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.


53 Pieces

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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
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We've got an hour of levity and fun with children's musician and comedian Mike Phirman, stories by Len Cabral and Keith Munslow, and hilarious musi...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This show is super cool! We learn about penguins from Dr. Charles Bergman, who has visited all 18 species of penguins in the wild. Mixed with great...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Rio Grande is now dry in the summer, Credit: Laura Paskus
The kids learn about drought and extreme weather with an environmental journalist and a meteorologist. Mixed with excellent music, learn with us!

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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We learn from bilingual 8th graders what the Pledge of Allegiance and patriotism means to them, then we travel across town to hear from 4th graders...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: DJ Kale & Toby Fit, Credit: The Children's Hour
We learn about nutrition and kids with Emmy winning FoodPlay Productions, and we explore indigenous American foods with Jon Ghahate from the Indian...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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In celebration of Father’s Day, our Kids Crew shares special messages and memories for their dads, stepfathers, and mentors.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week on The Children’s Hour we chat with Julie from Ants on a Log, a band that performs music for children and other childlike people that adv...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew learn about voice acting from the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. We also hear about a butterfly that is on the road to recovery ...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew learn about GoGo and Hip Hop musical genres with Uncle Devin Walker from WeeNation Radio, who also guest deejays our show. This is a ...

  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Once declared extinct, the black footed ferret is slowly recovering thanks to the work of our guest Paul Marinari. We learn about Elizabeth Ann, th...

  • Added: May 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Children's Hour Kids Crew and our team of creatives have made a musical! This show has the full length musical and concludes with more music ex...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This edition of The Children's Hour is for all the moms, just in time for Mother's Day.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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We learn how poetry can heal with our friends at Well Beings Studio, who create art with kids and families going through medical trauma like cancer...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The Kids Crew learn about autism from authors Justin & David Flood who wrote A Kids Book About Autism, and from renown scientist with autism, Templ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Get inspired by SaulPaul, a musician with a message in a fast paced show who will show us how we can rise to all challenges, and be the change.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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In a "ribbeting" conversation with the senior zookeeper of the ABQ Biopark Zoo's Amphibians & Reptiles, the Kids Crew learn all about frogs and toads.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Learn about the United States Senate on this edition of The Children’s Hour. We’ll visit with New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in an interview he...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00