Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.

Stories by Mike Roe

#PodcastDay: The podcasts that have the KPCC staff glued to their earbuds

Let's celebrate the shows that make us listen harder. We've put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts here at KPCC, but we'd love for you to tell us your favorites too.

Bill allowing for hit-and-run alerts signed into California law

A bill allowing the Amber Alert system to be used for alerts about suspected hit-and-runs has been signed into law. Assemblyman Mike Gatto explains why he thinks it's important.

Spider-Gwen: What if Emma Stone led a Spider-spinoff

What if Spider-Man's love interest, Gwen Stacy, had been bit by a radioactive spider instead of mild-mannered Peter Parker? A new Spider-Woman trailer speculates...

Stabbings outside Glendale courthouse leave 1 dead, 1 wounded

A man in his 40s was stabbed and killed around 2 a.m. outside the Glendale courthouse. A possible fight led to the stabbing. A man in his 30s was also stabbed.

Disneyland opens Star Wars attractions Nov. 16, closes others in January

Disneyland announced attractions focused on Star Wars beginning Nov. 16, but to clear room for the upcoming Star Wars Land, other attractions will close — some temporarily and some permanently.

A look back at the universe of alternate 'Happy Birthday' songs

A court decision Tuesday put the classic "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. We thought we'd round up some of the most clever songs created, in part, to avoid paying royalties.

Kayaker faces hammerhead shark who doesn't want to be friends

The latest in a string of viral videos featuring aggressive hammerhead sharks near Southern California beaches surfaced Monday.

Emmys 2015: Everything you need to know for this year's show

It's our annual chance to celebrate the medium that takes up most people's free time, the Primetime Emmy Awards. Here's everything you need to know.

Inglewood Unified School District gets new state administrator

Inglewood Unified has been under state control since October 2012, when the district requested emergency loans to help meet its financial obligations.

CNN Republican debate FAQ: Everything you need to know

A lot has changed in the month since the first GOP presidential debate — perhaps most notably the number of rivals willing to attack Donald Trump. Tonight's debate will be at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

LADWP power usage hits 2015 high — here's how to save power, stay cool

The peak usage was Tuesday afternoon at 4:10 p.m., with Angelenos dealing with what the DWP calls "extreme temperatures" this week.

What the wonks expect from Apple's September event

Wednesday at 10 a.m. is Apple's latest press event. Here's what they're expected to reveal this time around, from a new iPhone to a revamped Apple TV.

Stephen Colbert prepped for 'The Late Show' with online videos

Stephen Colbert has been on a media blitz promoting his return to late night, he's also been spending the last few months releasing content online. Watch the highlights here.

#ForceFriday: Disney wants you to feel the force — of their new merch

Guess what? New merchandise for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hit shelves today. We have a rundown of some of the strangest gear this fourth.

T-Pain can totally do the National Anthem without auto-tune

T-Pain made his name popularizing the sound of cranked up auto-tune, but he's also a real singer. He proved it last year in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and now he did it again.