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

THe Lion Electric Company

Seven school districts across the state are expected to begin using electric busses by the end of next year.

Neon Tommy

The animal shelter system across Michigan has achieved a “no kill” status - meaning 90% of dogs and cats who go to shelters come out alive.


Great Lakes states should lead efforts to combat PFAs contamination - without waiting for federal action.

That’s the message of a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.


Congress should re-evaluate its stance on marijuana.

Ben McLeod

Fighting counterfeit airbags is on the agenda for a bipartisan pair of lawmakers in Lansing. State Representatives introduced a package of bills last week.