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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Russian social media trolls meddled in the debate over the Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, according to a report by a US House Committee.

Pictures of Money /

Lobbyists spent 39 point four million dollars on Michigan lawmakers in 2017, according to disclosures.

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Our perceptions of when old age begins shift as we age, according to a new study from Michigan State University.

Xavier Mendoza

James Davis Jr., the 19-year-old CMU student accused of shooting and killing his parents on campus on Friday, was formally arraigned in court Tuesday.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on changes being made to its lead and copper rule.