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

Point of Personal Privilege

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Moveable Music Feast Friday Night in LA

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Hidden Treasure - LA Public Library photo archive

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Rabe Announces SECOND "Red Book" of Carl Jung

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Sutton Who? Or, Amateur Finds Dark Ages Anglo Saxon Treasure

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Sustainable Seafood Movie

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Councilmember says, "It's Okay to Break Laws"

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Video Preview of Off-Ramp

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More Parrots of Cypress Park

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Fish Story, or Judge Others Lest Ye...

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Advances in Nanotech

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Striking Photos of Old Matchbook

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Breakdancing in Little Toyko - UPDATE WITH VIDEO FROM EVENT

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Ahmad Jamal In LA Next Weekend! Go!

This man's piano playing will scramble your brains, add colors, lights, herbs and spices, and feed them back to you through your ears.

Great Day in Duarte

My husband Julian and I had a great time in Duarte today, where I served as Ambassador in the Duarte Route 66 Parade and Classic Car Show.