Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom

Analyst, Public Insight Journalism
Minnesota Public Radio
mbloom@mpr.org

Molly Bloom is the Public Insight Analyst for MPR News. She works with reporters, editors and shows to engage sources in the Public Insight Network to inform and inspire MPR's news coverage. She also works with Chris Roberts to produce the weekly Art Hounds segment. Molly also produces videos, radio pieces and online features driven by sources in the PIN. Before taking on this role she worked with reporter Curtis Gilbert to produce innovative, voter-driven coverage of the 2008 election, including the award-winning Electionwise podcast. Molly graduated from Brown University with a degree in political science but spent most of her time working at Brown Student Radio, hosting a jazz program and producing a radio show for kids.

Molly Bloom Feature Archive

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Building light rail lines is a tough way to make friends. The Metropolitan Council has spent the last year looking for a way to make everyone along the planned Southwest light rail line happy. But everything the planners propose makes someone upset. (03/28/2014)
This week, an avant garde classical oasis in a Lowertown loft, an artist who paints the hands of artists, and a little bit of Vegas from a state directly to our south that shall not be named. (03/13/2014)
There is a blizzard warning starting tomorrow morning for south central Minnesota with 6 to 10 inches of snow expected. There is also a winter storm warning starting tomorrow morning for many other counties, including the metro area and Duluth. (02/19/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)
There are 44 athletes with Minnesota ties competing at the Sochi Olympics. We have one biathlete and one luger, two speed skaters, six skiers, eight curlers and 26 hockey players. We're tracking the athletes and the team as the games progress. (02/15/2014)
Figure and speed skating are some of the oldest Winter Olympic sports. Two coaches provided insight on what to watch for at the Sochi games. (02/06/2014)
All the essential information you need to watch the games. Insiders share what to watch for during the events and you can learn more about the 44 Minnesotans who will be competing in Sochi. (02/06/2014)
Between Alpine, cross country, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, it's an exciting year for Olympic skiing. Slopestyle is making its debut this year and women will be competing in ski jump for the first time. (02/06/2014)
Curling first originated in Scotland in the 16th century, played on frozen ponds and lochs. But the sport has a in the upper Midwest and Minnesota in particular. Nearly all of Team USA's curlers are from the state. (02/06/2014)
Minnesota is most well represented at the Sochi Olympics in -- no surprise -- hockey. But Olympic hockey is not the same as NHL or collegiate games. See how Olympic hockey works and which Minnesotans to watch for. (02/06/2014)
The sports were all developed during the late 1880s in Switzerland as a pastime for tourists who wanted a thrill sledding down the Alps. Here's what you need to know when you watch the Sochi games. (02/05/2014)
Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting and dates back to Norwegian ski troops in the late 1700s. Here's what you need to know when you watch the Sochi games. (02/04/2014)
A number of school districts will be closed Tuesday, making it the fifth day of cancellations due to cold weather this year. (01/27/2014)
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. (12/17/2013)
A detailed look at the priests named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as clergy with credible accusations of child abuse against them. (12/06/2013)