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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New data from the Secretary of State’s office shows that Michigan has sent out over 200-thousand more absentee ballots this year compared with 2014.

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A federal judge has permanently blocked Michigan from eliminating straight party ticket voting.

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The Michigan State Police Wednesday released the findings of a misconduct investigation into members of the Flint Area Narcotics Group, or FANG.

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A water well in Grand Traverse County has tested positive for trace amounts of PFAs, chemical compounds linked to adverse health effects.

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A State Representative found with a loaded, unregistered gun in the Pellston airport apologized Tuesday for the incident.