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
An exclusive tour of Atwater Village Theatre with Star Trek alumna Gates McFadden, artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theatre, which has four productions in the next couple months, including "Year of the Rabbit" by Keliher Walsh.
From RFK and MLK to Whitney Houston - The Merv Griffin Show archives open up.
Rod Roddenberry on the work of the Roddenberry Foundationand "The Mission Log," a new podcast that breaks down "Star Trek - The Original Series" episode by episode.
Off-Ramp's John Rabe talks with "The Young and the Restless" legend Jeanne Cooper, celebrating 70 years in showbiz with a new memoir. How much did she like Raymond Burr?
"It's not like there were arms or legs, it was small pieces. One of the pieces has what appears to be part of a tattoo."
Jeanne Cooper's candid, funny, bitchy interview about her memoir "Not Young, Still Restless." It covers her 39 years on "The Young and the Restless."
1948's "He Walked by Night," the noir police procedural that set the stage for "Dragnet." Jack Webb has a supporting role as a police tech.
David Dufty has written "How to Build an Android." Of all the many strange books about Phil Dick that have appeared since his death, it is perhaps the strangest.
John Rabe and Northridge native Kevin Roderick meet in Sherwood Forest and, on one of the hottest days of the year, try frying an egg on the sidewalk.
Eat LA finds out why some pop-up restaurants pop, why LA won’t benefit from the East Coast’s newest bumper crump of lobsters and what makes goat taste so good.
The white or red wine of your choice - not too spending - some fizz, and some ice, and you've made a delightful summer drink that doesn't deserve its bad name.
The LA City Council voted unanimously last Friday to officially name a neighborhood in Northridge "Sherwood Forest." It's a great place to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
George E. Cryer ... some claimed he was a grafter who became a millionaire as LA mayor in the 1920s. But he was felled by a simple garden hose.
"Some athletes toward the end of their career ... this was the epitome of what they'd been sacrificing for." Bolden was thinking of the 1984 Olympics.
Marc Haefele review's David Dufty's "How to Build an Android," then tells us about editing three of Philip K. Dick's 1960s sci-fi novels.