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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GotCredit /

A new national report finds rising college tuition costs disproportionately impact families of color.

Gregory Varnum /

A package of bills has passed out of the State House, aimed at increasing protections for the Line 5 Pipeline.

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Catholic diocese across the state received search warrants Wednesday from the Michigan Attorney General.

Paul Sableman /

A bill headed to the Governor's desk this week bans the creation of marijuana-infused liquors.

Martijn /

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has once again changed the deadline for dispensaries to have a license or be shut down.