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Molly of Denali

Next Airing: Tue, Jul 14th, 2020 at 2:00 PM on KUED-HD

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This series follows the adventures of Molly, a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village. Viewers are introduced to the rich history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra through the eyes of Molly, her parents, and her friends. Designed to help kids develop skills around informational text such as using a map and following an instruction manual, this is the first nationally distributed children's series in the U.S. to feature an Alaska Native lead character.

Episodes:

  • Stand Back Up/Seal Meal

    Stand Back Up Inspired by real-life athletes Sharon and Shirley Firth, the first Gwich'in female Olympians, Molly trains hard to participate in a cross-country ski race where Sharon will be speaking. But cross-country skiing is not as easy as it looks, and when Molly faces some big obstacles, she must decide if she'll give up or stand back up. Seal Meal When Molly and her family go fly fishing in Bristol Bay, a hungry seal sneaks into their boat and eats their precious sockeye salmon and their lunch! Can Molly figure out a way to lure the seal away from their boat so they can get back home?

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 14th, 2020 at 2:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Sap Season/Book of Mammoths

    It's been a long winter in Qyah, and everyone is out of birch syrup. Luckily, Auntie Midge is teaching Molly and Tooey how to tap trees so they can make more. But then a mischievous raven unties the rope tethering their boat to the shore, and the trio are left stranded with barrels of sap and no way to get them home. / Molly and her Dad are shocked when Travis, a tourist, announces that the goal of his expedition is to find a living woolly mammoth. He's read all about it in a "reputable" book and is convinced mammoths dwell in a secret valley. Can Molly convince Travis that mammoths are extinct before his shenanigans turn into a mammoth problem for them all?

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 15th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Seal Dance/Snowboarding Qyah Style

    Seal Dance When an approaching storm forces Molly, Grandpa Nat, and Mom to make an impromptu landing on the Aleutian island of Atka, Molly makes a new friend who teachers her about Unangax dances and together they learn how to perform a traditional Seal Dance. Snowboarding Qyah Style Inspired by Randall's snowboarding video antics, Molly decides to make her own video to show off "Qyah Style" snowboarding. First step: learning how to snowboard! She recruits Tooey to help her, but soon realizes snowboarding is harder than it looks, much less adding signature Qyah Style into the mix.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 17th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Winter Champions/Hus-Keys

    Winter Champions In an attempt to entertain themselves through the long winter months, Molly and the gang organize an outhouse race to determine who will become "Winter Champions." Now they just have to figure out how to build an outhouse and keep it from tipping over. Hus-Keys After hearing that her Great-Aunt Merna keeps misplacing her keys, Molly decides to create a tutorial video to help Merna train her dog to find them for her. Molly and Tooey cast Suki in the leading roll, but when Molly's furry friend's performance is comically bad, she turns to clever editing to make her training video effective.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 20th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Valentine's Day Disaster/Porcupine Slippers

    Molly's Valentine's Day Disaster - Molly and Trini want to make beaded sun catchers for their friends for Valentine's Day. After a quick trip to Nenana, they gather all their supplies and are ready to start crafting. But their bag rips on the way back and they lose their beads! Will this be a Valentine's Day Disaster?! Porcupine Slippers - It's Mom's birthday and Molly wants to surprise her with a special gift: a pair of traditional beaded slippers. Atsaq and Tooey agree to help, but when they run out of porcupine quills, the trio must head into the woods at night to find and gather the quills from a real porcupine!

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 21st, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • King Run/The Native Youth Olympics

    King Run It's salmon season! First order of business at fish camp: help Grandpa Nat fix the broken fish wheel. But when the fish wheel goes missing, Molly and Tooey have a bigger problem to solve. The Native Youth Olympics Did you know that Molly's Dad used to compete in the Native Youth Olympics? Neither did she! But now she's determined to put together a team and bring a gold medal to Qyah, if she can master an event.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Welcome Home Balto/Snow Jam

    Welcome Home Balto When Molly finds out there is no statue of the heroic dog Balto in nearby Nenana, she sets out to remedy the situation and ends up on her own dogsledding adventure. Snow Jam Molly's basketball team, the Qyah Northern Lights, are planning to dribble basketballs while snowshoeing to raise money to attend a regional basketball tournament in Akiak. Before the race, Grandpa Nat teaches Molly traditional Koyukon words for different types of snow. The lesson proves to be crucial the day of the run when Molly must rely on her new knowledge to help her team across the finish line.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 23rd, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Operation Sleepover/Beneath The Surface

    Operation Sleepover - When a blizzard hits Qyah Molly has to spend the night at Tooey's house. Sleepover time! And even better, Atsaq agrees to Molly and Tooey's plan to have the sled dogs sleep inside - if they can behave. Beneath the Surface - It's ice fishing season! Nina is studying life under the ice with her new underwater camera, so Molly and Tooey decide to join her in her tent. But a friendly competition to see who can catch the most fish turns south when Molly's fish charm bracelet accidently falls into an ice hole.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 24th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Froggy of Denali/Molly Mabray and the Mystery Stones

    Froggy of Denali Molly and Tooey find a frog, and Molly decides to keep it as a pet... until she realizes that frogs are more high maintenance than she thought. Molly Mabray and the Mystery Stones Molly and Tooey have been learning about petroglyphs, ancient stone-carvings, and can't wait to see them in real life on their trip to Sitka. But when they arrive at the beach supposedly covered in petroglyphs, all they see is water. Will they solve the mystery in time to see the petroglyphs?

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 27th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Picking Cloudberries/Puzzled

    Picking Cloudberries Molly, Trini and Nina set out to pick cloudberries to make a special pie for Molly's Mom. Grandpa Nat knows a great spot, but the trio's trek runs into trouble when his hard-to-read directions seem to point them every way but the berries. Puzzled Molly and Tooey find a strange box under the floorboards beneath Tooey's bed and discover it's an old Japanese puzzle box that is storing something valuable inside. What could it be and how did it get there?

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 28th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Reading The Mud/Unsinkable Molly Mabray

    Reading the Mud When one of Connie's prized turkeys goes missing on Molly and Tooey's watch, it's up to them to track it down. Armed with a tracking guide, Molly and Tooey decipher tracks in the mud to locate the troublesome turkey and bring it home safely. Unsinkable Molly Mabray Inspired by Daniel's tall tales of sailing on the high seas, Molly, Tooey, and Trini decide to build their own sailboat and voyage to distant waters. They soon find that building a sea-worthy boat is a lot more complicated than it seems.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 29th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Busy Beavers/The Night Watchers

    Busy Beavers When a family of beavers builds a damn and accidentally diverts water into Trini's garden, the kids must devise a way to redirect the stream before Trini's strawberries are ruined. The Night Watchers It's Trini's first camping trip with the Neegoo Tsal or Little Foxes nature troupe, and she's determined to earn her first badge - the Night Watchers Badge. Will she and her troupe be able to find three nocturnal animals before it's time to turn in?

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 30th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Rocky Rescue/Canoe Journey

    Rocky Rescue A routine science expedition with Grandpa Nat and Nina becomes a rescue mission when Nina hurts her ankle in a snowboarding accident and must be airlifted home. But dense cloud cover makes it nearly impossible for Mom to find them from the air. Can Molly figure out how to get Mom to see them? Canoe Journey Molly and Mom join Randall and his family in Sitka for their traditional canoe trip to Celebration in Juneau. When they are unable to find the shortcut to Juneau in time for the festivities, Molly must do some quick thinking about the instructions given by her Elders to get the group back on track.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 31st, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Tooth Or Consequences/Qyah Spy

    Tooth or Consequences A sensational video turns Molly's excitement about an upcoming dentist visit into panic. Do dentists really drill cavities with jackhammers? Molly and her friends have no desire to find out. Can they duck the traveling dentist long enough to get away pain-free? Qyah Spy It's all fun and secret spy games until Molly and Tooey stumble across a mystery visitor in Qyah. The duo deduces the visitor must be a spy when they examine the stranger's clothing and hear a conversation between an unfamiliar voice and Auntie Midge in a language that sounds like "secret code." Is their beloved chief embroiled in a secret spy ring?! Stay tuned, for all is not what it seems...

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • The Night Manager/Not So Permafrost

    The Night Manager When the Sassy Ladies of Saskatoon arrive at the Trading Post a day early, Molly's confident that she and Trini can handle checking them in using a handy guide for guests. But after a series of blunders caused by following the instructions in the guide, Molly realizes she may be in over her head. Not So Permafrost When Molly and her friends arrive at their old clubhouse, they are surprised to find it half sunk into the ground! Molly is determined to save the structure, but first she must solve the mystery of why it's sinking in the first place.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 4th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Turn on the Northern Lights/Fiddlesticks

    Turn on the Northern Lights When Trini confesses that she's never seen the Northern Lights, Molly makes it her mission to show them to her. But after several sleepless nights, they still haven't seen the Aurora Borealis. Can a little help from lots of different sources help them see the lights? Fiddlesticks After an awesome jig dance at the Tribal Hall, Molly can't wait for her fiddle lessons with Oscar to start, but she soon discovers she has a knack for playing the drum. A knack that turns into a passion. Can Molly figure out a way to break the news that she won't be taking fiddle lessons from her friend?

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 5th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Mollyball/Visit Qyah

    Mollyball After wet cement ruins Molly and the gang's plans for a basketball rematch, they head over to the Trading Post where they create a new game called Mollyball! As the game gets more and more complex, the kids must figure out a way of explaining the rules and later, how to end the game. Visit Qyah While looking through a travel guide of different Alaskan villages, Molly discovers that Qyah isn't included! Molly convinces the guide's author to visit her village and gets everyone involved to show the writer a good time. Will Molly succeed in getting Qyah into the guidebook?

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 6th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Ice Sculpture/Tale of the Totem

    Ice Sculpture When Auntie Midge informs Molly that her Mom was once an accomplished ice sculptor, Molly decides to organize an ice-sculpting competition in Qyah. But when rising temperatures threaten to melt the ice, Molly must come up with a clever solution to save the contest. Tale of a Totem Molly's excitement about attending her first totem pole raising in Sitka quickly turns to panic when she and Randall accidentally lose an important piece of the totem pole-one of the abalone shell eyes on a raven. Can they find a replacement before the ceremony that afternoon?

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 11th, 2020 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Culture Clash/Party Moose

    Molly retells the story of the summer Trini moved to Qyah from Texas, and how she and Tooey attempted to make Trini feel at home - with cowboy hats, lassos, and "yee-haws." Luckily, Trini has a sense of humor and a poster of Austin, Texas that clears up what it really means to be from Texas. But it turns out Molly and Tooey aren't the only ones confused by stereotypes when Trini refuses to join the basketball team because of...polar bears? / Molly flies north to surprise Nina with a hand-delivered party box of goodies (and herself) for Nina's birthday, but her plans are jeopardized by a moose blocking the runway. Molly rushes to find a solution in an outdoors manual, but the gas in Mom's plane is running low. Can Molly figure out how to get the moose off the runway before they have to turn back?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Eagle Egg Hunt/Dream Tube

    When a gust of wind spins a wildlife camera away from an eagle's nest on hatching day, Molly and Dad head to the Windsong Wildlife Area on an ATV to fix it. Unfortunately, none of the camera locations on their map are labeled. Will they have time to check each camera and find the Eagle Cam before the baby birds hatch? / Molly and friends have their eye on a spectacular water tube for sale at the Trading Post, but they don't have enough money to buy it. Fortunately, there is money to be found on the riverfront in the form of agate stones! Unfortunately, the kids have no idea how to price and sell them. But they better find out soon, because Auntie Midge has her eye on the tubular tube too!

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Fiddle of Nowhere/A Splash of Mink

    Oscar has dreamed about participating in Qyah's annual fiddle festival and becoming a champion fiddler like his idol, Finnegan King. This year, he is finally old enough to play, but he breaks an E string the morning of the event and there are no replacements to be found in town! His only hope is a snowshoe journey out to the cabin of Mr. Patak's mysterious customer, known only as "The Fiddler in the Woods," to borrow one. Will Molly, Oscar, and Mr. Patak make it to the Fiddler's cabin in time? / Molly and Trini can't wait to get their jig on at the Qyah Tribal Hall, but on the way, they run into an adorable, tiny mink that leaves them covered in a big, stinky smell. The duo tries tips from an online "cleaning expert," but nothing the site suggests works. Can they find an effective way to lose the mink stink, or will they have to sit this dance out?

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • New Nivagi/Crane Song

    When Molly is entrusted with her Grandpa Nat's secret nivagi recipe for the annual Qyah Ice Cream Competition, she's determined to make it a winning dish...until Suki eats the nivagi and slobbers all over the recipe! Molly has just a few hours to recreate the recipe and collect the hard-to-find ingredients. Can she uphold her Grandpa's nivagi legacy or will she end his winning streak? / Molly can't wait to help Nina and Dr. Antigone band baby cranes. But every time they get close enough to slip the bands on the colts' legs, something happens that scares the cranes away. Molly puts in an emergency call to Grandpa Nat, who provides her with a foolproof trick to finish the job: a crane dance.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Sukis Bone/Brand New Flag

    When Suki digs up an old bone tool covered with markings, Molly, Tooey, and Oscar discover the playful pooch has made an important archeological discovery. Now everything the kids find by the river could be an ancient artifact, including a round, washer-like object Oscar tied to a kite and got stuck in a tree. / Inspired by Benny Benson, the real-life Alaska Native boy who designed the state flag of Alaska, Molly announces a contest to design an original flag for the Denali Trading Post. As the submissions stream in, Molly finds her hands full of designs, expectations, and worries. Which flag will she choose? The winner proves to be the most unlikely candidate.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • The Worm Turns/Little Dog Lost

    Molly, Tooey, and Trini are convinced giant ice worms are responsible for a power outage at the Trading Post, thanks to a spooky story from Grandpa Nat. The kids head to the library to learn more about the ice worms and find out if they're real or if they're fake. / When Tooey's newest dog Anka wanders off during a training run in the woods, Molly and Tooey find ways to lure her back home. But when Anka fails to return in the morning, they realize solving certain problems can take a village...and a ham radio.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026

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