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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If April has seemed unusually cold in parts of Michigan … well, it was.


Central Michigan University broke ground Thursday on a 26 million dollar health studies building.

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A school in Bay County shut down Thursday due to unsubstantiated threats after a group of people displayed confederate flags near the school earlier this week.

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US Congressman Dan Kildee introduced a bill Wednesday to expand SNAP funding to incentivize the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday that he will file a lawsuit against a company allegedly responsible for the break of two power lines beneath the Straits of Mackinac.