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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A lawsuit headed to court Monday claims the Michigan State Police are two to three more times more likely to conduct high-speed chases in black neighborhoods than in comparable white neighborhoods.

Saginaw Future Inc. /

Saginaw Valley State University received an award this week for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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PFAs firefighting foams are still housed at fire stations across the state, according to the state fire marshal.

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Northern Michigan’s celebration of the man who created Narnia kicks off Thursday in Petoskey.

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The first case of West Nile Virus in horses has been discovered in Gratiot County.