The Children's Hour (Subscribable)

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is an hour long weekly radio show created for and with kids, available 54 and 58 minutes. A wide diversity of themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with our Kids Crew. Learn something new with us.

Content from this series will deliver automatically to station automation systems. Please reach out to katie@childrenshour.org for more information.

“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.


24 Pieces

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Everyone has a favorite game, what's yours? We explore ours and we get riddled by our puzzle maker, Riya Joshi.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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We take a deep dive into the very basics of civics education, with lifelong educator Arthur Lieber.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Children's Hour goes to the Albuquerque Aquarium to learn from the aquarists who swim with the sharks.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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We learn all about New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner, which had never really been studied by biologists until recently.

  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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2020 was a fantastic year for the Kindie music industry, with hundreds of amazing releases. We'll play a few of our favorites on this musical Child...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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It's a musical celebration of the Holiday season, and the Kids Crew tell us how they celebrate in their diverse homes, from Las Posadas to Hanukkah...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Alphabet Rockers
We get inspired with the Alphabet Rockers, two time Grammy nominees, and the premier children's hip hop band.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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We learn all about skunks with world renown mephitologist, Dr. Jerry Dragoo.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Ziggy Marley & Family
We're grateful on The Children's Hour for a chat with Grammy winning children's artist Ziggy Marley and our Kids Crew. Plus we've got a book review...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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We explore science fiction with excerpts from classics scored by MeriDean, and original kids' Sci Fi radio stories. Mixed with excellent music.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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We explore puppets and puppeteering with a tribute to Jim Henson, a conversation with his daughter Cheryl Henson, and a performance by the award wi...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew explore strategies to stay calm and centered during times of anxiety. Plus we visit with our puzzle master Riya Joshi, and we have tw...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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What could be more scary than a Pandemic Halloween? The Kids Crew visit with Drs. Bop 'n Pop to learn how to make this Halloween fun and safe.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew talk with an exoplanetologist and find out if there's life on other planets, and how we can join the hunt to find new ones. Mixed wit...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Photo by Jennifer Griffin on UnSplash
We learn how Presidential elections work with the New Mexico Secretary of State and a Presidential Elector.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Art Courtesy of Dwayne Wabegijig
Learn about Indigenous Peoples Day from cultural educator, Jon Ghahate, hear an all women Mariachi band performing live in their radio debut, catch...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Julia Wolfe, 15 year old hot air balloon pilot in training, Credit: Dr. Jonathan Wolfe
Get blown away with us as we learn all about balloons! From hot air balloons to latex balloon clothing, we cover it all - including weather balloon...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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The Post Office is essential, and we learn how it works and why it's in the news. Plus meet our new puzzlemaker, Riya Joshi.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Take a trip around the globe with us through world music!

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Unity by Joel Nakamura
We learn about Folk Art from the Museum of International Folk Art, and Armando Ortega, an 8th generation weaver.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00