John Rabe KPCC's Production & Promotions Director
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John Rabe is KPCC's Production & Promotions Director, a post he assumed in July of 2017 after 35 years behind the mike. His job is to shape the sound of the station.
From 2006 to 2017, John was producer and host of Off-Ramp, twice named the nation's "best local public affairs show." Before that, Rabe was the station's housing & healthcare reporter and local host for "All Things Considered."
Rabe began his career as a commercial DJ in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but he found his niche as reporter and anchor at Michigan State University's public radio station, where he half-heartedly earned his BA in English. Rabe has also worked in public radio in South Florida, Philadelphia, and Minnesota.
Rabe lives with Julian Bermudez, his art curator husband, and their Irish terriers in the foothills of Mt Washington.
Stories by John Rabe
Gladys Knight rings in 2016 at Disney Hall, but first she talks with John Rabe about her new and old music, signing with Motown and keeping that legendary voice in shape.
Frogtown sandwich shop Wax Paper, which names its sandwiches after public radio personalities, to donate proceeds from the Steve Julian for the Morning Edition host's medical costs.
"Here in America, racial and religious hated does exist, sustained by the political adventurers and plain crackpots who are willing to scrap the Democratic way of life to attain their own ends." -- Vincent Price, 1950
How to not panic if your Jewish friends invite you to their house for a Hanukkah party from KPCC's The Mashup Americans podcast.
Sure, you can go shopping, watch a game, or go ham on some leftover turkey. But ask any local: Los Angeles — world class city that it is — offers much, much more.
November, 1963. Piero Selvaggio, who would later open Valentino in Santa Monica, had just arrived in America. His first Thanksgiving was a mix of wonder at the American holiday and sadness at the death of JFK.
Josh Stamberg on being in a radio play: "It is hard to not make eye contact, because that's part of the beauty of collaboration as an actor, but it's also relieving and wonderful to just put the focus on the words."
As readers and listeners use the LA Times' Russ Parson's turkey recipe this Thanksgiving, he'll be enjoying his first day of "retirement." He took the buyout and shares 26 years of memories.
Pixar animator Sanjay Patel's mild mannered father is the hero of a short showing how an Indian immigrant's son comes to respect his father and his father's religion.
We talk to Rainn Wilson, star of "The Office," about his new memoir, "The Bassoon King," including his terrible grandfather, his Baha'i faith, why he acts and more.
NBC4's Joel Grover says his investigative team has uncovered evidence of much more widespread contamination at a Jewish summer camp near the former Santa Susana Test Lab site than the owner of the camp has admitted to.
Duke Kahanamoku was a self-effacing, multi-sport athlete who became a household name. Despite his fame, his complete story has never been told until now.
Native Americans, just freed from the tyranny of the Missions, were enslaved to work in Southern California's vineyards.
Listen to three short horror stories that rank with Poe's best, and hear John Rabe and literary historian Les Klinger explore horror fiction live at the Crawford Family Forum.
There's an El Niño on the horizon, and with it a record breaking rainy season is also on the horizon. What's a drought-conscious Angeleno to do?