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No More Clifford the Big Red Dog, Wild Kratts, and Downton Abbey?

For sure, PBS is not going to be off the air for three weeks or longer, …
 
Attorney David C. Garza, who is representing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville in the sale of KMBH, as quoted in a MySA article.

Help Us Save PBS In The Rio Grande Valley!

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville is set to finalize what some are calling an almost secret sale of the local PBS affiliate due to financial struggles this week.

According to reports, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting had warned that the diocese needed to look for other sources of revenue and not depend on its own ability to underwrite the station. There have also been complaints by the public that the programming was being censored, tailored to the interests of the Catholic church.

There Are Other Options

One of the best options is KEDT. KEDT, the PBS affiliate in Corpus Christi, has expressed an interest in providing public broadcasting with MBTV Texas Valley or another broadcaster in the Rio Grande Valley.

They were providing public broadcasting in the Rio Grande Valley before the diocese bought the license in 1983.

How You Can Help

The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network has a petition you can sign online encouraging Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler to stop the sale of KMBH-TV.

Help Us Save PBS In The Rio Grande Valley!
Click Here To Sign The Petition
Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ and Penny from CJsKidsClub.com

Weekly Wrap Up Podcast for Friday, February 14, 2014

It’s Friday! Time to wrap up our week and get ready to relax over the weekend. We’re talking snowmageddon, the discovery of tiny rainbow colored dinosaurs, the best ways to help stray and wild animals during the winter, the maximum number of times you can fold ANY size of paper, and more!

Plus, CJ’s little sister (Skylar Marie) should be born on March 3rd. :D

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Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ and Penny from CJsKidsClub.com

Weekly Wrap Up Podcast for Friday, February 7, 2014

It’s Friday! Time to wrap up our week and get ready to relax over the weekend. We’re talking cricket ears, the size difference between our planet and our moon, a hide-and-seek snake trick, the speed of sound, a critical computer update to block hackers, gps for buildings like malls, modifying our genes, and more!

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Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ and Penny from CJsKidsClub.com

Weekly Wrap Up Podcast for Friday, January 31, 2014

We’re posting this podcast episode a few days late because we weren’t here on Friday. We were at the RGV RV Show and had a blast but yeah. This is late.

It’s Friday! Time to wrap up our week and get ready to relax over the weekend. We’ve learned there are actually 3 new types of dolphin in the Amazon, apples do at least 2 more super cool things, how to exercise with cats, and how to survive quicksand.

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Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
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Fire Safety Tips

Fire safety doesn’t have to be complicated. A little planning can help you save your life in time of trouble, no matter how old (or young) you are.

  • Never play with matches or things that make fire!
  • Change the batteries on your smoke detectors every year.
  • Make an evacuation plan before a fire and choose a secure meeting spot.
  • Don’t forget to add your pets to the plan!

For help making a plan or to learn more about what kids can do, visit websites like FEMA’s Fire Safety for Kids, Sparky, Safe Kids Fire Safety, or Smokey Bear.

Do you and your family have a fire plan? Let us know in the comments below.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ and Penny from CJsKidsClub.com

Weekly Wrap Up Podcast for Friday, January 24, 2014

It’s Friday! Time to wrap up our week and get ready to relax over the weekend. Our epic adventures this time we are talking about everything from an animal that has to swim to stay alive to bikes that hover in the air.

Doesn’t it seem like the week just flew by?!

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Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny