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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207 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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Madame Alexander: The Creator of the Iconic American Doll is written by Susan Goldman Rubin and illustrated by Sarah Dvojack will delight readers 5...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:02
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The First Notes: The Story of DO, RE, MI is a beautifully told story about the discovery of the musical scale by Guido d’ Arezzo. It is written by ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
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Boo! Hiss! written and designed by Cyndi Marko is an engaging chapter book for readers 6-9 years of age told in a delightful graphic novel style. ...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Little Book of JOY is written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams and Rachel Neumann and with outsta...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking written by Tina Ozcewicz, illustrated by Aleksandra Zajac and translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft i...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Let’s Build a Little Train written by Julia Richardson and illustrated by Ryan 0’Rourke is a bright, colorful, and happy story about the designing,...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Witch Hazel gorgeously written and illustrated by Molly Idle, a Caldicott Medal Honoree, is a beautiful story about a grandmother named Hazel and a...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Oct 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Worst Teddy EVER written and illustrated by Marcelo Verdad follows a little boy by the name of Noa who is disgusted with his Teddy because he i...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Magnolia Flower adapted by Ibram X. Kendi and illustrated by Loveis Wise is a picture book for readers 5-8 years of age based on a short story writ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2