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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Ben Thorp

The state demonstrated a drone Tuesday that it’s using to search for hazardous chemicals in Lake Margrethe in Crawford County.

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Negotiations on a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada could be promising for Michigan milk producers.

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The National Park Service has confirmed that one wolf died in captivity during efforts to relocate it to Isle Royale National park.

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As of Monday, Michigan’s new work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients take effect.

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Bill package in state House would legally classify 17-year-olds as juveniles