Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom

Associate Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
mbloom@mpr.org

Molly Bloom is a digital producer for MPR News. Some of her duties include producing videos to explain complicated policy issues and working with Chris Roberts to produce the weekly Art Hounds segment. She is also the host and co-producer of Brains On! a science podcast for kids and curious adults.

Molly Bloom Feature Archive

'Feed me, please.'
Cats don't purr just when they're happy and content. Sometimes they purr when they're scared or in need of comfort. But they also do it to control the weak-minded humans they live with. (07/29/2015)
The trailer for the second season of "Fargo" is here, full of slow-talking small town cops, white-gray skies, and '70s fashion. Oh, and the accents? You betcha. (07/22/2015)
A two-month-old sleeps.
Babies can learn whatever language (or languages) they're exposed to. But how do they do it? It's a step-by-step process of learning that begins even while they're still in the womb. (07/07/2015)
As expected, the Timberwolves chose Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns with their first pick. There was a surprise, too: The Wolves landed local kid Tyus Jones. (06/25/2015)
When you think of camouflage in the animal world, you might immediately think of chameleons -- but it's really cephalopods that should get your attention. (06/24/2015)
It turns out that evergreen needles, like the leaves on deciduous trees, do actually turn color and drop to the ground. You just don't notice. (06/01/2015)
Minnesotans know: A beautiful summer day can suddenly turn treacherous at dusk. That's when the mosquitoes come out in force. (05/23/2015)
Vachon described his work for the Farm Security Administration as "documenting the land, the farmer, everything related to the farmer." (05/22/2015)
Photos by St. Paul native John Vachon showed Minnesotans at work across the state -- from the mines of Hibbing to the meatpacking plants of Austin. (05/21/2015)
St. Paul native John Vachon captured the boarding houses, pawnshops and billboards of Twin Cities streets. (05/20/2015)
St. Paul native John Vachon captured Minneapolis' breweries, mills and grain exchange in 1939. (05/19/2015)
John Vachon, a St. Paul native who documented the U.S. for the Farm Security Administration, was back in his home state in 1939 to capture life in Minnesota. (05/18/2015)
The question of why the sun makes some people sneeze has been a mystery for millennia. Turns out there's a name for the phenomenon: photic sneeze reflex. (05/13/2015)
This time of year, Minnesotans are very ready to shed some winter layers and get outdoors. But it's also the same time of year that ticks are very ready to find hosts. (04/29/2015)
The return of the brontosaurus is making headlines. But for scientists, these kind of name changes happen all the time. The public just isn't usually paying attention. (04/07/2015)