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Production & Promotions Director
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
... in which the famed author blurbs a friend's book about their high school alma mater, and sends best wishes for a recovery that never came.
California, MacArthur Park, A Good Day, I am ... I said, and ...
Otis Kite Festival includes appearance by Tyrus Wong, who designed the look of Disney's "Bambi" and in his later years has been designing, building, and flying kites.
A baptismal certificate, found online in a public records search, shows Bolivian peasant Carmelo Flores Laura is only 107. Close, but no cigar.
Britain's Victoria & Albert Museum has acquired the archive of "Gone With the Wind" star Vivien Leigh, including personal diaries and letters to her husband, Laurence Olivier.
DeForest Kelley's Dr Leonard McCoy wasn't the only person on 1960s television to deliver the iconic line, "He's dead, Jim."
Yes, the new record from the LA-based country band The Coals is only 22 minutes long, but the music on it is inventive, catchy, genuine, and moving.
Eddie Pepitone, no relation to the Yankee, is "The Bitter Buddha," but you can tell he's secretly a sweetheart because he often starts laughing in the middle of his rants.
“This is an easy way for the state to make life a little more enjoyable for those of us who appreciate the classic era of automobile design.” (Assemblyman Mike Gatto)
Can you separate words from music and pick pop music's best melody? Sigman surveyed his friends, from Jimmy Webb and Bob Merlis to Les Moonves.
"It may be a year, it may be 5 years, 10 years, before Los Angeles is the art capital of the world." -- Robert Williams, subject of the new documentary, "Mr Bitchin.'"
"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."
Brockmann's obsession started because he loved the swishing sound of taffeta as he twirled his wife across the dance floor. But his wife and kids say it’s time for the dresses to go.
"It comes down to: the delivery system is different, but I'm doing what I did years ago, which is who, what, where, when, why. I thought I could retire, and that was a mistake, but I lucked into this, and am very happy doing it."
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