Author: Matt Bloom
Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now
Colorado State University President Apologizes Following Bias Incident
More stories from kunc.org
King Soopers, City Market Strike Averted For Now As Company, Union Reach Tentative Deal
What We Know About The Impending King Soopers, City Market Worker Strike
‘This Is Kroger Now:’ Union Says King Soopers, City Market Strike Likely Sooner Than Later
Windsor Severance Fire Chief Says Wet Soil Hindered Trench Rescue
CSU Says Alleged Racial Profiling Of Native American Students ‘Frustrating From Every Angle’
Larimer County’s Only Public Landfill Is Almost Full, With No Replacement – Yet
To Reverse The Disappearance Of Native Fish, Northern Colorado Is Turning To Fish Ladders
Berthoud High’s Student-Led Suicide Prevention Program Expanding To Other Northern Colorado Schools
Drive From Fort Collins To Denver Could Soon Take 3 Hours Without Change, Leaders Say
Colorado Transportation Officials ‘Taking The Year Off’ To Reevaluate High Driving Messaging Efforts
Here They Are: Meet The 31 Colorado Athletes Competing With Team USA
Denver One Step Closer To Cinching Amazon HQ2
AG Coffman Calls Federal Banking Laws ‘Outdated,’ Requests Federal Marijuana Industry Protections
More Than 100,000 People Submit Comments On Proposed Nat’l Park Fee Increases
Options For Colorado’s Salvadoran Community ‘Positive’ Following Protection Rollback, Leaders Say
Beer May Rule in Colorado, But State’s Winemakers Are Setting Their Sights High
Colorado-Born SCOTUS Case Could Shape Future Of Anti-Discrimination Laws
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AirTalk debates: What’s the best way to protest white supremacist rallies?
Teen LAPD cadets allegedly steal patrol cars, impersonate officers, chief says
Panel recommends investigation into Skid Row Neighborhood Council election outcome
He spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s running for office.
Rep. Schiff goes after Trump wiretapping allegations in Comey Intel Committee hearing
Watch how this Bellflower teacher reacts when she gets surprised with $25,000
Abandoned chickens rescued while trying to cross the road
SoCal Rep. Adam Schiff says Russian intervention is clear
There are just 5 bathrooms for the 1800 people living on Skid Row
8 alternatives to Big Sur following the Highway 1 bridge collapse
Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause
How victims of the Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble
As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait and see
‘This cannot stand’: leaders deliver strong message on hate crimes
Activists urge Hollywood to show more HIV/AIDS storylines
NCAA punishes CSUN for former basketball director’s violations
Could Skid Row get its own neighborhood council?
Man who says he carried out ‘Hollyweed’ stunt surrenders, gets court date
10 of my favorite audio stories on 89.3 KPCC
Should LA spend $37 million on a firefighting plane? – July 26, 2016
Slain Dallas police officer worked in LA for 11 years – July 11, 2016
Businesses push for clarity in minimum wage laws – August 8, 2016
How victims of Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble – July 31, 2016
Surfers are stoked about the 2020 Olympic games – August 5, 2016
Here’s what LA County’s voting booth of the future will look like – June 30, 2016
Downtown L.A. residents say film shoots are taking over – July 6, 2016
LA’s Skid Row gets new source of drinking water – June 29, 2016
Highland Park residents prepare for possible rent strike – July 21, 2016
Pet care center opens for homeless on Skid Row – July 15, 2016
“The Capital,” Embedded
10 of my favorite stories I helped produce on NPR’s National Desk*
“Embedded“- production assistant – July/August 2015
Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life – June 19, 2015
Boy Scouts To Announce End of Ban On Gay Leaders – July 27, 2015
At a Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity – Hurricane Katrina revisited – August 25, 2015
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour in L.A. – July 7, 2015
Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For Retailers – June 24, 2015
Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good – June 23, 2015
Immigrants Sue Texas For Denying Birth Certificates to U.S. – Born Children – July 20, 2015
Why Do People Insist On Running In Freezing Temperatures? – WFIU Radio – March 7, 2015
The Chicken Tax – June 15, 2015
Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically ‘Wet’ Washington State – July 15, 2015
“The Revolving Fund,” short-doc I produced in Uganda
“How I learned to Love My Gay Voice” radio play by Matt Bloom
6 of my favorite Indiana Daily Student articles
Caught in the gray zone – Dec 12, 2014
Greenfield man sentenced for murder of 1-year-old daughter – Feb 24, 2016
To save a species – March 9, 2015
Local dancer finds identity through salsa dancing – Sept 1, 2015
The sunday after – March 30, 2015
Addiction specialists discuss Scott County, Ind.’s drug problem – April 23, 2015
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Matt is a passionate journalist who loves nothing more than good reporting, music and comedy – all ingredients of a great radio story. He’s a reporter and producer at KUNC in Colorado, where he covers news stories on air and at kunc.org.
He’s also reported for KPCC and KCRW in Los Angeles. As NPR’s National Desk intern in Culver City during the summer of 2015, he produced one of the first episodes of Embedded, the NPR podcast hosted by Kelly McEvers where reporters take a story from the headlines and “go deep.”
Favorite reporting memories include jumping on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle in Uganda, publishing an article that led to the revision of Indiana University’s preferred name policy for transgender students, and being told by his school’s president, “I don’t have time for you,” six times in a row at an IU football game.
Matt is a firm believer that everybody has an important story to tell.
***Updates will be posted soon***
June 17, 2016
This summer I’m doing 49 sets of stand up comedy. One for each victim of the shooting last weekend at Pulse in Orlando. Every time I get on stage, I will read a name of one of the victims and donate $1 to the Pulse Victims Fund run by Equality Florida via Gofundme.com
This is my #49sets project.
I love my LGBTTQQIAAP community. We have all have stories and voices and ways to make the world a better place. I don’t have much money, but I’m doing what I can in my new home to help. Please pledge to donate 1 dollar per set with me!
Tonight was set #1 of #49sets. I acted out angry letters written to Indiana governor Mike Pence, among other fabulous things.
– Stanley Almodovar III, 23 –
From American Student Radio, a story about the power of the little things we all hang on to. In it, Hannah Fleace, a student at Indiana University, orders a hair bow from Etsy in honor of her boyfriend Joe, who serves in the army. But the day Hannah gets the package in the mail, she discovers someone else’s bow in the box. The small mailing mix up proceeds to turn Hannah’s world upside down.
Matt tries the Big Ugly.
I always wanted to eat the Big Ugly – a one pound – 2800 calorie burger that’s famous in my hometown. So – here’s a story I produced about it.
American Student Radio – Listen now!
We’re American Student Radio. Together, more than thirty radio producers from Indiana University in Bloomington produce our weekly show on WIUX 99.1 FM. Listen live at noon on Sundays or on our SoundCloud. Each week, you’ll hear some of the best stories our campus has to offer.
Who is Wilbert Miller?
Piece produced for WFHB Community Radio in Bloomington.
Love in LinkedIn.
Courtesy of Full Frontal Comedy…
Californians Hope Alert System Will Help Catch Drivers Who Hit-And-Run
In California people who hit someone with their car often get away with it. Seventy-five-hundred people in LA County alone fled a serious accident last year, and most will never be found. Now, as Matt Bloom reports, a proposed statewide hit-and-run alert system has families of victims hoping to get more of these drivers off the streets.
Aired on All Things Considered, August 26, 2015