The Children's Hour

Series produced by 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.


25 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Two Of A Kind in Sunspot Studio With The Children's Hour, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
Award winning children's duo Two Of A Kind play a mini concert for The Children's Hour

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Sandia Peak Ski Area, Credit: Wiki, Creative Commons
Recorded live at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras, New Mexico, The Children's Hour explores mountain living with Bernalillo County Commissioner...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Explore the wonder of sound on The Children's Hour

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Kids Crew explore birthday celebrations from around the world

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Very Large Array, Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Learn about radio astronomy at the Very Large Array, the most precise radio telescope in the world

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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It's the end of the summer, and we remember our favorite, and not-so-favorite moments.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A baby glyphosate found in New Mexico makes its debut appearance before a live audience at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerqu...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Caption: Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Credit: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Kids explore birdwatching and learn about summer birds.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alegria Lacy & Salsa
The Children's Hour broadcasts from the Albuquerque Zoo with a full band and zookeepers

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Learn about chamber music, and kids interview PBS Kids producer Maya Selganek about Molly of Denali, PBS Kids first animated series starring Native...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Congresswoman Haaland & The Children's Hour Kids, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
The Children's Hour kids crew interview New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland in a show recorded live at a library in Albuquerque, NM.

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The kids take a tour of the Santa Fe Opera house, and they share their summer reading recommendations

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Father's Day Special to honor all the dads, grandpas, stepdads, and men who make a difference in kids lives

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Kids are on screens more than ever before, but how much is too much when it comes to screentime?

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller & Childrens Hour Crew, Credit: Vanessa Vassar
We broadcast live from Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor’s Center with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller in an interview with the Children's Hour kids cr...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: South Valley Academy 8th Graders & Teacher Jen Chavez Miller, Credit: Katie Stone
Albuquerque 8th graders get a life changing wilderness education, and Kids Crewmember Julia interviews author Kwame Alexander

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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All about roadrunners

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  • Added: May 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Live from the Library

  • Added: May 18, 2019
  • Length: 55:25
Caption: Steven Toya and family , Credit: Vanessa Vassar
Explore the Pueblo people and their ancestors who have called New Mexico home for thousands of years

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:19
Caption: Children's Fantasy Garden, Credit: ABQ Biopark
The Children's Hour broadcast live from the Albuquerque Biopark's Children's Fantasy Garden, exploring horticulture and entomology with park scient...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:47