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.

Series

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181 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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Summer’s Call: A Michigan Day is a lovely picture book about the day spring turns into summer written with lyrical beauty by Amber Lynn Hellewell a...

  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
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Pigeon and Cat written and illustrated by Edward Hemingway is a beautiful story of friendship between a lonely cat who lives in a cardboard box and...

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
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I Color Myself Different written by Colin Kaepernick and illustrated by Eric Wilkerson is a nicely told picture book about difference for readers 4...

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
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The Lantern House written by Erin Napier and illustrated by Adam Trest is a beautiful story in both word and picture about the actions and thoughts...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme written by Avery Monsen and illustrated by Abby Hanlon is a lively picture book in both words and picture...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World written by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit is an outstanding collection of 29 st...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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MINA written and beautifully illustrated by Matthew Forsythe is a well told story about a darling little girl mouse, Mina, who loves books and liv...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Some Questions About Trees is perfectly written and illustrated by Toni Yuly. It is a charming picture book about a little girl’s thirteen questio...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World written by Catherine Thimmesh and illustrated by Melissa Sweet conta...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Little Messy Marcy Su written by Cherie Fu and illustrated by Julie Kwon is a delightful picture book for readers 4-8 years of age about one child’...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2