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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Aides for the White House and US EPA delayed the release of a study on the impacts of a chemical in drinking water around current and former military bases, according to a report from Politico.

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The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police say a bill in the state Senate would handcuff their ability to combat drug crimes.

A provision in the Republican-lead bill to create Medicaid work requirements would disproportionately impact communities of color in Michigan, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

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An event promoting the upcoming Great American Read television series will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Traverse City Opera house. in Traverse City.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is suing the Gladwin County Drain Commissioner for $11 billion.