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 ballot proposal to allow citizens to draw political district lines will likely reach the Michigan supreme court.

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Two bills in the state house would make changes for people renting homes and apartments in Michigan.

Jim Howe /

After nearly 60-years, some state lawmakers want to bring back the position of state poet laureate.

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A bill in the Michigan house would eliminate taxes for veterans that was generated by student loan debt that was forgiven.

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The Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it has awarded a contract for the removal of the Sabin Dam near Traverse City.