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Martha Speaks Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 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, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #215H)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 - Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo - and Martha's speaking voice - out of commission? Vocabulary: (E) secret agent, service(s), formula, surveillance, defeat(ed) (I) safe, steal, spy(ing), chief, warn.
* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 2 - The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves. Vocabulary: (E) trespass(er)(ing), self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind (I) disguise, combination, crook, hideout.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 26, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur!/Carolina Tackles Football (Episode #403H)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur! - T.D. ponders the age-old question: what's more powerful, a bulldozer or a dinosaur? The kids can't come to an agreement, so T.D. does what any boy faced with this question would do. He uses a time machine to bring a dinosaur back from the late Cretaceous period. Let the competition begin. Vocabulary: (E) match, force, equal, contend(er), clash. Carolina Tackles Football - The Wagstaff Dogs are tired of losing every game. In their search for new leadership, the gang is shocked to discover a fanatical football coach in...Carolina? Can the girly-girl protect her image and still bring the team to victory? Vocabulary: (E) pass, tackle, fumble, huddle, intercept(ion).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 & 2 (Episode #215H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 1 - Martha is on a super secret mission to find out who's trying to steal the formula for Granny's soup. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Flo - and Martha's speaking voice - out of commission? Vocabulary: (E) secret agent, service(s), formula, surveillance, defeat(ed) (I) safe, steal, spy(ing), chief, warn.
* Martha: Secret Agent Dog, Part 2 - The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be trickier than Martha expected. Undaunted, Martha uses disguises and gadgets to hound the evil soup thieves. Vocabulary: (E) trespass(er)(ing), self-destruct, invisible, scheme, mastermind (I) disguise, combination, crook, hideout.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur!/Carolina Tackles Football (Episode #403H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur! - T.D. ponders the age-old question: what's more powerful, a bulldozer or a dinosaur? The kids can't come to an agreement, so T.D. does what any boy faced with this question would do. He uses a time machine to bring a dinosaur back from the late Cretaceous period. Let the competition begin. Vocabulary: (E) match, force, equal, contend(er), clash. Carolina Tackles Football - The Wagstaff Dogs are tired of losing every game. In their search for new leadership, the gang is shocked to discover a fanatical football coach in...Carolina? Can the girly-girl protect her image and still bring the team to victory? Vocabulary: (E) pass, tackle, fumble, huddle, intercept(ion).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 8, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

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

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha's Market/Bye Bye Burger Boy (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Martha's Market - Martha pitches in to run Tio Jorge's market when everyone else is busy. Will Martha and her canine coworkers be able to satisfy their customers' needs? Or is a staff of dogs in a store full of food a recipe for trouble? Vocabulary: (E) market, stock, inventory, display, order. Bye Bye Burger Boy - Burger Boy, the gang's favorite childhood restaurant, is going out of business. Can Martha and Friends' advertising campaign save their local eatery? Or are they doomed because of competition from the newest burgerchain in town, Big Burgertorium? VocabularY: (E) business, customer, commercial, advertistement, market(ing).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 1:30 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:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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