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Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret (#309H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Martin impulsively tries out Aviva's new Stone Digger before it is finished and flies out of control and crash lands into a hidden prairie where he is stranded, but encounters a lost colony of black footed ferrets.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 7:30am

Sea Horse Rodeo (#212H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While exploring the world of the sea horse, Martin and Chris uncover a plot by Donita Donata to capture these amazing creatures and turn them into living jewelry.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 7:30am

Spots in the Desert (#603) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Chris is in the middle of organizing his creature power discs when they get a call from Wild Kratts kid Manuel, who lives in the Sonoran Desert. He says he has spotted an ocelot in his backyard. An ocelot in the desert? That's so rare, since these wild cats usually live in rainforests. Their Creature Mission - to "spot" an ocelot in the desert.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Octopus Wildkratticus (#115) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 3:30am Remind me

Speaking Dolphinese (#213H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth - Dolphins!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Walk on the Wetside (#116) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Chris and Martin locate an amazing water-walking Basilisk lizard in Costa Rica, they try to replicate its actions in order to learn how this rare lizard is able to walk on water. They discover that by using its wide feet, churning its legs to create water pockets and keeping up a certain speed, the Basilisk is able to run on water in order to escape from predators. And when Donita Donata begins capturing basilisks, Martin and Chris us their new water walking powers to rescue these rare lizards.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me

Puffin Rescue (#407) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Tortuga Tune Up (#215H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Aviva loves the Tortuga design, but feels there's something missing. Martin and Chris realize it can't really swim, so they decide to get some bio inspiration for this feature by exploring the world of the sea turtles.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Elephant in the Room (#117) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me

Stars of the Tides (#408) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Martin and Chris argue about who gets to keep a prized creature souvenir, Aviva unveils a new Creature Power Challenge that should settle things. This time, Martin and Chris must make it through the day in one of the harshest habitats on Earth, the rocky intertidal. The Kratt Bros. must use the creature powers of the intertidal to outlast each other and win the prize. Science Concept: Adaptation. Life usually finds a way to survive in even the harshest of environments.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Deer Buckaroo (#604) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts team searches for a fawn - Buckaroo - they helped a few years ago to find out how he's doing now. In the process, they learn about deer society and the vital purpose of antlers.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Let The Rhinos Roll! (#118) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why Rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African Savannah. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them - and it just might work! Along the way, they explore the nature of symbiotic relationships and learn that animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Rhinos use their size, sharp horn, mud bathing and their relationship with a small bird for defense.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me

The Last Largest Lobster (#409) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Aqua Frog (#214H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While the Wild Kratts explore the life cycle of the Bull Frog, they uncover a plot by Zach Varmitech to destroy the frogs' habitat. With the help of some Wild Kratts kids, the team moves quickly to stop Zach.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Pangolin Rescue (#404) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

After discovering a pangolin and its amazingly unique keratin scales, the Wild Kratts receive an alert from two Wild Kratt kids in China. The pangolins in their forest are in trouble! The gang responds, uncovering Chef Gourmand Gaston's latest plan to make Smoothies using pangolin scales. The Wild Kratts must tap into the real power of the pangolin's scales - as an incredible defense - to rescue this little-known creature. Science Concept: Specialization for Defence.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Ground Hog Wake Up Call (#225) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Aviva tries to prove that groundhogs have amazing creature powers, but instead falls into a deep sleep, leaving the Kratt bros to discover all about hibernation.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Panda Power Up! (#402) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 3, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Liturgusa Krattorum (#401) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The Kratt Bros. are hanging out with Shadow, the Black jaguar cub, when they receive news that a scientist has just named a newly discovered praying mantis species after them - Liturgusa krattorum. It's time to celebrate. But Zach Varmitech, Donita Donata and Chef Gaston Gourmand are not happy. They feel the species should have been named after them. So they hatch a plan to capture all the Liturgusa krattorum. It's now up to the Wild Kratts to rescue their namesake and return them safely to their jungle home. Science Concept : Taxonomy and classification.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 5, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Snowy Owl Invasion (#403) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, migration.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Mystery of the Two Horned Narwhal (#413H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

During an argument over what is better - horns or antlers - Martin and Chris decide to go on an adventure with the horned Narwhal of the Arctic. But once they get there, they soon discover sometimes a horn isn't a horn and soon are unraveling the mystery of this amazing creature. Science Concept : Differences between horns, antlers and tusks. Rare growth patterns.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Mystery of the Flamingo's Pink (#602) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Aviva makes a Flamingo Creature Power Suit, the color doesn't work. The suits are completely white, and the gang can't figure out why. All of the DNA is correct. There's nothing wrong. So where does the flamingo's pink come from? The gang is on a quest to solve the Mystery of the Flamingo's Pink.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey Man (#410H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts go on an expedition into the Chinese mountains to find the amazing Snub nosed monkeys, a species of cold-adapted monkeys living in the snowy highlands. But when Martin becomes separated in an avalanche and his power suit malfunctions, it's a race against time for the Wild Kratts to find Martin, the Giant Snub-nosed Monkey Man! Science Concept: Animals need special adaptations to deal with cold mountain habitats.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Other Martins (#411H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Eel-Lectric! (#412H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Tortuga crashes somewhere in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the electrical system of the ship is destroyed. Grounded and exposed to the elements and predators - like jaguars and crocodiles - the Wild Kratts must come up with a plan to restore the electrical systems before the creatures of the Amazon completely take over the Tortuga! Science Concept: Electricity.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Bad Hair Day (#201H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris and Martin try to help a lion named "He who breathes fire" get past obstacles and back to his pride, who are under siege from two intruder lions

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Red Panda Rescue (#415H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a Birthday present for Donita Donata. It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Taxonomy - Red pandas are a unique species placed in their own unique family.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me

Spirit Bear (#416H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Wild Kratts head out looking for Black bears, Aviva keeps seeing a fleeting glimpse of what she thinks is a ghostly white bear. The gang soon realizes that they have stumbled across the rare Spirit Bear of the Northern Pacific. But celebration turns to dismay when they encounter new villain, Ms. Paisley Paver, CEO of Pave Nature Incorporated, and discover her plans to turn the island into a Mega Storage facility. Science Concept: Generic differences.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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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

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
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