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

National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., United States

One hundred years ago the Spanish flu came to Michigan.

Money American /

Money spent on lobbying could be more than twice what groups have to disclose, according to a new report.

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory /

Over 4,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency have been deemed impaired.

Ferris State University hopes to break the world record for blowing bubble gum bubbles at a campus event Thursday at 6 pm on the quad.

Mary Holbrow /

Black Swallow Wort, an invasive plant harmful to Monarch butterflies, has been found in the Grand Traverse County village of Kingsley.