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
Brockmann's obsession started because he loved the swishing sound of taffeta as he twirled his wife across the dance floor. But his wife and kids say it’s time for the dresses to go.
"It comes down to: the delivery system is different, but I'm doing what I did years ago, which is who, what, where, when, why. I thought I could retire, and that was a mistake, but I lucked into this, and am very happy doing it."
Type a random keyword into the search engine of the LA Public Library's photo archive, and learn something new about your city.
For two years, director Henry Jaglom had lunch with Orson Welles every week, and taped their conversations. Finally, the tapes have been transcribed, edited, and published.
The celebrated author of comes out of retirement this weekend for a book signing and, as expected, speaks his mind.
'John Steinbeck navigated by these guides and called them "the most comprehensive account of the United States ever got together, and nothing since has even approached it."'
New LA Mayor Garcetti is greener than Lumpy Brannum, but it was still a surprise to learn that he rode the 92 bus to work this week, his first in office.
Married homosexual couples in California and the other states that allow gay marriage are rejoicing in what many might consider a dubious honor: being ensconced in federal tax law.
'Not only was it not the best, the grammar was wrong--and to no purpose, NOT consciously so. the writer didn't KNOW! that the preposition takes an object! For "hog and I"?? "For . . . I"??? Are you kidding?'
'It's hard to relate to "Casablanca's" storyline if one has never traveled, especially to Paris, and has had a romantic interlude during a time of war. In my case, that was the war in Vietnam.'
"Considering the conservative and cautious nature of this court, we did about as well as I could have hoped and expected, but yeah, sure, I wish they had ajudicated on the merits." -- Gavin Newsom
Swag came in the mail Journalists can't keep free stuff We gave it away
I preferred 'To Have and Have Not,' which I thought was funnier, and moved faster. Now I'm older, have experienced more pain, love, and loss, I prefer Casablanca, which is miles deeper.
Just once, I'd like to meet a personality-based drag queen who, underneath the huge bouffant, the dowdy dress, and the huge boobs, has a huge bouffant, dowdy dress, and huge boobs.Not the case with Jeffrey Wylie, who plays Lyla KaRug.
Gandolfini had "an incredible capacity for intensity and realness. What's what made Tony Soprano such an indelible character is that you totally believed that he was this guy, you know, that he was capable of this huge range of emotions."