Mike Roe Digital News Producer
Mike Roe is a digital news producer for Southern California Public Radio and covers pop culture online and on air. Mike joined KPCC after working for KCTS public television in Seattle. He's covered events like Comic-Con, as well as breaking news.
Mike 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, and also spent time studying communications, music and religion.
When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several sketch comedy groups, including the monthly late night variety show It's Past My Bedtime and weekly topical show Top Story Weekly. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Stories by Mike Roe
"Aloha" has been hammered by critics — it's at 14 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, they're giving away the movie's first eight minutes online to try luring in fans.
One-man show "Satchmo at the Waldorf" stars John Douglas Thomas as jazz great Louis Armstrong, reflecting on his career months before he died in 1971.
"Creativity is anytime we take the world and, with our own hands, we make a change in it," Glass says. He continues to work hard, as always — he had day jobs until he was 42.
In part one of our conversation with women filmmakers we discussed specific instances of gender bias the women faced. Now we talk possible solutions.
While the women-directed "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are hits, we talk with the women behind movies like "Twilight" and "Crash" about facing bias even after success.
We’re sending Dave off with smaller moments that made his show so special, from a stand-up who got bumped to a letter that shouldn't have gone to Nic Cage.
G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.
"We wanted to make it the last real action film, and to do the stunts as real as possible. And so we designed all of that into the vehicles as we went."
"It used to be, when we would go to war with a country, we'd actually go to the country," writer and director Andrew Niccol says. "That doesn't happen anymore.
B.B. King has passed away at 89 years old. Robert Cray, who played with him, explains what he did to make Eric Clapton ask, "What are we going to do now, Robert?"
Jon Stewart thanked Letterman for telling him "Do not confuse cancelation with failure," while Tom Waits dedicated a new song to Dave: "Take One Last Look." Watch both here.
"It's up to me to maintain those relationships, and we can see each other, but we'll never be forced to go to work together every day like that, and that was amazing."
After 26 seasons of voicing dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer is leaving the show.
"There's never going to be, 'Ohhhh, there's a plot hole there, I could drive a truck through that thing.' It is absolutely airtight."
Stephen Colbert wowed crowds, "Supergirl" looks great, people don't know what NBC is thinking with its Dolly Parton movie series and Miley Cyrus played Johnny Cash in pasties.