators in Albuqu||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassical Summertime||It’s summertime for New Mexico kids, so we’re celebrating the end of school with some live music. Seth Hoffman plays us his Ode To Teachers. Hear award winning teenage classical bass player, Toby Vigneau play for us,||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCelebrating Moms||We celebrated moms for Mother’s Day. In the studio we interviewed 14 year old Hawthorne Bolger Witherspoon, an artist who’s work illustrates a new book called South Valley, written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. And,||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFossilized Footprints At White Sands National Monument||New Mexico is a hotspot for anthropology. We interviewed David Bustos from White Sands National Monument about some ancient footprints he discovered, and the story they tell about giant sloths. With music by The Wailing Souls, a cut from Nas,||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecycleman||On this show, we had a live concert in studio with Recycleman, Kevin Kinane who recruits every person in the room to be part of the band. And a local Girl Scout Troop will tell us why and how kindness rocks. With music by Zap Mama, Richie Havens,||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupernatural New Mexico||New Mexico isn’t just home to spectacular natural wonders, it’s also home to many supernatural wonders. This week we’ll be joined by kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School’s Junior National Honors Society for a lesson about the strange phenomenon||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt Song Vocalists & Being Prepared For Emergencies||This episode of The Children’s Hour Radio Show featured young winners from last year’s Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition performing live in our studio. Plus, are you ready in case of an emergency? We talked with Albuquerque Fire Department’s Lt.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Children’s Hour With Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller||Introducing Albuquerque’s mayor, Tim Keller in an interview with The Children’s Hour Radio Show crew. The Mayor speaks about his love of heavy metal music, the goals his team has for Albuquerque, and his strategies for overcoming dyslexia.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavajo and Spanish Dual Language Kids From La Mesa Elementary Students||Learn about a unique class at La Mesa Elementary which is the only Navajo dual language elementary program in Albuquerque Public Schools. Then, we went down the hall to hear Mrs. Charles’ fifth grade Spanish – English bilingual class on why study||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMedia Literacy||What is it to be media literate? This show was originally broadcast in 2002 with the late, legendary Bob McCannon, who was an expert in educating kids about being media savvy.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivacy and Kids||We hear a lot about privacy in the news, but what is it? Do kids have the right to their privacy? How can kids preserve their privacy online, and what difference does it make anyway? The ACLU New Mexico explains privacy on this episode of The Children||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEndangered Species||On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we learned about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque.||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMigration In New Mexico||Fall is in the air and so are the birds. Find out which species migrate and which make New Mexico their home year round with our friends from Audubon New Mexico .||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRippy And The Sillyettes||This week we had a live performance from the band Rippy and the Sillyettes from Gallup, New Mexico. The girls in the band performed their original music, including a song about the late Ashlynne Mike. Great music, a family events calendar,||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSafe Kids||The Children's Hour explored some simple strategies to promote safe habits for kids as we reenter the school year with special guests Albuquerque Police Officer Drobik and our friend Brennan. Plus we had an in studio performance with the Austin Lounge||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelper Dogs||The Children’s Hour crew welcomed into the studios our furry friends and their human companions from Assistance Dogs of the West. From picking up pencils to making way in a crowd for their charge, we learned all about the important jobs helper dogs||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery Kid In A Park||The Children's Hour crew explored the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative, where every 4th grader in America can get a free family pass to all national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, and historical sites. Also, we found out what the Santa Fe||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Back: A Talk With Donovan Smith||The Children’s Hour welcomed Donovan Smith, a 13 year old making a difference in the lives of homeless people. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 7, 2016.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSandia Cave||This week on The Children’s Hour we learned about the mysteries of Sandia Cave from the rangers who work to preserve and protect it. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 9, 2016.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSymbols Of Enchantment||The Children’s Hour featured musician and educator, Curious Chris who took us through the various symbols representing New Mexico. From the Zia to the coelophysis, turquoise to yucca flowers the Land of Enchantment’s state symbols showcase our uniqu||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Activist Kids||The Children’s Hour welcomed kids who are actively trying to save the planet. Aji Piper joined us from Seattle to talk about the lawsuit that he and 19 other kids are involved with to hold governments accountable for pollution.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy Mason Performs||The KUNM Kids welcomed singer and songwriter, Andy Mason from Portales, New Mexico with a live, in studio concert. Plus we found out when to expect the end of the world, and we celebrated the KUNM Kids Birthday Club members. As always, we also had a||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpring Rituals||The Children's Hour hosted kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School who told us how cultures around the world welcome spring. From exploding snowmen, drowning dolls, rolling down a hill with cheese, and flinging colored powder at friends, people worldwide||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValle Vista Bird Watchers||Albuquerque's Valle Vista Elementary School 4th Graders from Mrs. Dawson's class joined the KUNM Kids in the studio to talk about how bird watching at the Valle del Oro was a life changing experience. Not only did these kids learn about our feathered||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kids Visit Meow Wolf||We sent kids with a microphone into Santa Fe's multidemensional art installation, Meow Wolf. Originally broadcast on The Children's Hour on KUNM April 2, 2016.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRock and Rhythm Orchestra||On Sat. 3/5/16, we welcomed a few of the kids from the Rock & Rhythm Youth Orchestra to our studio. We heard about their big fundraising concert, happening 3/12/16 from 2 to 5pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Plus, we had a live performance||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Pinkalicious and Robots||Sat 2/27/16, 9am : We were joined by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham in our studios, who was thoroughly grilled by the kids in the studio about everything from balancing her personal and public lives, super delegate status, and what led her to||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHakim Bellamy||On January 2, 2016 poet and author Hakim Bellamy joined us into the studio to read his new children's book, Samuel's Story. What do you want to be when you grow up? Samuel wrestles with that question as he considers his options.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScientific Kids||The Children's Hour, 11/21 9am: New Mexico has brilliant scientists of all ages residing across our state. We'll talk with a group of students who want to be able to compete in our state's Science Olympiad. Plus, we'll hear about what kind of programmin||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrains, Underpants, And Our Senator||Sat. 11/7 9a: Get onboard The Children's Hour this Saturday when we'll learn about the historic trains of New Mexico. We'll also have a visit in our studio from Mr. Captain Underpants himself, Dav Pilkey . And direct from Washington DC, Senator Martin||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great music and educational, too!
Never miss an episode! This is an amazing podcast where people working with children in NM are interviewed as well as people (including many kids) doing great work in the state. So much fun and very educational!
Good fun for families and anyone!
This show is always fun to listen to, even if you do not have children!
We love it!
Great show with great music and entertainment. My kids love it.