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
Providence Restaurant’s Michael Cimarusti gives Off-Ramp a personal travelogue of his chef’s fellowship to Japan
When Michael Cimarusti, the chef-owner of the 2-Michelin star Providence restaurant talked with us about his favorite Thanksgiving recipes and memories, he said he’d be out of the country for the holiday because he was going on a fellowship to Japan, to learn about their cuisine.
A couple years ago, KPCC board operator and Off-Ramp commentator Dale Hoppert filed a wonderful commentary about the way lowland Angelinos treat snow on the mountain. (They try to take it home with them.
Animators from around Los Angeles and around the world have banded together to help pay the medical bills of one of their own.
The 2010 LA Art Show opened Wednesday night. (KPCC is a media sponsor.)
With another downpour on the way, I stopped off at about 8 this morning at the LA River accessway off San Fernando Road to take a few more photos. The LA River doesn’t seem much higher than it was Monday.
A Martian could take one look at our infrastructure and know Los Angeles has historically had big flooding problems. “Hmm, they paved over the river. It must flood here. But I wonder why they have so many flat roofs?”
We were driving to breakfast in San Francisco Sunday when I spotted a huge red cross on a huge ship.
A nice break today (at blogtime) from the rain, and a chance to update the arroyo and river photos without getting my shoes wet.
You’ve done the drive down the 5 from San Francisco. The only thing worse is when it rains.
This was the scene at about 1pm this afternoon where the Arroyo Seco joins the LA River.
The rains are coming, and the Supervisor says you should get to work now – if you haven’t already – if your home is in the path of possible mudslides. Here’s the release:
Sorry I haven’t blogged in a few days, but I’ve been busy exploring a new app on my iPhone. It’s the Hipstamatic, and it degrades the quality of the iPhone’s camera.
My fellow Americans, what’s wrong with this picture?
In this week’s Off-Ramp newsletter, we offered four brand new Eat LA guides to food and drink in Los Angeles. (On this week’s show, I interview the editor, and she gave us some books to give away.
On his campaign website, current state Attorney General and would-be Governor Jerry Brown touts his old record: