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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300 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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A Walk In The Woods written by Nikki Grimes with original drawings by the late Jerry Pinkney and with watercolor paintings by his son Brian Pinkne...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Cornbread and Poppy at the Museum is the third easy reader for children 6-10 years of age written and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Co...

Bought by WCNY and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Moving the Millers’ Minnie Moore Mine Mansion---a true story is written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Júlia Sardà. It is a wonderful romp of a...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KRPS, and WCNY


  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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PRX for If I Was a Horse written and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackhall is a clever and fun-filled book about a little gir...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KRPS, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Brand New Bubbe written by Sarah Aronson and illustrated by Ariel Landy is a darling story about how a little girl ends up with three grandmothers!...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KRPS, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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There Was A Party For Langston written by Newberry Award Honoree Jason Reynolds and illustrated by brothers Jerome and Jarett Pumphrey is a grand s...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Story of Barbie and the Woman who Created Her written by Cindy Eagan and illustrated by Amy June Bates is for 4-8- year-old readers and up abo...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KRPS, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Finch House written by Ciera Burch is an interesting and well-told ghost story for readers 9-12 years of age. The plot takes Micah into an old Vict...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ten Dogs is a delightful counting book written and illustrated by Emily Gravett for children 3-5 years of age. The story hosts 10 dogs all wantin...

Bought by WCNY, KRPS, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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I Will Read To You written by Gideon Sterer and illustrated by Charles Santoso is a touching picture book about the beauty of storytelling at bedti...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2