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

Chase Elliot Clark /

The Office of the Secretary of State says it expects long lines Monday as it eliminates driver responsibility fees.

The office of the Auditor General testified Thursday in front of a house oversight committee on their audit of the state’s Child Protective Services.

Kate Gardiner /

A public opinion poll of Great Lakes residents found overwhelming support for use of immediate protections to block the spread of Asian carp.

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory /

A report looking at the economic impact the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative found the program will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the Great Lakes region.

The Poison Squad

This weekend Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum will be in Harbor Springs as part of the Festival of the Book, which brings poets and writers to the region.