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
How to plant the right milkweed in your backyard to help bring back the dwindling population of monarch butterflies.
In an intimate interview, George Takei tells Off-Ramp host John Rabe about crafting the Japanese-American internment camp history into compelling Broadway musical theater.
Artist Noah Davis died Saturday, the same day MOCA opened a 'storefront' featuring the first work he showed at his The Underground Museum.
In-depth with Steve Soboroff, the head of the Police Commission, as the LAPD prepares to roll out body cams Monday.
A sampling of Southern California's Oktoberfest celebrations includes the weirdest spectacle you will ever see, unless you already know about Heino. Also: there will be beer.
"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.