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Matt Bloom is an Apprentice News Clerk for KPCC's digital team.

Prior to that, Matt worked as a 2016 summer intern at KPCC, where he reported breaking news and feature stories. When he was NPR’s National Desk intern, he helped produce the pilot episode of "Embedded," a podcast hosted by Kelly McEvers where reporters take a story from the headlines and “go deep.”

His 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 a school president, “I don’t have time for you” six consecutive times at a football game.

Stories by Matt Bloom

Scientists find cost, frequency of 'nuisance' flooding rising

The cumulative cost of the smaller, less dramatic floods could exceed the cost of one-time extreme weather events in US coastal cities. The driver? Rising sea levels and climate change.

California is fighting immigration scams with online facts

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Padilla said his office created a website to help outline what immigration consultants can and cannot do.

Casting workshops charged for pay-to-play scam

Casting workshops in California must be for instructional purposes and must make it clear that they cannot guarantee employment, according to the city attorney’s office.

How many of Merriam-Webster's 1,000 new definitions do you know?

The terms come from all areas of life, including foreign languages, tech, medicine, pop culture and sports. All of the additions came into use in the past decade, and none are more than 20 years old.

California senator moves to rewrite HIV transmission laws

Current state law makes it a felony offense to expose another person to HIV through unprotected sex. The bill's supporters hope to change that.

Will the rain bring a California poppy spectacle this spring?

All the rainfall Southern California has seen this winter has helped to ease the state's six-year drought and may offer a flicker of hope for fans of a certain bright orange flower.

How the duo behind 3,000 SoCal buildings overcame discrimination

Paul Revere Williams and Maria Kipp are well-known among mid-century modern design enthusiasts — but now the San Bernardino County Museum hopes to shed more light on their impact.

A photographic look inside David Bowie's 1997 trip to Mexico City

The Forest Lawn Museum's "David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters" opens Friday, about a year after the singer died from cancer. It features photos taken around Mexico City by a Mexican rock photographer during Bowie's 1997 world tour.

Want your package to arrive by Christmas? Here's when to send it

Time is running out, so here are the dates the U.S. Postal Service needs your packages to be postmarked to end up under your recipient's tree.

Skid Row could get its own neighborhood council

A group of residents from LA's Skid Row wants to form the district’s first neighborhood council, creating the district's own governing body.

Volunteers answer letters addressed to Santa Claus

Operation Santa, a holiday charity effort led by the US Postal Service, is celebrating its 104th year of delivering gifts to thousands in need.

Star Wars 'Rogue one' premiere means a week of street closures

Major stretches of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street will be closed in anticipation of Saturday's premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Another weekend closure for 710 Freeway

The northbound 710 Freeway between the Santa Ana and Pomona freeways will be closed from Friday night until Monday morning as a pavement replacement project continues.

Metro begins months of downtown LA intersection closures

The intersection of 2nd and Spring streets will be closed most of Saturday. And starting next week, it'll be closed all weekend for months.

Will more HIV/AIDS stories educate TV viewers?

At a panel marking World AIDS Day, activists urged Hollywood to bring HIV/AIDS back into storylines.