Where's the Southern California that Off-Ramp host John Rabe knows and loves?
KPCC has an astounding, humbling, 37 finalists for this year's LA Press Club Awards. For our part, Off-Ramp is excited to learn that we have half a dozen finalists.
The winners will be announced on June 24, but in the meantime, check out our finalists:
For Best Entertainment Reporting / Criticism - Steven Harris, who did an outstanding, music-filled appreciation of Stan Kenton to mark his centennial.
For Best Sports Reporting - Raghu Manavalan's "Ballhawks" is a masterpiece of pathos, telling the story of a baseball fan who just won't quit.
For Best Public Affairs Talk - Off-Ramp put together a Memorial Day special last year that included interviews with vets, the father of a Marine who was killed in action, the widow of the chief engineer on the USS Indianapolis, and the memories of the youngest person on Schindler's List.
For Best Documentary - R.H. Greene produced "Airborne," an enlightening, enthralling, entertaining hour-long documentary about the radio career of one of the best filmmakers, Orson Welles, featuring dozens of rare clips from Greene's own archive.
And ... For Best Anchor - John Rabe, who has been hosting Off-Ramp since he created it in 2006.