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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.