Celebrate The Children’s Hour’s fifth birthday in a show full of memorable moments from our last five years, and mixed with some of our favorite tunes. It’s a radio birthday party for The Children’s Hour!

This week on The Children’s Hour, we’re celebrating our birthday in a show highlighting some special moments on our show in the five years since we were born as a nonprofit production company. We’ll hear from the international space station’s Christina Koke when she spoke with our Kids Crew in front of over 600 students. Learn about the Space Chile Challenge by CLICKING HERE!

Beloved children’s musician Raffi comforted us all during the pandemic, while world skunk expert Dr. Jerry Dragoo from the Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations explains how a skunk sprays its scent, taken from our Skunks episode.

On the bank of the Gila River, a mom is pointing to the right and her two young sons are on either side of her looking in the direction she is pointing. They are on the gravel bank against a cliff with the Gila River on the right side of them, twisting away into the distance up the frame.

The Children’s Hour Radio Players bring us a clip from ICKY: The Radio Musical. And, we play a poem delivered by a young poet to educate us all about cerebral palsy, and to hear what it’s like from the inside. 

This episode was produced by Katie Stone, with help over the years from Marci Krivonen, Christina Stella, and the cast and production team of ICKY. Recorded at the University of New Mexico, Outpost Performance Space, in a field during Covid lockdown, and at the Sunspot Solar Studio, all in Albuquerque New Mexico.

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Playlist: Happy Birthday to Us

What I Want Is a Proper Cup of CoffeeTrout Fishing In AmericaBig Trouble
LardGreen Chili Jam BandCoconut Moon
The International Space Station BandClaudia Robin GunnLittle Wild Universe
More Than Just a MinuteJustin RobertsMeltdown!
CookiesKeller WilliamsRaw
Happy WandererBrave ComboPolkatharsis
RaffiDo We Love EnoughSingle
Pony BoyRalph's WorldHappy Lemons
Stinks To Be A KidThe Children's Hour Radio Musical PlayersICKY: A Radio Musical
Mas PapayaSidestepper3AM (In Beats We Trust)
Tue TueNico & MorlunahWorld Music Party!
Be BornTally HallMarvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Stinky, I Love YouParry GrippFuzzy Fuzzy Cute Cute, Vol. 1
A Simple BlurBlue Dot SessionsBodytonic
Squirrel CommotionPodington BearThe Box Set
The Thing That Makes You BeautifulBayou SecoLittle Pleasures of Life
Rainbow ConnectionKermitThe Muppet Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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