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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This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about climate change, including its causes, results, and the actions we must take to protect future gene...

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with a musical special in recognition of how thankful we are. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Children's Ho...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour we learn about watersheds, and what happens to them after a wildfire. Watersheds which provide the water source fo...

Bought by KECG, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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There are more than 100,000 Little Free Library sites worldwide. We learn about them from Little Free Library Inc's Shelby King. We've also got boo...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Get ready for Halloween with The Children's Hour in a show full of spooky ghost stories and the best in new Halloween music releases for kids.

Bought by KVCR, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRVS, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Kids Crew talk with Grammy nominated children's musician, educator, Emmy winning TV producer and Durham NC City Councilor, Pierce Freelon about...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Kids Crew explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of running with blind Olympic champion runner George Mendoza, kids and adults...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Just in time for Banned Books Week (September 19 to 24, 2022), we learn about the history, practice, and effectiveness of book bans with The Childr...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew do a deep dive into how birthdays are celebrated in different cultures around the world.

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew on The Children's Hour are joined by two time Grammy nominees, Alphabet Rockers for a lively discussion about the power of music to c...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We collectively cook together with Kids Cook, learning kitchen skills like cutting, measuring, and of course tasting along the way

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour, we explore wolves. We learn about their role as an apex predator, and how conservation efforts are saving them fr...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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On this episode of The Children's Hour, we explore the oldest wind instruments in the world: whistles and flutes through stories, poetry and music,...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We learn how poetry can heal with our friends at Well Beings Studio, who create art with kids and families going through medical trauma like cancer...

Bought by KECG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), WUTC and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Learn all about lemurs with Faye Goodwin from the Duke Lemur Center. Mixed with great music!

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We're joined by by the Lady Gaga of children's music, Twinkle for a Twinkle Time Children's Hour.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WUTC, KRSC and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We enjoy a mini concert with Laurie Berkner, find out about albatrosses, and a newly discovered species of dinosaur.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Kids Crew learn about GoGo and Hip Hop musical genres with Uncle Devin Walker from WeeNation Radio, who also guest deejays our show. This is a ...

Bought by KECG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), WUTC and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on The Children's Hour, we re-visit a show we recorded in April 2020 with one of the funniest storytellers of our time, Grammy winning si...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew talk with an exoplanetologist and find out if there's life on other planets, and how we can join the hunt to find new ones. Mixed wit...

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13