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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207 Pieces

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Caption: Astronaut Christina Koch
The Children's Hour held a live chat with astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station, and the kids interviewed space researchers

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, WCNY, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Children's Hour plays holiday favorites including the kids' favorite story

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, Morehead State Public Radio, WABE, KQRU FM LP, WLRH and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We take a look back at some of our favorite clips and music from 2019. We spoke with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, author Kwame Alexa...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, WCNY, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Kids interview experts about getting the most out of screentime and the impact they have on children

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we explore whistles and flutes through stories, poetry and music.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, WCNY and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Learn about anthropology and what makes us human in a program recorded live at The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico

Bought by KCHU, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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What is a mentor, and how do mentors help kids? We find out with Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Children's Hour has a dance party to explore the history, styles, and benefits of dance with instructors, historians, and a live band

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, WCNY, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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How do you play? We explore playtime on The Children's Hour by sending the Kids Crew into a living video game, and we meet Dr. Lisa who is diversif...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Kids take action in state government to protect pollinators, plus we learn about Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Bart Prince House, Credit: Jim See
We explore architecture with legendary Albuquerque architect, Edie Cherry, and live musical guests, the Squash Blossom Boys

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The kids interview neuroscientists about how the brain works, develops and is studied. With a review of the new Sonic movie, and a history lesson a...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Kids presenting adaptation ideas at a CAVU - Climate Advocacy Vocas Unidas event , Credit: CAVU
How can we learn to be resilient and adapt to a changing climate? Plus we meet a child prodigy who has talents far exceeding expectations.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, KMXT, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour celebrates Pi Day with Albert Einstein and learn about the number Pi.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Economics for all ages, learn about money including its history, inflation, debt, interest and donations

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KCHU, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi) and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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 WCNY, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 KCHU, KICI Iowa City, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WMPG and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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 KQRU FM LP, WLRH, WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KUHF, KQRU FM LP, WLRH, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13