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Off-Ramp's LA Press Club Awards Finalists

Jennifer Baughman

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.

Stan Kenton 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.

A game with Dodger Stadium's ball hawks

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.

Off-Ramp's Memorial Day Special

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.

"Airborne", an Orson Welles documentary

And ... For Best Anchor - John Rabe, who has been hosting Off-Ramp since he created it in 2006.


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