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Find Those Gleamers! (#115) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

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The Hacker's Challenge (#801) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 -- 11:00am

Spheres of Fears (#610) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. And there is no way any of them will make that creepy journey alone! As chaos builds in cyberspace, the team uses the relationship between circumference and diameter to overcome obstacles, and their fears, in the search for the codebook. But can they find it in time? If they fail, chaos will reign supreme, and Hacker will take over the virtual universe forever!

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An Urchin Matter (#901) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

There's a mega mystery in Megabays - the once-healthy kelp in Big Bay is washing ashore. The CyberSquad must work with Captain Skuttlebutt, keeper of the bays, to get to the bottom of it. They explore the marine ecosystem and discover that there are way more urchins than anything else... but why? Is it nature at work, or is something - or someone - causing the underwater kelp forest's collapse?

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The Halloween Howl (#501) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.

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The Guilty Party (#212) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.

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The Grapes of Plath (#306) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A terrible cyberglitch afflicts the young prince of the Crab Kingdom and the CyberSquad must cure him and stop Hacker before all is lost.

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A Time to Cook (#213) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, The Fearless Chef. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. But the Cybersquad is on to him. The girls go on a rescue mission to save the Fearless Chef, while Matt and Digit take on Hacker. Digit is already a celebrity chef, so this should be a piece of cake. They must race the clock and Hacker to cook three delicious dishes in three outrageous locations. Will Digit beat Hacker? Only time will tell. Math Topic: Elapsed Time; NCTM Links: Measurement.

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Going Solar (#902) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

A televised skate-off will decide ultimate naming rights for the new Radopolis skate park. Will it be named after Slider, the ace skateboarder of Cyberspace, or The Hacker, the vainest villain in the virtual universe? When the power mysteriously goes out at the skate park, the CyberSquad and Digit must find a way to turn it back on before the nighttime skateboarding extravaganza. They decide to use solar panels to collect energy during the day that can power the park at night. But will they have enough area to install the panels, and enough time to collect energy before sundown? And if they do, can their friend out-skate the ace cheater of Cyberpsace?

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Of All The Luck (#112) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

(topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. When Motherboard realizes what Hacker has done - she sends the kids and Digit to Hacker's hideout in the Northern Frontier to help the Lucky Charms escape. The kids use logic, Venn Diagrams and the understanding of the words "and", "or" and "not" to free the Charms. The Big Idea: When you have to choose from a confusing mix of possibilities, you can use logic - a set of tools for thinking clearly - to sort out your choices so you can get exactly what you want.

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Gone with the Fog (#701) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The CyberSquad is in Gollywood making a movie when Glittertown's top designer, hairdresser and make-up artist go missing in a dense and unexpected fog. Turns out Hacker is responsible and has spirited the stylists away to his home base. Cyberspace's favorite weathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) helps the kids discover how to make fog, but to pull off a daring rescue, the kids have to find the elusive dew point at the Northern Frontier on their own. Can they figure it out and make their own fog to get the glam-makers back home safely?

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Balancing Act (#401) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

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Peace, Love, and Hackerness (#803) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker's fear rating has plummeted to near zero - almost no one is scare of him anymore! To boost his bad guy image, he blasts the antenna off of Far Out Radio and sets off a cataclysmic chain reaction: no music - no rebooter bees - no computer chips - no Cyberspace! The CyberSquad must find and measure each antenna piece so they can replace the antenna before Cyberspace shuts down.

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A Crinkle In Time (#408) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Digit and the kids go on a rescue mission to save Slider, searching for their friend all over a mysterious cybersite called Ticktockia. But it's all a big trick by Hacker, and Slider's not even there! And if the CyberSquad doesn't leave soon, they'll be stuck forever. Can they learn enough about gears to escape before the clock strikes 9? Only time will tell! Educational objective: Watch carefully how two gears mesh and you can discover how their size and number of teeth affects the speed at which each turns.

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Escape from Merlin's Maze (#604) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

On the prowl for a new power source, Hacker descends on Frogsnorts School of Sorcery. His scheme? To steal Professor Stumblesnore's wand and harness its awesome magic to energize himself. Hacker's first task is to get star student Shari Spotter out of his way. He entraps Shari in Merlin's Maze by blocking her path with a series of heavy stone slabs. The CyberSquad learns of Shari's plight, but the slabs that block her escape are too heavy to move unaided. In their rescue mission, the kids experiment with levers and discover a proportional rule: Multiply the length of your lever and you will similarly multiply the weight you can lift. They free Shari, but not in time: Hacker has been successful and stolen Stumblesnore's magic! Is Shari's magic powerful enough to defeat him?

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The X-Factor (#703) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

All is not well in Perfectamundo, a dome-enclosed cybersite, when orange spots are discovered building up on the dome's interior surface, blocking the site's precious sunlight. What source could be responsible for the spots multiplying so fast? Is it Hacker's new factory that pours out orange clouds through smoky stacks? It can't be that new Digifizz toy, with its tiny burst of colorful sparkles shooting into the air each time it gets used. With time running out, the CyberSquad must come to grips with the power of multiplication and use it to undo the site's pollution problem.

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Eureeka! (#113) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

(topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. The Big Idea: When you follow simple rules to make flat geometrical shapes (two- dimensional), and join them together, you can discover new shapes that, instead of staying flat, rise up to make three-dimensional objects.

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Step By Step (#605) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

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Trash Creep (#903) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow him to grow an army of monster plants to take over Cyberspace. Will he find the seeds before the Perfectamundians solve their trash problem? Or is the dome doomed?

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Out of Sync (#126) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. Math Topic: Patterns in Music NCTM Links: Algebra, Connections.

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Hackerized! (#804) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sensible Flats has been "Hackerized" - all the town folk look and act like the dastardly villain. But get this: Hacker didn't do it! While he sets out to find out who could have pulled off this fantastic feat, the CyberSquad rushes in to save the town. To do so, these novice climbers must scale a rocky cliff in less than 3 minutes. Can they improve their rock-climbing skills in time or will they be Hackerized themselves?

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Raising The Bar (#210) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The main Cybrary is under attack. Hacker, disguised as an exterminator called the Vermin Vexer, has released a mysterious cyberbug that is systematically destroying certain information - but Ms. Fileshare, the overworked Cybrarian, is too busy to notice. When Hacker uses bar graphs to confuse Ms. Fileshare, the kids create bar graphs of their own to counter his contentions. Which graph will Ms. Fileshare believe? And what information is Hacker trying to destroy? Math Topic: Bar Graphs; NCTM Links: Representation. *With special guest star Jasmine Guy*

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Fortress of Attitude (#123) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. Using their skills at measuring length, the kids make their way up through the inside of the booby-trapped statue to Hacker's pointy chin and big mouth. But can they shut him up before Hacker shuts them down? The Big Idea: To measure length and communicate your results easily and precisely, identify a system of units based on a single standard length that everyone using it agrees on. Math Topic: Linear Measurement NCTM Links: Measurement.

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Unhappily Ever After (#603) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids ... all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. Can the team figure out how to cut new lids in time - or will this tale end Unhappily Ever After?

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The Wedding Scammer (#211) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

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Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets (#311) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Digit and the kids must help Shari Spotter (of Frogsnorts School for Sorcerers) make the magical Cosmic Crumpets before Hacker crashes the Sorcerer's Ball and becomes the most powerful magician in Cyberspace!

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The Deedle Beast (#706) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

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A Broom of One's Own (#409) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms", it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf?

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Sensible Flats (#105) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

(topic: Area) - Our Cyber-Team is transported to a Wild West site to prove that Hacker has taken a larger piece of land than he is allowed. Hacker is in jail and the trial is about to begin, but is his homestead really larger than what Judge Trudy will allow? The kids must discover how to measure the area of his irregularly shaped property in order to find the answer. The Big Idea: To find the area of an object, count how many squares fit on it. But there's an easier way! Measure an object's dimensions, and you can use mathematics to calculate its area.

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A Fraction of a Chance (#510) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. - the Universal Vortex Opener. But all the portals are jammed, so how's he supposed to travel anywhere? Assistance comes from a surprising source - Wicked! Digit and Wicked must work together to solve the puzzling clues that will reveal the location of the U.V.O. But they have to hurry - if the kids aren't rescued soon, they'll dematerialize! Can Digit and Wicked find the UVO in time? And is there even a fraction of truth to Wicked's claim she only wants to help out? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you share parts of a whole, it takes two numbers to tell the story - the top and bottom numbers of a fraction.

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Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (#203) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus -- one that causes her to make cyber-citizens act mean. Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote: 2/5 of the Electro-Root, 2/8 of the Healing Stone, and 1/3 of a box of Hacker's wig gel -- a strange antidote indeed! Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late? The Big Idea: Fractions that look different can represent the same portion of a whole. Math Topic: Equivalent Fractions.

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A Tikiville Turkey Day (#410) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville?

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (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 […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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