The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is public radio's premier all-ages weekly radio show created for and with kids. Diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. Always professionally produced - learn something new with us while fostering the next generation of public radio listeners.

“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.


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193 Pieces

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This time on The Children's Hour we learn from author and historian Byron Motley about the Negro Baseball Leagues, the only way Black baseball play...

Bought by KDLG


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Megan Piphus is living the dream. A ventriloquist and singer, as the six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is Sesame Street's first Black woman pupp...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KECG and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew meets Ms. Caitlyn Gooch from Saddle Up And Read, a North Carolina based organization encouraging literacy through rea...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KECG, KDLG and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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What makes a good meal great? It’s when it tastes delicious and is nutritious, all at the same time. Get cooking with The Children’s Hour, and lear...

Bought by KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, KECG and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Our planet is alive, and not just because it enables life to live here, but also the land on Earth is constantly shifting and moving. In Kids Crew ...

Bought by KTNA, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KECG and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour we visit with the inspiring and talented children's musician, author, motivational speaker and change-maker SaulPa...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore the skin we are in. We are joined by Dr. Holly McGee and Dr. Nina Jablonski, who have written a book t...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTNA, KECG, RadioFreePalmer, KDLG and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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.

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KECG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We showcase some of the best of 2023 for kids music. The Kids Crew is joined by guests Bob Odenkirk and his daughter Erin Odenkirk. Their book Zilo...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KECG, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., RadioFreePalmer, KRSC and more


  • Added: Dec 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Celebrate the holidays with The Children's Hour in a holiday musical special. We will play some of the latest and greatest in Kindie releases, and ...

Bought by WRGY, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Astronomy begins at home, just looking up and seeing what we see. The Kids Crew meet with Professor Raman Prinja, Head of Astronomy and Physics at ...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Join The Children's Hour Kids Crew in a field trip to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the largest in the world! Learn what makes someth...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about a canine that is thriving across North America: coyotes. They may look like wild dogs, but we lear...

Bought by KTNA, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC and more


  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Trees have birthdays too, and scientists find out when they are by studying the rings of trees. This week on The Children's Hour, we learn how to d...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving in a musical special dedicated to gratitude, family, and appreciation of each anot...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KDLG, KSTK and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Join our Kids Crew in a conversation with the beloved children’s authors, Goosebump’s RL Stine and Marc Brown, the author and illustrator of the Ar...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children’s Hour meet Falu. She’s an 11th generation performer of sacred Raga music, she’s bringing a new genre to her homeland of ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KTNA, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This Halloween special explores the traditions of Halloween, from carving pumpkins to costumes, and what the history is to explain trick-or-treatin...

Bought by WRGY, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KTNA, KMXT, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Learn all about sloths with author Georgeanne Irvine from the San Diego Zoo, and biologist Sam Trull from the Sloth Institute in Manuel Antonio Cos...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KSTK and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Because kids are seeing guns in so many places, The Children's Hour has tips on gun safety that hunting families have taught their kids for generat...

Bought by KCHU, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10