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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186 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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Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas written by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Loveis Wise is an eye-popping picture book bio...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Impossible Mountain written and illustrated with charm by David Soman is a beautiful tale of two children, Anna and her little brother Finn. Th...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Angelina and the Valentine’s Day Surprise written by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig is a delightful small paper over board pictu...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Wombat Underground: A Wildfire Survival Story written beautifully by Sarah L. Thomson and illustrated in eye-popping colors of yellow and orange b...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Black Ballerinas: My Journey To Our Legacy written beautifully by Misty Copeland, the first female African American principal dancer at American Ba...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales written by Soman Chainani is a brilliant collection of a dozen stories based in part around famous fairytales. F...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 05, 2022
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 1
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I Am An American: The Wong Kim Ark Story written by Martha Brockenbrough with Grace Lin and illustrated by Julia Kuo is the true story of Wong Kim ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Have You Seen Gordon? written by Adam Jay Epstein and illustrated by Ruth Chan is a hide and seek picture book full of wonderful animals as they go...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Amos McGee Misses the Bus written by Philip Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead is a lovely continuation of their Caldecott Medal picture book A Si...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Dec 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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It Fell from The Sky written and illustrated by the highly praised Fan Brothers is an entertaining picture book about a curious “wonder” that appea...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2