Photo: Victoria Kubiaki

On this episode of The Children’s Hour, we learn all about the Post Office from the American Postal Workers Union Local 380 President, Ken Fajardo. Mr. Fajardo has worked at the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, and explains what happens when a letter goes through the mail. He also talks about the current controversies surrounding the USPS today. Plus, we meet The Children’s Hour’s new puzzlemaker, Riya Joshi who challenges the Kids Crew to a puzzle on the air. Also, the kids in the Extinction Diaries explain how landscaping is expediting extinctions.

The article describing a Federal Judge’s ruling on the USPS’s slowing down of mail can be found here.

Find Riya Joshi’s Wordy What website by clicking here .

Mixed with great music by the Alphabet Rockers, Dean Jones, Steve Pullara, Peggy Seeger, Drs. Bop n Pop, Laurie Berkner, Red Yarn and more.

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The Children’s Hour is supported by the Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund at the City of Albuquerque. This project is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. We also have support from Electric Playhouse and numerous foundations also support our work including the Infinite Gesture Fund, The Limestone Fund, and The Laughing Buddha Fund. Thank you to our listeners who contribute to us through the Paypal Giving Fund, Paypal, and by subscribing to our podcasts on Patreon.


titleartistalbumlabelduration
Be Strong (feat. Yiann & Rei Matsuno)Alphabet RockersThe Love2019 School Time Music LLC03:10
Snail MailDean JonesWhen the World Was New2013 Dean Jones03:04
Mail Myself to YouBrady RymerKeep Hoping Machine Running - Songs of Woody Guthrie2012 Spare the Rock Records01:26
Put a Stamp On MeThe Wanna BeesWork Together2011 Chuck Riepenhoff03:30
Smardi GrasSecret Agent 23 SkidooInfinity Plus One2016 Underground Playground01:00
Mr MailmanSteve Pullara & His Cool Beans BandBackyards & Home Fronts2017 Steve Pullara02:46
Don't Eat the Mailman, DoggieHere Comes TroubleGoo On My Shoe2014 Kelly Donohue02:06
I Got a Letter This MorningMike Seeger & Peggy SeegerAmerican Folk Songs For Children1977 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.01:23
Faster 2Beat BudsBeatBuds01:00
Mask DanceDrs. Bop 'N PopMask Songs for Kids2020 1310122 Records DK01:08
Word Crimes'Weird Al' YankovicMandatory Fun2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment02:09
My Own BackyardRed YarnBackyard Bop2020 Red Yarn Productions02:22
A-Tisket a-TasketThe Laurie Berkner BandLaurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs2015 Two Tomatoes Records, LLC., Marketed by Razor & Tie Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.01:49
I Dream of JeannieTed KooshianClowns Will Be Arriving2015 Summit Records, Inc.01:21
Thank You LettersUncle Brothers, TheThe Best Foot Forward Series: Gratitude Attitude2013 Big Round Records02:00