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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The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess written and illustrated with clever details and super- illustrations by Tom Gauld is about a King and ...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In the Night Garden written and illustrated by Carin Berger is a fascinating night trip by a cat through a beautiful garden filled with butterflies...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jul 13, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes It’s Nice to Be Alone written by Amy Hest and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Philip Stead is about a young girl who understands the b...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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My Head Has A Bellyache and More Nonsense written by Chris Harris and illustrated by Andera Tsurumi is a fun-filled collection of poems and pictur...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Girl Who Heard the Music written by Marni Fogelson with Mahani Teave and illustrated by Marta Alverez Miguens is three stories in one---all bri...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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I AM MADE OF MOUNTAINS written by Alexandra Hinrichs and illustrated by Vivian Mineker is an unusual picture book for readers 4-8 years of age abou...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A Flag for Juneteenth written and illustrated by Kim Taylor is a gorgeous picture book about this important holiday that takes place on June 19th a...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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What’s Inside a Flower? And other Questions about Science and Nature. This engaging book is all about flowers and is written and illustrated by the...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Just Like Grandma written by Kim Rogers and illustrated by Julie Flett is a beautiful story about the love between a young girl by the name of Becc...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The Together Tree written by Aisha Saeed and illustrated by LeUyen Pham for readers 4-8 years of age is a well told story both verbally and visuall...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2