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
Rabe says banishment is the only fit punishment for people who hog parking spaces by fraudulently using handicap parking placards.
Belt Sings Eidelweiss
Cheech Marin in-depth on Chicano art, Lou Adler, Cheech&Chong, space aliens, and more
Sir Lattimore Brown - Unluckiest soul singer, possibly unluckiest man
Cheech Marin, half of stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong, gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe an exclusive tour of his Chicano art collection.
Getty starts cooking class - how NOT to make pancakes
Lisa See chronicles the Chinese-American immigrant experience in "Shanghai Girls" and "Dreams of Joy"
Here's what happens to a penny and a quarter when you put them on the Gold Line tracks.
Peter Mac has been performing tributes to Judy Garland for 11 years. His new show in West Hollywood brings all of Judy to the stage, not just the addictions.
Even if you never celebrate Lunar New Year, you should follow its traditions: forgive grudges, pay debts, clean the house & light firecrackers?
A beauty and talent queen who listens to KPCC and spreads the word about the station.
Have you ever traveled with a giant, sweaty, daikon? Or ridden a cat bus? You can see that and more this Thursday at a local film festival.
Ever ridden an elevator with a giant, sweaty, daikon? New festival celebrates Studio Ghibli, maker of "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro."
Gil Scott-Heron responds to Gingrich moon plan
Which immigrants are "first generation" and which are "second generation?" Did Rabe get it wrong?