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
An only-in-L.A. moment: Angelyne, the billboard queen, gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe a ride in her famous pink Corvette.
John Rabe talks with Bonnie Arnold, producer of "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which is up for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.
Lynsey Addario's new memoir details her captivity in Libya as well as her childhood memories of her father coming out as gay. She had both fact-checked.
On a hot Sunday, 3,547 Angelenos lined up to get inside an art museum that didn't have any art in it.
From the Off-Ramp archive, John Rabe's wide-ranging 2008 interview with Gary Owens, who died Thursday at the age of 80.
At Musso & Frank, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. you'll find a star for an actor named Harrison Ford, but it doesn't belong to modern "Indiana Jones" actor.
The Oscars wouldn't be the Oscars without the glamor of the red carpet. Just like the movies wouldn't be the movies without perfect costumes.
Songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois talk about "Lost Stars," their Oscar-nominated contribution to the film "Begin Again."
... And do any Oscar-nominated films this year meet the definition? Filmweek contributor and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson joins John at Musso & Frank.
Charlie Siskel talks with host John Rabe about making a documentary about a nanny who turned out to be one of the century’s best and most fascinating photographers.
You find the plane, of course. Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro did just that for "Unbroken," the Oscar-nominated story of track star and war hero Louis Zamperini.
A fun, easy, and free event on Monday, Feb. 16: an organ crawl in San Marino and South Pasadena.
"Jambalaya is like one of those things: 'My mama makes the best jambalaya that way, my mama's jambalaya is better than your mama's jambalaya.'"
When last we spoke with Zoey Tur about her gender reassignment, she said her goal was to become the nation's first transgender TV reporter. Done. Next!
Charles Solomon took home the only silver Annie award Saturday night, for "significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation."