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.
Advocates say the number of places that offer free attorneys for people in court for evictions need to be expanded. Bills are pending in eight states, but there are real costs that someone has to pay.
New wildfires in October are rare in Colorado, but two popped up last weekend near Boulder, causing evacuations and destroying houses. Nearby, the state's largest-ever wildfire continues to grow.
Temperatures in Colorado on Monday reached above 100 degrees — causing a wildfire to nearly double in size. On Tuesday, it snowed. The fire is not yet out, and safety challenges remain.
Abandoned gas and oil wells dot many states. These orphaned sites need to be capped and cleaned up, but doing so is difficult when the responsible companies have gone bankrupt.