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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209 Pieces

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In the final part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 8th through 10th Amendments and what rights they protect

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In the third part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 4th through 7th Amendments and what rights they protect. Plus we hear fro...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Non Violence Sculpture, Credit: Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Malmo Sweden
In the second part of our series on the Bill of Rights, we learn about the 2nd and 3rd Amendments to the US Constitution

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We start a 4 part series on the Bill of Rights, plus hear from kids about what makes a good leader, and learn about pangolins.

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Just in time for Father's Day, celebrate Dads with great music, poetry, and messages from kids to their fathers.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Kids love camping and the Kids Crew talks with experts about camping basics and staying safe outside in stormy weather.

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The world's most syndicated daily puzzle author, David L. Hoyt puzzles our Kids Crew, and we learn about the Doomsday Seed Vault

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mexican Grey Wolf, Credit: USFWS
The kids learn about re-wilding wolves in North America from a documentary filmmaker, a biologist leading wolf recovery, and a zookeeper who breeds...

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  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Courtesy of Laurie Berkner, Credit: Michelle Esch
We enjoy a mini concert with Laurie Berkner, find out about albatrosses, and a newly discovered species of dinosaur.

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  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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...

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  • Added: May 03, 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.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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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Economics for all ages, learn about money including its history, inflation, debt, interest and donations

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 9
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The Children's Hour celebrates Pi Day with Albert Einstein and learn about the number Pi.

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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.

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  • Added: Mar 02, 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: 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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Kids take action in state government to protect pollinators, plus we learn about Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams

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


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9