The Children’s Hour

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The Children’s Hour

The Children’s Hour, a popular Saturday morning staple of KUNM in Albuquerque, NM for nearly two decadesis now available nationally.

The Children’s Hour is an entertaining and educational weekly, one-hour program created for and with kids that appeals to the whole family.  Each episode seeks to entertain while recognizing that almost no topic is too “sophisticated” for children.  

  • A free, easily accessible weekly educational program for children’s listening.
  • Topics are incredibly diverse, focusing on literacy, civic engagement, science, history, theater, and culture, using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion. 
  • The show features young performers and thinkers, as well as adult expert guests.
  • Show themes are weaved together with great music.
  • Kids participate in all aspects of production, from producing to writing to on-air interviews

For more information, visit HERE.

The Alien Chronicles – My Immigrant Journey

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The Alien Chronicles –  My Immigrant Journey

A one-hour documentary features excerpts from three interviews that capture the essence of immigrant experiences in the US. Each interviewee talks about their immigrant experience from a different vantage point in the most engaging manner.

From her popular Alien Chronicles podcast Saadia Khan shares the stories of

  • A U.S. citizen living as an immigrant in Spain
  • A Palestinian Christian from the West Bank who became a comedian, and
  • A LGBQ refugee from Nigeria  

Length: 54 Minutes  Available: PRX, AudioPort, Download
Cost:  FREE


Can We Talk?

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Can We Talk?

For Mental Health Awareness Month in May

Dr. Anne Hallward, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and host of Safe Space Radio (Still Here: Caregiving and Dementia, Out Takes: The Unheard Stories of LGBTQ Teens, presents a special four-part series of programs focusing on vitally important social issues related to mental health

Can We Talk?

Each stand-alone one-hour show combines compelling stories and expert guidance to explore the intersection of mental health and social change, offering listeners practical tools for navigating challenging conversations.

Apologies –   We all make mistakes. Knowing how to mend our relationships is vital to the mental health of our families and communities. Apologies is an exploration of why saying “I’m sorry” can be so difficult-and so powerful. We examine what makes an apology work, and how we can get better at repairing the relationships that matter the most. Through stories, this show addresses apologies after the #MeToo movement, and the pressure to forgive. It also chronicles the many ways a restorative justice process can change the lives of everyone involved. PRX, AudioPort, Download 

Asking for Help   This episode explores why it’s so hard to admit when we need something from another person, and the surprising effects that sharing our vulnerability can have on our mental health.  Through stories we look at how shame and stigma can prevent us from asking for what we need; why we tend to underestimate the generosity of others; and how asking can make us feel seen in both welcome and uncomfortable ways. Finally, we address the complicated experience of wanting to help to someone who can’t or won’t ask for it.   PRX, AudioPort, Download 

Loneliness   What it is, why so many of us feel it, and the surprising toll loneliness takes on our physical and mental health. The health effects of chronic loneliness are akin to smoking 15 cigarettes every day – it literally shortens our lives. Yet it can feel vulnerable to name it when we feel lonely. Through stories, this show examines the risk factors for loneliness, the influence of social media, and how creative approaches to loneliness can leave us more connected and resilient. We also explore why two groups most at risk for chronic loneliness – teens and the elderly.   PRX, AudioPort, Download 

Talking to White Kids About Race and Racism –   Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Their silence perpetuates racism-but it can be hard to know how to start. This program looks at how white parents, families, and teachers can learn to show up for racial justice in a way that will make a difference for generations to come. The show explores a wide variety of approaches with kids of all ages. Parents, racial justice experts, and teens all provide perspectives on these necessary and challenging conversations, with a focus on how white parents can actively interrupt the racist messages and stereotypes that children as young as three years old are already starting to pick up.   PRX, AudioPort, Download 

Jazz with David Basse- Spring Special

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Jazz with David Basse- Spring Special

3 Free Hours of Jazz programming  featuring Karrin Allyson

Spring Programming With a Swingin’ Flair

In jazz, there is no one sunnier than five-time Grammy nominated pianist and vocalist Karrin Allyson. She loves family, and after decades of touring, the world looks like an extended family vacation to her.
Join us for three very special hours of jazz all about spring.
Listeners will learn things about Karrin that they never knew, and will wind up with “Some of that Sunshine”.

LENGTH: 3 Hours (available as 3 individual hours!)
AVAILABLE:  PRX (Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3) and Download

A Lost Homeland

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A Lost Homeland

Available beginning as a full hour or half hour on: PRX, AudioPort, and Download

Part 1: With help from the Nixon White House tapes, Marc Selverstone, of UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, discloses the president’s true intentions in ending the war in Vietnam, and Admiral Pete Bondi recalls the chaos on the ground as North Vietnamese troops systematically overtook the southern provinces almost three years later. Lieu Nguyen describes her family’s death-defying journey to freedom, and Captain Paul Jacobs hails the humanitarian efforts of the U.S. Navy, involving dramatic rescues at sea. Finally, Phu Nguyen talks about life under communist rule after the Fall of Saigon, revealing that, regardless of one’s ability to escape, everyone in South Vietnam lost their homeland on April 30th, 1975.   

Part 2: While Thuy Dinh, Toa Do, and Lieu Nguyen describe small but meaningful details of life in their new Virginia community of “Little Saigon,” author Phuong Nguyen discusses the American systems in place to assist refugees and the conflicting feelings of gratitude and guilt associated with their rescue. Thanh Tan talks of countering her father’s opinion on immigration using his own story of escape and asylum, and Kim Delevett travels to Vietnam for a homecoming she never expected. Plus, music plays a pivotal role in telling the complex stories of refugees and connects a new generation with the past.