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Podcast, STEM

The Children’s Hour Live From Explora

In a live broadcast from Albuquerque's hands on science museum, Explora, The Children's Hour learns about the science of wind with STEM educators, plus we have a breezy story from museum staffers. With live music by Rowan McJimsay, and more songs by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, Jessie Baylin, Joe Ely, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Zee Avi, and Flaco Jiménez.

Civics, Health, Podcast

Wild Friends And Running Medicine

Kids can be part of making new laws, and this week on The Children's Hour we follow up with students from Wild Friends New Mexico about New Mexico's SB 234, a bill to protect pollinators in this year’s New Mexico Legislature. Then, we talked with kids in Running Medicine about how running together with family has impacted their lives.

Literacy, Podcast

Live From The Taylor Ranch Library

In a live broadcast at Albuquerque's Taylor Ranch Library, The Children's Hour heard from Albuquerque's former poet laureate Hakim Bellamy. We also learned from the Taylor Ranch librarians about what's happening at the library this spring, and we had musical guests, Samantha Daitz and Lisa Donald from the Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation.

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón
Civics, Culture & Music, Podcast

What Does A State Auditor Do?

New Mexico counts on its State Auditor but exactly what does our elected state auditor do? As part of our ongoing civics education series, the Children’s Hour kids interviewed New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon live in studio. We also learned about hair discrimination.

Culture & Music, Podcast

Meow Wolf

Jump into the Multiverse with the The Children's Hour, broadcast before a live audience from Meow Wolf, Santa Fe's premier family friendly interactive art installation. Learn the story of Meow Wolf, how it got its name and what makes it so cool. With live music by Santa Fe troubadour Joe West & Friends.

Civics, Podcast, STEM

A Governor’s Job And Butterflies

What is a State Governor's job, and how do her decisions impact kids? The Children's Hour kids crew members Lila and Sienna Allen sat down with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to find out what her plan is to improve the lives of children across our state. Learn what's going to happen with state assessment tests, and what her plans are for addressing climate change.

Podcast, STEM

Clean Energy & Plastic

What is Clean Energy? Kids from the Global Warming Express tell us why clean energy is so important.  Plus, we meet some of the kids who are behind the movement to ban single use plastics in Albuquerque. 

Literacy, Podcast

Live At The Tony Hillerman Library

The Children's Hour broadcast live from the Tony Hillerman Branch Library in Albuquerque. Daughter Anne Hillerman explained why we named a library after author Tony Hillerman. We had live original music from Sage Harrington kids in the Bosque Song School. Librarian Laura Metzler read us Tony Hillerman's "Buster Mesquite's Cowboy Band" and we learned about the Albuquerque Rose Garden, home to more than 1000 roses.

Civics, Podcast

Understanding State Legislatures

How does a state's Legislature work? New Mexico State Representative Elizabeth Thomson, and the Wild Friends of New Mexico help us understand the process of making an idea into a law using the legislative process. Kids in Wild Friends have teamed up with Rep. Thomson this year to try to protect New Mexico pollinators. Learn how kids can be a part of their effort and how to participate in the State of New Mexico Legislative Session. 

Civics, Podcast


When there's an emergency, firefighters are usually the first to respond. This week on The Children's Hour, the kids visit with firefighters about their work, and the many ways they connect with our community.  In a conversation with Captain Emily Kane, we learn about women who are fire fighters, and what a day in the life of a firefighter is like.

Podcast, Seasonal

Best Kids Music 2018

We play some of what we think are the best kids songs from 2018, and we play all the Grammy nominees for 2018's Best Children's Release, plus more of our favorites that came out this year. Find out what happens when a dog or cat ends up in "the pound". Bernalillo County Animal Welfare brought in a furry adoptable kitten named Mittens and told the tale of her journey, and where she goes from here. 

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