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.


110 Pieces

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What's wild about your backyard? This time on The Children's Hour we explore creating a wild backyard, and what to do with injured wild animals we ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This time on The Children's Hour, the winner of the 2022 Grammy for Best Children's Release, Falu is our guest for the whole hour.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Grammy nominees Cristina and Andrés from the band 123 Andrés join the Kids Crew for a Children's Hour steeped in Latin American culture and music.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Paul Reisler and Students, Credit: Kid Pan Alley
We're joined this time on The Children's Hour by Paul and Cheryl Reisler from Kid Pan Alley, who have written more than 2,500 songs with more than ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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On this episode of The Children’s Hour we explore mushrooms with mycology educator and author, Peter McCoy.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about Manatees, the gentle giants of the sea, in a visit with Andrea Hermann from the Clearwater Marine ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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, ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Trees have birthdays too, and scientists find out when they are by studying the rings of trees. This week on The Children's Hour, we learn how to d...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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....

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Imagine a world where kindness is a habit. The Kids Crew explore kindness, as a practice, science and feeling on this edition of The Children's Hour.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This time on The Children's Hour, it's a full hour of stories and story-songs.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00