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A Broom of One's Own (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms", it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf?

A World Without Zero (Episode #303)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Why does glamorous Gollywood go ga-ga when a nobody like Mister Z skips town? It's a fiendish Hacker scheme, of course. Because of a poison pen campaign devised by Hacker, Mister Z feels worthless and unwanted. He decides to leave Gollywood, taking his zeroes with him. The sudden disappearance of the number zero causes confusion and chaos, exactly as Hacker planned. As Hacker becomes the biggest star in Gollywood, the kids and Digit must show Mister Z he does indeed have a value by demonstrating the importance of the number zero.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Less Than Zero (Episode #121)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The Leaders of Cyberspace have gathered to discuss Hacker's increasing influence, when they are suddenly interrupted by Hacker. Buzz and Delete, Hacker's henchmen, hide the leaders including Dr. Marbles, in the building and its' up to the kids to rescue them. Before long, the kids discover that they can only move between the building's levels by scaling its outside walls! So the kids turn the building into a giant ruler in order to keep track of the floors. And when they discover that there are levels beneath what they thought was "zero," the kids must tap into the power of negative numbers. The Big Idea: Numbers don't have to stop at zero! Negative numbers -- numbers that are less than zero -- can extend the range of what you can measure on a scale and give you the ability to compare numbers using direction as well as amount. Math Topic: Negative Numbers NCTM Links: Number & Operations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Gone with the Fog (Episode #701)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad is in Gollywood making a movie when Glittertown's top designer, hairdresser and make-up artist go missing in a dense and unexpected fog. Turns out Hacker is responsible and has spirited the stylists away to his home base. Cyberspace's favorite weathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) helps the kids discover how to make fog, but to pull off a daring rescue, the kids have to find the elusive dew point at the Northern Frontier on their own. Can they figure it out and make their own fog to get the glam-makers back home safely?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot?

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. When Motherboard realizes what Hacker has done - she sends the kids and Digit to Hacker's hideout in the Northern Frontier to help the Lucky Charms escape. The kids use logic, Venn Diagrams and the understanding of the words "and", "or" and "not" to free the Charms. The Big Idea: When you have to choose from a confusing mix of possibilities, you can use logic - a set of tools for thinking clearly - to sort out your choices so you can get exactly what you want.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Face-Off (Episode #802)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

To compete for the prestigious Penguia Cup, Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates - but his teammates won't let him! They're all going to wear the cool new Cyberblades they saw advertised on TV. To change their minds, Fluff must analyze a sneaky ad and prove the new skates are not the best choice for the big game.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

To protect themselves from Hacker's constant attempts to capture cybersite Happily-Ever-After, the King and his fairy-tale subjects construct a glass Skywall to keep Hacker out of the kingdom. But Hacker unfolds a brilliant scheme to crack open the Skywall - using the Wicked Witch's Voice! Can the kids use models to outwit Hacker before Wicked sings?!! The Big Idea: Make a model - a simplified version of something complicated - and you can easily and safely understand how it works. Math Topic: Using Models NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. When Motherboard realizes what Hacker has done - she sends the kids and Digit to Hacker's hideout in the Northern Frontier to help the Lucky Charms escape. The kids use logic, Venn Diagrams and the understanding of the words "and", "or" and "not" to free the Charms. The Big Idea: When you have to choose from a confusing mix of possibilities, you can use logic - a set of tools for thinking clearly - to sort out your choices so you can get exactly what you want.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Crystal Clear (Episode #507)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. To thwart their plans, Hacker steals the Synchronizer. Can the kids figure out how to replace it and save their friend?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Combinations) - Hacker finds the Krystal of Kalmoor, the powerful orb that will give him eternal power. By possessing the Krystal, Hacker can roam cyberspace and create havoc without having to recharge his power. When the kids and Digit arrive to retrieve the Krystal, they are stymied by a series of switches, levers and buttons. Faced with the challenge of too many choices, the kids discover the value of lists, tables and, yes, tree diagrams! The Big Idea: Overwhelmed with choices? Lists, tables and tree diagrams help you master the combinations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. The Big Idea: Just because one container appears bigger to the eye doesn't mean it holds more liquid than another. A container's volume depends on all its dimensions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Crystal Clear (Episode #507)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. To thwart their plans, Hacker steals the Synchronizer. Can the kids figure out how to replace it and save their friend?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Grapes of Plath (Episode #306)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

A terrible cyberglitch afflicts the young prince of the Crab Kingdom and the CyberSquad must cure him and stop Hacker before all is lost.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

(topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened - and all lines lead to Hacker, the newest resident of Sensible Flats. The Big Idea: You can use a line graph to tell a story about how things change, and make predictions.

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Number Sense) - Hacker kidnaps the King of this fractured fairytale world, and demands a ransom of golden eggs. The Wicked Witch then casts a spell, taking away everyone's ability to count and making it impossible for the fairy tale folk to gather the required large number of eggs. With the safety of the King at stake, the kids must help the fairy tale folk understand the role of place value in our number system before time runs out! The Big Idea: With numbers and a system, you have the power to keep track of anything and everything on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Codes) - In the watery depths of cybersite Aquari-yum, the kids and Hacker go in search of a giant cyber-slug, who feeds on pure energy. The kids and Digit travel underwater in two separate vessels, but Hacker has a listening device that taps into their communications system, allowing him to overhear their plans - and track every move they make. The kids outsmart Hacker by devising a series of codes so they can send messages back and forth in secret - even though Hacker can hear what they're saying. But unless the kids can reach the slug first, Hacker will use the slug to attack Motherboard's circuitry and disable her once and for all! The Big Idea: You can use a code (a communication system that substitutes one thing for another) to send top-secret messages as long as your code has an adjustable rule that can be reversed to read the message.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Grapes of Plath (Episode #306)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

A terrible cyberglitch afflicts the young prince of the Crab Kingdom and the CyberSquad must cure him and stop Hacker before all is lost.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

(topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened - and all lines lead to Hacker, the newest resident of Sensible Flats. The Big Idea: You can use a line graph to tell a story about how things change, and make predictions.

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Fractions) - When the kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance. In the course of their adventure, Matt, Jackie and Inez discover that a fraction is a problem in sharing. The challenge is solving increasingly difficult problems in sharing while they confront a myriad of mythological creatures. The Big Idea: When you need to divide things up into parts and share them, fractions are the numbers you use.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pursues a career as a singing idol and goes on tour, leaving behind a book that contains the secret to curing Motherboard's virus, buried in the windiest place on the Northern Frontier. Slider and the CyberSquad are determined to find it...but to do so they must discover how to measure wind speeds in different places so they can compare them. Can the kids find the book before Buzz and Delete, who want to steal Hacker's secret? Stay tuned for the surprise ending!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened - and all lines lead to Hacker, the newest resident of Sensible Flats. The Big Idea: You can use a line graph to tell a story about how things change, and make predictions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Fractions) - When the kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance. In the course of their adventure, Matt, Jackie and Inez discover that a fraction is a problem in sharing. The challenge is solving increasingly difficult problems in sharing while they confront a myriad of mythological creatures. The Big Idea: When you need to divide things up into parts and share them, fractions are the numbers you use.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Interest is lagging in the annual Mount Olympus Games, attendance is sagging, and Zeus is not happy. How can he restore the spirit of competition? With lightning bolt speed, he pits Team Motherboard, coached by Digit, against Team Hacker, coached by Wicked, The teams have to compete in the Triadditon, a relay-type race made up of an obstacle course, a swim race, and a foot race where each competitor does one event and tags their teammate to do the next. Bragging rights and hero worship go to the winners. But Wicked and Digit have their hands full when Hacker and Matt both insist on running the final event so that they can claim Zeus's glory. How can the kids convince Matt to let go of his personal pride - and rivalry with Slider who subs for the injured Jackie-for the good of the team?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Flying Parallinis (Episode #506)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

When Hacker strands Jackie atop Mount Wayupthere, the rest of the CyberSquad has to act fast to save her. In their search for the elusive Diamond Joe - the mysterious figure who holds the secret to Jackie's release - the CyberSquad meets spunky TW, a young Parallini who agrees to help them. Can they discover the power of parallelograms in time to launch a daring rescue mission?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
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      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 2710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too