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
The fire trucks and crews have left. The charred smell is mostly gone. And good news recently came from the USFS: Camp de Benneville Pines can open Sunday.
Undertaking LA will help you plan and hold a funeral at your loved one's home, and will connect you with a co-op crematory or a cemetery near Joshua Tree if you want to be buried un-embalmed.
They've turned 2x6's from Ray Bradbury's demolished home into bookends, with some of the sales going to Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University.
Lake fire forces evacuation of Camp de Benneville Pines, a retreat and conference center run by the Unitarian-Universalist Association for more than half a century.
To mark his final days in office, City Councilman Tom LaBonge gives Off-Ramp a tour of his district, and many LaBongian things happen.
Madeline Stuart, daughter of Mel Stuart, the director of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, on inspiring the movie, acting in the picture, and how nasty kids can be.
We celebrate the new Eames Anthology with an interview with the editor and an Eames grandchild ... inside the Eames House in the Palisades.
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.