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
I saw comedian Chris Hardwick recently headlining a show at the Improv, and through this I discovered his excellent podcast, Nerdist.
Vice President Joe Biden's well known for his verbal gaffes over the years, but the hits apparently just keep on coming. Biden dropped an F bomb today within range of an open mic, congratulating President Obama on the passage of health care reform.
MGMT's new album "Congratulations" leaked, so the band has responded by making the album available for streaming. It's the followup to their previous critically acclaimed debut "Oracular Spectacular," and is officially scheduled for release April 13.
It was announced this week that Mike Tyson is going to be on a new reality show. I don't know that I have the words to do this justice, so I shall simply quote the press release.
Offices around the country have pools going for the annual tradition of the best single elimination tournament in sports, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.
NPR has a First Listen for She & Him's new album "Volume Two," available until the album's March 23 release. The collaboration between actress/musician Zooey Deschanel singer-songwriter M.
I thought I was the only one at KPCC writing about comic books, but Kitty Felde brings up an interesting point on her blog: Spider-Man taking photos of himself, then selling them to the Daily Bugle in his identity as Peter Parker, seems to raise a variety of ethical questions.
I opened my iTunes this morning and what do I see featured but a new album from... Jimi Hendrix. The album includes the original lineup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the recordings come mostly from the period following the release of 1968's Electric Ladyland.
In the latest round of categories listed for Apple's iBookstore, one of them is "Comics & Graphic Novels." With the iPad being such a visual presentation medium, it seems like a natural fit.
I read this morning about the untimely death of Corey Haim and realized I'm fairly certain I've never seen a Corey Haim film. I ran down his filmography and don't think I've seen a single one.
Long-time late night host/short-lived Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien is keeping his brand alive in the online sphere through the use of Twitter, which he started using last month after leaving NBC.
Singer-songwriter David Bazan, hailing from my former homeland of Seattle, is doing a concert tonight in Long Beach. He recently released his first solo full-length album, Curse Your Branches, after previous being known as the mastermind of indie rock darling Pedro the Lion.
For your consideration... Mr. Stan Lee!
As a huge comic book fan, I finally made the visit to geek mecca Comic-Con in beautiful San Diego last summer, along with 126,000 other fans. However, the buzz over the last year has been about whether this cultural phenomenon has finally outgrown its homeland, with the current contract running through 2012, leaving the convention on the open market for 2013 and beyond.
Pharmacy student Son Nguyen faces trial for allegedly strangling and murdering his mother. Nguyen became angry that his mother disapproved him going to pharmacy school, as she wanted him to become a physician.