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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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
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This week on The Children’s Hour we chat with Julie from Ants on a Log, a band that performs music for children and other childlike people that adv...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Celebrate Father's Day with The Children's Hour in a musical special full of excellent Dad-loving songs, poetry, and history. Plus learn about June...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and have an adventure with kids. The Kids Crew talk with adventure guide author Christina M. Selby a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour we learn about two of the most endangered big wild cats: tigers and snow leopards through conversations with a car...

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  • Added: May 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This time on The Children's Hour, we go far out into space with Dr. Katie Mack, a theoretical astrophysicist whose current focus is on the timeline...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Passed down through generations, folktales are meant to teach children lessons. Hear many stories, including a presentation of the classic tale of ...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This time on The Children's Hour, we explore imagination, boredom, and the benefits of both with special guests, Kids Imagine Nation.

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We're honoring our moms in a musical celebration of mothers and motherhood, with cameo shout-outs from celebrated Kindie musicians from around the ...

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  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Celebrate our planet Earth with The Children's Hour, and our special guests, renown climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann, author Megan Herbert, and k...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WVTF, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore the games we love to play. The Kids Crew share their favorites all through the show, including games w...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Grammy nominees Cristina and Andrés from the band Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés join the Kids Crew for a Children's Hour steeped in Latin American culture ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time the Kids Crew are joined by two renowned parasitologists, Dr. Matt Bolek, and Dr. Sarah Bush, to explore parasites. Mixed with excellent ...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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On this episode of The Children’s Hour we explore mushrooms with mycology educator and author, Peter McCoy.

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore black history through music. We've put together a special playlist of songs to educate about a few of t...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Divinity Roxx is a superstar bassist, and longtime member of Beyoncé's touring band. This time on The Children's Hour, she guest deejays the show, ...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This episode of The Children’s Hour is about being an anti-racist kid. The Crew interview behavioral psychologists Dr. Rebecca Ezechukwu and Dr. Da...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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When we witness someone being bullied, sometimes we just want to tell them to "Back off, Bully!" But that's not always easy, or a safe thing to do....

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re learning all about earthquakes and volcanoes with Dr. Mousumi Roy, a University of New Mexico professor of ...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11