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Planet Earth (Episode #306Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Los Angeles rafters learn to read and ride the whitewater as they shoot down American River, exploring the ecology, geology and splashy thrills of the infamous rapids known as Satan's Cesspool. And DRAGONFLY TV spins a new query: how can you prove that the Earth actually rotates around the sun?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

The Deep South (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Joshua and Sean get down and dirty studying the composition of garbage at the Southern Environmental Center. The swamp exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science inspires Katelyn and Blake to check out the characteristics of alligator habitats along the Mississippi River. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will floor you in the Science Secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Simple Machines (Episode #413)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Jonathan and Angus work with their science center on some fun, flingin' science to learn about trebuchets. Allie races around the track to investigate kart racing. And: without using wheels, how can you carry 20 gallons of water?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Mikki and friends travel to Africa to check out cheetah science. Oh, baby! Matt, Kyndal and Danny track the growth patterns of newborn animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And: How do you walk a cheetah on a leash?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Engineering (Episode #305Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Sarah and Rachel get a rise out of engineering a real hovercraft. Charlie, Carol, Maria and Ciara get moooo-ving and design a milk- carton boat. And seeing is believing: a principle engineer at Nanomuscle, Incorporated, creates lifelike toy eyeballs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

New England (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Elly, John, Nick, and Linnea get help from the MIT Museum preparing a kinetic sculpture for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction challenge. At the Montshire Museum of Science, Chloe and Jesse get wet and wild creating a gravity-powered water fountain. The Science Secret lands in Boston, revealing the innovative ways this city has grown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Mikki and friends travel to Africa to check out cheetah science. Oh, baby! Matt, Kyndal and Danny track the growth patterns of newborn animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And: How do you walk a cheetah on a leash?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Divers Niki and Jaq make a scientific splash. Garrett, Karl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits (?!) for an afternoon of ski jumping. And: How can a musician hold a loooong note?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Forensics (Episode #304Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery, and viewers meet Jose Almirall, a criminalist with the Metro-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory Bureau who does real-life scientific sleuthing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Montana and Yellowstone (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Nicole and Ellen dig up a dino bone at Egg Mountain and then head to the Museum of the Rockies to find out how old their dino was when it died. Phoebe and Shannon roam Yellowstone National Park investigating why some areas have geysers while others do not. And simmering under Montana, Wyoming and Idaho is a science secret of volcanic proportions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Divers Niki and Jaq make a scientific splash. Garrett, Karl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits (?!) for an afternoon of ski jumping. And: How can a musician hold a loooong note?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Chemistry (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And: an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Wind (Episode #303Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Go fly a kite: Danielle and Jasmine engineer a sleek two-stringer for fierce kite competition. And Nathaniel creates his own wind tunnel to test his race cars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

North Carolina (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

SciGirls Sarah, Valencia and Sophia tromp through diverse wetlands after a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. SciWorks' barnyard gets Imran and Nabil thinking about what it takes to raise farm animals, prompting visits to local donkey and dairy farms. Winston-Salem holds a surprising connection to the Empire State Building that's unveiled in the Science Secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Chemistry (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And: an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

At The Zoo (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Tiger toys: Chelsea and Camille invent enrichment equipment for zoo animals. Julian and Sabrina "go to the dogs," creating sound spectrum snapshots of prairie dog barks to explore animal communication. And: How do you weigh a whale? do you weigh a whale?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Sports Science (Episode #302Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Tess, Christina and Alison employ slapshot science to reach their " goal" of finding the most powerful hockey stick. Garrett, Carl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits for an afternoon of ski jumping. Crash test smarties: engineers Mike Lowe and Brian Sidwell design kids' bike helmets for optimum safety, durability and style.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

New Mexico (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Alex and Andrew head to Explora to investigate how much hot air is needed to make balloons fly before soaring to new heights at Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science inspires Emily and Isabel to travel to Carlsbad Caverns and track cave swallows. The excitement heats up at Sandia National Labs, where a scorching-hot Science Secret is revealed.

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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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

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KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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KQED Plus / KQET

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XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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