The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Childrens Hour - Katie Stone

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. We cover topics that are incredibly diverse using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion live on the air. 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 children listening, 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 aspects of 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.


72 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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We explore petroglyphs from a park ranger and an Acoma Pueblo tribal historian, and we find out about the Junior Ranger Program.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY, KMRE-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Maya makes the kale salad during our recording session, Credit: Michelle Myers
We collectively cook together with Kids Cook, learning kitchen skills like cutting, measuring, and of course tasting along the way

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In the final part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 8th through 10th Amendments and what rights they protect

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, WLRH, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In the third part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 4th through 7th Amendments and what rights they protect. Plus we hear fro...

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Non Violence Sculpture, Credit: Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Malmo Sweden
In the second part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 2nd and 3rd Amendments to the US Constitution

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMXT and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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We start a 4 part series on the Bill of Rights, plus hear from kids about what makes a good leader, and learn about pangolins.

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The kids learn about racism, being anti-racist, and they find out what a state Attorney General does.

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Just in time for Father's Day, celebrate Dads with great music, poetry, and messages from kids to their fathers.

Bought by WLRH, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Kids love camping and the Kids Crew talks with experts about camping basics and staying safe outside in stormy weather.

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The world's most syndicated daily puzzle author, David L. Hoyt puzzles our Kids Crew, and we learn about the Doomsday Seed Vault

Bought by WLRH, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Mexican Grey Wolf, Credit: USFWS
The kids learn about re-wilding wolves in North America from a documentary filmmaker, a biologist leading wolf recovery, and a zookeeper who breeds...

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WXPR, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Courtesy of Laurie Berkner, Credit: Michelle Esch
We enjoy a mini concert with Laurie Berkner, find out about albatrosses, and a newly discovered species of dinosaur.

Bought by WLRH, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA and more


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We learn about mushrooms and fungi with mycology educator Peter McCoy.

Bought by WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Celebrate Mother's Day with The Children's Hour through personal messages from our kids crew and listeners, woven together with excellent music, po...

Bought by WLRH, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Kids Crew & Katie are treated to a mini concert with Bill Harley, a 2 time Grammy winning storyteller and performer.

Bought by WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Kids Crew talk with two-time Grammy winning virtuoso, Rahim AlHaj about his life as a refugee, plus he performs for us

Bought by WLRH, WMPG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Kids are the scientists studying porcupines in the Southwest United States, as part of a citizen science project. Learn about citizen science oppor...

Bought by WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew learn about about how water treatment works, from the water source to returning waste water back to nature.

Bought by WLRH, WXPR, Red River Radio Network, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Kids take on Covid-19 through sharing their own feelings and thoughts, interviews, and music

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WLRH, KTNA, Allegheny Mountain Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Julia Megofna performing on The Children's Hour, Credit: Andrew Stone
Kids teach us how to solve Rubik's Cubes in under 30 seconds, and we hear from talented young performers

Bought by WLRH, WXPR, KMXT, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10