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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Lisa /

Michigan’s thirteen rate-regulated utilities will be required to submit a report on how savings from the federal tax cuts will be used.

courtney /

Michigan isn’t adequately prepared to face a natural disaster, disease outbreak, or bioterrorism according to a new national health study.

Tim Stahmer /

Osceola Township will be required to issue a permit to Nestle Waters for a pumping station.

Daniel Brock /

Small farms don’t have to pay seasonal workers a minimum wage.

thisisbossi /

The Michigan Secretary of State is challenging a judge’s order to stop suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay traffic fines.

Anna Muncey /

Internet gambling is happening in Michigan – and it needs to be regulated to protect people. That’s the message of advocates of a package of bills (HB 4926, HB 4927, and HB 4928) to regulate Internet gambling in the state.



Jennifer Pack /

Party leaders in the state House of Representatives are sparring over whether to make English the state language.

Gene Han /

A national health organization is urging Michigan residents to take time over the holidays to talk about hospice care options with their loved ones.

bowie snodgrass /

Michigan schools are tied for second most segregated in the nation with Mississippi for African American students, according to a new report from the Associated Press.

Molly Adams /

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in limbo, advocates warn this may be the last holiday in Michigan for some 5-thousand recipients.