Ben Thorp


Ben grew up listening to WCMU and has become an obsessive of podcasts, radio, and the home life of Ira Glass. Ben joined WCMU in December, 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Since then, Ben has won multiple statewide awards for his reporting efforts, and had several stories aired nationally on NPR's 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered.'

Ben is a native of Petoskey, and graduated from Michigan State University in 2014.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded over 9 million dollars to help improve water infrastructure in communities across the state.

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A northern Michigan group has quietly been raising money from private donors in the hopes of preserving land from development.

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Two new zooplankton species have entered the Great Lakes, according to researchers at the Cornell University Biological Station.

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In a letter to Flint this week the EPA sided with the state, saying that they support the city joining into an Administrative Consent Order with the MDEQ.

Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University has partnered with NASA to bring radiation monitoring to Granite Island.