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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Kjetil Ree /

Michigan’s unions are reacting to a decision Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a 1977 rule which required non-union members pay union dues.

Paulo Valdivieso /

In Bay County Monday, a township board voted in favor of a moratorium on wind turbine permits and construction.

Adam Moss /

Inmates at the Genesee County Jail were denied access to clean water during the Flint water crisis, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Federal Court.

Raymond Wambsgans /

Two lawsuits in Genesee county aim to block Michigan State Police from engaging in high-speed chases over minor traffic violations.

Anne Worner /

In October the state is set to begin a study into how best to provide long-term care for Michigan’s senior citizens.