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.

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273 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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Bravo, Bucket Head is a delightful picture book for readers 4-8 years of age about shyness. Helen Lester’s writing and Lynn Munsinger’s illustratio...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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YES WE WILL: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country is written by Kelly Yang and illustrated by 15 Asian and Asian American artists---all of whom ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Brand New Bubbe written by Sarah Aronson and illustrated by Ariel Landy is a story about a little girl named Jillian who gets a new grandma when he...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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RIDE ON by writer and artist Faith Erin Hicks with colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick is a gorgeous graphic novel about horses, the girls who ride them an...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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I am I.M. Pei written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is the 38th biography in the Ordinary People Change the World serie...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Cornbread and Poppy at the Carnival written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell is a charming story of two friends as they experience the carnival. ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Alice Nizzy Nazzy written by Tomie dePaola is a delightful reissuing of the 1995 story about a little girl looking for her sheep and a witch who i...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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FREE AT LAST: A Juneteenth Poem written by poet Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and illustrated by figurative artist Alex Bostic is a beautiful and importa...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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I Am Dolly Parton written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is the 28th addition to the popular Ordinary People Change the ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Moving Words About a Flower written by K.C. Hayes and illustrated by Barbara Chotiner is a colorful presentation about the unique life span of a da...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2