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.

Ways to Connect

Mike Mozart /

A bill banning drug companies from putting gag clauses on pharmacists has passed the US Senate.

A 26 million dollar expansion of a plastics company in Beaverton, Michigan is expected to bring at least 60 new jobs to the region.

US Department of Agriculture /

US Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report Monday which found that federal agencies used loopholes to spend over 92-billion dollars on foreign contracts between 2008 and 2016.

Matthias Wiemann /

New data will allow state officials to track life expectancy at the neighborhood level.

David Shane /

An audit of Michigan’s Child Protective Services released Thursday found a pattern of failures to follow state requirements.