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 twice been named "best local public affairs show."
Prior to his time on Off-Ramp, Rabe was KPCC's host for "All Things Considered" and the station's housing & healthcare reporter, but Off-Ramp lets him do what he loves best, and emulate one of his heroes, the late Huell Howser.
Rabe began his career as a commercial DJ 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 art curator husband, Julian Bermudez, and Irish terriers in the foothills of Mt Washington.
Stories by John Rabe
Being at the top of the US Bank building, and at the mercy of the elevators, adds another layer of complexity to 71Above, the tallest restaurant in the West.
Everybody knows stereo recordings sound better. Right? Maybe not. This new remastered collection of Rolling Stones tunes is often more intimate and immediate than often-flawed stereo versions.
We go to Grand Central Market with Jesse Katz for the lowdown on the market's massive debt, and a discrimination lawsuit filed by former vendors.
70 years ago, the first organized wheelchair basketball team, made up of paralyzed World War 2 vets, hit the gym floor in Norco.
From George Takei's amazing second act, to Brooks McFadden's post Star Trek stage productions, to the remastering of Star Trek: The Next Generation, here are some of our favorite segments as Star Trek turns 50.
Leonard Nimoy's son has crafted a loving but also very candid portrait of his father and the beloved character he played.
If you couldn't make it to see Pete Escovedo play at the DNC, he's live and free at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Sunday evening. We dig deep into his catalog for a Latin Jazz big band tune for our Song of the Week.
Singer Baby Dee - playing Fri., Sept. 2 at the Fonda Theatre - is probably the only tree surgeon, church organist, tricycle-riding harpist you'll ever hear playing the accordion.
Baldwin Lake ran 12 to 15 feet deep in its heyday, but now the average depths sits around 30 inches. Arboretum officials say it doesn't have to be that way.
15-year-old Matthew Ruiz, one of the 28 kids in Wilson High's firefighting magnet: "Those fires look kind of crazy, and I want to get out there, but I'm not old enough. I can't wait til I'm older so I can actually do something."
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with Bobby Green about the Summit Inn, which burned down Tuesday in the Blue Cut fire.
Just call 1-855-LA-BEERS, and if you're lucky, a real live human being will be waiting to help bring you one beer closer to having the perfect night out.
If you’re not going to the Coliseum Saturday to watch the Rams play an exhibition game against the Cowboys, the next best thing – to celebrate the team’s return and their place in LA history – would be to raise a glass and watch the game at Tom Bergin’s.
That vacant lot across from the L.A. Times is no ordinary vacant lot. It's seen at least two bombings, two famous tent cities and an untold number of feral cats.
“I didn’t realized that paradise came with these risks!” John Rabe talks with a man who almost lost his house in the Sand Fire, and with some of the region's horse rescuers.