Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

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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

#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.

Kermit finds a new pig following Miss Piggy breakup

OK, so put aside for a minute that the Muppets are fictional characters who aren't actually dating anyone — what's the deal with Kermit's new girl, or, uh, Muppet?

VMAs 2015: A guide to Sunday's strange, slanderous awards ceremony

So what happened at this year's Video Music Awards? Is Kanye West really running for president? Why was Miley Cyrus talking about her dead pets? All that and more, explained.

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born To Run's' 40th and his LA connections

In just eight tracks, the "Born To Run" album helped Bruce Springsteen break through to another level, led by the title song. Watch and listen to Bruce in L.A. here.

SoCal water district makes you a short-shower playlist

How long do you spend in the shower? The SoCal water district launched a new Pandora playlist to encourage short showers, and we want you to vote on songs to include.

'Prez': What happens when a YouTube star gets elected president?

Mark Russell tackled religion in "God Is Disappointed In You," and now he's tackling politics in "Prez," a comic about a YouTube star getting elected president.

Watch: WeHo channels SNL to warn of La Cienega closure

West Hollywood hired YouTuber/drag queen Willam Belli to spread the word that La Cienega Boulevard is closed until mid-September between Fountain and Sunset.

LADWP overcharging settlement means $44 million in refunds

A class action settlement from the L.A. Department of Water means that customers will ultimately be receiving $44 million in refunds for overcharges.

D23 Expo: Star Wars Land to 'Civil War' — 9 things to get you hyped

Imagine San Diego Comic-Con if it was run by one company, designed to promote Disney's upcoming slate of projects from films to theme parks. Here are their big announcements.

Felicia Day says you should be weird, it's great

Felicia Day made her name in Web series, with a nudge from Joss Whedon putting her in several projects. We talked with her about her memoir and how success nearly killed her.

5 things to see at Disney's D23 Expo: Star Wars, Muppet love and more

Disney's D23 Expo takes a ride into Anaheim this weekend. Here are five of the big stories to watch from D23 and what you should see if you go.

Ontario Airport: Deal struck to return airport to local control

L.A. and Ontario have made an agreement to return Ontario International Airport to local control, avoiding further litigation in a suit that was set for later this month.

Rocky Fire: Gov. Brown visits, calls for action on climate change

Gov. Brown visited fire crews fighting the massive Rocky Fire in Northern California on Thursday. Brown talked about climate change and how it relates to the fires.

'Fear The Walking Dead' trailer plays on real Los Angeles fears

In a new trailer, an accelerated fall of L.A. is shown with the power grid going down, fires burning across the city, gunshots being fired and more real-world worries.