The Children's Hour

Series produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. Incredibly diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. Learn something new with us.

“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.


165 Pieces

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This time on The Children's Hour, we go far out into space with Dr. Katie Mack, a theoretical astrophysicist whose current focus is on the timeline...

Bought by KSTK, KRSC, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KMXT, and KDLG


  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Passed down through generations, folktales are meant to teach children lessons. Hear many stories, including a presentation of the classic tale of ...

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


  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This time on The Children's Hour, we explore imagination, boredom, and the benefits of both with special guests, Kids Imagine Nation.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRSC, KSTK, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We're honoring our moms in a musical celebration of mothers and motherhood, with cameo shout-outs from celebrated Kindie musicians from around the ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK and more


  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KDLG, KSTK and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KRSC, KDLG and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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...

Bought by KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Grammy nominees Cristina and Andrés from the band Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés join the Kids Crew for a Children's Hour steeped in Latin American culture ...

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


  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 ...

Bought by KCHU, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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 ...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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On this episode of The Children’s Hour we explore mushrooms with mycology educator and author, Peter McCoy.

Bought by KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 ...

Bought by KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KCHU and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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, ...

Bought by KCHU, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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...

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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...

Bought by KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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....

Bought by KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 ...

Bought by KCHU, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9