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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. He was nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for his pop culture coverage and created KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness, which received national attention.
When he's not covering the waterfront for LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy. He's studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the Pack Theater, and elsewhere.
Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, then interned in commercial radio and public television. He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music, and religion.
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Sanchez, who's running for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat, has received criticism over comments she made saying that between 5 and 20 percent of Muslims support a caliphate.
The man in the car pulled out a handgun and officers gave him several commands to drop the weapon, according to police, but after he didn't comply, he was shot and killed.
Google announced Tuesday that they would be exploring Los Angeles and Chicago as potential markets for for Google Fiber high-speed Internet service — but they make no guarantees.
His boyfriend, Ryan Reyes, told KPCC that they were both huge fans of the game. He said that some weekends, they would spend a whole day going around and playing Ingress.
Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.
The motive of the shooting by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik remains unknown, but a picture of the couple has started to develop. Here's what we know.
Pulling a movie so fast is something Exhibitor Relations says is unheard of for a wide release. You might even say it's "truly outrageous."
A wrongful death civil trial has started over the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless mentally ill man who died following a violent altercation with Fullerton police in 2011.
The decision to phase out the One Ocean show was based on customer feedback at the San Diego park, according to Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
A bill that aims to phase out the public display of captive killer whales was announced Friday. It follows increased scrutiny of Seaworld and how it treats whales.
Princess Leia appeared in "Return of the Jedi" in a gold bikini that was heavily marketed for decades since, but Disney is apparently putting an end to using the provocative costume.
The panels, which were not BuzzFeed-sponsored, both included women who had been harassed as part of Gamergate, an online movement related to gender issues in gaming.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked about his favorite Marvel superhero. As he answered, he said he saw an ad for "Supergirl" and thinks she's "pretty hot."
The Fresh & Easy grocery chain released a statement Wednesday announcing that they would be shutting down. However, they noted that they are still looking to sell.
Heavy showers have been producing rain between 0.25 and 0.5 inches. Flooding has already hit the Boyle Heights area.