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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Steve Johnson /

A study on PFAs previously blocked by the Trump Administration and the EPA was released Wednesday.

Kevin Dooley /

State environmental groups are weighing in on a number of bills headed to the Governor’s desk.

Hazma Butt /

Congressional Democrats spoke Tuesday on a new report predicting the GOP tax bill will increase health premiums across the state and country.

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In Mt Pleasant today, for the first time ever, all twelve of Michigan’s federally recognized Indian tribes gathered with state health officials and federal law enforcement to discuss the opioid crisis.

Alberto Cruz /

The 2018 Farm Bill passed out of a Senate committee on Thursday by a vote of 20 - 1.