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
"California always has been and always will be made up of people who come here from all over the world with all sorts of accents in search of the California dream." —Huell Howser.
Young Turks debuts Friday, February 8 at the Downtown Independent Theatre and will screen daily through the 14th.
California television legend Huell Howser died at his home Sunday night, his assistant confirmed to KPCC Monday.
Piper Laurie, nominated for three Oscars, on acting opposite Paul Newman in "The Hustler," working on "Twin Peaks," and why she played her death scene in "Carrie" as if she was having an orgasm.
The Joan-to-James transplant happened Friday morning, and according to the doctors, was "textbook."
Current laws prevented Grandma from selling trichinosis treats and prevented people from making and selling a long list of homemade food: dried fruit, nuts, and mole paste to name a few.
Why wait? We have a syndrome, a patient, a donor, and a transplant center. So, James’ kidney transplant is scheduled for Friday, and the Rabe family would consider your thoughts and prayers the best Christmas gift of all.
"It's not a perfect family. It's not a perfect Christmas. I think that's why the movie works as well as it does."
"Los Angeles finally decided to turn an open space in downtown into something OTHER than a parking lot."
Last time we talked with KPCC's Gordon Henderson, it was about a giant snake. This time, a giant spider.
"It must have been an incredible burden for you as an actor," I said, "to be the son of Richard Burton." "Well," LeVar Burton responded, "he is what we referred to as the white sheep of the family."
Art, beer, Frank & Sharon, and more.
This week, I did not buy Grandma, Juan, and Auntie Mary a new house in Ladera Heights. I did not start a non-profit finish carpentry training center in downtown LA. I did not give KPCC a $50,000 challenge grant for the next fundraiser.
I especially wanted to know the most common thing people have him say. Turns out, some people are trying to break up Mr and Mrs Claus.
Kevin Roderick remembers back more than twenty years, when Huell Howser came West as a general assignment reporter for Channel 2, and then found his niche on KCET doing the long-form visits he became famous for.