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Music With Purpose
This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about what it means to create live music with purpose. Grammy winning children’s musicians, Dan and Claudia Zanes are transforming how their music is enjoyed with their commitment to sensory friendly concerts. We learn what they are doing to make their concerts fully inclusive of people of all abilities, and we hear some of their new release, Let Love Be Your Guide.
Does an animal have to be adorable to be appreciated? This week on The Children’s Hour, we’re covering under-appreciated animals. How do common animals like snakes, ants, cockroaches and others fit into the web of life? Bethany Dunn, Science Education Coordinator from the Albuquerque Biopark brings some misunderstood species to our studio to help us learn to love them.
Every Kid Outside
This time on The Children’s Hour, we hear from kids who participated in summertime outdoor learning programs with Environmental Education of New Mexico about the importance of being outside to learn new things.
At The Rodeo
This time on The Children's Hour, we learn what happens at the rodeo. Our guest, Gabby Coughlin has been rodeoing since she was a small child. We find out about the different events in rodeo, and how kids can get involved.
Then Airdrie from our Kids Crew speaks with Keelin Faulkner, a 14 year old rodeo competitor from Chama, New Mexico. This show is mixed with excellent music!
Kids are online so much of their lives these days, so we wanted to learn more about internet safety and security. With us on this episode of The Children’s Hour is award winning novelist and technologist Cory Doctorow. The Kids Crew learn about privacy and how to keep theirs when going online.
Governing A State
The kids crew talk with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about what her job entails, how to lead during a pandemic, and how governors can help solve the climate crisis.
ICKY: A Radio Musical
Hear our pandemic musical, ICKY: A Radio Musical!
Way back in the days before the end of The Big Sick, students everywhere were forced to stare at computer screens featuring live video feeds of their classmates. This was happening in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens across the country and the world. With the help (and the subconscious musings) of a dreamer named Halley, a team of super heroes discover that unity and togetherness can get them through any sicky situation.
This week on The Children’s Hour, we’ll poke around brain science with neuroscientists Nick Aase and Ingrid Lane from The Mind Research Network at the University of New Mexico. Find out how our brains work, develop and are studied.
This episode has a learning guide that meets educational standards nationwide. Find it at https://www.childrenshour.org/the-brain/
Puzzling The Children’s Hour
On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we get puzzled by the world’s most syndicated daily puzzle maker, David L. Hoyt, author of the Jumble Puzzle found in more than 600 newspapers every day, worldwide.
We’ll create a puzzle together during the show that kids can play! Plus we learn about the Doomsday Seed Vault from our friends at the Extinction Diaries. Mixed with great music!
A Visit With Raffi
This week on The Children’s Hour, we visit with the world’s most beloved children’s musician, Raffi! He’ll share some of his new work with us, and answer our many questions.
This episode of The Children's Hour is going to stink, as we learn all about skunks with the founder and director of The Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations, Dr. Jerry Dragoo.
What A Joke
This time on The Children's Hour, it's all about silly songs, jokes and stories. We're joined by comedian, children's musician and funny guy Mike Phirman with a conversation about what makes a song funny.
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