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It's Raining Cats and Dogs (#111) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff, in an artistic mood, is working on putting the finishing touches on his latest masterpiece when he hears the loud crashing of thunder outside his doghouse. Having just heard the weather announcer on W-O-O-F predict clear skies, a confused Ruff is determined to figure out what's going on. He sends Taylor out to learn how to forecast the weather. And Noah, Khalil and Brian must brave the elements to make some art of their own as they join the city's mural crew in planning and painting a mural for a local pizzeria.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

That Doesn't Float My Boat (#112) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Trying to relieve a bad case of "Game Show Host Block," Ruff has fallen asleep and left the water in the bathtub running! The flooded doghouse is filled with floating junk, giving him the perfect idea for today's challenge: Khalil, Anna, and Julia, must design a boat out of materials they find at the dump. Their boat has to float; it has to be stable and steer-able; and it has to be propelled by something other than oars.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 6:00am
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Mystery of the Missing Thing in the Haunted Castle (#109) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff tells the kids about the legend of his great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Ruffael Ruffmanowitz who lived in spooky Hammond Castle with the famed inventor John Hayes Hammond. Ruff sends the whole team out to Hammond Castle to retrieve Ruffmanowitz's lost invention. Oh, and by the way, did anyone mention the castle is haunted by ghost cats?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

This Old....Lemonade Stand (#110) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In a slight lapse of fiscal judgment, Ruff decides to buy the Apple-Peeler 2.0, reducing the show's budget to 13#. He decides to recruit the FETCHers to earn some quick cash by building their own lemonade stand with the help of master carpenter Norm Abram.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Send in the Clowns (#113) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff plans on getting back at the Great Spotinsky, the now famous circus dog responsible for cheating Ruff out of his dream job. Ruff sends Brian out to the big top to get some circus pointers, and another team sets out to design a water balloon launcher: the Ultimate Weapon of Revenge!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Grandma Ruffman's Recipe for Success (#114) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Grandma Ruffman wants Ruff to sell a few hundred thousand copies of her cookbook on his show, but she thinks her grandson needs to be much funnier to garner the ratings he'll need to move product. So Ruff sends Taylor, Noah, and Brian out to cook Grandma's recipes...on a farm, and Grandma sends Khalil out to learn how to tell jokes from a professional comedian.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Tryin' Chef (#115) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Ruff's owner brings home a "doggy bag" consisting of one measly dinner roll, Ruff decides that his evening meal needs to get "kicked up a notch." He challenges his cast to use creativity, cunning, and capability in this Iron Chef spoof!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Don't Put The Kart Before The Sea Lion (#116) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ruff is learning how to drive using his new Driver Simulation Program for Dogs. Problems ensue as he veers off the course and into a sea lion tank, but this vehicular disaster provides Ruff with two great ideas for today's show: Julia becomes the pit crew chief for a professional junior go karter, and Taylor trains sea lions at the New England Aquarium!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 9, 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."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 16, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

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: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 20, 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: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 21, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 28, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 29, 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: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 30, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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