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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Maya and Miguel's soccer coach leaves to become a professional player, the gang is left without a coach. A frantic search for a new coach is unsuccessful. Finally, Maya notices that her mom is a fairly adept player. perhaps she should be the new coach! Rosa is talked into the idea. Rosa turns out to be an excellent coach, and all the kids love her. except Maya and Miguel don't like the two parts of their lives crossing over like this. Rosa keeps telling stories about them and calling them cute names that are embarrassing! They ask Rosa to step down as coach, which she agrees to do. But when they realize that they don't play as well without her, Maya and Miguel beg her to come back and help them before a big game. Rosa declines. During the game, Maya and Miguel's team is losing badly. so the new coach turns to Rosa for a little inspiration. Rosa gives the team a pep talk and some coaching from the sidelines. and the gang wins! In the end, Maya and Miguel learn to be proud of their mom. and to occasionally let her embarrass them.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel (Episode #119K)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Career Day (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.

The Wrestler Next Door (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

A new neighbor moves into the apartment building: Sr. Lopez, who is opening a new bakery in town. Tito is certain that Sr. Lopez is actually "El Guamazo Lopez," a famous Mexican masked wrestler! He tries to prove it to a skeptical Maya and Miguel... but when they see some intriguing evidence, they decide to help Tito find out the truth. The three of them, along with Abuela Elena's help, try to uncover Sr. Lopez' secret past... but even putting him face-to-face with the masked wrestler's arch-nemesis doesn't manage to reveal him. Finally, when an old piece of baking equipment goes on the fritz, Sr. Lopez must fight the mechanical beast using "El Guamazo Lopez'" signature wrestling move. Tito is vindicated! Sr. Lopez finally admits to having been the famous wrestler in the past. But it's more important for him to be known as a good baker from now on. His secret is safe with them!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Maya and Miguel, Come On Down! (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya and Miguel seem to have an aptitude for their favorite TV game show. But when they decide to audition, they discover that they have very different approaches to training. As they move from one stage to the next -- preparing for the audition, passing the trial, training for the show -- their own rivalry grows more intense, and they lose the knack of working together. Only when they are on live TV, confronted by an unscrupulous contestant who will do anything to win, are they able to put aside their little differences and work together as sister and brother.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man (Episode #121)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel enters a comic book contest. Before he can finish his original comic book loosely based on Aztec mythology entitled, "The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man," Miguel comes down with a bad cold. Miguel has left the hero in grave jeopardy, and he implores Maya to finish the comic book and save him. Maya rounds up the gang to help her think of a way to save the hero from the bad guy. In a series of vignettes, we see each kid's proposed ending: Tito imagines a heroic soccer player (who looks just like him) saving the day, Theo pitches a robot boy (who looks just like him) saving the day, and Maggie and Chrissy imagine a fantastic singing duo (who look just like them) saving the day. With the clock ticking and no clear ending, Maya decides that they should combine all of their endings together, and make one grand finale. In the end, Maya's cooperative ending nets Miguel a prize for "Most Creative."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Chrissy's Big Move (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya and Miguel's soccer coach leaves to become a professional player, the gang is left without a coach. A frantic search for a new coach is unsuccessful. Finally, Maya notices that her mom is a fairly adept player. perhaps she should be the new coach! Rosa is talked into the idea. Rosa turns out to be an excellent coach, and all the kids love her. except Maya and Miguel don't like the two parts of their lives crossing over like this. Rosa keeps telling stories about them and calling them cute names that are embarrassing! They ask Rosa to step down as coach, which she agrees to do. But when they realize that they don't play as well without her, Maya and Miguel beg her to come back and help them before a big game. Rosa declines. During the game, Maya and Miguel's team is losing badly. so the new coach turns to Rosa for a little inspiration. Rosa gives the team a pep talk and some coaching from the sidelines. and the gang wins! In the end, Maya and Miguel learn to be proud of their mom. and to occasionally let her embarrass them.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel (Episode #119K)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Career Day (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.

Surprise, Surprise (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Tito's Mexican Vacation (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya notices something's wrong with Tito. He's not interested in playing soccer or eating ice cream. Is he sick? It turns out he's homesick. It all starts when Tito gets a postcard from his cousins in Mexico. Tito misses them and misses his former home. Maya, eager to help her cousin feel better, decides that if they can't take Tito back to Mexico, they'll bring Mexico to Tito! Maya ropes the rest of the gang into helping her with the research and acquisition of Mexican objects, foods, and information. Events escalate with typically Maya-esque results, and pretty soon the Community Center is packed with all things Mexican. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and the entire display is destroyed... right before Tito gets to the Center. Maya is mortified, but Tito is happy. Seeing how much everyone cared about him helped to lift his homesickness. After all, he is home with Maya, too. Just then the big surprise appears: Tito's cousins, brought from Mexico!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Career Day (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Chrissy's Big Move (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

An Okri-Dokey Day (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya realizes that their neighbors Greg and Isoka Okri don't have any children of their own, she concludes that their life must be horribly empty - after all, her parents are always saying how Maya and Miguel are the light of their lives. So Maya engineers things so she and Miguel spend the better part of a weekend with the Okris. However, between roller coaster rides, kid-friendly restaurants, homemade facial treatments, and breakfast in bed, the Okris get a lot more than they bargained for.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Bully and the Bunny (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Surprise, Surprise (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Tito's Mexican Vacation (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya notices something's wrong with Tito. He's not interested in playing soccer or eating ice cream. Is he sick? It turns out he's homesick. It all starts when Tito gets a postcard from his cousins in Mexico. Tito misses them and misses his former home. Maya, eager to help her cousin feel better, decides that if they can't take Tito back to Mexico, they'll bring Mexico to Tito! Maya ropes the rest of the gang into helping her with the research and acquisition of Mexican objects, foods, and information. Events escalate with typically Maya-esque results, and pretty soon the Community Center is packed with all things Mexican. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and the entire display is destroyed... right before Tito gets to the Center. Maya is mortified, but Tito is happy. Seeing how much everyone cared about him helped to lift his homesickness. After all, he is home with Maya, too. Just then the big surprise appears: Tito's cousins, brought from Mexico!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Teacher's Pet (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Letter (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

I Love Maya (Episode #165)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Bully and the Bunny (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Prince Tito (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

To help Tito overcome his stage fright, Maya convinces him to audition for a community theater performance called "Prince Tito." Maya promises Tito that she'll get the female lead and be right with him onstage the whole time. But when the director casts Tito in the lead and Maya in a bit part, Tito is bound for stardom - but only if Maya can find a way to keep him from freezing up in front of the audience on opening night.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Idea (Episode #164)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel's soccer team has made it to the championships, and he's nervous. Maya has a great idea to quell his nerves: intensive training the morning of the game. Miguel is skeptical of Maya's idea, worried that he might be late to catch the bus to the game, but Maya assures him she will keep him on schedule. Unfortunately, she fails; Miguel misses the bus. He fumes and blames Maya and her "big ideas", which always cause grief. Maya defends her big ideas, while also promising Miguel to get him to the game on time. Maya and Miguel go on a transportation-hopping adventure as they take trains, trucks, buses and finally a horse and carriage, in a desperate effort to get Miguel to the game on time. Through it all Maya asserts that the reason her ideas work is that she believes in the person she's trying to help. In the end they make it to the game, Miguel helps his team win the Championship, and finally admits that Maya's ideas are big and beautiful.

Teacher's Pet (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Letter (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

I Love Maya (Episode #165)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

A House Divided (Episode #162)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of paper machier, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Say Cheese! (Episode #161)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

School picture day is coming up and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

I Love Maya (Episode #165)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Idea (Episode #164)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel's soccer team has made it to the championships, and he's nervous. Maya has a great idea to quell his nerves: intensive training the morning of the game. Miguel is skeptical of Maya's idea, worried that he might be late to catch the bus to the game, but Maya assures him she will keep him on schedule. Unfortunately, she fails; Miguel misses the bus. He fumes and blames Maya and her "big ideas", which always cause grief. Maya defends her big ideas, while also promising Miguel to get him to the game on time. Maya and Miguel go on a transportation-hopping adventure as they take trains, trucks, buses and finally a horse and carriage, in a desperate effort to get Miguel to the game on time. Through it all Maya asserts that the reason her ideas work is that she believes in the person she's trying to help. In the end they make it to the game, Miguel helps his team win the Championship, and finally admits that Maya's ideas are big and beautiful.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Every Day Is Earth Day (Episode #163)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When a break from school comes, everyone looks forward to frittering away the days doing something fun and enjoyable. Maya's idea of "fun and enjoyable" is helping people. She tries to volunteer at the Community Center bingo game, but ends up accidentally wreaking havoc. When one of the bingo players recommends Maya volunteer for his daughter, Dr. Dasgupta the veterinarian, Maya jumps at the chance. She has a special bond with animals, after all. But when Maya mis-hears a conversation Dr. Dasgupta is having, she mistakenly believes that Dr. Dasgupta is going out of business. Eager to help her favorite vet, Maya launches a campaign to draw more business to Dr. Dasgupta's clinic... which works too well! Soon even elephants are lining up for treatment. Dr. Dasgupta is mortified... she wasn't planning on going out of business, she was planning on going on vacation! Fortunately, it all works out in the end when Maya calls in Dr. Dasgupta's father, who is also a veterinarian.

A House Divided (Episode #162)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of paper machier, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Say Cheese! (Episode #161)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

School picture day is coming up and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

Maya The Mascot (Episode #157)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya is a big hit as the parrot mascot for Miguel's community basketball team. But when Miguel turns his ankle, Maya has to help take care of him, and has to miss the games. After all, she can't be in two places at once. Or can she?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel picks up a very special "Melissa Rojas" jacket for Kylie as a birthday gift. But when Maya discovers it, she thinks it's a gift for her - and won't take it off! Miguel can't bear to break her heart, but he doesn't want to be stuck without a present for Kylie either!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel gets a crush on a new substitute teacher, Miss Cisneros, and studies like crazy in her class. At the same time, Tito has to read a poem over the school PA system. As (bad) luck would have it, Tito gets inspiration for the poem by watching the enamored Miguel, and when he reads his poem, he exposes Miguel's crush to the whole school. Miguel is mortified, but with some kind words from his teacher realizes that he did manage to get the highest score in the class on a test - and also finds a friend his own age.

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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