John Rabe Host, Off-Ramp
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
In a richer city, maybe the historic, pristine Woolworth's would have been torn down or irretrievably modernized. Not in Bakersfield.
Photographer Gary Leonard gives a free talk at the LA Public Library Saturday about the punk era, "punktuated" with archival and brand new photos of the musicians and the scene.
Fourteen-year-old Destiny Rodriguez, an 8th grader from South Gate, plans to be a mechanical engineer, someone who will "innovate the future."
13,000 first time marathoners might be suffering from a syndrome called Taper Madness. Our expert says, "You'll do fine. Stick with the program."
Nicholas Meyer directed Nimoy in two Star Trek films, including "Wrath of Khan." Like Raoul Wallenberg, "[h]e is not dead, as long as we remember him."
Historic Places LA is a brand new website that lets anyone - city planners, developers, citizens, tourists -- find LA's historically significant places and information about them.
An only-in-L.A. moment: Angelyne, the billboard queen, gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe a ride in her famous pink Corvette.
John Rabe talks with Bonnie Arnold, producer of "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which is up for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.
Lynsey Addario's new memoir details her captivity in Libya as well as her childhood memories of her father coming out as gay. She had both fact-checked.
On a hot Sunday, 3,547 Angelenos lined up to get inside an art museum that didn't have any art in it.
From the Off-Ramp archive, John Rabe's wide-ranging 2008 interview with Gary Owens, who died Thursday at the age of 80.
At Musso & Frank, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. you'll find a star for an actor named Harrison Ford, but it doesn't belong to modern "Indiana Jones" actor.
The Oscars wouldn't be the Oscars without the glamor of the red carpet. Just like the movies wouldn't be the movies without perfect costumes.
Songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois talk about "Lost Stars," their Oscar-nominated contribution to the film "Begin Again."
... And do any Oscar-nominated films this year meet the definition? Filmweek contributor and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson joins John at Musso & Frank.