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Kids Public Radio

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Kids Public Radio

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English

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Episodes

Ants On A Log

6/13/2021
This week on The Children's Hour we chat with Julie from Ants on a Log, a band that performs music for children and other childlike people that advocates for positivity, social justice, and silliness through song. This 2-person band consists of Julie and Anya from Philadelphia, PA. The two began writing together, finding driving harmonies and song topics that were silly, serious, environmental, feminist, gender-bending, and just plain fun. In their off-stage lives, Julie is a music therapist...

Duration:00:57:07

Epic Voices

6/6/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we are joined by the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. Maybe his name isn't familiar but his voice has been heard in thousands of commercials, TV shows, video games, animations, toys, movies, and more. We'll learn how he came to his career, and what it takes to become a voice actor no matter your age. Then we hear good news from the Extinction Diaries about a butterfly in the United Kingdom that's making a recovery from extinction. Duke of Burgundy...

Duration:00:58:10

HipHop & GoGo With Uncle Devin

5/30/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we learn about the official musical style of Washington DC, GoGo and how it relates to HipHop, with "drumcussionist" and children's media creator, Uncle Devin. He's the founder of WeenationRadio which showcases performers of color to family audiences worldwide. Uncle Devin chats with the Kids Crew about HipHop & GoGo and what makes each musical style unique. He also guest DJ's our show, so you can expect to hear great music the whole hour. Join us for a...

Duration:00:58:10

Black Footed Ferret

5/16/2021
This week we explore a creature that used to live throughout the mountain west United States, the elusive black footed ferret. Once declared extinct, the highly endangered specialist predator may make a comeback in the North American prairie thanks in part to our guest, Paul Marinari, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo. We'll have an introduction to Elizabeth Ann, a ferret cloned from cells frozen in 1987. Elizabeth Ann at 50 days old There's...

Duration:00:55:48

ICKY: A Radio Musical

5/16/2021
Way back in the days before the end of The Big Sick, students everywhere were forced to stare at computer screens featuring live video feeds of their classmates. This was happening in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens across the country and the world. With the help (and the subconscious musings) of a dreamer named Halley, a team of super heroes discover that unity and togetherness can get them through any sicky situation.Visit the ICKY Page for a learning guide & more What started as a...

Duration:00:57:59

For Our Moms

5/8/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, we've created a show for our moms. Just in time for Mother's Day, our Kids Crew and Katie have messages for their moms. We also have some poetry that flips the table on the mother - child relationship. plus we've found some great music that celebrate our mothers and step mothers who make everything in our lives possible. For Our Moms Playlist titleartistalbumdurationlabel Our MomsLouis and Dan and the Invisible BandLet's Imagine03:16 2019 Louis and Dan and...

Duration:00:56:04

Pocketful of Poems

5/2/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, we partner with our friends at Well Beings Studio to create a show that's about using poetry to heal, support and express yourself. Creating art with kids impacted by medical trauma, Well Beings Studio brings their students' work to The Children's Hour. This is an hour full of poetry. We'll hear poems that heal from children and their families who dealing with cancer, hospitalizations, or disability. Included on this show is Kenn Nesbit, former United States...

Duration:00:55:03

Kids & Autism

4/25/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we learn about autism from a father and son who literally wrote the book about it for kids. Justin and David Flood wrote the book A Kid's Book About Autism to help kids understand what autism is, how it impacts people, and how kids without autism can befriend kids with autism. We also hear from renowned scientist with autism, Temple Grandin who has a list of things she wish she knew when she was younger. Then Maya Falcón from our Kids Crew interviews Dr....

Duration:00:55:03

Being The Change With SaulPaul

4/18/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we visit with the inspiring and talented children's musician, author, motivational speaker and change-maker SaulPaul, a musician with a message. The Kids Crew learn about his triumph over adversity, and challenge him to compose a freestyle rap while on the air with us! Then Kids Crew member Evan Daitz reviews the book A Whale of the Wild by Roseanne Parry. We've got an hour of excellent music in a show that will inspire you to Be The Change! Are you ready to...

Duration:00:53:14

Frogs & Toads

4/11/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, we learn about frogs and toads, with Senior Zoologist of the ABQ Biopark Zoo's Amphibians and Reptiles, Josh Butler. Josh showed us the Colorado River Toad - the largest toad in the United States which lives in southwestern New Mexico and into Arizona. Poison Dart Frog We have a lot of questions about these ancient creatures. We also hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries who have a warning about the shrinking populations of frogs. We've got great...

Duration:00:58:10

The US Senate

4/4/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:10

Leaping Lemurs

3/28/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we're leaping into learning about lemurs with Faye Goodwin, an educator at the Duke Lemur Center. Find out how humans are related to these adorable primates, and discover why they only live in the wild in one place in the world. We'll explore the many species of lemurs, and hear what must happen for lemurs to survive. Plus the kids from the Extinction Diaries highlight how these creatures are incredibly vulnerable for becoming extinct. Duke University Lemur...

Duration:00:58:10

Making ¢ent$ of Money

3/21/2021
This week on The Children’s Hour, we try to make sense of money with Dr. Reilly White from the University of New Mexico, Associate Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management. We learn the history of currency and how interest, donations, and savings works. Is a dollar really worth its value in gold? Why gold? What would happen if there was no money at all? Loaded with great music - learn with us! Making Cents Of Money Playlist titleartistalbumdurationlabel My Sisters and...

Duration:00:58:10

Kids Save The World

3/7/2021
This week on The Children's Hour meet kids who are standing up to demand adults take action on the issues that directly impact their lives. We’ll be joined by Our Children's Trust attorney Nate Bellinger, and the crew talks with Mica Kantor, a 12 year old plaintiff in a case against the Montana government over the state's inaction on climate change. We have an update about the Montana case. Read the press release here! Kids Crew members Julia and Kaia will teach us about Greta Thunberg and...

Duration:00:58:10

Twinkle Time

3/7/2021
This week on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by the Lady Gaga of children's music, Twinkle! She's an award winning, bilingual children’s musician, performer, voice actress and TV star. Twinkle is the host of Twinkle Time, and she’s performing daily on YouTube for kids and families. We’ll learn about her life as a child actress, what motivates her music, and how she produces every one of her songs in both Spanish and English. Twinkle is guest DJ-ing this show, and you’ll hear music from...

Duration:00:58:10

Growing With Kids

2/28/2021
This time on The Children's Hour we're growing with kids, in a visit with farmer Joseph Brophy Toledo from the Flower Hill Institute in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. We learn about their farming research lab and where kids fit in. We also meet Kateri Seva from the Albuquerque Public School Gardens program, and we learn about how gardens fit into the mission of education. Our friends from the Extinction Diaries have some hopeful news about White Rhinos. We've also got excellent music on this...

Duration:00:58:16

Read & Ride

2/21/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, we meet Ms. Caitlin Gooch from Saddle Up And Read, an organization that motivates kids to read with horses. Ms. Caitlin Gooch from Saddle Up & Read Evan Daitz reviews My Life In The Fish Tank, and Maya Falcon gives us her review of PANDEMIC 2020: A 9 Year Old's Perspective by Prisha Hedau. The kids in the Extinction Diaries teach us about why some zebras are being born with bizarre stripe patterns, and what that means. We've got great music on this show,...

Duration:00:58:16

Black History is American History

2/14/2021
Dr. Marsha Hardeman We explore Black History through stories from Dr. Marsha Hardeman, Professor of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico. From innovations we use every day to settling of the American West, Dr. Hardeman gives us good reason to wake every day and say "Thank you Black People!" Find the pictures Dr. Hardeman talks about by scrolling down on this page. We also learn about Civil Rights from our friends at the Earthseed Black Arts Alliance. Miles from the Earthseed...

Duration:00:55:37

Sing & Learn

2/6/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, we visit with acclaimed children's musician Susie Tallman, whose music makes everyone want to sing along. From the classics to her original work, her music enables kids of all ages to sing and learn. Then, our Kids Crew co-host Zen Menendez introduces us to a newly discovered ancestor of the dinosaur, the Kongonaphon kely. Though it may have been tiny in stature, this creature had a big impact on the dinosaurs of today. Kongonaphon kely, as imagined and...

Duration:00:58:13

Pandemic Schooling With Dr. Fauci

1/31/2021
This time on The Children's Hour, the kids want to know more about school in the middle of a pandemic. To learn more, the Kids Crew talked with New Mexico Public Education Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart. New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart We find out what it will take to allow all schools to open for in person education. Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Health sat down with the Kids Crew to explain why Covid-19 is so dangerous, and when kids...

Duration:00:55:24