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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198 Pieces

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Get out of this world this week with The Children's Hour! We're going to The Moon with Commander Reid Wiseman from NASA’s Artemis 2 mission. The Ba...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KDLG, KMXT, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Apr 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's Earth Day on The Children's Hour, and we meet Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM) who explains how National Parks and National Wildernes...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRVS, KSTK and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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 ...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTNA, KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This time on The Children’s Hour we learn about the concept of querencia: the feeling of “home” in a place, and with our communities. Using poetry,...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, RadioFreePalmer, KECG, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This time on The Children’s Hour, New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp inspires us to find our poet within, putting our feelings, thoughts, stories...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KMXT, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on The Children’s Hour we’ll explore New Zealand through stories and songs, and in conversation with our friends, Kiwi musicians Lucy Hik...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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.

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, WGTE Public Media, KECG and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Mega Ran is one of the most prolific hip hop artists you have heard, but likely have not heard of. His music is featured in hundreds of video games...

Bought by KTNA, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Who’s hooting? On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we learn all about owls with Mrs. Charles second graders from Albuquerque’s Coronado Element...

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


  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour we learn from author and historian Byron Motley about the Negro Baseball Leagues, the only way Black baseball play...

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Megan Piphus is living the dream. A ventriloquist and singer, as the six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is Sesame Street's first Black woman pupp...

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


  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew meets Ms. Caitlyn Gooch from Saddle Up And Read, a North Carolina based organization encouraging literacy through rea...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KECG, KDLG and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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What makes a good meal great? It’s when it tastes delicious and is nutritious, all at the same time. Get cooking with The Children’s Hour, and lear...

Bought by KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC, KECG and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Our planet is alive, and not just because it enables life to live here, but also the land on Earth is constantly shifting and moving. In Kids Crew ...

Bought by KTNA, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KECG and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children's Hour we visit with the inspiring and talented children's musician, author, motivational speaker and change-maker SaulPa...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore the skin we are in. We are joined by Dr. Holly McGee and Dr. Nina Jablonski, who have written a book t...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTNA, KECG, RadioFreePalmer, KDLG and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KECG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KRSC and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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We showcase some of the best of 2023 for kids music. The Kids Crew is joined by guests Bob Odenkirk and his daughter Erin Odenkirk. Their book Zilo...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KECG, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., RadioFreePalmer, KRSC and more


  • Added: Dec 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Celebrate the holidays with The Children's Hour in a holiday musical special. We will play some of the latest and greatest in Kindie releases, and ...

Bought by WRGY, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Astronomy begins at home, just looking up and seeing what we see. The Kids Crew meet with Professor Raman Prinja, Head of Astronomy and Physics at ...

Bought by KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10