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Broadcasting: May 20 – 26, 2024

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We produce and distribute high-quality children’s public radio programming and podcasts, cultivated through community involvement and immersion. Our award-winning kids’ public radio program, The Children’s Hour can be heard on demand as a weekly podcast and on more than 150 stations in 6 countries.

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Evan's first Junior Ranger badge at Aztec Ruins National Monument

Last Week: Keeping Our Cool

Kids have stress too, and on this episode we learn some strategies to keep our cool and manage our anxieties no matter our age. We are guided through a meditation visualization with instructor Michelle Renee Pelletier, and then we reflect on how it felt, and learn the science behind why it works to calm us down. Then we meet a 10 year old who uses mindfulness every day, and we hear a book review of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. Keep your cool with us!

Evan's first Junior Ranger badge at Aztec Ruins National Monument

This Week: Water Treatment

This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about water treatment in a visit to the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility water treatment center. We learn where our tap water comes from, and where it ends up when we flush or wash it down the drain. Water systems are circular, and we end up using the cleaned water for farming and even drinking water. The process is amazing, and even tiny tardigrades play a major role. Learn with us about water treatment!

Water treatment facility

Next Week: Good Vibes

This time on The Children’s Hour, we immerse ourselves in good vibes for summertime fun with some excellence in new Kindie music and a classic Bill Harley story about the terror of the high dive, and the power of unrequited love. We are welcoming summer vacation on The Children’s Hour, excited to go camping, swim in the pool, go hiking, and ride bikes to the library. Be uplifted with us and spread the joy of summer.



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