The Doctor Is In
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Sat. 12/4 9a: This week on The Children's Hour, the Kids Crew will ask a doctor about her work, what happens during annual checkups, and how to become a pediatrician. Dr. Melissa Mason is a pediatrician in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and she joins us for a lively conversation with the kids on everything from blood pressure checks to fear of vaccines. This episode is mixed with great music including some tracks that have just been released ..read more
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Grateful For Grandparents
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Sat. 11/27 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour, it’s the season of gratitude, and we’re grateful for some of the most important people in our lives: our grandparents. The Kids have messages and stories to share for and about their own grandparents. We’ll also hear kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School telling stories about grandparent love and magic in action. We’re honoring grandmas and grandpas this week on The Children’s Hour. This show is packed with excellent music to help us to just that ..read more
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Kiwi Land
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Sat. 11/20 9a: This week on The Children's Hour we'll explore New Zealand through stories and songs, and in conversation with our friends, Kiwi musicians Lucy Hiku from Itty Bitty Beats, and Claudia Robin Gunn. One lives on the north island, and the other on the South Island! We learn about New Zealand's unique geography, climate, landscape, wildlife, and culture. Expect to hear all New Zealander music, in both English and Maori. This show comes with a free, downloadable learning guide that meets national educational standards. Find it at https://www.childrenshour.org/kiwi-land ..read more
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Military Kids
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Sat 11/13 9a: This time on The Children’s Hour, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11, we re-visit the Museum of the American Military Family in Tijeras, New Mexico. We learn how having a parent in the armed forces can impact a family, especially children. We speak with Dr. Circe Wessner, the founder of the museum, and to Arthur Harris who himself was both a military child, and a military dad. This show features live music and original compositions from our own Kids Crew member Rowan McJimsey on the keyboards, and is jam packed with great music that is brand new in 2021 ..read more
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Keeping Our Cool
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Sat. 11/6 9a: This time on The Children's Hour, we learn strategies to keep our cool with Michelle Renee Pellitier, who teaches kids how to meditate using guided imagery. We'll try Michelle's meditation exercise, and reflect on how it makes us feel. Then we'll meet Evan, a 10 year old who was taught mindfulness at school with Families 4 Peace's instructor, Scott Cameron. In this excerpt from Peace Talks Radio, we hear how, when and why Evan uses mindfulness at school, and instructor Scott explains how the benefits of mindfulness extend beyond the classroom. Our Kids Crew member Evan Daitz revi ..read more
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Pumpkin Spice
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Sat. 10/30 9a: It's Halloween on The Children's Hour, and we're digging into pumpkins! We learn the history of Jack-o-Lanterns, how many pumpkins we use at Halloween, why we trick-or-treat, and what it means when you see a teal pumpkin. This episode has a free, downloadable learning guide that meets national educational standards, and is mixed with excellent music ..read more
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Music With Purpose
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Sat. 10/23 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about what it means to create live music with purpose. Grammy winning children’s musicians, Dan and Claudia Zanes are transforming how their music is enjoyed with their commitment to sensory friendly concerts. We learn what they are doing to make their concerts fully inclusive of people of all abilities, and we hear some of their new release, Let Love Be Your Guide ..read more
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Under-Appreciated Animals
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Sat. 10/16 9a: Does an animal have to be adorable to be appreciated? This week on The Children’s Hour, we’re covering under-appreciated animals. How do common animals like snakes, ants, cockroaches and others fit into the web of life? Bethany Dunn, Science Education Coordinator from the Albuquerque Biopark brings some misunderstood species to our studio to help us learn to love them ..read more
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Every Kid Outside
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Sat. 10/11 9a: This time on The Children’s Hour, we hear from kids who participated in summertime outdoor learning programs with Environmental Education of New Mexico about the importance of being outside to learn new things. Then we meet kids from Mrs. Dawson’s 4th grade classroom at Valle Vista Elementary. These students got to go birdwatching one day a week for a whole school year. Learn about how this impacted them. This episode has a learning guide ..read more
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Being A Leader
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Sat. 10/2 9a: This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn from two people who have dedicated their lives to being leaders in their communities. First, the kids chat with Pierce Freelon, who is a multi-Emmy winning TV and movie producer, children’s musician, educator, and city councilor in the city of Durham, North Carolina. Pierce talks about how he came to wear all these hats, and explains to us what it is a city councilor actually does. Then the kids meet Sonia Manzano, best known for her groundbreaking work as Maria on Sesame Street. Sonia has a new project coming out on PBS Kids, Alma’s Way ..read more
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