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.

David L. Hoyt has created a special webpage for Children’s Hour listeners to dig in deeper, and get puzzled. This site includes the puzzle we created together on this episode:  https://www.davidlhoyt.com/childrenshour

For KUNM listeners, we also hear from kids in Mrs. Charles’ 2nd grade classroom, who will teach us about the first Hispanic astronaut, Ellen Ochoa. Listen to their work right here:


The Children’s Hour is supported by the Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund at the City of Albuquerque, city councilor Pat Davis, as well as Bernalillo County, New Mexico’s Commission. We also have support from Electric Playhouse and numerous foundations also support our work including the Infinite Gesture Fund, The Limestone Fund, The Laughing Buddha Fund, and the Entheogen Fund. Thank you to our listeners who also support us!


durationtitleartistalbumlabel
04:25Prairie RiddlesFarmer Jason & Iris DeMentNature JamsThis Compilation 2012 Jason Ringenberg, under exclusive license in the U.S. to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
02:29Bob'Weird Al' YankovicPoodle Hat2003 Volcano Entertainment III, L.L.C.
03:34What Kind of Cat Are You?!Billy JonasWhat Kind of Cat Are You?2002 Bang-A-Bucket
03:43AlligatorArtichokeAlligator - Single2019 Timothy Sellers
03:31A Riddle In the MiddleCathy Fink & Marcy MarxerScat Like That: A Musical Word Odyssey2005 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
04:11When I See an Elephant FlyMusic for Little People ChoirGiggling & Laughing: Silly Songs For KidsThis Compilation 2010 Music For Little People
02:34Give Peas a ChanceThe Sippy CupsKids Rock for Peas2005 Snacker Disc
02:49Still Small VoicePalo ColoradoUR Some1 - The Best Foot Forward Children's Music Series from Recess Music2011 Big Round Records
01:37The Price Is RightJohn StetchTV Trio2008 BRUX Records
02:56Breakfast BluesTrout Fishing in AmericaWho Are These People?1994 Trout Records