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KPCC's 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
To remember Ray Bradbury is to remember summer. KPCC's John Rabe and Molly Peterson talk about one of their favorite books, Dandelion Wine, which catches magic in a bottle.
American women earned the right to vote decades before they were allowed to run in marathons. The first to do it was Merry Lepper, in 1963, in Culver City.
RIP Marcie Page
With the non-profit LAX ART, Saturday the Hammer Museum opens a delicious new exhibit highlighting dozens of new and emerging artists from LA.
Over 40 years, it was a refuge from homophobia, a last preserve for pro-am show tunes, and a neighborhood bar. Now, Silverlake's The Other Side, the last gay piano bar in LA, is closing.
Folk legend Doc Watson dead at 89, a voice old as time
What do you know about The War of 1812? To mark its bicentennial, starting Friday, KPCC's Molly Peterson will compress the 3 years it happened into 3 months, and blogging about it.
Police shoot Rudy Eugene, homeless man who was eating another man's face. Is nobody asking questions about this officer involved shooting?
Getting the Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to the California Science Center. You could drop the Big Rock, but not the Endeavour.
Samuel Oschin crossed the Alps, planted a flag at the North Pole and, in death, names the buildings that will shelter Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center.
The median price of a house in SoCal saw an increase of almost 4 percent over April of last year — the first time that’s happened in 16 months.
My Two Sons - Silverlake Wine alums open Everson Royce wine store in Pasadena, named for their two sons. Lots of wine, no chairs.
What was missing from the Unabomber's typewriter? And what did Steve Soboroff find in the typewriters owned by Joe DiMaggio and Ernest Hemingway?
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Laura Hillman, saved by luck and by Oskar Schindler, told her story at the Bowers Museum.
Richard Chamberlain plays Dr. Sloper in "The Heiress," and for the play grew a large set of sideburns which, he's surprised to hear, makes him hip with the kids. "Cool," he says.