Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger
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
"The Feynman Lectures," delivered at Caltech, are now available to read for free online. You can also watch video of some of the material covered in those lectures.
It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.
Civil rights activists criticized the department's decision to withhold the names of the officers for two weeks. Police say they were guarding against retaliation.
He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.
Hernandez has only been charged in one of the killings but Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief of Detectives Bill McSweeney says he is a serial killer.
The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.
Around 6 a.m., a woman was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway when someone shot at her from behind, police said. As she attempted to exit, she was shot at again.
A Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center patient was being tested for Ebola on Tuesday, according to officials.
A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.
Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.
World Wrestling Entertainment pro wrestler and company vice president Triple H has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch his and the videos from other celebs.
Influential Southern California skateboarder Jay Adams has died, his manager tells KPCC. Adams, known as "The Original Seed" of skateboarding, died of a heart attack.
Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.
Radio Disney is selling 23 stations and moving their programming to largely digital distribution, but they're keeping their L.A. station. Listen to the songs they made iconic.
The production company already under fire after the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming has been cited by OSHA, facing fines of $74,900.