John Rabe Host, Off-Ramp
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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 new LA Weekly has a sweet look at a handful of LA couples for Valentine's Day, including Off-Ramp host John Rabe and his husband, gallerist Julian Bermudez.
"It's a way for them to get away from the 21st Century. Get away from cell phones, get away from their jobs. And it's a rude awakening when they do have to go back home."
"I'm very happy now. There's stuff in there I haven't seen for 50 years. When I started looking at it all together, I thought, 'Oh, I've got some pretty good stuff!'" - Llyn Foulkes
If classical groups are worried about bringing in new audiences and energizing the ones they have, they have to make sure something happens on stage. We want to be edified and entertained. And if you do that, we'll come back.
"Its signature sound combines insanely catchy disco-funk rhythms that music-licensing and ad-campaign directors adore."
Gordon and family need professional help, preferably someone who is not only qualified as a family counsellor, but who appraises items for Antiques Roadshow.
"One of the most striking findings from this study is the discovery of a deadly mange epidemic, as well as a correlated exposure to anti-coagulant rat poisons."
The documentary has two things things that make it strong: it's purposely limited in scope, and moves fast.
Herman Regusters points out Lake Tele region in the Congo where he says he and wife Kia spotted and photographed a dinosaurlike creature on a recent African expedition.
My first thought was that some modern artist was doing a series of updates of famous depictions of women - Girl with a Pearl Earring, the Mona Lisa, Venus on the Half Shell, etc. -- pregnant.
"The cannibal is a creature that threatens the collapse of identity and ethics, and instills anarchy in the social order."
"To go from feeling like absolute garbage and thinking you are going to die, to feeling as though nothing could kill you, is nothing short of miraculous."
Here's the full tribute to him from this week's episode, including thoughts from John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson, Queena Kim, Phil Noyes, Christopher Peake, Tom Labonge, and the President and Vice-President of Chapman University. Not to mention Huell himself ... and a certain pet pig.
The most horrendous of misfortune and treachery reduced me to my present state trapped in Ouagadougou with a check worth 800 gazillion English pounds.
'When I first marched, I said, "There must be other people, I'm not the only one." But I bet each parent thinks he or she is the only person.'