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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Michigan launched its first home health opioid recovery program Thursday. It will serve 21 counties in the northern lower peninsula.

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Members of the Mackinac Bridge Authority say they were surprised to see they were mentioned in a deal last week between Governor Snyder and Enbridge Energy.

Joe Hill

A new book, Strange Weather, collects four novellas from Joe Hill - son of the legendary Stephen King.

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A Central Michigan University professor helped identify a 22-pound meteorite found by a Grand Rapids man.

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Research out of Michigan State University will look at a possible link between opioid overdose and suicide.