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
UC Riverside researcher Rick Vetter has spent decades studying the much-maligned brown recluse spider.
Ray Bradbury's biographer, Sam Weller, says he was shocked both by the FBI's incompetence and perfidy.
"I read a report recently of someone in Norway who ate a chunk of one and said it was so bad even his dogs wouldn't eat it, which is pretty bad."
Every summer, the Levitt Pavilions at Pasadena's Memorial Park and L.A.'s MacArthur Park bring in dozens of acts for free concerts, and the new schedule has just been announced.
Paris has removed the 700,000 padlocks of love from the Pont Des Arts. So what!? we've got the Footbridge of Love over the L.A. River.
John Rabe talks with April Dammann, biographer of the late Sister Corita Kent, printmaker and creator of the LOVE stamp.
Find out how much water Sanden Totten saved by taking a Navy shower, and then hear his interview with an astronaut to find out how much water, it turns out, he wasted.
The torching of the DaVinci was the biggest unsolved arson downtown since the LA Public Library burned on April 29, 1986.
KPCC Auction: Ride with Angelyne, the billboard queen, then have dinner with her and host John Rabe at Harlowe, the flagship of Group 1933's "refined drinking locations."
We tour My Friend's Place in Hollywood, which is trying to show youth ages 12 to 25 a way out of homelessness. One of its clients accepted Miley Cyrus's VMA award.
The faculty advisor for the Jaguar Times at South East High School in South Gate tells us what he teaches students about journalistic ethics.
Phyllis Lutjeans never held it against Chris Burden that he held a knife against her on TV in 1972. Meanwhile, Burden's "Urban Light" at LACMA is our Happy Place.
Meet ABC's Robert Moran, one of the few journalists who've "come out" about their austism.
Van Dyke Parks talks with Off-Ramp about Song Cycle, Songs Cycled, Brian Wilson, and pretty much everything else.
Tiki Ti to reopen tonight after scaring the board shorts off their fans with that "closed indefinitely" thing.