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Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost (Episode #117H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
* Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

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

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

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

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2 (Episode #115H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. (1st of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, (un) fortunate (I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough.
* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches. (2nd of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal. (I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

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

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent (Episode #111H)

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

* Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
* Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

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

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

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

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha (Episode #107H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami. Vocabulary - (E) distressed, blame, confess, conceal(ing), shame (I) rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt.
* Perfectly Martha* (*book based) - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too? Vocabulary - (E) train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave (I) wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret.

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away (Episode #105H)

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

* Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time. Vocabulary - (E chores, herd, pasture, responsibility(ies), task, toil (I) job, tired, rise.
* Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities-as a telemarketer-and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family. Vocabulary - (E) success(eed), appreciate, opportunity, promote(ion) (ing)(ed), employ(ment)(ee)(er). (I) manage(r), hire(d), work, boss.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent (Episode #111H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
* Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

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

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

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

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha (Episode #110H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T. D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson? Vocabulary - (E) deceive(ing), honest(ly), dishonest, mislead(ing), popular (I) trust(ing), believe(able), fooling, right, wrong, ad(vertise)(ment).
* Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha? Vocabulary - (E) deny, admit, claim, false, translate (I) switch(ed) (ing), mistake, trick, fraud.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling (Episode #109H)

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

* The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
* Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha (Episode #107H)

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

* Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami. Vocabulary - (E) distressed, blame, confess, conceal(ing), shame (I) rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt.
* Perfectly Martha* (*book based) - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too? Vocabulary - (E) train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave (I) wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away (Episode #105H)

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

* Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time. Vocabulary - (E chores, herd, pasture, responsibility(ies), task, toil (I) job, tired, rise.
* Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities-as a telemarketer-and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family. Vocabulary - (E) success(eed), appreciate, opportunity, promote(ion) (ing)(ed), employ(ment)(ee)(er). (I) manage(r), hire(d), work, boss.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

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

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (Episode #108H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Firedog Martha - Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie. But somehow all the things Freddie makes look so easy-climbing ladders, carrying hoses-aren't as easy for a real dog to do. Will Martha give up on her dream? Vocabulary - (E) reality, fantasy, fiction, imagine, tale, dispatcher (I) story, real, fact(s), pretend, actually.
* Martha's Pickle - Have giant alien pickles invaded Wagstaff City? Truman saw something just like it in a movie, but he never saw the ending. Now they're racing the clock to figure out how to defeat the aliens, before they're really in a pickle! Vocabulary - (E) bizarre, odd, normal, farfetched, rumor, unusual (I) weird, wacky, ordinary, strange(r), report.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Speaks/Martha Gives Advice (Episode #101H)

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

* Martha Speaks (book based) - When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Can she get help in time? Vocabulary - (E) express, discuss(ion), mumble, exclaim, shout (I) speak(ing), jabber(ing), talk, whisper(ing), communicate. < br />* Martha Gives Advice - Helen's cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion-conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she's pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters? Vocabulary - (E) persuade, defend, encourage, groan(ed), advice (I) (dis)agree, suggest, offer(ing), plead, sigh, opinion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Dog Who Came to Dinner/Martha Calling (Episode #109H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* The Dog Who Came to Dinner - Helen agrees to take care of Mrs. Clusky's dog for a few days, and Martha can't wait to welcome their houseguest. To Martha's chagrin, Francois turns out to be a demanding and manipulative guest who knows just how to charm the humans. When Martha gets blamed for the teacup poodle's bad behavior, something has to be done, but what? Vocabulary - (E) jealous, visitor, privileges, envy, demanding (I) houseguest, welcome, rude, polite, manners.
* Martha Calling* (*book based) - When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn from a radio call-in show, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed. Helen and Martha put their heads together to come up with a solution. Enter Granny Martha. But when a "mad dog" eats Granny Martha, pandemonium ensues. Where's Martha and why is everybody running for the exits? Vocabulary - (E) allow(ed), forbid(den), permit, restrict, problem (I)guest, rules, invite, vacation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

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

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha (Episode #107H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Worried that she'll get blamed for the crime, she conceals the evidence and pretends nothing happened. When the canine criminals recruit her for another heist, she's torn between the truth and a really big salami. Vocabulary - (E) distressed, blame, confess, conceal(ing), shame (I) rob, crime, punish, suspect, honest, hurt.
* Perfectly Martha* (*book based) - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute. Why are all these dogs behaving so, well, perfectly? Martha is determined to uncover the secret, before any more dogs lose their essential dogginess. Will she succeed or will she become a perfect pup too? Vocabulary - (E) train, imperfect, obedient, disobedient, misbehave (I) wild, good, bad, sneaky, secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out (Episode #104H)

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

* Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary - (E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect(ion), hero(ic) (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble.
* Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?
* Vocabulary - (E) honorary, brave(ry), earn, merit badge, frighten(ed) (ing), helpful (I) guard, scared, afraid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. When Martha tries to help with chores, things get a little out of hand. She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog, until she raises the alarm, just in the nick of time. Vocabulary - (E chores, herd, pasture, responsibility(ies), task, toil (I) job, tired, rise.
* Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away. She finds the perfect job to match her abilities-as a telemarketer-and enjoys career success. But she realizes that no amount of success is a substitute for a loving family. Vocabulary - (E) success(eed), appreciate, opportunity, promote(ion) (ing)(ed), employ(ment)(ee)(er). (I) manage(r), hire(d), work, boss.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha (Episode #103H)

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

* Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody-or some animal-ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary - (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness(ed), evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true/truth.
* Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals? Vocabulary - (E) suspicious, accomplice, plot(ting), proof, expression (I) fishy, partner, plan(ning), positive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Blah Blah/Skits Behaves (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Blah Blah* (*book based) - Granny Flo decides to cut costs at the soup factory. Who would notice if each bowl of soup had only half the letters of the alphabet anyway? Martha would, that's who. As the letters are subtracted from the soup, they're also subtracted from her speech, and Martha loses her ability to communicate. Has Martha ordered her last burger? Vocabulary - (E) limit, add, subtract, reduce, diminish (I) few, greater, higher, more, less.
* Skits Behaves - Now that Skits is full grown, his rambunctious behavior has really gotten out of hand. Mom and Dad tell Helen she has to train Skits or he will have to be an outside dog. Helen tries all the latest training techniques with no success, until she realizes there's only one sure-fire training method: practice, lots of practice. Vocabulary - (E) improve(ment), progress, expand, behave, develop (I) better, misbehave, grow(n)(th), manners, learn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

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

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks/Martha Gives Advice (Episode #101H)

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

* Martha Speaks (book based) - When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Can she get help in time? Vocabulary - (E) express, discuss(ion), mumble, exclaim, shout (I) speak(ing), jabber(ing), talk, whisper(ing), communicate. < br />* Martha Gives Advice - Helen's cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion-conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she's pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters? Vocabulary - (E) persuade, defend, encourage, groan(ed), advice (I) (dis)agree, suggest, offer(ing), plead, sigh, opinion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

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

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha to the Rescue/Martha Camps Out (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha to the Rescue - Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo." Unfortunately, her attempts to become a doggie hero don't quite work out the way she plans. In the end, both Martha and Helen discover they can be courageous when it really matters. Vocabulary - (E) rescue, courageous, danger, protect(ion), hero(ic) (I) save, strong, harm, escape, trouble.
* Martha Camps Out - Ronald finds out that Helen and Alice plan to go camping and warns them about Big Minnie, a mythical monster who lives in the woods. Undeterred, the campers set off. After all, everybody knows Big Minnie's imaginary. Or is she?
* Vocabulary - (E) honorary, brave(ry), earn, merit badge, frighten(ed) (ing), helpful (I) guard, scared, afraid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy (Episode #401H)

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

Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises...as is he. Vocabulary: (E) poem, poet, prose, imposter, metaphor(ically). Milo's Reading Buddy - When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous. T.D. has the perfect, confidence-building solution: a Reading Buddy! The whole gang gets excited about helping Milo. Maybe too excited. Can Milo find the Reading Buddy who's perfect for him? Vocabulary: (E) fluent, struggle, apprehensive, interject, nervous.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Takes The Cake/Codename: Martha (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Takes the Cake - It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha. The only problem is that Nelson (Martha's cat nemesis) will be there too. When somebody-or some animal-ruins the birthday cake, Alice's brother Ronald thinks Martha's responsible. Martha proclaims her innocence . . . but why was she surrounded by cake crumbs? Vocabulary - (E) innocent, guilty, biased, witness(ed), evidence (I) judge, jury, trial, prove, true/truth.
* Codename: Martha - Martha, Helen, and T.D. uncover a plot to rob the jewelry store, or so they think until their two suspects turn out to be police detectives on a stakeout. Now that everybody has gone home in disgrace, how will Martha catch the real criminals? Vocabulary - (E) suspicious, accomplice, plot(ting), proof, expression (I) fishy, partner, plan(ning), positive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha and the One Thousand Fleas/Nice and Crabby (Episode #214)

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

* Martha and the One Thousand Fleas - Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus! Vocabulary: (E) charity, contribut(e)(ions), fundraiser, salesman, benefit (I) funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise(s)(ed).
* Nice and Crabby - Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Vocabulary: (E) complain(t)(ed), disposition, cruel, personality, amiable (I) grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore! (Episode #409H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together they hatch a plan to reunite Kit with her dog. What could possibly go wrong? Vocabulary: (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition. Cora Encore! - Confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can our heroes find the real Cora before she's sent off to perform in the big top? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they've made? Vocabulary: (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha and Skits/Martha Plays A Part (Episode #102H)

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

* Martha and Skits (book based) - A new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Unlike Martha, when Skits eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except "Woof." Feeling like he's let the family down, Skits runs away. But soon Skits discovers that everybody is special in their own way. Vocabulary - (E) exceptional(ly), stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary (I) one-of-a-kind, excellent, perfect, super.
* Martha Plays a Part - Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play. With practice-and a little help from Martha-Helen finds she can do anything she wants, if she puts her mind to it. Vocabulary - (E) talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding (I) superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform(ing) (ance), cue, play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks/Martha Gives Advice (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Speaks (book based) - When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain and she develops the ability to talk. And boy, does she talk. After her family complains that she talks too much, she clams up and stops eating her soup. Then a cat burglar breaks into her house, and Martha finds herself speechless. Can she get help in time? Vocabulary - (E) express, discuss(ion), mumble, exclaim, shout (I) speak(ing), jabber(ing), talk, whisper(ing), communicate. < br />* Martha Gives Advice - Helen's cousin Carolina is a little bit older but a lot more fashion-conscious. Helen tries to take her advice, even though she's pretty happy with how she looks already. Then Martha becomes the new host of a radio advice show, and people start doing some pretty strange things. Will Helen learn whose opinion really matters? Vocabulary - (E) persuade, defend, encourage, groan(ed), advice (I) (dis)agree, suggest, offer(ing), plead, sigh, opinion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two (Episode #405H)

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

Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One - The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r). Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part Two - The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe. Vocabulary: (E) oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies/Camp Truman (Episode #408H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Eyes on the Skies - Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Truman's #1 hero), is holding a seminar at the library. Truman becomes more and more certain that his activity partner T.D. is going to embarrass him in front of his idol. Does T.D. have what it takes to become a great scientist? Vocabulary: (E) telescope, seminar, identify, curious, astrophysicist, presentation. Camp Truman - Milo is super-exited to go to Camp Winnetka this summer - he's been packing since Christmas. But when Truman discovers that Camp Winnetka is closing, he takes it upon himself to cheer Milo up -- by showing him how miserable and grueling camp can be. Vocabulary: (E) activity, hike, forage, nature, grueling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

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

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy (Episode #401H)

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

Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises...as is he. Vocabulary: (E) poem, poet, prose, imposter, metaphor(ically). Milo's Reading Buddy - When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous. T.D. has the perfect, confidence-building solution: a Reading Buddy! The whole gang gets excited about helping Milo. Maybe too excited. Can Milo find the Reading Buddy who's perfect for him? Vocabulary: (E) fluent, struggle, apprehensive, interject, nervous.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha and the One Thousand Fleas/Nice and Crabby (Episode #214)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha and the One Thousand Fleas - Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus! Vocabulary: (E) charity, contribut(e)(ions), fundraiser, salesman, benefit (I) funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise(s)(ed).
* Nice and Crabby - Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Vocabulary: (E) complain(t)(ed), disposition, cruel, personality, amiable (I) grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day (Episode #304H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Truman's Mad - When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? Vocabulary: (E) explore, theory, analyz(e) (ing), outcome, effect (I) note(s), lab, kit, finding(s), magnet(ism) (s).
* Dog for a Day - TD thinks dogs have it easy - no school, no homework, no schedule - but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else's shoes (or tail). Vocabulary: (E) hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, compare(d), result(s) (I) human, canine, science, easy, hard(er).

Martha and the One Thousand Fleas/Nice and Crabby (Episode #214)

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

* Martha and the One Thousand Fleas - Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus! Vocabulary: (E) charity, contribut(e)(ions), fundraiser, salesman, benefit (I) funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise(s)(ed).
* Nice and Crabby - Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Vocabulary: (E) complain(t)(ed), disposition, cruel, personality, amiable (I) grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha and Skits/Martha Plays A Part (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha and Skits (book based) - A new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with puppy energy and the desire to chew everything. Unlike Martha, when Skits eats alphabet soup, nothing comes out except "Woof." Feeling like he's let the family down, Skits runs away. But soon Skits discovers that everybody is special in their own way. Vocabulary - (E) exceptional(ly), stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary (I) one-of-a-kind, excellent, perfect, super.
* Martha Plays a Part - Helen is miserable after Martha volunteers her for a part in the school play. With practice-and a little help from Martha-Helen finds she can do anything she wants, if she puts her mind to it. Vocabulary - (E) talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding (I) superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform(ing) (ance), cue, play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha in the Hold/Get Along, Little Doggies (Episode #205H)

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

* Martha in the Hold - Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride? Vocabulary: (E) cargo, passenger(s), turbulence, arriv(e)(s)(ing)(val) , depart(s)(ed) (I) travel(ing), suitcase(s), flight, trip, Take(s) (ing) off.
* Get Along, Little Dogies! - Martha is excited to go on a cattle drive. Cookie the cowhand isn't so sure that Martha is fit for the trip and he might be right. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range? Vocabulary: (E) vacation(ing), stampede, lodging, sightseeing, cattle drive, scenery (I) wagon, cowboy(s), camp, outdoors, tour(s).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Return Of The Bookbots: The Case Of The Missing Words, Part One & Two (Episode #405H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One - The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r). Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part Two - The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe. Vocabulary: (E) oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Dogs In Space/Dogs from Space (Episode #210H)

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

* Dogs in Space - Mrs. Clusky asks the class to present projects on the solar system, but TD finds himself distracted by comic books. Can he save the Planet of the Dogs from evil space cats and still get his homework in on time? Vocabulary: (E) planet, star, solar system, constellation, orbit (I) sun, moon, earth, space, spaceship.
* Dogs from Space - Inspired by TD's comic about the Planet of the Dogs, Martha has a dream about what life would be like as an alien space dog. Vocabulary: (E) universe, extraterrestrial, astronom(y)(er), astronaut, asteroid, inva(sion)( ed)(ing)(er), (in)humane (I) alien(s) , world, creature.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy (Episode #401H)

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

Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises...as is he. Vocabulary: (E) poem, poet, prose, imposter, metaphor(ically). Milo's Reading Buddy - When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous. T.D. has the perfect, confidence-building solution: a Reading Buddy! The whole gang gets excited about helping Milo. Maybe too excited. Can Milo find the Reading Buddy who's perfect for him? Vocabulary: (E) fluent, struggle, apprehensive, interject, nervous.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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