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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290 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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How to Eat a Book written by Mrs. and Mr. MacLeod is a picture book for readers 5-9 years of age about the power of books. Shelia, Gerald, and Ger...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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THE GIFT of the MAGI written by celebrated writer O. Henry in 1906 and illustrated by acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger is a beautiful short story ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Nutcracker with text based on the ballet and with gorgeous illustrations throughout by Susan Jeffers is one of the most beautiful picture books...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Madame Alexander: The Creator of the Iconic American Doll is written by Susan Goldman Rubin and illustrated by Sarah Dvojack will delight readers 5...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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The First Notes: The Story of DO, RE, MI is a beautifully told story about the discovery of the musical scale by Guido d’ Arezzo. It is written by ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 16, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Boo! Hiss! written and designed by Cyndi Marko is an engaging chapter book for readers 6-9 years of age told in a delightful graphic novel style. ...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Little Book of JOY is written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams and Rachel Neumann and with outsta...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking written by Tina Ozcewicz, illustrated by Aleksandra Zajac and translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft i...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Let’s Build a Little Train written by Julia Richardson and illustrated by Ryan 0’Rourke is a bright, colorful, and happy story about the designing,...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Witch Hazel gorgeously written and illustrated by Molly Idle, a Caldicott Medal Honoree, is a beautiful story about a grandmother named Hazel and a...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Oct 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2