Eclectic, entertaining, educational public radio for kids of all ages on every topic under and beyond the sun. The Children's Hour radio show includes kids in every production, and our themes focus on civics, STEM, culture and performance, filling educational gaps. High quality children's media that keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music and subjects that will teach every listeners something new, regardless of age!
The US Senate
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.
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
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 Center. June 4, 2019. Durham, NC
This show is mixed with excellent music, and is full of more than you ever knew about lemurs.
Leaping Lemurs Playlist
I Like to Move ItLos ColoradosI Like to Move - Single01:362012 Motor Entertainment
Lemurs Leaping (feat. Caitlin Anselmo)EcorapperLemurs Leaping03:452020 Palomino Sky Music LLC
LemurDan BornemarkLilla Trams04:132010 Dan Bornemark
LemursPerpetual GrooveFamiliar Stare - EP00:512016 Perpetual Groove
MonkeysAndyRoo and the AndyRooniverseWelcome to the Andyrooniverse03:322019 Yawp Records
Have To Have A HabitatBill Oliver, Glen Waldeck & The Otter Space BandHave To Have A Habitat04:002015 Bill Oliver
Lemur Seed-Along SongEcorapperLemurs Leaping02:242020 Palomino Sky Music LLC
Lemurs PlayingJimmy ManorElephant Stomp00:462020 Jimmy Manor
Somaiko Somaino / I Play It, You Play ItJaojobyFeedback Madagascar04:562014 Feedback Madagascar
The Lemur SongJudith TullochGrooving to the Beat of the Times03:052005 Cammy Poeme Records
All the Wild WondersCoco's LunchA Whole New Way of Getting Dressed03:292002 Coco's Lunch
Maintsokely / Little Green (Also a Girl's Name)OladadFeedback Madagascar02:022014 Feedback Madagascar
Making ¢ent$ of Money
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
My Sisters and Brothers (Live)Jerry Garcia BandGarciaLive, Vol. Two: August 5th, 1990 Greek Theatre (Live)04:151990 & 2013 Jerry Garcia Family LLC Under Exclusive License to JGF Rights Holding, LLC.
MoneyThe Lovin' SpoonfulThe Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits01:562000 Buddha Records
Ask Your Mom for Fifty CentsBlack LodgeKids' Pow-Wow Songs01:431996 Canyon Records
Time Is Not MoneyWagogoFamilia y Amor04:172001 Wagogo
If I Had $1,000,000Barenaked LadiesAll Their Greatest Hits: Disc One 1991-200104:252001 Reprise Records
Pay Me My Money DownDan ZanesNight Time!02:122002 Festival Five Records
Hector the CollectorShel SilversteinWhere the Sidewalk Ends01:061984, 2000 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
So Many ThingsMacka BGlobal Messenger03:412000 Ariwa Sounds Ltd.
If Everybody Looked the SameGroove ArmadaVertigo02:161999 Zomba Records Ltd.
The Money Song (Remix)Alphabet RockersBack to School: The Remix02:55School Time Music LLC
What You Give Is What You GetThe SunflowersShare! - The Best Foot Forward Children's Music Series from Recess Music02:122013 Big Round Records
Public RadioJamie AndersonBetter Than Chocolate - EP04:032010 Tsunami Recordings
Lean on MeFreeze DriedCryodesiccated Jams: The Best of Freeze Dried02:112018 Freeze Dried
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 artists from around the world.
Stick with us for a Twinkle Time Children’s Hour!
LOVETwinkle TimeSingle2021 Twinkle Time Records03:30
Lucky Enough to Be DifferentRory GardinerWhen I Grow Up2019 Rory Gardiner02:35
Rainbows (feat. Lucy Kalantari)SaulPaulBe the Change2020 ReRoute Music Group03:07
GratefulGenevieve GoingsGreat Indoors - EP2020 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS02:52
Twinkle TimeTwinkle TimeTwinkle Time2009 Twinkle Time00:30
Tiempo TwinkleTwinkle TimeTwinkle Time2009 Twinkle Time00:30
Mother's Little Helper (We Love Polyphonic Size - Doctor Pleeease Mix)Stereo TotalDiscotheque2020 Stereo Total00:38
Get Yo Body Movin'Koo Koo Kanga RooWhoopty Whoop2014 Fun Fun Records / Uniroo01:57
Hoolahoop (feat. Mylene & Rosanne)Dirk Scheele Children's SongsHoolahoop (feat. Mylene & Rosanne) - Single2020 Dirk Scheele Producties03:20
Mask It UpTwinkle TimeMask It Up - Single2020 Twinkle Time Records03:22
Wash Your Hands (Pop Mix)Hey DubyWash Your Hands - Single2020 Powerplay Productions Ltd02:20
La RutinaNathaliaEn la Radio2019 Nathalia02:19
BublitzkiThe Freak Fandango OrchestraWild Goats and Useless Heroes2014 The Freak Fandango Orchestra01:23
I Can Be AnythingDivinity RoxxI Can Be Anything - Single2011 Divinity Roxx for Hot Tottie, ASCAP04:37
Little Ray of SunshineKelli WelliLove - EP2016 Kelli Caldwell03:08
Gather Your Clothes (feat. Kronoz Time)Pierce FreelonD.A.D2020 Blackspace02:04
Together (feat. MC Magic & Izzi Def)Twinkle TimeTogether (feat. MC Magic & Izzi Def) - Single2020 Twinkle Time Records03:17
Kids Save The World
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 her Fridays For Future campaign.
Then the kids in the Extinction Diaries are sounding the alarm about the collapse of insect populations worldwide.
Kids make a difference every week on The Children's Hour! Learn with us.
Kids Save The World Playlist
LoveKatie Ha Ha Ha & Dean JonesLove - Single02:382021 Katie Ha Ha Ha
Let's Get StartedRabbitHappiness Is Simple02:522021 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS
Exploding TrainsAji & Adonis Pipersingle02:00Aji Piper
Good HumansMegan SchoenbohmYou Are Enough01:472019 Megan Schoenbohm
EarthlingWookiefootReady or Not...03:572012 Wookiefoot
Then the Kids Took OverThey Might Be Giants (For Kids)Why?02:252015 Idlewild Recordings
Greta SaysJumpin' jamieNever Mind the Blocks: Here's Jumpin' Jamie03:492020 Jumpin' Jamie
Cool Reggae PartyJuanitosSoul Africa01:05Juanitos
SolartopiaPete SeegerTomorrow's Children03:52Appleseed Records
You Don't Need Ears to ListenWalkin' Jim StoltzA Kid for the Wild03:321990 Wild Wind Records
The Recycle SongGaye AdegbalolaBlues in All Flavors03:262012 Gaye Adegbalola
Planet ProtectorsThe ChickadeesThe Froggy Hop03:442014 The Chickadees
The Peace SongLucy Kalantari & the Jazz CatsAll the Sounds01:402018 Lucy Kalantari
Growing With Kids
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 show! Learn with us!
Let's Make a Better WorldBrady Rymer and the Little Band That CouldLet's Make a Better World - Single03:152021 Bumblin' Bee Records
The Farmer Is the OneDan ZanesLittle Nut Tree (Bonus Track Version)02:252011 Festival Five Records
Earth Sweet Earth (Instrumental)Claudia Robin GunnEarth Sweet Earth - Single01:382020 Little Wild Music
Grow a GardenFormidable VegetableEarth People Fair03:202019 Formidable Vegetable
On the FarmGoGo LingoGoGo Lingo Spanish/English02:422009 Bilingo Club Inc.
Soft InspirationScott Holmes Musicsingle02:502020 Scott Holmes Music
Garden SongDavid MallettInches & Miles, 1977-198002:561990 Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc., distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.
Apple TreeClaudia Robin GunnApple Tree - Single03:472020 Claudia Robin Gunn
My RhinocerosBayou SecoUse It Again!03:031991 Buvette Music- BMI
Backyard GardenEarthworm EnsembleBackyard Garden02:362015 Earthworm Ensemble
The Valley of VegetablesThe Laurie Berkner BandBuzz Buzz02:021998 Laurie Berkner., Marketed by Razor & Tie Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.
Sunny Day On The FarmJoe McDermottI Am Baby02:191997 True Blue Music
The Happy Happy Whistling SongBilly KellyThe Family Garden01:542011 Billy Kelly
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