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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111 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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PRX Listing for Hold On To Your Music: The Inspiring True Story of the Children of Willesden Lane Hold On to Your Music: The Inspiring True Story ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
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A Long Road on a Short Day written by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin is an exquisitely written book about...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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PLYMOUTH ROCKS! The Stone-Cold Truth written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Sam Streed is packed full of stories, legends and half- truths about ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:02
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SKUNK and BADGER written by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen is a delightful story about how two very opposite characters become friends...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg is a stunning graphic novel about the childhood play of siblings Charlotte, Anne...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Ruby Bridges: This Is Your Time written by Ruby Bridges is a beautiful telling of her experience when she was 6 years old and was selected to be th...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS: Centenary Edition written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Baillie Tolkien is as full of fun as it was one hundred ye...

Bought by WTIP and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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THE WITCHES: The Graphic Novel by graphic artist Penelope Bagieu is an energetic and clever version of this dark classic written by Roald Dahl in 1...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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COUNTING KINDNESS: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children written by Hollis Kurman and illustrated by Barroux is a darling counting book with a genu...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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ELEANOR MAKES HER MARK: How Eleanor Roosevelt Reached Out, Spoke Up, and Changed the World written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fothe...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1