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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 31, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 7:30 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 2:00 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.

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 28, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One & Two (Episode #407H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One - When Martha learns that Helen's extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha's mother? Vocabulary: (E) reunion, prepare, organize, trace, quest. Martha's Thanksgiving, Part Two - Still in search of her mother, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason they were separated. Can Martha and her friends solve the mystery and find her mom in time for the family reunion? Vocabulary: (E) assemble, connect, memory, recognize, arrange.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 26, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 25, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 7:30 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures (Episode #402H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. The Adverbalizer activates adverbs - giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly... Of course T.D. orders one... immediately! Vocabulary: (E) sloppily, instantly, immediately, completely, adverb.

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 21, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 20, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 19, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 18, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 17, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures (Episode #402H)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. The Adverbalizer activates adverbs - giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly... Of course T.D. orders one... immediately! Vocabulary: (E) sloppily, instantly, immediately, completely, adverb.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 7:30 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery (Episode #314H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

* Wagstaff Races - Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Vocabulary: (E) energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate (I) cart, (re)use, green, power, parts.
* The Missing Metal Mystery Who's been stealing things from t-he local junkyard? When Detective TD announces the identity of his main suspect, everyone is shocked. Vocabulary: (E) waste, pollut(e)(ing)(tion), landfill, biodegradable (I) aluminum, copper, metal(s), trophy, sleepwalking.

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 14, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper (Episode #312H)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop.
* The Crooning Crook Caper - Helen wishes she could be a kid detective just like her favorite book character, Curious Crystal. When Helen and Martha find a business card for "The Whistler" with "You've been warned" written on the back, they think their career as super sleuths has begun. Vocabulary: (E) caper, detective, camouflage, pursu(e)(it), stakeout (I) footprint, monocle, criminal, notebook, handwriting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 13, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The Dog Did It/Martha Out West (Episode #311H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Dog Did It - Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? Vocabulary: (E) primitive, civilization, prehistor(y)(ic), ancient, philosopher, origin (I) stone(s), fire, cave(man)(boy)(girl)(dog) (kids), history.
* Martha Out West - The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and... strawberry milkshakes? Vocabulary: (E) pioneer, frontier, found(ed), outlaw, property (I) west(ern), mayor, sheriff, town, settle(r)(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls!/Martha's Adverb Adventures (Episode #402H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Verb Dog, When Action Calls! - Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes - Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify. Martha's Adverb Adventure - Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. The Adverbalizer activates adverbs - giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly... Of course T.D. orders one... immediately! Vocabulary: (E) sloppily, instantly, immediately, completely, adverb.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 11, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase (Episode #315H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Long Rotten Summer - For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Vocabulary: (E) moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt (I) minute, hour, day, tomorrow, never, forever.
* The Case of the Shattered Vase - Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem. Vocabulary: (E) instant, perception, transpire(d), occur(ed), review(ing) (I) crash, touch(ing), second, events, vase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery (Episode #314H)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Wagstaff Races - Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Vocabulary: (E) energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate (I) cart, (re)use, green, power, parts.
* The Missing Metal Mystery Who's been stealing things from t-he local junkyard? When Detective TD announces the identity of his main suspect, everyone is shocked. Vocabulary: (E) waste, pollut(e)(ing)(tion), landfill, biodegradable (I) aluminum, copper, metal(s), trophy, sleepwalking.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper (Episode #312H)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop.
* The Crooning Crook Caper - Helen wishes she could be a kid detective just like her favorite book character, Curious Crystal. When Helen and Martha find a business card for "The Whistler" with "You've been warned" written on the back, they think their career as super sleuths has begun. Vocabulary: (E) caper, detective, camouflage, pursu(e)(it), stakeout (I) footprint, monocle, criminal, notebook, handwriting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Dog Did It/Martha Out West (Episode #311H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* The Dog Did It - Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? Vocabulary: (E) primitive, civilization, prehistor(y)(ic), ancient, philosopher, origin (I) stone(s), fire, cave(man)(boy)(girl)(dog) (kids), history.
* Martha Out West - The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and... strawberry milkshakes? Vocabulary: (E) pioneer, frontier, found(ed), outlaw, property (I) west(ern), mayor, sheriff, town, settle(r)(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 2:00 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.

The Dog Did It/Martha Out West (Episode #311H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Dog Did It - Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? Vocabulary: (E) primitive, civilization, prehistor(y)(ic), ancient, philosopher, origin (I) stone(s), fire, cave(man)(boy)(girl)(dog) (kids), history.
* Martha Out West - The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and... strawberry milkshakes? Vocabulary: (E) pioneer, frontier, found(ed), outlaw, property (I) west(ern), mayor, sheriff, town, settle(r)(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In (Episode #309H)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Acts Up - Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary: (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s) , psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show. < br />* Ronald Is In - When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint? Vocabulary: (E) attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing) (I) mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase (Episode #315H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* The Long Rotten Summer - For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Vocabulary: (E) moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt (I) minute, hour, day, tomorrow, never, forever.
* The Case of the Shattered Vase - Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. Now she's sure there's something under her bed! Martha helps her understand that things are not always what they seem. Vocabulary: (E) instant, perception, transpire(d), occur(ed), review(ing) (I) crash, touch(ing), second, events, vase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha (Episode #307H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha: Deadline Doggie - When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? Vocabulary: (E) article, deadline, eavesdropped(ing), gossip(ing), private (I) type(ing), read(s)(ing), tip, paper, surprise.
* It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha - With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for. Vocabulary: (E), source, exaggerate(d)(ing)(tions), (un)reliable, anonymous, retract(ed)(ing)(ion) (I) reporter, lie(s), record, ton, pounds.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery (Episode #314H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Wagstaff Races - Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Vocabulary: (E) energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate (I) cart, (re)use, green, power, parts.
* The Missing Metal Mystery Who's been stealing things from t-he local junkyard? When Detective TD announces the identity of his main suspect, everyone is shocked. Vocabulary: (E) waste, pollut(e)(ing)(tion), landfill, biodegradable (I) aluminum, copper, metal(s), trophy, sleepwalking.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop.
* The Crooning Crook Caper - Helen wishes she could be a kid detective just like her favorite book character, Curious Crystal. When Helen and Martha find a business card for "The Whistler" with "You've been warned" written on the back, they think their career as super sleuths has begun. Vocabulary: (E) caper, detective, camouflage, pursu(e)(it), stakeout (I) footprint, monocle, criminal, notebook, handwriting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Myth Me?/TD's Myth Take (Episode #310H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Myth Me? - On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs! Vocabulary: (E) myth, legend, moral, reflection, fate (I) point, ending, setting, over, greek.
* TD's Myth Take - TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations... Vocabulary: (E) version, alter, revis(e)(ing), adaptation, dramatize (I) change, fix, perfect, plot, nymph.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

The Dog Did It/Martha Out West (Episode #311H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

* The Dog Did It - Martha shares the Great Oral History of Dogs with Helen, TD, and Truman. According to Martha, dogs gave humans lots of stuff: fire, philosophy, physics, art, and even language. Could this explain why Shakespeare's hero is named Hamlet? Vocabulary: (E) primitive, civilization, prehistor(y)(ic), ancient, philosopher, origin (I) stone(s), fire, cave(man)(boy)(girl)(dog) (kids), history.
* Martha Out West - The gang has borrowed a video camera from the library so they can film their very own Wild West production. They each tell their version, featuring with pioneers, outlaws, and... strawberry milkshakes? Vocabulary: (E) pioneer, frontier, found(ed), outlaw, property (I) west(ern), mayor, sheriff, town, settle(r)(d).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In (Episode #309H)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Acts Up - Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary: (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s) , psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show. < br />* Ronald Is In - When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint? Vocabulary: (E) attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing) (I) mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha (Episode #307H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha: Deadline Doggie - When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? Vocabulary: (E) article, deadline, eavesdropped(ing), gossip(ing), private (I) type(ing), read(s)(ing), tip, paper, surprise.
* It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha - With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for. Vocabulary: (E), source, exaggerate(d)(ing)(tions), (un)reliable, anonymous, retract(ed)(ing)(ion) (I) reporter, lie(s), record, ton, pounds.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One & Two (Episode #407H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One - When Martha learns that Helen's extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha's mother? Vocabulary: (E) reunion, prepare, organize, trace, quest. Martha's Thanksgiving, Part Two - Still in search of her mother, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason they were separated. Can Martha and her friends solve the mystery and find her mom in time for the family reunion? Vocabulary: (E) assemble, connect, memory, recognize, arrange.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha (Episode #307H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha: Deadline Doggie - When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? Vocabulary: (E) article, deadline, eavesdropped(ing), gossip(ing), private (I) type(ing), read(s)(ing), tip, paper, surprise.
* It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha - With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for. Vocabulary: (E), source, exaggerate(d)(ing)(tions), (un)reliable, anonymous, retract(ed)(ing)(ion) (I) reporter, lie(s), record, ton, pounds.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 1:30 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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