The Kids Crew learn the science, history, and current schedule of vaccination from Newberry Honor winning author Dr. Rajani Larocca, and from the Center for Disease Control’s Dr. Georgina Peacock. Plus we meet Dr. Richard Corsi, a pioneer of the cheap D-I-Y air purifier.

This time on The Children’s Hour, we wanted to understand vaccines. First we learn how they work within our bodies from Newberry Honor winning author Dr. Rajani Larocca. Her new book A Vaccine Is Like A Memory illustrates the history and science behind vaccinations.

The Kids Crew also talks with Center for Disease Control’s Dr. Georgianne Peacock about the US vaccine schedule, and what’s up with the COVID vaccine. The Kids Crew ask about tracking COVID 19 in 2023, and how the CDC is preparing for the next pandemic. Find the CDC’s Vaccination Schedule for kids up to 18 years old by clicking here.

On the bank of the Gila River, a mom is pointing to the right and her two young sons are on either side of her looking in the direction she is pointing. They are on the gravel bank against a cliff with the Gila River on the right side of them, twisting away into the distance up the frame.

Then we meet Dr. Richard Corsi who helped pioneer the Corsi/Rosenthal Do-it-Yourself box air purifier designed to make it easy for schools to clean the air. Find the full instructions posted at

This episode was recorded at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the Sunspot Solar Studio also in Albuquerque. Christina Stella is our Senior Producer, Katie Stone is our Executive Producer. 

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Playlist: Understanding Vaccines

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Moon Star Pie (It's Gonna Be Alright)Lisa LoebFeel What U Feel
Everybody Needs ShotsMooseclumpsVolume Two
Rope SwingPodington BearCarefree
Cootie ShotPierce Freelon & Divinity RoxxAll One Tribe
VirusfleaBITEBite Me
Fauci Ouchie (feat. Joya)Joanie LeedsFauci Ouchie (feat. Joya) - Single
Sea LevelKetsasingle
No More Doctor BluesMarsha and the PositronsEnergetic
Simple ValeBlue Dot SessionsCauldron
Remember Trees?Chris ZabriskieMusic from Neptune Flux (Original Game Soundtrack)
Body BeatCrosspulse Percussion EnsembleI Like Everything About You (Yes I Do!)
For All You Do (feat. Yo-Yo Ma)Raffi & Lindsay MunroeFor All You Do (feat. Yo-Yo Ma) - Single

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