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John Rabe is KPCC's Production & Promotions Director, a post he assumed in July of 2017 after 35 years behind the mike. His job is to shape the sound of the station.
From 2006 to 2017, John was producer and host of Off-Ramp, twice named the nation's "best local public affairs show." Before that, Rabe was the station's housing & healthcare reporter and local host for "All Things Considered."
Rabe began his career as a commercial DJ in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but he found his niche as reporter and anchor at Michigan State University's public radio station, where he half-heartedly earned his BA in English. Rabe has also worked in public radio in South Florida, Philadelphia, and Minnesota.
Rabe lives with Julian Bermudez, his art curator husband, and their Irish terriers in the foothills of Mt Washington.
Stories by John Rabe
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.
Molly Knight's new book, "The Best Team Money Can Buy," details how far down Frank McCourt dragged the Dodgers, and how far up the new owners want to take it.
Amy Heckerling reflects on "Clueless," the "Emma"-inspired movie, 20 years after she wrote and directed it — a movie that captured teens as they are.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with KPCC's Mike Roe about Comic-Con's attempts to keep people from live streaming convention content.
The fire trucks and crews have left. The charred smell is mostly gone. And good news recently came from the USFS: Camp de Benneville Pines can open Sunday.
Undertaking LA will help you plan and hold a funeral at your loved one's home, and will connect you with a co-op crematory or a cemetery near Joshua Tree if you want to be buried un-embalmed.
They've turned 2x6's from Ray Bradbury's demolished home into bookends, with some of the sales going to Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University.
Lake fire forces evacuation of Camp de Benneville Pines, a retreat and conference center run by the Unitarian-Universalist Association for more than half a century.
To mark his final days in office, City Councilman Tom LaBonge gives Off-Ramp a tour of his district, and many LaBongian things happen.
Madeline Stuart, daughter of Mel Stuart, the director of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, on inspiring the movie, acting in the picture, and how nasty kids can be.
We celebrate the new Eames Anthology with an interview with the editor and an Eames grandchild ... inside the Eames House in the Palisades.
UC Riverside researcher Rick Vetter has spent decades studying the much-maligned brown recluse spider.
Ray Bradbury's biographer, Sam Weller, says he was shocked both by the FBI's incompetence and perfidy.
"I read a report recently of someone in Norway who ate a chunk of one and said it was so bad even his dogs wouldn't eat it, which is pretty bad."
Every summer, the Levitt Pavilions at Pasadena's Memorial Park and L.A.'s MacArthur Park bring in dozens of acts for free concerts, and the new schedule has just been announced.