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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A new bill package in the state legislature would lower the legal threshold for drunk driving.

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A union representing nurses in Traverse City has, for the first time, ratified an agreement with Munson Medical Center.

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An explosion of energy on the surface of the Sun is expected to reach Earth tonight, making northern lights visible across the state.

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Under a new bill in the state Senate, fines paid by industry groups who violate environmental regulations would go to the communities most impacted by pollution.

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A decision on the fate of a proposed nuclear waste repository near Lake Huron is expected this year.