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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

Garcetti uses DC trip to talk LA infrastructure, immigration

L.A.'s mayor was in Washington to be honored by the nation's largest Latino civil rights group, but he used the trip to talk with federal and congressional leaders about two issues close to the city's heart.

LA lobbies for Olympics through 'What's Not in the Bid Book' videos

Episode 1 of “What’s Not in the Bid Book,” which debuted Monday, follows L.A. 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman on a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood.

8 alternatives to Big Sur following bridge closure

As crews work to replace the park's access bridge — a process estimated to take at least six months — KPCC staff and listeners have eight alternative vacation destinations to consider.

Rep. Schiff goes after Trump wiretapping allegations

At the House Intelligence Committee's public hearing Monday, Democratic Rep. Schiff tried to settle President Trump's claims that the Obama administration illegally wiretapped him.

Former LA County DA/California AG John Van de Kamp dies

Van de Kamp, a public-defender-turned-politician who became Los Angeles County's top prosecutor by defeating the man who sent Charles Manson to prison, has died after a brief illness. He was 81.

'Resist March' to replace LA Pride Parade this June

While the L.A. Pride Festival as a whole will go on, a protest march will replace the annual parade along Santa Monica Boulevard. The “Resist March” will go from Hollywood and Highland to West Hollywood.

When you can get tickets to visit NASA's 2017 JPL open house

Tickets for the annual "Explore JPL" event at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Adhama the hippo gets ready to move from the LA Zoo to Dallas

The two-ton Adhama will be transported to a newly built enclosure at the Dallas Zoo, where officials hope to make him a successful breeding partner.

Baca trial: The defense calls a single witness

After a parade of prosecution witnesses that spanned nine days, Baca's attorney called just one witness, an attorney who provided independent oversight to sheriff's department. He testified Baca was communicative and cordial with the feds.

Hundreds of Santa Ana school employees face potential layoffs

Those affected, mostly teachers and management, could be laid off due to shifting sources of federal government funding, according to school district officials.

Injuries, fatalities after plane hits houses in Riverside

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 310 aircraft crashed Monday evening shortly after taking off from Riverside Municipal Airport.

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.