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 learn all about porcupines from the leading researchers in New Mexico, kids in the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring ...

Bought by KECG, KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We explore the best kids' releases in 2021, including hearing from each of the five 2022 Grammy nominees for Best Children's Album on this musical ...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This edition of The Children's Hour is entirely musical, filled with favorite carols for kids of all ages. This is an episode that's perfect for Ch...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This time on The Children's Hour, it's a full hour of stories and story-songs.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This time on The Children's Hour, the Kids Crew are joined by the Grammy winning "King of The Dance Party" himself: Father Goose Music.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Doctor Is In, on The Children’s Hour! The Kids Crew ask a doctor about her work, the purpose of checkups, and how to become a pediatrician. Dr....

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on The Children’s Hour, it’s the season of gratitude, and we’re grateful for some of the most important people in our lives: our grandpar...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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In a show recorded at the Museum of the American Military Family in Tijeras New Mexico, we learn about the impact having a parent in the armed forc...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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How can we teach kids to keep their cool? We can teach them tools like meditation and mindfulness. We’ll learn how from our guests, and Evan from ...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Grammy winning children's musicians Dan and Claudia Zanes join the KidsCrew for a chat about their musical journeys. We find out how they're creati...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Does an animal have to be adorable to get our appreciation? Bethany Dunn from the ABQ Biopark brought to the Sunspot Studio some critters that most...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Children are spending less time outside than at any other time in human history. Some forward thinking teachers are changing that, and we'll hear f...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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: Sep 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Kids Crew learn about what happens at the rodeo with Gabby Coughlin, who started competing in rodeo as a small child, and from 14 year old rode...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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With kids online so much of their lives, we learn more about privacy and internet safety with award winning author and technologist Cory Doctorow. ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: NM Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill for universal pre-k education
The Kids Crew interview New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about her job, leading during a pandemic, and how governors can help address the...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew and our team of creatives made a pandemic radio musical. This episode begins with the 35 minute musical and concludes...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew dig into brain science with neuroscientists Nick Aase and Ingrid Lane from the Mind Research Network at the Universit...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Kids Crew gets puzzled with the world's most syndicated puzzle maker, David L. Hoyt, author of the Jumble puzzle found in more than 600 newspap...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • 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...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11