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Martha Speaks Previous Broadcasts

Td's Magic/Scaredy Cat (Episode #308H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* TD's Magic - TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? Vocabulary: (E) feat, rational(ly), vanish, illusion, dubious (I) disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers.
* Scaredy Cat - To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real. Vocabulary: (E) silhouette, unexpected, nightmare, phantom, ominous (I) scare(d)(y), dark(ness), windy, rainy, night(time).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird (Episode #313H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores - but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued! Vocabulary: (E) science fiction, data, unpredictable, forsee(able), unforeseen, feline(s) (I) gather(ing), mysterious, peculiar, vine.
* Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - A shadow on the outside of the tent inspires still more stories. With humans shrinking to the size of ants, and ants growing to the size of humans,everyone has something to contribute. Vocabulary: (E) miniature(ize), enormous, magnify(ing), improbable, scientist (I) ray, puny, huge, giant, mini.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover (Episode #212H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. She felt the same way when the family got that cute puppy Skits. Vocabulary: (E) include, exclude(d), notice(s), snub(bed), replace(d) (I) favorite, special, touchy, cute(st), cuddly.
* Martha and the Doggie Lover - TD's little cousin CD really likes dogs. Really, really likes dogs. CD loves dogs so much he squeezes them too hard. Can Martha teach CD how to be gentle with dogs? Vocabulary: (E) sensitive, aggressive, delicate, aggravate(d), out of control (I) shy, gentle(y), choke(ing), careful, tame(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Skits On Ice/Martha's Steamed! (Episode #213H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Skits on Ice - Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, but why? Helen tells the story of how puppy Skits chased a puck onto thin ice, and how quick thinking by Martha saved the day. Vocabulary: (E) risky, thaw(ing), solid, freeze/frozen, defrost (I) ice(y), cold, melt, puck, hockey, thin.
* Martha's Steamed! - When Helen and Martha discover a dog locked in a hot car on a sweltering summer's day, they snap into action. While they try to track down the owner, it becomes almost impossible for them to keep their cool. Vocabulary: (E) emergency, scorching, parched, sizzling, broiling (I) panting, sweat(y), heat, thirsty, page.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #211H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before.
* Martha's Life in Crime, Part 2 -Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family? Vocabulary: (E) reminiscing, background, aspire(d)(ations), sequence (I) time, past, wish(ed), happened, when.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Que Pasa, Martha/Td Is Talking Dog (Episode #209H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember.
* TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. Vocabulary: (E) enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent (I) tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #206H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country.
* Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy? Vocabulary: (E) mission, function(ing), appoint(ed)(ing)(ment), advise/advisor, representative(s), cabinet (I) aide(s), serve(d), official, secretary.

Que Pasa, Martha/Td Is Talking Dog (Episode #209H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember.
* TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. Vocabulary: (E) enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent (I) tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Td's Magic/Scaredy Cat (Episode #308H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* TD's Magic - TD has found the best birthday gift of all time for his cousin CD: He's going to put on a magic show at his party. He wants to really "wow" the crowd, so the bigger the trick, the better. But what happens when his magic gets out of control? Vocabulary: (E) feat, rational(ly), vanish, illusion, dubious (I) disappear, magic, appear, explanation, powers.
* Scaredy Cat - To escape a storm, the kids and dogs retreat into the Boxwood's house. TD, Alice, and Helen decide to tell spooky stories to pass the time. But as spooky things start happening in the house, they wonder if their stories might be a little too real. Vocabulary: (E) silhouette, unexpected, nightmare, phantom, ominous (I) scare(d)(y), dark(ness), windy, rainy, night(time).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover (Episode #212H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. She felt the same way when the family got that cute puppy Skits. Vocabulary: (E) include, exclude(d), notice(s), snub(bed), replace(d) (I) favorite, special, touchy, cute(st), cuddly.
* Martha and the Doggie Lover - TD's little cousin CD really likes dogs. Really, really likes dogs. CD loves dogs so much he squeezes them too hard. Can Martha teach CD how to be gentle with dogs? Vocabulary: (E) sensitive, aggressive, delicate, aggravate(d), out of control (I) shy, gentle(y), choke(ing), careful, tame(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code (Episode #204H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after.
* The Martha Code - After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is? Vocabulary: (E) code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary (I) (un) break(able), crack, secret(s), key, figure out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before.
* Martha's Life in Crime, Part 2 -Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family? Vocabulary: (E) reminiscing, background, aspire(d)(ations), sequence (I) time, past, wish(ed), happened, when.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy (Episode #208H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Paws and Effect - When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen, and TD know, protecting the environment (and paws) is important, but it is easier said than done. Vocabulary: (E) discard(ed)(ing), litter(ed)(ing), thoughtless, debris, recycle(d)(ing) (I) careless(ly), trash, important, broke(n), injured.
* The Trouble with Teddy - Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and the vet doesn't know why. When Martha is called in to consult, even she can't diagnose the patient. Enlisting the help of the dog pack, they scour the yard for hazardous materials - when the cause of the problem could be right under their noses. Vocabulary: (E) hazardous, ingest(ed), environment, poisonous, pesticide(s) (I) rotten, spoil(ed), safe, dangerous, gross.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* 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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The Jakey Express/Martha, Sled Dog (Episode #207H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Jakey Express - Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary: (E) schedule(d), deliver(y)(ies), funicular, delay(ed), transportation (I) flag(ging)(ed) down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time.
* Martha, Sled Dog - Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will Malto deliver herself right into their hands? Vocabulary: (E) serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate (I) glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Que Pasa, Martha/Td Is Talking Dog (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember.
* TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. Vocabulary: (E) enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent (I) tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #206H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country.
* Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy? Vocabulary: (E) mission, function(ing), appoint(ed)(ing)(ment), advise/advisor, representative(s), cabinet (I) aide(s), serve(d), official, secretary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 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, Oct 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code (Episode #204H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after.
* The Martha Code - After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is? Vocabulary: (E) code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary (I) (un) break(able), crack, secret(s), key, figure out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy (Episode #202H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s).
* Martha's No Dummy - Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but TD and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice? Vocabulary: (E) pantomime, routine(s)(ly), rehears(ing)(al)(ed) , ventriloquist, entertain(ment)(ing)(ed) (I) host(ing), show, old-fashioned, star(dom)(s), act.

The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code (Episode #204H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after.
* The Martha Code - After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is? Vocabulary: (E) code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary (I) (un) break(able), crack, secret(s), key, figure out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Paws and Effect/The Trouble with Teddy (Episode #208H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Paws and Effect - When Martha gets a piece of glass in her paw, everyone realizes that littering hurts more than the environment. But what can they do about it? As Alice, Helen, and TD know, protecting the environment (and paws) is important, but it is easier said than done. Vocabulary: (E) discard(ed)(ing), litter(ed)(ing), thoughtless, debris, recycle(d)(ing) (I) careless(ly), trash, important, broke(n), injured.
* The Trouble with Teddy - Teddy, a neighborhood dog, is sick, and the vet doesn't know why. When Martha is called in to consult, even she can't diagnose the patient. Enlisting the help of the dog pack, they scour the yard for hazardous materials - when the cause of the problem could be right under their noses. Vocabulary: (E) hazardous, ingest(ed), environment, poisonous, pesticide(s) (I) rotten, spoil(ed), safe, dangerous, gross.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Chair/Td The Pack Rat (Episode #201H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable.(I) furniture, worth(less), rich, cost, clean(ing)(ed)(ers).
* TD the Pack Rat - TD has too much junk! TD's mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn't bring anything else home. Does TD have the willpower? Vocabulary: (E) worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage(d), priceless, perspective(s)(I) garbage, junk, collect(ion), keep, sell.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Jakey Express/Martha, Sled Dog (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* The Jakey Express - Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary: (E) schedule(d), deliver(y)(ies), funicular, delay(ed), transportation (I) flag(ging)(ed) down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time.
* Martha, Sled Dog - Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will Malto deliver herself right into their hands? Vocabulary: (E) serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate (I) glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Speaks What's Bothering Bob?/Martha Spins A Tale (Episode #140H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* What's Bothering Bob? - What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?
* Martha Spins a Tale - It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi-Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire - breathing cat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha in the White House, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #206H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha in the White House, Part 1 - The new president is looking for a dog to live in the White House. Martha knows the perfect dog for the job! What better way to recommend some of her neighborhood pals than to put in a few calls to the White House herself? Vocabulary: (E) neighborhood, nation(al), volunteer, recommend(ing), community, nominate (I) president, white house, leader, country.
* Martha in the White House, Part 2 - The president is calling! One of his aides heard about Martha's speaking ability and he needs her to report to the White House immediately. But why does the president want Martha? Is there a top-secret cat conspiracy? Vocabulary: (E) mission, function(ing), appoint(ed)(ing)(ment), advise/advisor, representative(s), cabinet (I) aide(s), serve(d), official, secretary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 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: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* 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, Oct 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2) (Episode #203H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 1 - For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs? Vocabulary: (E) petition, illegal, cause, picket(ing), goal, ban(ning) (ed), protest(ing) (I) sign(ning) (ed), ask(ing), "on strike".
* Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 2 - Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban. Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her sensitive ears? Vocabulary: (E) purpose, signature(s), unite, majority, prohibit(ed) (I) fireworks, summer, write, support(ed).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code (Episode #204H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after.
* The Martha Code - After Martha accidentally eats a secret code, it's really, really hard to understand what she's saying. Now Martha's lost and she's leaving Helen coded phone messages. Can Helen break the code and find out where she is? Vocabulary: (E) code, decipher, message, gibberish, arbitrary (I) (un) break(able), crack, secret(s), key, figure out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy (Episode #202H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s).
* Martha's No Dummy - Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but TD and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice? Vocabulary: (E) pantomime, routine(s)(ly), rehears(ing)(al)(ed) , ventriloquist, entertain(ment)(ing)(ed) (I) host(ing), show, old-fashioned, star(dom)(s), act.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Chair/Td The Pack Rat (Episode #201H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable.(I) furniture, worth(less), rich, cost, clean(ing)(ed)(ers).
* TD the Pack Rat - TD has too much junk! TD's mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn't bring anything else home. Does TD have the willpower? Vocabulary: (E) worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage(d), priceless, perspective(s)(I) garbage, junk, collect(ion), keep, sell.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks What's Bothering Bob?/Martha Spins A Tale (Episode #140H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* What's Bothering Bob? - What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?
* Martha Spins a Tale - It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi-Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire - breathing cat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Therapy Dog/Martha's Duck Trouble (Episode #138H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Therapy Dog - Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing?
* Martha's Duck Trouble - Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalesce. Pretty soon, it feels like the duck is taking over. How long does it take for a duck's wing to heal anyway? Is it possible that Ralph has gotten a little too comfortable?

Martha Speaks What's Bothering Bob?/Martha Spins A Tale (Episode #140H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* What's Bothering Bob? - What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?
* Martha Spins a Tale - It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi-Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire - breathing cat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 12, 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: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Here's Martha!/Dog Fight (Episode #137H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.
* Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2) (Episode #203H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 1 - For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs? Vocabulary: (E) petition, illegal, cause, picket(ing), goal, ban(ning) (ed), protest(ing) (I) sign(ning) (ed), ask(ing), "on strike".
* Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 2 - Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban. Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun, but can she find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her sensitive ears? Vocabulary: (E) purpose, signature(s), unite, majority, prohibit(ed) (I) fireworks, summer, write, support(ed).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother (Episode #136H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?
* Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy (Episode #202H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s).
* Martha's No Dummy - Granny Flo is hosting a variety show. Helen and Carolina team up to perform a pantomime, Alice practices her tap routine, and Truman perfects his water glass symphony, but TD and Martha struggle to come up with an act. Will they ever find their voice? Vocabulary: (E) pantomime, routine(s)(ly), rehears(ing)(al)(ed) , ventriloquist, entertain(ment)(ing)(ed) (I) host(ing), show, old-fashioned, star(dom)(s), act.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 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: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Chair/Td The Pack Rat (Episode #201H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Chair - Martha's family has a birthday surprise - a new dog bed! After a few sleepless nights, the family realizes that Martha misses her stinky old chair. But Mrs. Demson bought it and has plans of her own for the chair after she sees one just like it on Antiques Roadshow. Vocabulary: (E) antique, donate(d), upholstery, profit(ed), valuable.(I) furniture, worth(less), rich, cost, clean(ing)(ed)(ers).
* TD the Pack Rat - TD has too much junk! TD's mom makes him an offer: He can keep everything he has, as long as he doesn't bring anything else home. Does TD have the willpower? Vocabulary: (E) worthless, rubbish, clutter, salvage(d), priceless, perspective(s)(I) garbage, junk, collect(ion), keep, sell.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Truman's Secret/Skits Monkeys Around (Episode #139H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Truman's Secret - Where has Truman been and why is he acting so weird? He's hiding in the garage, lurking in the shadows. He finally agrees to tell the whole gruesome story, but will it be too horrible for them to bear?
* Skits Monkeys Around - Skits loves to watch Malcolm, the blue monkey on TV. In fact, he loves Malcolm so much he wants to be Malcolm, and he starts wearing a polka dot bowtie. Martha is mortified to be seen with him in public. How long is this phase going to last or could it be permanent?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks What's Bothering Bob?/Martha Spins A Tale (Episode #140H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* What's Bothering Bob? - What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and he's chasing Truman all over town. Soon Truman, Helen, Alice, TD, Kazuo the dog officer, the pizza guy, and Bob's owner are all up a tree, imprisoned by a barking Bob. Can Martha figure out what's bothering Bob?
* Martha Spins a Tale - It's sweltering hot and everybody is miserable. To distract Jake from the heat, Martha tells him about Goldi-Martha and the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen and their adventures among giants, queens, and a very familiar fire - breathing cat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Therapy Dog/Martha's Duck Trouble (Episode #138H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Therapy Dog - Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing?
* Martha's Duck Trouble - Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalesce. Pretty soon, it feels like the duck is taking over. How long does it take for a duck's wing to heal anyway? Is it possible that Ralph has gotten a little too comfortable?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Here's Martha!/Dog Fight (Episode #137H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.
* Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother (Episode #136H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?
* Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack (Episode #134H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Even Martha gets a part... as a bull. When the big night finally comes, Mom and Dad get trapped in their dressing room. The play must go on, but now the bull is the bullfighter and the bullfighter is... her sister? What will they do for an encore?
* Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack. However, the call of the wild becomes the call of the can opener for her pack mates, and soon Martha is left alone at Doghead Lake, hunting for dinner. But can she really eat that poor wounded duck?

Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother (Episode #136H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?
* Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 5, 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: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Goes to School/Td and the Light Bulb of Doom (Episode #133H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. What started out as a joke, turns into a nightmare for Helen, Alice, and TD, when Martha gets the job and takes it very seriously.
* TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts! As Helen predicted, TD winds up in a panic until he has a moment of inspiration. Can he pull off his project in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Truman's Secret/Skits Monkeys Around (Episode #139H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Truman's Secret - Where has Truman been and why is he acting so weird? He's hiding in the garage, lurking in the shadows. He finally agrees to tell the whole gruesome story, but will it be too horrible for them to bear?
* Skits Monkeys Around - Skits loves to watch Malcolm, the blue monkey on TV. In fact, he loves Malcolm so much he wants to be Malcolm, and he starts wearing a polka dot bowtie. Martha is mortified to be seen with him in public. How long is this phase going to last or could it be permanent?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Speaks Martha The Witness/Martha Takes A Stand (Episode #132H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha the Witness - Mrs. Demson hates dogs and blames them for everything, which is a problem since she lives right down the street from Martha. But she changes her tune after Martha witnesses an accident that destroys Mrs. Demson's lawn furniture. Now Mrs. Demson will do anything to get Martha to appear as her witness in court.
* Martha Takes a Stand - Something smells bad and it's Martha. Faced with yet another bath, Martha makes a stand for her right to, well, stink. But if Martha is going to stand up for her rights, Dad says she can do it outside. Will Martha be an outside dog forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Therapy Dog/Martha's Duck Trouble (Episode #138H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Therapy Dog - Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing?
* Martha's Duck Trouble - Ralph, the wounded duck from the lake, has settled in at Martha's house to convalesce. Pretty soon, it feels like the duck is taking over. How long does it take for a duck's wing to heal anyway? Is it possible that Ralph has gotten a little too comfortable?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 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: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Here's Martha!/Dog Fight (Episode #137H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Here's Martha! - Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.
* Dog Fight - Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Smells/Martha Hears (Episode #135H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Smells - Martha is secretly trapped inside Pablum and Weaselgraft's hideout. She manages to call Helen and tell her how to get there by smell. Can Helen and TD follow her scent map and uncover Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair?
* Martha Hears - For the same story from a different sensory perspective, Martha once again finds herself trapped in Weaselgraft and Pablum's lair, but this time she leads Helen and TD to their hideout by describing what she hears. It sounded like a good idea. . ..

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother (Episode #136H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman figures out that she's saying the exact reverse of what she means to say. But can they figure out the cure before she ruins Grandpa Bernie's birthday party?
* Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them? Helen and Alice bet the boys that they can't keep the brother thing up for a week, because they don't exactly have a lot in common.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Speaks Martha Treads The Boards/Martha's Pack (Episode #134H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Treads the Boards - Helen's mom and dad are starring in the community theater production, and Helen's the stage manager. Even Martha gets a part... as a bull. When the big night finally comes, Mom and Dad get trapped in their dressing room. The play must go on, but now the bull is the bullfighter and the bullfighter is... her sister? What will they do for an encore?
* Martha's Pack - When Helen leaves Martha off her family tree, Martha decides to make her own pack. However, the call of the wild becomes the call of the can opener for her pack mates, and soon Martha is left alone at Doghead Lake, hunting for dinner. But can she really eat that poor wounded duck?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Goes to School/Td and the Light Bulb of Doom (Episode #133H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

* Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. What started out as a joke, turns into a nightmare for Helen, Alice, and TD, when Martha gets the job and takes it very seriously.
* TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD swears he'll start working on his report just as soon as he watches the "Harry Blotter, Boy Wizard" movie marathon, all nine parts! As Helen predicted, TD winds up in a panic until he has a moment of inspiration. Can he pull off his project in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

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

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

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

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