Ben Thorp

Reporter

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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The City of Midland is evacuating a quarter of its residents in preparation for what officials say is a once in a 500-year flood.

On Tuesday, two dams upstream of Midland failed leading city officials to call for the immediate evacuation of some 10,000 residents. 

The City of Midland is evacuating a quarter of its residents in preparation for what officials say is a once in a 500-year flood.


Midland County 911

Residents in Midland and Gladwin counties have been evacuated after flooding caused local rivers and at least two dams to overflow.


Patrn

Michigan secretary of state Jocelyn Benson announced on Tuesday that absentee ballot applications will be delivered to all 7.7-million registered voters for the August and November elections.


visnyk

One Michigan economist is predicting the state will see unemployment reach 22% this year.


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