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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198 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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Friends written and beautifully illustrated by Daniela Sosa is a timely book for youngsters 4-8 years of age who are now back in the classroom and ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
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Farmhouse is a charming book about the history of an abandoned 19th Century farmhouse that writer-illustrator Sophie Blackall came upon in New Yor...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A Parliament of Owls written in delightful rhymes by Devin Scillian and colorfully illustrated by Sam Caldwell is a fun-filled picture book about t...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 05, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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THE CAPITOL: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book written and illustrated by Lindsay Ward will take young readers through a delightful tour of all the...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Annette Feels Free: The True Story of Annette Kellerman, World Class Swimmer, Fashion Pioneer, and Real-Life Mermaid written and illustrated by Kat...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Bravo, Bucket Head is a delightful picture book for readers 4-8 years of age about shyness. Helen Lester’s writing and Lynn Munsinger’s illustratio...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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YES WE WILL: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country is written by Kelly Yang and illustrated by 15 Asian and Asian American artists---all of whom ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Brand New Bubbe written by Sarah Aronson and illustrated by Ariel Landy is a story about a little girl named Jillian who gets a new grandma when he...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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RIDE ON by writer and artist Faith Erin Hicks with colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick is a gorgeous graphic novel about horses, the girls who ride them an...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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I am I.M. Pei written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is the 38th biography in the Ordinary People Change the World serie...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2