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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CDC Global /

A Saginaw County man has filed suit in state and federal court over Michigan’s practice of seizing and storing blood samples from newborns, allegedly without proper consent.

Gregory Varnum /

Environmental groups say time is up for Enbridge Energy after the company reported three new dents Tuesday on their line 5 pipeline beneath the straits.

Logan Campbell /

Immigrant rights groups say they are no longer concerned about a bill in the state house that would have required drivers licenses indicate when a noncitizen was no longer a legal resident.

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a report Friday detailing ways to improve the health of Lake Huron.

Michael Erwine /

The Michigan Supreme Court announced this weekend it will take a case involving as many as 40 thousand unemployment insurance claimants falsely accused of fraud.