The Children's Hour

Series produced by Katie Stone

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The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. We cover topics that are incredibly diverse using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion live on the air. 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 children listening, 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 aspects of 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.


62 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Mexican Grey Wolf, Credit: USFWS
The kids learn about re-wilding wolves in North America from a documentary filmmaker, a biologist leading wolf recovery, and a zookeeper who breeds...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCNY, KMXT, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Courtesy of Laurie Berkner, Credit: Michelle Esch
We enjoy a mini concert with Laurie Berkner, find out about albatrosses, and a newly discovered species of dinosaur.

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


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We learn about mushrooms and fungi with mycology educator Peter McCoy.

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


  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Celebrate Mother's Day with The Children's Hour through personal messages from our kids crew and listeners, woven together with excellent music, po...

Bought by KRSC, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Red River Radio Network, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more


  • Added: May 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Kids Crew & Katie are treated to a mini concert with Bill Harley, a 2 time Grammy winning storyteller and performer.

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


  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Kids Crew talk with two-time Grammy winning virtuoso, Rahim AlHaj about his life as a refugee, plus he performs for us

Bought by WMPG, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KRSC and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Kids are the scientists studying porcupines in the Southwest United States, as part of a citizen science project. Learn about citizen science oppor...

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KTNA, KRSC, WCNY and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Kids Crew learn about about how water treatment works, from the water source to returning waste water back to nature.

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP, RadioFreePalmer, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Kids take on Covid-19 through sharing their own feelings and thoughts, interviews, and music

Bought by KTNA, Allegheny Mountain Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Julia Megofna performing on The Children's Hour, Credit: Andrew Stone
Kids teach us how to solve Rubik's Cubes in under 30 seconds, and we hear from talented young performers

Bought by WXPR, KMXT, Allegheny Mountain Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KBBI and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Economics for all ages, learn about money including its history, inflation, debt, interest and donations

Bought by WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, KRSC, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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The Children's Hour celebrates Pi Day with Albert Einstein and learn about the number Pi.

Bought by WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Kids presenting adaptation ideas at a CAVU - Climate Advocacy Vocas Unidas event , Credit: CAVU
How can we learn to be resilient and adapt to a changing climate? Plus we meet a child prodigy who has talents far exceeding expectations.

Bought by WXPR, KMXT, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The kids interview neuroscientists about how the brain works, develops and is studied. With a review of the new Sonic movie, and a history lesson a...

Bought by WXPR, WCNY, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bart Prince House, Credit: Jim See
We explore architecture with legendary Albuquerque architect, Edie Cherry, and live musical guests, the Squash Blossom Boys

Bought by WXPR, RadioFreePalmer, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Kids take action in state government to protect pollinators, plus we learn about Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams

Bought by WXPR, WCNY, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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How do you play? We explore playtime on The Children's Hour by sending the Kids Crew into a living video game, and we meet Dr. Lisa who is diversif...

Bought by WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP, RadioFreePalmer, WCNY and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Children's Hour has a dance party to explore the history, styles, and benefits of dance with instructors, historians, and a live band

Bought by WXPR, WCNY, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMRE-LP, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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What is a mentor, and how do mentors help kids? We find out with Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Bought by WXPR, Allegheny Mountain Radio, WCNY, KRSC, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Learn about anthropology and what makes us human in a program recorded live at The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico

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


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6