John Rabe Host, Off-Ramp
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John Rabe is the creator and host of Off-Ramp, KPCC's weekend news and arts magazine program, which has been named "best local public affairs show" by two national journalism associations.
Prior to his time on Off-Ramp, Rabe was KPCC's host for "All Things Considered" and the station's housing & healthcare reporter, for which he garnered many awards – including several Golden Mikes.
Rabe began his career as a commercial DJ in high school in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, then found his niche as reporter and anchor at WKAR, Michigan State University's public radio station, where he earned his BA in English.
Rabe has also worked in public radio in South Florida, at WHYY in Philadelphia, and Minnesota Public Radio. He came to KPCC in 2000. Off-Ramp debuted in 2006.
He lives with his husband and Irish terriers in the foothills of Mt Washington, north of downtown LA.
Stories by John Rabe
Can't write? Use the LA Public Library online photo archive to jog your brain. Or, sear an image into your brain.
The AP Television-Radio Association gave KPCC six Mark Twain Awards, including two for Off-Ramp. The credit, of course, goes to the listeners who fund the station. Without you, to coin a phrase, we're nothing.
"I, too, fondly remember it and other iconic structures that lined Whittier Boulevard, and I agree that the structure is worthy of historic designation."
"The most important thing to me are the people that love this music, and I want to keep them entertained; I want to keep them happy."
Toni Yancey ran UCLA's Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Not the Center to Study ... Not the Center to Talk it to Death and Do Nothing ... the Center to Eliminate. Here's hoping she made a dent.
Billy Ray Cyrus he took the songwriting advice he got years ago, pares everything down to its essence, and leaves out the preaching. He says, This is what happened to me, make of it what you will.
Help us interview country star Billy Ray Cyrus (father of you-know-who) about his life, music, and memoir "Hillbilly Heart."
Education, water, and the runway were big issues for residents of Westchester in the latest installment of Frank Stoltze's #DearMayor cafe chats.
Studio City resident Renee Opell and the photo that may have saved her from the Boston Marathon Bomber
Studio City resident Renee Opell had come to Boston for her 40th marathon. She left with a photo of the moment that may have saved her life.
Few teens believe their parents about much of anything, making it hard to get even the most important messages across, like: Don't text while you drive! Hence, Project Yellow Light, a program that encourages young drivers to make videos to speak to other kids about the dangers of driving distracted, and offers scholarships for the best videos.
The car didn’t finish in its first big race this year—possibly because it had just been delivered the week before. It finished second in its next two races. This mixed showing reflects its singular, developing technology: it’s probably the only diesel race car on the American auto racing scene today.
Founded in 1916 to bury indigent Jews, the cemetery has been nearly abandoned. Vandals have toppled and tagged headstones, and used others for target practice.
Retired newsman Jim Becker, the last survivor of Ebbets Field pressbox at Jackie Robinson's 1947 debut
"The day sent chills up my spine, and 66 years later it still does. I always said, his failure would have been our failure, but the victory was his."
The honey-voiced tenor brings his brand of 1920s and '30s music to L.A.'s Disney Hall this week.
Ben Katchor's wry 'Hand-Drying in America' looks at the little things that tell the story of old American cities
"This concentration on these minute details is not just to be willfully obscure. It's like a scientist looking at the molecular structure of things. If you really want to see how things work, you have to go down to the small scale."