The Children's Hour (Subscribable)

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is an hour long weekly radio show created for and with kids, available 54 and 58 minutes. A wide diversity of themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with our Kids Crew. Learn something new with us.

Content from this series will deliver automatically to station automation systems. Please reach out to katie@childrenshour.org for more information.

“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.


70 Pieces

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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....

  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew explore New Zealand through stories, songs, and conversation with children's musicians and educators, Lucy Hiku and Claudia Robin Gunn.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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It's Halloween on The Children's Hour and we're celebrating by learning about pumpkins!

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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 creat...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Mutton Bustin', Credit: Creative Commons, Wiki
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...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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. ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew interview New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about her job, leading during a pandemic, and how governors can help address the...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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There are more than 100,000 libraries placed worldwide. We learn about them from Little Free Library Inc's Shelby King. We've also got book reviews...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00