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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204 Pieces

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We’re celebrating dads for Father’s Day with a musical special. As we think about our fathers, we remember the important role they play in our fami...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about one of the planet's most ancient species that's still around today: lungfish. Dr. Irene Salinas is...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we immerse ourselves in good vibes with a summer fun soundtrack. Be uplifted with us!

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


  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on The Children’s Hour, how do cities and towns ensure the water coming out of our tap is clean, and where does it come from? Then, when ...

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  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children’s Hour we learn strategies to keep our cool with Michelle Renee Pelletier, who teaches kids how to meditate using guided ...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KTNA and more


  • Added: May 13, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Celebrate Mother's Day with a musical Children's Hour, featuring some of our favorite "Kindie" musicians honoring mothers through shoutouts and son...

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


  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Kid Pan Alley is an organization that empowers kids around the United States to write their own songs. We’re joined this time on The Children’s Hou...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Get out of this world this week with The Children's Hour! We're going to The Moon with Commander Reid Wiseman from NASA’s Artemis 2 mission. The Ba...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KSTK and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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It's Earth Day on The Children's Hour, and we meet Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM) who explains how National Parks and National Wildernes...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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What's wild about your backyard? This time on The Children's Hour we explore creating a wild backyard, and what to do with injured wild animals we ...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This time on The Children’s Hour we learn about the concept of querencia: the feeling of “home” in a place, and with our communities. Using poetry,...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This time on The Children’s Hour, New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp inspires us to find our poet within, putting our feelings, thoughts, stories...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on The Children’s Hour we’ll explore New Zealand through stories and songs, and in conversation with our friends, Kiwi musicians Lucy Hik...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Imagine a world where kindness is a habit. The Kids Crew explore kindness, as a practice, science and feeling on this edition of The Children's Hour.

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, WGTE Public Media, KECG and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Mega Ran is one of the most prolific hip hop artists you have heard, but likely have not heard of. His music is featured in hundreds of video games...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Who’s hooting? On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we learn all about owls with Mrs. Charles second graders from Albuquerque’s Coronado Element...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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