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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
Paris has removed the 700,000 padlocks of love from the Pont Des Arts. So what!? we've got the Footbridge of Love over the L.A. River.
John Rabe talks with April Dammann, biographer of the late Sister Corita Kent, printmaker and creator of the LOVE stamp.
Find out how much water Sanden Totten saved by taking a Navy shower, and then hear his interview with an astronaut to find out how much water, it turns out, he wasted.
The torching of the DaVinci was the biggest unsolved arson downtown since the LA Public Library burned on April 29, 1986.
KPCC Auction: Ride with Angelyne, the billboard queen, then have dinner with her and host John Rabe at Harlowe, the flagship of Group 1933's "refined drinking locations."
We tour My Friend's Place in Hollywood, which is trying to show youth ages 12 to 25 a way out of homelessness. One of its clients accepted Miley Cyrus's VMA award.
The faculty advisor for the Jaguar Times at South East High School in South Gate tells us what he teaches students about journalistic ethics.
Phyllis Lutjeans never held it against Chris Burden that he held a knife against her on TV in 1972. Meanwhile, Burden's "Urban Light" at LACMA is our Happy Place.
Meet ABC's Robert Moran, one of the few journalists who've "come out" about their austism.
Van Dyke Parks talks with Off-Ramp about Song Cycle, Songs Cycled, Brian Wilson, and pretty much everything else.
Tiki Ti to reopen tonight after scaring the board shorts off their fans with that "closed indefinitely" thing.
Famed autism activist Temple Grandin says that kids like her who were made to deliver newspapers and ride horses are better off for not being sheltered.
Luke Zamperini flies in the last airworthy B-24, the same kind of plane his dad flew in World War 2.
It's Frank McDonough's job at the LA County Arboretum to field questions from residents, and he's getting 3-5 questions every day about the drought.His answers may surprise you.
Next week, the same plane Louis Zamperini flew in World War II — as depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "Unbroken" — goes on display in Torrance.