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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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151 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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As we mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, WCMU is pleased to offer for your air "Beethoven: Beyond the Silence." This special producti...

Bought by WOSU, WRCJ-FM, WLRH, KRPS, and Delmarva Public Media


  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 5
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The Little Mermaid told and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney is an enchanting picture book inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen c...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Eric written and illustrated by Tan Shaun is now available in a new stand-alone edition. The story revolves around one family’s experience hosting ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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WILD SYMPHONY written by Dan Brown and illustrated by Susan Batori is a lively picture book full of visual and auditory delight for readers 4-8 yea...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Farmer and the Monkey by Marla Frazee is the second of the wordless picture books in the Farmer Trilogy. It starts were the highly praised firs...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 02, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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DISSENTER ON THE BENCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work written by Victoria Ortiz is a wonderfully researched book for readers 13 and up. The s...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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I Am Benjamin Franklin written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is another in the terrific Ordinary People Change the Wor...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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16 WORDS: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” written by Lisa Rogers and illustrated by Chuck Groenink is a gently told and illustrat...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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SING SOME MORE written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Howard Gray is a fun-filled picture book for children 3-7 years of age about a happy qu...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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THE SILVER ARROW written by Lev Grossman is an exciting novel about a magical train with a cargo of animal. Kate gets a steam engine from her uncle...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1