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Ruff Ruffman Spaces Out (#119) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff's communication satellite is on the blink, in desperate need of repair. He'd fix it himself, but he can't fit into the old spacesuit from his doggie cosmonaut days. This is where Taylor, Brian, Khalil, Anna, Julia, and Noah come in: Ruff sends them all to Space Camp for astronaut training!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Dogcathalon Finale (#120) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

GRAND FINALE - After an incredible season of earning points from wild-and occasionally ridiculous-challenges, the Great Dane of All Episodes is here! In this grand finale, Ruff must award the season's grand prize--which he still hasn't come up with yet! Three elimination rounds of ultimate competition will pit Noah, Khalil, Julia, Brian, Anna, and Taylor against each other. Who will be crowned FETCH! GRAND CHAMPION?! And how will Ruff decide on a grand prize?!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Relaxin' with Ruff (#117) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff decides to turn over a new leaf--the stress of running a TV show will no longer get to him-no siree. He sends the FETCHers to a spa to learn about yoga and how to get their heart rates down, then it's on to an amusement park to get their pulses racing and scientifically measure their "fear factor."

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Scat Cat, Scat (#118) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

There's been a break-in! While Ruff was away at a Canine-Television-Entertainment-Convention, someone broke into his doghouse and stole his new kneeboard. He sends Noah out to learn the ins and outs of kneeboarding, while another team of FETCHers learns how to track all types of wild animals.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff Ruffman Breaks The Mold (#201) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mike and Willie are challenged to investigate the microbial world of germs and discover which places in Mike's house are the "germiest." With the help of a public health expert, the boys swab several locations in Mike's house. Then, they head off to a lab to grow the germs in culture and analyze the growth of bacteria to determine which place has the most germs. Meanwhile Nina and Madi visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make candy. The girls quickly learn that it's not as easy as it looks, and that they must work together to accomplish their challenge.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff's Case of Blues on the Brain (#202) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Bridget and Mike must determine whether the old myth is true that humans use only 10% of their brains. First, they meet up with a neurologist to learn about the brain. Then they visit a neuroscientist at an MRI lab to devise an experiment that will help them figure out whether people really use more than 10% of their brains. Meanwhile, Willie and Madi must use non-verbal forms of communication to complete their challenge-making art and music with Blue Man Group.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

You Lucky Dog (#203) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Nina, Rosario, and Mike must build a homemade go-kart out of junk that can coast downhill, steer, and brake. An expert soap box derby car builder is on hand to teach them about the importance of gravity, friction, and drag in go-kart racing. The kids design and build their own go-kart, make adjustments, and finally compete in a race against a real Soap Box Derby car. Meanwhile, Bridget meets up with a Chinese culture expert to learn the traditions behind the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (held every year to bring luck and prosperity). In addition to boat racing, Bridget learns many of the cultural traditions behind the festival, including how to make zongzi.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff's Big Break (#204) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mike and Willie are challenged to learn about the human balance system. They visit an otologist and learn that the brain uses input from the eyes, muscles, and inner ear in order to stay balanced. To investigate this further, the kids perform tests to see what happens when the three inputs are missing or distorted. Then they suit up in a Ruff costume and demonstrate their newfound balance wisdom to Ruff by balancing over a pit of shaving cream! Bridget and Rosario learn how to design and build puppets and then perform a puppet show for the kids in a hospital.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (#205) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into teams of two and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (#206) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food - pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

I'm Ok, You're Okra (#207) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Roughing It with Ruff (#209) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (#210) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (#211) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the first of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Still More Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (#212) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the second half of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are still trying to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina continue on their race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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