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 Eyes and the Impossible written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris is a truly fascinating novel for readers 8-12 years of age. The ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Let’s Go! written and illustrated by Geisel Award winner Michael Emberley is a clever and sweet story about how five animal friends attempt to get ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Book of Turtles is written by Sy Montgomery and illustrated by Matt Patterson is a terrifically interesting and beautifully illustrated picture...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 18, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Little Land written and illustrated by Diana Sudyka is a gorgeous and fascinating picture book about the history of the land: its difficulties, ne...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 13, 2023
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
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How to Write a Poem written by poet and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and poet Deanna Nikaido and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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PALACE OF BOOKS written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco is a true story that Polacco lived when she was a child in Battle Creek Michigan. She w...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Justice Rising: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement written by Katherine Russell-Brown and illustrated by Kim Holt is a beautiful...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kidstory: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook Up the World solidly written by Tom Adams and illustrated with joyful colors by Sarah Walsh is a t...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Evergreen written and illustrated by Caldecott medalist Matthew Cordell is an endearing picture book for children 2-5 years of age about a young sq...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 15, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the Planet Where I Live written by K. L. Going and illustrated by Debra Frasier adds material to the story with each new page much like the...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 2