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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208 Pieces

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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