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

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 7:30 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* 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.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha (Episode #410H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Too Many Marthas - When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha - a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing? Vocabulary: (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella. Too Much Martha - Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza? Vocabulary: (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha (Episode #410H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Too Many Marthas - When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha - a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing? Vocabulary: (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella. Too Much Martha - Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza? Vocabulary: (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 7:30 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: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha (Episode #306H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* The Opera Contest - An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Vocabulary: (E) opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish (I) scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s).
* Maestro Martha - Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late? Vocabulary: (E) orchestra, symphony, conduct(or)(ing), percussion, composition (I) trumpet, string, maestro, gong, usher.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 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, Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Too Many Marthas/Too Much Martha (Episode #410H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Too Many Marthas - When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she's thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha - a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it's time to sing? Vocabulary: (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella. Too Much Martha - Martha's constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she's pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza? Vocabulary: (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha (Episode #306H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Opera Contest - An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Vocabulary: (E) opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish (I) scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s).
* Maestro Martha - Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late? Vocabulary: (E) orchestra, symphony, conduct(or)(ing), percussion, composition (I) trumpet, string, maestro, gong, usher.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman (Episode #302H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 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, Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #301H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
* The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha (Episode #306H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* The Opera Contest - An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Vocabulary: (E) opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish (I) scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s).
* Maestro Martha - Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it's too late? Vocabulary: (E) orchestra, symphony, conduct(or)(ing), percussion, composition (I) trumpet, string, maestro, gong, usher.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted (Episode #303H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift.What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman (Episode #302H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #301H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
* The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 7:30 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 2:00 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?

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha's Millions/Carolina's Gifted (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift.What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha's Millions - When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she's appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn't who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary: (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing). < br />* Carolina's Gifted - Everyone is excited for Carolina's birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn't used her gift certificate from last year's birthday, and it is going to expire... tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary: (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Martha Show, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #301H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* The Martha Show, Part 1 - Martha has been offered a chance to host a children's TV show with her friends! The gang tries to agree on the perfect kid's show (1st of two parts).Vocabulary: (E) genre(s), drama(tic)(s), educational, merchandise, style, comed(y)(ies)(ic) (I) co-star, medical, program(s), watch, script.
* The Martha Show, Part 2 - Having your own kid's show is more complicated than Martha expected. Our talking dog comes up with a whale of a show. But is her new partner - or TV - ready for it? Vocabulary: (E)pilot, imaginative, suspense, depict(ing)(ion)(ed) (I) duo, viewers, children('s), pirate(s), whale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 7:30 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: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 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?

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 1:30 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: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

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KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

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Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

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