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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Government of Prince Edward Island

Police say a suspect connected to the robbery of an Ogemaw County bank is now in custody.

Will Spaetzel

As many as 165,000 people in Michigan could lose access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) benefits under a proposed USDA rule change.


Heat related deaths in Michigan could increase over 700% by as early as 2041 due to climate change.

Daniel P. Fleming

Michigan has received a $4-million grant from the Center for Disease Control to monitor people's exposure to toxic chemicals, including PFAs.


A company that has begun marketing an at-home sexual assault evidence kit is defending its product.