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
Antonio Villaraigosa pushed the Expo Line when few thought it could be a reality.
The host of NPR's "All Songs Considered" asked 35 musicians what song changed their life; Smokey Robinson, Yusuf Islam and Carrie Brownstein's answers will surprise you.
AJU says a new study proves Camp Alonim is safe; experts disagree, and question the environmental testing company AJU hired to do the new test.
To understand how urban coyotes survive, the National Park Service needs you — to collect and analyze coyote poop. 'Nuff said. We're on it.
As the American Cinematheque reels out three days of Laurel and Hardy films, improv comedian Mike McShane helps us understand their lasting appeal as "existential candy."
John Rabe talks with Jori Finkel about Doug Chrismas losing control of Ace Gallery and Perry Rubenstein's arrest on embezzlement charges.
Come to the top of what will soon be the West's reigning skyscraper with KPCC's John Rabe and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The Highland Park Bowl, which opened in 1927 and was for years known as Mr. T's Bowl, is back to its original state — with modern touches and cocktails.
LACMA has finally assembled the men's response to the acclaimed survey of women's fashion that helped open the Resnick Pavilion a few years ago.
The space shuttle orbiter Endeavour came to Los Angeles in 2012. Soon, it'll be joined by a huge external fuel tank.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist Albert Lee talks with Bruce Forman, host of the podcast GuitarWank, about flatpicking, skiffle, and Jimi Hendrix.
The taste of a Dodger Dog, fans in the nosebleeds, the Dodgers on TV, singing the National Anthem, and a little Dodger Dixieland.
Dodger Stadium used to be at 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Now it's 1000 Vin Scully Ave. in honor of the legendary announcer, who came with the team to Los Angeles.
"I wish Bret Easton Ellis had just done this as a stand-up comedy act. The one-liners might have worked; maybe they're rejects from Saturday Night Live's series The Californians. The whole thing just reeks of laziness and cliche."
Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.