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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

Prince Tito (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 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.

La Nueva Cocinita (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

While Maya and Miguel are searching with their Abuela Elena for treasures through her seemingly bottomless trunk of memories, they happen upon an old menu from her defunct restaurant "La Cocinita." She rhapsodizes dreamily about the menu - summoning magical concoctions with mystical powers that can cure an ill-tempered grouch. After a walk around the neighborhood, they see grumpiness and general disharmony everywhere, and Maya quickly decides that not only Abuela Elena, but the whole neighborhood is in need of a New Cocinita to bring happiness and harmony to everyone with the magic of the old recipes. Enlisting her friends to be the kitchen and wait staff, Maya prepares for the big opening night over Miguel's steady stream of protests and warnings. Of course, Maya and her crew soon get in over their heads...

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

When Maya Met Andy (Episode #103K)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball) . And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Rhymes with "Gato" (Episode #105K)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Chrissy's kitten runs away, Maya and her friends put up signs and spread the word about the lost "gato." Unfortunately, Maggie's Spanish is terrible, and she tells people they're missing a "pato" - a duck. Soon Maya is stuck with a disgruntled and irascible duck in her apartment, on the same afternoon, it turns out, that the landlord is coming by to make some repairs. And she still has to find the lost kitty.
Goals: Model empathy and perspective-taking; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners. Vocabulary - cat, duck, dog

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

I Love Maya (Episode #165)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Autograph (Episode #104K)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Model the process of language learning. Vocabulary - baseball, baseball field, glove

Politics Unusual (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Big Idea (Episode #164)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

The Autograph (Episode #104K)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Model the process of language learning. Vocabulary - baseball, baseball field, glove

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

When Maya Met Andy (Episode #103K)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball) . And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Matchmaker (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

One evening, after Maya sees Abuela Elena dancing alone after dinner, she decides that her grandmother's cheery exterior is masking a deep loneliness - and that Abuela Elena needs to be fixed up on a date. Maya's big idea launches a quest for an eligible sixty-something bachelor, the mother of all makeovers, and a blind date that doesn't go as planned.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Cupid (Episode #153)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel hates Valentine's Day. He considers it a greeting card holiday. Maya loves Valentine's Day. She considers it an opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you care about them. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school, attired in cupid wings. He begs and pleads with anyone and everyone to take over his job, to no avail. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. At the end of the day, he tosses the whole getup in the trash, eager to be done with this accursed holiday. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentines delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. Soon a mob confronts Maya. Miguel, seeing the mob, digs his cupid wings out of the trash and hops into action to save his sister. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer... and Miguel's heart grows a few sizes towards the holiday he once hated.

Politics Unusual (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Idea (Episode #164)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

A House Divided (Episode #162)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 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, Feb 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Say Cheese! (Episode #161)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 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, Feb 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 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.

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Cupid (Episode #153)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel hates Valentine's Day. He considers it a greeting card holiday. Maya loves Valentine's Day. She considers it an opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you care about them. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school, attired in cupid wings. He begs and pleads with anyone and everyone to take over his job, to no avail. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. At the end of the day, he tosses the whole getup in the trash, eager to be done with this accursed holiday. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentines delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. Soon a mob confronts Maya. Miguel, seeing the mob, digs his cupid wings out of the trash and hops into action to save his sister. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer... and Miguel's heart grows a few sizes towards the holiday he once hated.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Every Day Is Earth Day (Episode #163)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 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, Feb 14, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 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, Feb 12, 2013 -- 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, Feb 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Say Cheese! (Episode #161)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 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, Feb 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 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, Feb 10, 2013 -- 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, Feb 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 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, Feb 10, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Good Luck Paco (Episode #158)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

After a couple of coincidences, the kids become convinced that Paco is a good luck charm. At first it's great fun, but soon Paco is in so much demand to give everyone good fortune that the poor parrot is getting worn out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.

Maya The Mascot (Episode #157)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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, Feb 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 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, Feb 10, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 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.

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

After Maggie arrives late for class one day and talks back to Mr. Nguyen, he issues her an "after school" - requiring her to stay late one day. Maggie is appalled, since this has never happened to her before, and she tries every trick in her book to get Mr. Nguyen to change his mind.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Theo and Miguel have a big fight about a remote-controlled race- car derby, Maya takes it upon herself to set things right between the two estranged friends. But whatever she does only seems to make things worse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

When Abuela Elena leaves town for a few days, she entrusts an eager Maya with the care and feeding of her prized roses. Unfortunately, while Maya's heart is in the right place, she is too eager to get Abuela's roses growing quickly. Miguel, meanwhile, wants to become a wrestler and begins taking lessons from Gus "El Guamazo" Lopez, former luchador. But instead of getting an exciting luchador costume and learning show-wrestling moves, Gus teaches Miguel the actual principles of wrestling (which often, to Miguel's horror, resemble baking in Gus' bakery). As Maya slowly destroys Abuela's roses, Miguel gets frustrated with the slow pace of his training and quits. But when Maya's overzealousness in the garden leads to a flood of over-watering, Miguel hops into action, using the moves taught to him by Gus Lopez to overcome the flood. In the end, both Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency - in gardening, wrestling and life.

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too