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
Eddie Murphy's been announced as the host for next year's Oscars. Some of you may be saying "What the--?!" while others say "Isn't that the guy from those awful family films?"
DC Comics relaunched the vast majority of their line this week with the first of 52 new number 1 issues. It was heralded with midnight release parties at comic shops around the country for the first book in the new line, Justice League #1.
If you haven’t already heard, the Sunset Junction Street Fair will not take place this weekend in Silver Lake. The Los Angeles Board of Public Works denied permits to the event’s organizers because of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees. But don’t give up on seeing your favorite bands, yet.
We talked earlier this week about Marvel Comics putting out an audio version of their comic Daredevil #1, but some groups are putting on far more extensive live audio productions right here in Los Angeles.
Apple's legendary leader Steve Jobs became known for his trademark black turtleneck and jeans, but that wasn't the only version of Jobs' aesthetic. As Jobs steps down from his iconic run as Apple's CEO, a look back at the looks that defined the man.
With the latest Los Angeles Board of Public Works decision to deny Silver Lake's Sunset Junction a permit for this weekend, it looks unlikely that the festival is going to go on. What will hipsters do without L.
Marvel Comics is reaching out to an unusual demographic for a visual medium: The blind.
Alf LaMont, director of marketing and development at Los Angeles comedy club the Comedy Store, wrote an editorial that ran this morning on comedy site Laughspin looking at how the influence of L.
Recent trend in comics: Biographical comic books. That (not-so) grand tradition continues with the Decision 2012 line from L.A.'s Boom Studios, featuring Republican presidential contenders and President Barack Obama.
In a tradition that probably hit its pop culture pinnacle thanks to Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze surf heist film "Point Break" and it's ex-presidents, there's another use of cartoon masks in the news.
At Katy Perry's Friday night L.A. concert, she welcomed very special surprise guest Rebecca Black to do a duet of Black's song "Friday." Perry introduced her as "the infamous Rebecca Black," which sounds about right.
The trailer just came out for Francis Ford Coppola's new movie, "TWIXT":
Jackie Contreras, the interim director of the beleaguered Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, will be leaving next month — the third agency chief to depart in nine months. She spoke with KPCC on today's "AirTalk."
Movie studios are between a rock and a hard place. The DVD market continues to fall, while consumers have yet to jump on board with digital purchasing.
United Farm Workers union leader Richard Chavez has died. The 81-year-old brother of civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez and longtime partner of activist Dolores Huerta died in Bakersfield, following complications in surgery.