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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273 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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The Ramadan Drummer written by Sahtinay Abaza and illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova is a beautiful story full of joy, celebration, and gorgeous ill...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
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The Door That Had Never Been Opened Before written and illustrated by Mrs. and Mr. MacLeod is a truly delightful picture book for children 4-8 year...

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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10 Dogs written and illustrated by Emily Gravett is a delightful counting book that tells the story of ten dogs trying to get the ten sausages that...

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King with the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds and illustrated by Ekua Holmes is a very graceful tell...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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KIN: Rooted in Hope written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford is a striking account of their family’s past...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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I Lived Inside a Whale written and illustrated with great insight, understanding and imagination by Xin Li is a beautiful picture book for readers ...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis is written with great skill by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated beautifully by James E. Ransome. Thi...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Ten Little Rabbits written and illustrated by the late but never forgotten Maurice Sendak brings his wonderful talent to a new group of children. T...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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PRX ---- The Official Harry Potter Cookbook: 40 + Recipes inspired by the films is a tasty book by author Joanna Farrow for children ten years of a...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Girl Who Heard the Music written by Marni Fogelson with Mahani Teave and illustrated by Marta Alverez Miguens is three stories in one---all bri...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3