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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146 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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Delicious! Poems Celebrating Street Food Around the World written by Julie Larios and illustrated by Julie Paschkis is a tasty treat celebrating th...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
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The Leather Apron Club: Benjamin Franklin, His Son Billy and America’s First Circulating Library is a delightfully told story by Jane Yolen with be...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma is a celebration of the cellist’s music and his ability to bring people and cultures together. This pict...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Candace Fleming is an extremely well researched and written story for readers 9-12 years o...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures written by Heather Montgomery and illustrated by Maribel Lechuga is a fascinating picture book...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Color Collector written by Nicholas Solis and illustrated by Renia Metallinou is a touching story about friendship and the act of welcoming. Vi...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Dear Teacher, A Celebration of People Who Inspire Us written by Paris Rosenthal and illustrated by Holly Hatam is a thoughtful picture book for chi...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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America the Beautiful written and illustrated by Wendell Minor with poem by Katharine Lee Bates is a visually stunning picture book for children 4...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Bunheads written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Setor Fiadzgbey is a happy look at the first years of Misty Copeland’s career in the world of...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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LISTEN written by Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin is a gentle story about the difference between the act of hearing and the act o...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2