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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 at several local comedy theaters. 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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Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.
Radio Disney is selling 23 stations and moving their programming to largely digital distribution, but they're keeping their L.A. station. Listen to the songs they made iconic.
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Williams died from an apparent suicide by hanging at his home, authorities said at a Tuesday press conference. He was found by his personal assistant.
UCLA is being reviewed by the Department of Education for how it handles allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX, according to a UCLA statement.
The Los Angeles Parks Department announced a new free wireless Internet program in six city parks this week, as well as a new mobile website.
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An Amber Alert was activated Thursday for the kidnapping of two children in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m., according to the alert.
A shipment of mounted animals headed to the Philippines was seized at the L.A./Long Beach port. The items seized included mounted wildebeest, zebra, baboon and more.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles city officials gathered Tuesday to assert their solidarity with Israel following the recent Israeli/Palestinian conflict.