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Martha Speaks Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 30, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 28, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 27, 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:

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

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 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: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 23, 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: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 23, 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: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 21, 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: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 20, 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: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 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: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 16, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 16, 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, Aug 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 15, 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: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 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: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 14, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 14, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 13, 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: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream (Episode #122H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?
* Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream. Alice thinks deciding you won't like ice cream without trying it is, well, prejudiced! Can Helen and TD find a compromise that satisfies Alice but doesn't force Truman to give in to peer pressure?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 12, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 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, Aug 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 7:30 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: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 2:00 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).

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 10, 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: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 9, 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: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper (Episode #505H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Martha's Puppy - Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. Vocabulary: (E) destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear. The Cheating Chum Caper - Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble. When she notices TD's grades have suddenly improved and spies him meeting secretly with Martha and Francois, things get personal. Has she uncovered a cheating scandal between her dog and her best friend? Vocabulary: (E) cheat, cram, quiz, tutor, drill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream (Episode #122H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Everyone knows kittens are not to be tolerated. But could this kitten be different?
* Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream. Alice thinks deciding you won't like ice cream without trying it is, well, prejudiced! Can Helen and TD find a compromise that satisfies Alice but doesn't force Truman to give in to peer pressure?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 8, 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: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 6, 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, Aug 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 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: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 5, 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: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper (Episode #505H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Martha's Puppy - Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. Vocabulary: (E) destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear. The Cheating Chum Caper - Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble. When she notices TD's grades have suddenly improved and spies him meeting secretly with Martha and Francois, things get personal. Has she uncovered a cheating scandal between her dog and her best friend? Vocabulary: (E) cheat, cram, quiz, tutor, drill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 3, 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?

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 3, 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: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 2, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 2, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Puppy Show/Never Forget to Remember (Episode #503H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

The Puppy Show - TV producer Laslo Huckey knows just what people want to watch: puppies. But puppies doing what? He challenges Martha and the gang to come up with the perfect pitch for a puppy show. Vocabulary: (E) gist, brainstorm, concept, situation, introduce. Never Forget to Remember - It's the first day of spring and everybody wants to play their favorite outdoor game, Kickup! Only, where's the ball? In order to find it, the kids recount their memories of the last game. The problem is, everybody remembers things differently... Vocabulary: (E) certain, specific, sure, detail(s), previously.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 1:30 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

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