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
"Had the aircraft made contact with the drone, it could have been catastrophic." In other words, a drone operator could have caused the death of everyone on board the medivac helicopter.
Two new gays bars have opened recently in downtown Los Angeles, with a third on the way. What's happening?
The new movie "Straight Outta Compton" tells the story of how the group N.W.A. broke out, and way down the list of IMDb credits is Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller. But Heller was instrumental in N.W.A.'s success.
I am grateful they picked an accomplished, good-looking actor to portray me in "The End of the Tour. But I do wish they had picked me to play me. I liked me for that part.
Radio legend Art Laboe - the "Dick Clark for Latinos" - turns 90 on Friday. He's been playing music and talking on the radio in Southern California for 60 years.
... it's "Forgotten Dreams," by the master of programmatic miniatures, Leroy Anderson.
A man who rode the original Angels Flight thousands of times tells us about life on Bunker Hill before "urban renewal."
Vern Evans shot some amazing shots at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Come see his distinctive cosplay photos, from smoking Jesus to a body-painted sword wielder.
Vallance says the inspiration for the show came from a séance with Kahlo, DaVinci, Duchamp, Van Gogh and Pollock, some of whom are skeptical about artists and the art market.
The estate of Conan Doyle, labeled "extortionist" by a local author who won a Supreme Court case against it, won again in the "Mr Holmes" case.
Molly Knight's new book, "The Best Team Money Can Buy," details how far down Frank McCourt dragged the Dodgers, and how far up the new owners want to take it.
Amy Heckerling reflects on "Clueless," the "Emma"-inspired movie, 20 years after she wrote and directed it — a movie that captured teens as they are.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with KPCC's Mike Roe about Comic-Con's attempts to keep people from live streaming convention content.
The fire trucks and crews have left. The charred smell is mostly gone. And good news recently came from the USFS: Camp de Benneville Pines can open Sunday.
Undertaking LA will help you plan and hold a funeral at your loved one's home, and will connect you with a co-op crematory or a cemetery near Joshua Tree if you want to be buried un-embalmed.