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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US Department of Agriculture /

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced Thursday that Nestle will deliver thousands of bottles of water to the city every week.

Central Michigan University

The campus of Central Michigan University hosted a public health summit Friday to discuss how the community can develop trauma-informed practices.

Jeanne Menjoulet /

US Congressman from Michigan introduced an amendment Tuesday calling for the protection of Lake Huron from a Canadian nuclear waste storage facility.

US Department of Agriculture /

A new study which found Flint, Saginaw, and Detroit were among the most dangerous cities in the country didn’t use recent crime statistics, according to Flint officials.

dotjay /

The Sault Saint Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has declared a moratorium on bottled water from Nestle.