Learn all about the United States Senate on this edition of The Children’s Hour. We’ll visit with New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in an interview he says is “a lot harder than I get from CNN.”

Senator Martin Heinrich – NM

The Kids Crew learn about his job, how he knows what his constituents want, and what he’s doing about the climate crisis.

Then, Zen and Amadeus sit down with their Aunt Elsa, a staffer on Senator Heinrich’s team. We learn about the filibuster, what happens day to day in a Senator’s office, and what it’s like to be on the staff.

This show is mixed with excellent music, and it’s a great way to learn more about US Civics.

Learn More:

The US Senate Educational Page: The website Senate.gov has many resources to learn more.

Books: The US Senate list of books for kids about government. 

The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission
(1879) Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett (1831 – 1898)

Learn more and take a quiz: Ducksters teaches about the Senate too.

The US Senate Playlist

One Foot / Lead with Love (feat. Crys Matthews)Alastair MoockBe a Pain - An Album for Young (And Old) Leaders02:58 2020 Alastair Moock
Stand UpLittle Miss AnnClap for Love02:46 2008 Little Miss Ann
DutiligiMello CConcept Beats, Vol. 4: Nobaraso - EP00:40 2020 Sound of Picture
Easy EasyCrowanderAcoustic Miniband00:53 2019 Crowander
Beautiful EndKetsaFlight of the Dragonfly00:59 2011 Ketsa Reiki Music
Three-Ring GovernmentVarious ArtistsSchoolhouse Rock: America Rock02:59 2014 American Broadcasting Music, Inc.
CongressEnter the HaggisCasualties of Retail01:13 2014 Firebrand Entertainment
Senator John Arthur Clydesdale IIIHullabalooI Chew00:58 2016 Steven M. Denyes
Branches of GovernmentTeacher and the RockbotsAmerica02:56 2005 4 Boys, Inc.
PoliticianDave RudolfSaved by Rock and Roll03:00 2020 Rehegoo AS Records
Algo Rhythm NaturalPodington BearPlayful01:12 2014 HUSH
Got SparkPodington BearBuilding00:32 2014 HUSH
LinenPodington BearSolo Instruments00:45 2014 HUSH
Washington, D.C.The Not-Its!Are You Listening?03:31 2016 Little Loopy Records
My CrownFyutch & Uncle JumboMy Crown - Single02:43 2021 Harold Michael Simmons II, James Coma Pendleton,
Washington at Valley ForgeDan ZanesHouse Party01:21 2003 Festival Five Records