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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
An exclusive, un-aired interview with the late Sid Caesar, the man who invented sketch comedy for television.
Where to go for dinner with your lover that doesn't make you part of the Valentine's Industry.
KPCC's John Rabe and Only a Game's Doug Tribou wonder if the Stan Kroenke's purchase of land in Inglewood means the NFL is really returning to LA.
A new documentary shows us how auto racing is intimately tied to L.A.'s history, and how your daily commute might be taking you down the straightaway or a Dead Man's Curve of a long-defunct racetrack.
You've probably heard by now that Superbowl weekend is high season for the avocado — the closest thing California has to an official state food. Here's two guacamole recipes from Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze: "You know, you could be a little mean at times." Sheriff's PIO Steve Whitmore: "That's very true, and I apologize for that."
The sexual practices of flamingos, tapirs, rhinos and chimps might explain our urges, but you probably don't want to emulate them.
Hockey writer Helene Elliott says Saturday's Kings-Ducks matchup at Dodger Stadium will be a spectacle, but it will also be a great, real hockey game.
We talk with Kevin Roderick, who has reached his palm tree tipping point, and Frank McDonough, an actual expert in palms, and who still loves the ubiquitous transplant.
Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne its new museum director late Wednesday evening. He will succeed Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned Sept. 1.
John Rabe talks with Joseph Fink of the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale," about a small desert town that might be run by aliens of a shadow government. The show is coming to LA.
View historical photos of the notorious case drawn from the now-defunct L.A. Herald-Examiner newspaper, which covered the sensational story in 1947.
For 30 years, actor Barry McGovern has been performing "I'll Go On," a distillation of three Samuel Beckett novels, as a one-man show around the world. He's now brought it to LA for the first time.
What happened to the 8-foot Bruce Lee that used to grace a Japanese restaurant in Highland Park?
Joe Sauer has reason to remember the Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994: The epicenter was literally close to home.