Matt Bloom

Reporter

Matt is a passionate journalist who loves nothing more than good reporting, music and comedy. At KUNC, he covers breaking news stories and the economy. 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.”

A true Hoosier, he graduated with degrees in Journalism and Spanish from Indiana University. He also executive produced the weekly podcast, American Student Radio, which still broadcasts every Sunday on WIUX 99.1 FM Pure Student Radio, winner of the IBS college award for “Best Large College/University Station.” Matt is a firm believer that everybody has an important story to tell.

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Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton faced off in an hour-long gubernatorial debate Oct. 5 in Denver, the first of many scheduled in the coming weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 midterm election.

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The FBI’s probe into allegations of sexual assault directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is finished. But frustration surrounding the investigation is growing.

This past Sunday, two agents spoke to Boulder resident Deborah Ramirez for two hours about an alleged incident of sexual misconduct during their time as students at Yale. She also provided the FBI a list of 20 witnesses.

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The buses are packed together so tight, it's difficult to walk between them without getting hurt.

Standing in a Glenwood Springs maintenance facility, Dan Blankenship, CEO and president of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, points to a driver slowly backing into a narrow slot.

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As the Senate Judiciary Committee considers testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault while they were in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, a second accuser has come forward.

Deborah Ramirez, a Boulder woman, has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her while they were students at Yale University. According to her attorneys, she has received both threats and encouragement from the community.

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In addition to electing a new governor this November, Colorado voters will also decide the fate of 13 statewide ballot questions, including two specifically aimed at funding transportation projects.

But beyond that shared goal, propositions 109 and 110 differ greatly.

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In September 2013, historic flooding fundamentally changed Jamestown, Colorado. Landslides triggered by massive rains destroyed homes, buried the town’s fire station and left one resident dead.

What happened next was what some call the most ambitious recovery project in the town’s history. The effort is finally wrapping up this fall, leaving residents with a big question: Where do they go from here?

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A Colorado-based suicide awareness organization has released their first public service announcement aimed at stopping teen suicides.

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Initiative 97, a ballot question that would increase Colorado’s minimum oil and gas well setbacks, has qualified for the upcoming midterm election.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced on Aug. 29 it had verified enough signatures supporting the effort.

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Colorado’s three-member Public Utilities Commission gave its approval on Monday to a proposed $2.5 billion investment in solar, wind and natural gas power in the state.

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The casting call’s location wasn’t glamorous but it would do the job.

Sporting an oversized Bronco’s jersey, Shannon Hawley passed out consent forms to a group of a dozen students at a McDonald’s in Greeley. The ad he’d posted on Facebook about a week before had paid off.

“Weld County, Colorado,” the post read. “I am looking for teenage boys and girls to be part of a very powerful social media commercial addressing suicide prevention.”

It went on to list the casting call’s time, date and location.

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