WCMU Michigan

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As one of Central Michigan University’s principal public service commitments, WCMU Public Media has provided television and radio programming and other outreach activities for over 50 years to residents of 52 counties in Michigan and portions of Ontario.  With five television and eight radio stations reaching almost 6 million people, CMU Public Broadcasting is the largest university-owned public broadcasting network in the nation and is a vital community resource.

WCMU Public Radio provides outstanding programming around the clock.  In addition to national programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, our radio network offers a wide range of local programs featuring classical music, jazz, and award-winning local news and information.

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97 Pieces

The Children’s Bookshelf from WCMU Public Radio showcases new children’s book titles meant to engage young readers in the joy of story found in both the written word and illustrations. The target audience includes teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents as part of their role to foster the love of reading. Each of the two minute reviews have accompanying study questions and activities and are available as podcasts. The series host and reviewer is Dr. Sue Ann Martin, Professor Emerita of Communication and Dramatic Arts in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


Latest Pieces

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DISSENTER ON THE BENCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work written by Victoria Ortiz is a wonderfully researched book for readers 13 and up. The s...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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I Am Benjamin Franklin written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is another in the terrific Ordinary People Change the Wor...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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16 WORDS: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” written by Lisa Rogers and illustrated by Chuck Groenink is a gently told and illustrat...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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SING SOME MORE written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Howard Gray is a fun-filled picture book for children 3-7 years of age about a happy qu...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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THE SILVER ARROW written by Lev Grossman is an exciting novel about a magical train with a cargo of animal. Kate gets a steam engine from her uncle...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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THE GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science written by Joyce Sidman is a gorgeous biography of this 17th Century artist a...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE, poems selected by the late Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Ellen Shi is a lively step by step picture book for 4-8 year...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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TUNE IT OUT written by Jamie Sumner is an interesting and engaging novel for middle grade readers 10-14 years of age about a girl named Lou who has...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree written by Jamie Deenihan and illustrated by Lorraine Rocha is a fun-filled picture book for ages 3-7 about a l...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Memoirs of a Tortoise written by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers is a gentle story about friendship and loss. Oliver the Tortoise is t...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1