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The Guilty Party (#212) Duration: 28:55 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

An Urchin Matter (#901) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 -- 6:30am

Eureeka! (#113) Duration: 28:55 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

A Crinkle In Time (#408) Duration: 28:55 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 6:30am

Invasion of the Funky Flower (#1107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Contestants from all over Cyberspace have come to Gardenia, a gorgeous garden cybersite ruled by the Queen Mum, for its annual flower-growing contest. Hacker is sure his doofydill will win Tallest Flower, but when he loses to Inez and her happiolus, he is furious and plots a plant-based revenge. He flies off to a faraway site and brings back a funky flower - an invasive species! The funky flower emits a stinky odor that no one can handle - not even the Queen Mum. Worse, it also spreads quickly, steals water, hoards sunlight and crowds out all the native plants! The CyberSquad races against time to find ways to stop the funky flower. Can they rescue Gardenia before it - and Hacker - take over for good?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

A Reboot Eve to Remember (#1105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

Step By Step (#605) Duration: 28:55 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?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

Spellbound (#707) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

The Flying Parallinis (#506) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Hacker strands Jackie atop Mount Wayupthere, the rest of the CyberSquad has to act fast to save her. In their search for the elusive Diamond Joe - the mysterious figure who holds the secret to Jackie's release - the CyberSquad meets spunky TW, a young Parallini who agrees to help them. Can they discover the power of parallelograms in time to launch a daring rescue mission?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

The Icky Factor (#402) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He's building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source - the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

A Piece of the Action (#304) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Digit disappears while visiting his friends the Scritters, so Motherboard sends Matt, Jackie and Inez to investigate. They discover that Hacker has found a supply of Magnetite, and will use it to fill up a rocket capable of erasing all of Motherboard's memory disks. Can the kids stop Hacker before he collects a hundred percent of the Magnetite he needs to launch the rocket, or will Motherboard be shut down once and for all?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

Fit to Be Heroes (#1001) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission. In the process, they learn that a little activity over time adds up. But will they also cure Motherboard? Big idea: To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day. Math concepts: Data Representation/Tables.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

A Broom of One's Own (#409) Duration: 28:55 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? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: You can use speed - the distance you travel in a unit of time - to tell how far you will go in any amount of time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

Hackerized! (#804) Duration: 28:55 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?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

Cool It (#114) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

(topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. The Big Idea: Just because one container appears bigger to the eye doesn't mean it holds more liquid than another. A container's volume depends on all its dimensions.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me

A Perfect Score (#608) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

While enjoying a little R & R in Solaria, Hacker is delighted to see Wicked, who is also on vacation-but she's not alone! She's partnered with Nug Grommet, the handsome cyber-surfing champion in a dance contest. Turning even greener with jealousy, Hacker enters the contest to prove his superiority. Only there's one small problem-who can he coerce into being his partner? Enter the CyberSquad. Observing Jackie's prowess on the dance floor, Hacker has Buzz and Delete detain Inez, then forces Jackie to teach him the moves and dance with him in exchange for Inez's safe return. As the contest unfolds, it becomes apparent that the judges lack a workable scoring system to decide the winner. Determined to help Inez, Matt joins the judges to find a way to score the contest. And, as Wicked points out, it had better be fair or she will wreak her revenge! Should Matt give Hacker and Jackie a higher score than Wicked and Nug so Inez can go free? Or judge the contest fairly and hope Digit rescues Nezzie in time?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

On The Line (#509) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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