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Molly of Denali

Next Airing: Mon, Sep 16th, 2019 at 6:30 AM 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:

  • First Fish/A-Maze-Ing Snow

    Molly can't wait to catch her first fish (and to earn her own first fish tale), but when she gets to the river, the only thing she catches is Tooey's missing boot! Molly must put her knowledge of the salmon life cycle to the test and find out where the fish are before the day is through. / Molly suggests a community fun-raiser to fix her school roof after a snow storm. The main attraction? A giant maze made of snow! All is well until Trini gets lost in the maze and Molly realizes the maze map is out of date. Can Molly and Tooey find a way to help Trini escape the maze?

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 16th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    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?

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Grandpa's Drum/Have Canoe, Will Paddle

    Molly finds an old photo of Grandpa as a child and is shocked to see him singing and drumming-Grandpa neversings. When Grandpa tells her he lost his songs when he gave his drum away, Molly goes on a mission to find his drum and return his songs to him. / The Qyah Canoers are ready for their first competition. There's just one problem: Molly, Tooey, and Trini don't know how to canoe! Mr. Patak refers them to Connie, but her coaching techniques are rather unusual. Are their chances for triumph doomed? Or does Connie's past hold the key to victory?

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 19th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Bird in the Hand/Bye-Bye Birdie

    Molly and Tooey think they've discovered a ghost after a strange noise follows them from Spooky Hose all the way to the Trading Post's Bunkhouse. Turns out the phantom is actually a bird stuck in a dryer vent! Molly's bird call book holds the key to finding out what kind of bird it is, but they'll need to learn what some unfamiliar words mean before finding their feathered friend a new home. / Molly and Trini tag along with Nina on trip to Kenai National Park to see real, live puffins! As the enthusiastic birders count how many puffins are eating and admire the precocious pufflings, Molly and Trini are alarmed when the baby chicks begin to jump off a cliff! What's a good birdwatcher to do?

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Hot Springs Eternal/Tooeys Hero

    It's a cold winter and Molly is set on discovering a hot springs Grandpa Nat once found in a blizzard, so she sets off with Grandpa, Dad, and Tooey on two snowmobiles and with a list of vague directions. When night falls, the success of their backwoods adventure will come down to determination and traditional Alaska Native knowledge of the stars. / Tooey's hero, dog musher Eugene Pike, is recreating a historic mail run across interior Alaska. When ice breakup at the river threatens Pike's progress to Qyah, it's up to Tooey and Molly to help him finish the mail run.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019 at 6:30 AM 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: Thu, Sep 26th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Cabbagezilla/Name Game

    Trini's excited to enter Big Green, her giant cabbage, into the Alaska State Fair, but a suspicious moose keeps nibbling its leaves. Trini and Molly research ways to keep moose out of gardens, and even email cabbage expert Sadie Albert for advice, but this moose is clever. Will there be anything left of Big Green before the final weigh in? / Molly wants to get her Native name when she discovers that her Mom, Dad, Grandpa and others in the community have one. But she soon learns that only an elder can give you your Native name and getting one will require impressing the unimpressible Aunt Merna.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 27th, 2019 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?

    Next Airing: Tue, Oct 1st, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    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!

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Berry Itchy Day/Herring Eggs Or Bust

    Tooey has agreed to watch the Trading Post while Molly and her family head to their super-secret-berry-picking-spot, but their trip is cut short by a swarm of pesky mosquitos. If only Molly hadn't accidentally swapped the bug spray for dog perfume! A book in the Trading Post has a recipe for repellent made from wild plants. Can Tooey find it before Molly gets all bitten up? / Molly is thrilled when her cousin Randall calls from Sitka to say he's harvesting herring eggs-her absolute favorite food. Randall invites her to visit, but Mom insists Molly come up with 3 good reasons to make the long trip to Sitka by bush plane.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 4th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026
  • Northern Lilghts/Fiddlesticks

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

    Next Airing: Tue, Oct 8th, 2019 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

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019 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

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 10th, 2019 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

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 11th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 7/14/2026

Availability:

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