This time on The Children’s Hour we explore running with runners who were inspired by their running, and who inspire others. First, we meet artist, author, and blind Olympic champion runner, George Mendoza. His running and athleticism inspire amazing art. His paintings illustrate the new book, Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza. You’ll meet George, and hear his book.

Painting by George Mendoza, courtesy of the artist

Then, we are joined by kids and adults from Running Medicine, a project of the Native Health Initiative where whole communities run together, no matter age, ability, or skill level. Leanne, Joshua, Payton and Maya from Running Medicine teach us about how running together has helped them in ways beyond just the physical.

Running Medicine kids

Learn the science behind what makes running so uniquely beneficial for our bodies, minds and our spirits.

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Finally we meet Gabe Vasquez, a runner whose running supports his run for Congress. Gabe is running for New Mexico Congressional District 2, and the Kids Crew wanted to find out more about how he copes with the stress on the campaign trail.

Gabe Vasquez, candidate for NM CD2

Mixed with great music, get inspired to run with us, on The Children’s Hour!

You heard Cade talking about Parkour on this episode. Learn more about Parkour.

Playlist: Running

We Are Growing (Amapiano)EdithWe Are Growing (Amapiano) - Single2022 CTS Original03:23
Running Down the HillThe Laurie Berkner BandUnder a Shady Tree2002 Kidz Bop Enterprises LLC. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc., Marketed by Razor & Tie Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.03:17
Run! Run! Run!Sugarcrash KidsRad Songs2015 Sugarcrash Kids, LLC02:00
Running up That HillMusic For AllRunning up That Hill (Instrumental) - Single2022 Music For All01:04
Am-TransPodington BearElectronic2017 HUSH00:50
A Simple BlurBlue Dot SessionsBodytonic2017 Blue Dot Sessions00:37
La Llorona LocaCuarenta y CincoPuras Conocidas, Vol. 12016 Ernest e Montoya00:21
Domina TransitBlue Dot SessionsPecan Grove - EP2015 Blue Dot Sessions00:12
Sad CyclopsPodington BearPanoramic / Ambient2014 HUSH00:28
ReboundPodington BearDriving2014 HUSH00:47
Three ColorsPodington BearFathomless2015 HUSH00:22
Lode RunnerPodington BearUplifting2018 HUSH00:51
Can I Play?Ketsasingle2020 Ketsa00:27
OrigamiPodington BearReflective2014 HUSH00:42
Message ReceivedKetsasingle2020 Ketsa00:46
Can't Stop RunningJonathan SproutAmerican Heroes #32009 Sprout Recordings03:20
Feeling Good (feat. FYUTCH)Divi Roxx Kids & Divinity RoxxReady Set Go!2021 IROXX ENTERTAINMENT01:43
I Like to Move It Move ItThe Hit CrewDrew's Famous: The Right Party JamsThis Compilation 2016 TUTM Entertainment, Inc., under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.01:06
Easy EasyCrowanderAcoustic Miniband2019 Crowander00:41
DedicationKetsaSingle2020 Dominic Giam (Ketsa)01:33
SunriseFernando Cellicion & GarloZuni Pueblo, Halona Idi Wana2004 (c)cipaudio.com00:55
Move Your BodyThe Happy RacersReady Set Go2017 SpinBoxClub01:40
Exercise Is CoolMark D. Pencil and FriendsGet Up2011 Schieber/Dennis01:39
Three-Ring GovernmentVarious ArtistsSchoolhouse Rock: Rock the Vote2014 American Broadcasting Music, Inc.03:56
Run, Chillen, RunMike Seeger & Peggy SeegerAmerican Folk Songs For Children1977 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.01:34