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Save The Stump! (#209) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures! During a special field trip to The Science Center, Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old stumps, and if one habitat is destroyed, all of the other habitats and animals are affected. (Educational objective - Habitats)

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 -- 7:00am

Reused Robot! (#208) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid's toy robot is broken, so he wants to throw it "away." Sid's Mom tells him there is no such thing as "away," and when we put something in the trash, we are actually creating waste. Sid and his friends explore the idea that everything we throw away goes somewhere. This leads to an investigation of how to recycle and reuse items so that we make less trash. (Educational objective - Recycling)

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Sid's Special Dad Day (#132) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Discovering Darkness (#211) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

On an early morning, Sid wakes up while it's still dark outside. Sid and his friends investigate and observe what happens when a light source is completely blocked--creating darkness. It turns out everything stays the same in the dark, because darkness is just the absence of light...which means there's nothing to be afraid of in the dark! (Educational objective - Darkness)

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Let There Be Light (#210) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid and his baby brother Zeke are playing a game where they try to "grab" the light coming out of a flashlight, which proves to be impossible. At school, Sid and his friends explore the science of light and discover that light comes from various energy sources. They also discover that there are some light sources that can't be turned off, like the biggest light source of all...the sun! (Educational objective - Light)

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Sid's Amazing Invention (#123) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Home Tweet Home (#127) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Don't Forget The Leaves (#129) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Bug Club (#130) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Tree House (#124) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Hello, Doggie! (#126) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Sid's Rainy Play Date (#131) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is supposed to have a playdate outside, but the forecast calls for rain! Sid isn't too happy and wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside? At school, Sid and his friends discover that rain actually comes from rain clouds! They also learn that rain is really important because it helps living things grow.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Sticker Chart (#101) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

If Sid doesn't fill up his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get a new Turbo-Mega-Rocket ship toy. So, Sid wonders, who needs charts anyway? After a day of investigating, Sid learns that charts are great science tools that help you compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff like snacks, pets and even chores!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Dirt On Dirt (#128) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (#125) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Rolie Polie (#102) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid loves his little rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, he discovers an amazing science tool: the magnifying glass! Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles and rolie polie legs!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

My Mushy Banana (#106) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it's natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Perfect Pancake (#109) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time ... not too much, and not too little.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

My Shrinking Shoes (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Sid's shoes don't fit, he declares that his shoes must be shrinking. Sid and his friends discover that it's hard to see things growing, because growing happens slowly over time. It turns out Sid's shoes weren't shrinking -- he was growing!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Whale Episode (#104) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid is troubled...he wants to know how to measure a giant blue whale with his ruler. At school he learns a great new way to measure just about anything -- using the method of non-standard measurement! Sid learns how to accurately measure things with shoes, blocks, and even people!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Enough with the Seashells (#103) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid brings home an estimation jar from school, filled to the top with seashells. He's determined to guess how many there are, but he has a problem...there are too many shells to count! At school, Sid and his friends learn a new strategy for making their best guess -- estimation! Now Sid can estimate just about anything -- shells, toys, leaves and stars in the sky!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

My Ice Pops (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask," Why do things have to melt?" After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don't stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

No More Changes (#110) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Itchy Tag (#111) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Super Science Tools (#105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid has quite a collection of science tools in his room: a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart and a magnifying glass. They're all perfect tools for investigating and exploring the world, but Sid can't figure out which one is his favorite! His friends help him discover that each science tool is amazing in its own special way.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

What's That Smell? (#112) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.