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High-Five Sandwich/The Robot Problem (#606) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

HIGH-FIVE SANDWICH - Chuck has won the prestigious "Sandwich of the Year" competition, but when his story in the Big City Times is overshadowed by the new High Five Sandwich trend that Becky, Scoops and Violet came up with, he goes out in to the city to seek revenge. He won't stop until he figures out who is responsible for this new and trendy "sandwich". Vocabulary Words: Trendy(y), Eager. THE ROBOT PROBLEM - At school, Becky's class is learning about how potatoes can be used to generate electricity. This gives Tobey a brilliant idea: potatoes used to fuel robots! But when The Coach steals his idea, WordGirl has to team up with Tobey to defeat the evil potato-fueled robots and save the city! Vocabulary Words: Fuel, Cackle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 5:30am

Tell Her What She's Won/Victoria Is The Best...Wordgirl? (#605) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

TELL HER WHAT SHE'S WON - A jealous Seymour Smooth has kidnapped Beau Handsome, the host of everyone's favorite game show, "May I Have a Word?" When he starts stealing money from innocent contestants, WordGirl makes an appearance. Will she be able to rescue Beau and come up with a game plan to put Seymour back where he belongs-behind bars? Vocabulary Words: Bombard, Emcee. VICTORIA IS THE BEST...WORDGIRL? - When Scoops snaps a picture of Victoria Best suspiciously appearing after WordGirl has disappeared, he believes he has finally figured out who the real WordGirl is! Victoria is thrilled to be called WordGirl, the BEST superhero in the city. Will WordGirl be able to prove that Victoria is actually fibbing without giving away WordGirl's actual secret identity? Vocabulary Words: Fib, Mistaken.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 9:30pm
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 5:30am

Chuck!/Down with Word Up (#105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

CHUCK!: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy tries to steal gold instead of sandwiches, which is confusing to everyone else. WG must decide which is a bigger threat to the city - Chuck's crimes, or Mr. Botsford's strange-smelling traditional family recipe. DOWN WITH WORD UP: The clever villain Granny May tricks the townspeople to turn against WordGirl - providing a cover for her latest crime spree. WordGirl must save the town and turn public opinion back to her side.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Tobey's Masterpiece/Chuck The Nice Pencil-Selling Guy (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

TOBEY'S MASTERPIECE: After Tobey fails to paint a masterpiece in art class, Tobey's robot turns out to be a great artist in its own right. CHUCK THE NICE PENCIL-SELLING GUY: Chuck, freed from jail, tries to go straight - but when he finds out his new boss doesn't like sandwiches, he snaps and takes him captive. WordGirl must broker a compromise to save the day.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Of Two Minds/Yes Monkey (#607) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

OF TWO MINDS - It looks as though Dr. Two Brains has given up his cheese-stealing ways and decided to go straight. It's true, he's not stealing cheese anymore because he's discovered a giant cheese asteroid and has used his cheese seizer to redirect its path straight towards Earth! Will WordGirl convince him to change his mind in time to save Earth from being covered in cheese? Vocabulary Words: Waver, Vast. YES MONKEY - When Leslie resigns as Mr. Big's assistant, he goes out in search of a new one. Captain Huggy Face gets the job and Mr. Big uses mind control to make sure Huggy obeys his every order. When WordGirl sees that Huggy is on Mr. Big's team, she can't help but feel betrayed. So WordGirl teams up with a new sidekick, Leslie, to get her old one back. Vocabulary Words: Trance, Resign.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Rise Of Miss Power, Part 3/the Rise Of Miss Power, Part 4 (#602) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

THE RISE OF MISS POWER, PART 3 - Miss Power has taken the bullying thing way too far and WordGirl doesn't like being associated with such a mean person. But when WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she gets belittled and stripped of her super hero star. Dejected and sulking, Becky goes home to her family. But Miss Power is there to take Mrs. Botsford away! Will WordGirl be able to save her mom and defeat Miss Power without sinking to her level? Vocabulary Words: Harsh, Vigor, Encourage, Ploy. THE RISE OF MISS POWER, PART 4 - WordGirl needs to come up with a plan to save her mom and get rid of Miss Power, fast! Huggy decides to share with her a pamphlet full of secret battle moves from her home planet: Lexicon. Will these moves be enough to save the city from Miss Power? Vocabulary Words: Harsh, Vigor, Encourage, Ploy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Super-Grounded/Mouse Army (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)

SUPER-GROUNDED: Becky is grounded for not cleaning her room; when she sends Captain Huggy Face in WG's place to battle the Butcher, he feels like chopped liver. MOUSE ARMY: Dr... 2-Brains has created an army of super-smart mice - but they've become too smart! WordGirl must step in and save the city before the mice take over.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 9:30pm 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.

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      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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