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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Raffi is one of the most beloved children's musicians of all time, and he spends the program sharing new songs and old with our Kids Crew.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We've got an hour of levity and fun with children's musician and comedian Mike Phirman, stories by Len Cabral and Keith Munslow, and hilarious musi...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We learn all about skunks with world renown mephitologist, Dr. Jerry Dragoo. Mixed with great music sure to captivate kids of all ages.

Bought by KECG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KDLG and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Rio Grande is now dry in summer, Credit: Laura Paskus
The kids learn about drought and extreme weather with an environmental journalist and a meteorologist. Mixed with excellent music, learn with us!

Bought by KCHU, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We learn from bilingual 8th graders what the Pledge of Allegiance and patriotism means to them, then we travel across town to hear from 4th graders...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: DJ Kale & Toby Fit from FoodPlay, Credit: The Children's Hour
We learn about nutrition and kids with Emmy winning FoodPlay Productions, and we explore indigenous American foods with Jon Ghahate from the Indian...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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In celebration of Father’s Day, our Kids Crew shares special messages and memories for their dads, stepfathers, and mentors.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This edition of The Children's Hour is for all the moms, just in time for Mother's Day.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Get inspired by SaulPaul, a musician with a message in a fast paced show who will show us how we can rise to all challenges, and be the change.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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In a "ribbeting" conversation with the senior zookeeper of the ABQ Biopark Zoo's Amphibians & Reptiles, the Kids Crew learn all about frogs and toads

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Learn about the United States Senate on this edition of The Children’s Hour. We’ll visit with New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in an interview he...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, KRSC and more


  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 KQRU FM LP, Ohm Radio , RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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We meet kids who taking action to address climate change, including Mica Kantor from Our Children's Trust who suing the government for the right to...

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The Kids Crew talks with an indigenous farmer who runs a research lab blending tradition and modern agriculture, and we learn about school gardens....

Bought by KDLG, KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Learn Black History with our Kids Crew in conversation with Dr. Marsha Hardeman from UNM's Africana Studies Department, and explore Civil Rights wi...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, KQRU FM LP, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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We visit with award winning children's musician and songwriter Susie Tallman, and our Kids Crew member Zen teaches us about a newly discovered ance...

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Kids Crew interview Dr. Anthony Fauci and NM Education Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart about Covid-19 and education during a pandemic.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, Ohm Radio , KSTK, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Everyone has a favorite game, what's yours? We explore ours and we get riddled by our puzzle maker, Riya Joshi.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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We take a deep dive into the very basics of civics education, with lifelong educator Arthur Lieber.

Bought by KCHU, KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, WCNY and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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We learn all about New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner, which had never really been studied by biologists until recently.

Bought by KMXT, KQRU FM LP, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12