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

Mudslides and Rain in Frank Stoltze's Forecast

Light, steady rain might be okay, but if it really comes down ...

Mt Washington 710 Tunnel For Real?

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Hide the cognac and put your daughters in the cellar! Napoléon is coming!

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Luis Van Rooten (1906-1973)

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Off-Ramp Bans "Curate" From English Language

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Richard III - sociopath or a casualty of war?

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Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl

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David Letterman’s Confession

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County: One Type of Swine Flu Vaccine Coming by End of Next Week

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What to Eat While Listening to Dudamel's 9th?

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USC Hit and Run

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RIP Henry Hopkins

I've just posted a long and fascinating unedited interview my colleague Adolfo Guzman Lopez did with Henry T. Hopkins. He was the director of SFMoma and the Hammer, and also owned the gallery that held the notorious War Babies exhibit years ago.

Dan Savage + John Rabe - Desk Jockeying

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Send Scary Stories Soon

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LA Times Squanders Another Chance

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