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Martha Speaks Previous Broadcasts

Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey!/Martha and Truman Get Lost (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha Doesn't Speak Monkey! - Professor Monkey is coming to town to promote his craft books with co-author Beppo. But his directions to the bookstore end up under Bob the dog's fiercely guarded porch. Can Martha help Professor Monkey find the bookstore before Beppo turns in her banana suit?
* Martha and Truman Get Lost - Truman needs Martha to help him find something he lost at Dog Head Lake. The only problem is he won't tell Martha what they're looking for because he's too embarrassed. After getting lost deep in the forest and coming face-to-face with his fears, Truman learns a valuable lesson about himself and his . . . whatsit.

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 7:30 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:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2 (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. (1st of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, (un) fortunate (I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough.
* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches. (2nd of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal. (I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 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: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 7:30 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: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Art/Martha Says It with Flowers (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Raiders of the Lost Art - After TD passes in the wrong drawing in art class (a caricature of his art teacher instead of a perfectly good drawing of the back of Chuck Smith's head), he panics. With Truman and Martha keeping an eye out for the janitor, Helen and TD sneak into the school after hours to switch the drawings. But will they get caught, or worse still, eaten by a desert mountain snow wolf?
* Martha Says It with Flowers - Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille. To prove that she's really considerate, she decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday. But finding the perfect present for a human is a lot harder than it looks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 7:30 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:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 7:30 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:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Alice Covers Up/Carolina Picks A Lily (Episode #305H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Alice Covers Up - It's a pool party! Everyone is going, including Alice... until she becomes involved in a strange cover-up. Vocabulary: (E) (self)confiden(t)(ce), complexion, timid, outgoing, bashful (I) color, sort, brand, fair/fair-skinned, dye.
* Carolina Picks a Lily - Carolina adopts a new puppy, and she's so excited. It matches her purse! But when the gang points out the pup won't stay pocketbook-sized for long (check out those paws!), she regrets her impulsive adoption. Will they be able to find a home for Lily? Vocabulary: (E) shallow, temperament, vicious, impulsive, foster, hypoallergenic (I) sweet, type, breed, kind, nasty.

Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2 (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. (1st of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, (un) fortunate (I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough.
* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches. (2nd of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal. (I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog, Part 1 & Part 2 (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. She leads an escape attempt, only to find that freedom isn't much without a family. (1st of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) abandon, deserted, neglected, overlooked, (un) fortunate (I) alone, forgot, harsh, lonely, tough, rough.
* Martha Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, Part 2 - When Martha's family comes to take her home, she decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Adopting that many dogs is out of the question, so Martha, Helen, and TD cook up a plan to find families for the pound pooches. (2nd of two parts). Vocabulary - (E) adopt, affection, devoted, embrace, loyal. (I) adore, belong, care, dream, hope.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

* Skits and Mr. Scruffles - Everyone's too busy to play with Skits. While he's moping around the neighborhood, he meets Milo, a lonesome newcomer who just moved to Wagstaff City. The two bond, but when they tell their respective families about their new companion, no one believes they're real. Vocabulary: (E) occupied, companion, lonesome, disappoint, imaginary (I) bored, lonely, twice, play(ed)(ing), fun. < br>* Brave Truman - Truman is afraid to try out his new sled on the town's steepest, scariest, lumpiest hill. His friends are convinced that Truman is braver than he seems. Is he? Vocabulary: (E) panic, reaction, terrify(ed)(ing), phobia, reassur(e) (ing) (I) height(s), worr(y)(ied), dizzy, steep, tall.

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather "exotic" plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooperate, consensus, government, law, supervise (I) agree, lead, in charge, rule, team. * No Dogs Allowed - Tiffany wants to make Helen's treehouse into a girls' clubhouse. But who should be president? When the girls hold an election (Carolina vs. Tiffany, of course), both candidates aggressively court Helen's vote. Vocabulary - (E) campaign, debate, elect, influence, issue (I) choose, decide, lose, vote, win, club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 16, 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.

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period (Episode #502H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy - Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. The problem is puppies lose a lot of teeth. So do kittens and elephants and..."gulp"...whales? Vocabulary: (E) anticipation/ing, exhausted, dejected, determined, concerned. Martha's Blue Period - It's impossible. It's unthinkable. It's unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp. Full of separation anxiety, Martha's melancholy clouds even her ability to help T.D. take off his shoes. Feeling blue without her companion, Helen pours her feelings into her paintings. Vocabulary: (E) morose, pitifu, sentimental, mope(ing), blue.

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 13, 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.

Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs In Trouble! (Episode #501H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Puppy Skits - Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. As Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. first found Skits, we learn that innocent, easy-going Skits may in fact have been a time-traveling puppy! Vocabulary: (E) paleontologist, expedition, past, era, age, museum. Dinosaurs in Trouble! - Due to a lack of funds, the museum's fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Truman are devastated. What's more fun than fossils? Can the Mesozoic enthusiasts find a way to save the dinos? Vocabulary: (E) museum, fossil, funds, exhibit, archaeologist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 12, 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.

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E) remedy, recover, recuperate, cure, medicine (I) hoarse, rest, well, sick(ness).
*Truman and the Deep Blue Sea - Truman can't believe his luck when Alice invites the gang to go whale watching . . . . until he realizes that he has to actually get on a boat. Which means he'll get seasick. But Truman's desire to see Balaenoptera musculus drives him to overcome his fear, with a little help from someone who knows the true meaning of perseverance! Vocabulary - (E) dread, nauseous, overcome, persevere, seasick (I) ill, quit, queasy, sick, shaky.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 11, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 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: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

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

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 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: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Martha The Hero Maker/Starstruck Martha (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Martha the Hero Maker - Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, so Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her. Much to Martha's dismay, they all add their own special touches, including peanut butter, a ground squirrel, and the Incredible Exo-Skeleton-of-Wow. But when life imitates art, things get a little too exciting! Vocabulary - (E) thrill(ing), hero, villain, astonish, humongous (I) boring, exciting, adventure, incredible, amazing, dull.
* Starstruck Martha - Martha is thrilled when she hears Courageous Collie Carlo is coming to town. But when Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation or Carlo's TV career could be history. Vocabulary - (E) ecstatic, embarrass, enthusiastic, eager, reputation (I) fear, excited, glad, upset, fan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 9, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period (Episode #502H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy - Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. The problem is puppies lose a lot of teeth. So do kittens and elephants and..."gulp"...whales? Vocabulary: (E) anticipation/ing, exhausted, dejected, determined, concerned. Martha's Blue Period - It's impossible. It's unthinkable. It's unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp. Full of separation anxiety, Martha's melancholy clouds even her ability to help T.D. take off his shoes. Feeling blue without her companion, Helen pours her feelings into her paintings. Vocabulary: (E) morose, pitifu, sentimental, mope(ing), blue.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs In Trouble! (Episode #501H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Puppy Skits - Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. As Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. first found Skits, we learn that innocent, easy-going Skits may in fact have been a time-traveling puppy! Vocabulary: (E) paleontologist, expedition, past, era, age, museum. Dinosaurs in Trouble! - Due to a lack of funds, the museum's fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Truman are devastated. What's more fun than fossils? Can the Mesozoic enthusiasts find a way to save the dinos? Vocabulary: (E) museum, fossil, funds, exhibit, archaeologist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 6, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 5, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy/Martha's Blue Period (Episode #502H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Puppy Tooth Fairy - Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. The problem is puppies lose a lot of teeth. So do kittens and elephants and..."gulp"...whales? Vocabulary: (E) anticipation/ing, exhausted, dejected, determined, concerned. Martha's Blue Period - It's impossible. It's unthinkable. It's unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp. Full of separation anxiety, Martha's melancholy clouds even her ability to help T.D. take off his shoes. Feeling blue without her companion, Helen pours her feelings into her paintings. Vocabulary: (E) morose, pitifu, sentimental, mope(ing), blue.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 4, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Puppy Skits/Dinosaurs In Trouble! (Episode #501H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Puppy Skits - Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. As Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. first found Skits, we learn that innocent, easy-going Skits may in fact have been a time-traveling puppy! Vocabulary: (E) paleontologist, expedition, past, era, age, museum. Dinosaurs in Trouble! - Due to a lack of funds, the museum's fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Truman are devastated. What's more fun than fossils? Can the Mesozoic enthusiasts find a way to save the dinos? Vocabulary: (E) museum, fossil, funds, exhibit, archaeologist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 3, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

* 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: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 2, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 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:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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