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


New legislation in the state house would give local governments more power to reject pollution permits


Michigan has received half-a-million dollars to expand its integrated care program for Medicaid beneficiaries.


When possible, animals used in government laboratory experiments, should be put up for adoption.


Michigan lawmakers are calling on the US Trade Commission to impose duties on cherry imports from Turkey.

Attorney General Dana Nessel Thursday sent a cease and desist letter to a New York based company marketing at-home sexual assault evidence kits.