Kevin Ferguson Producer/ Reporter, Off-Ramp

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Kevin Ferguson produces and reports for KPCC's Off-Ramp.

Born in Long Beach, California, Kevin graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish. Before joining KPCC, Kevin worked for Marketplace and the District Weekly, a Long Beach magazine. He's also covered music, art and news for OC Weekly, LA Record, Arthur Magazine, and Riviera.

Stories by Kevin Ferguson

How did homeless advocate Troy Isaac become who he is today?

Troy Erik Isaac is a homeless advocate who travels all over Los Angeles by foot helping any person he meets—he almost never ignores a phone call. But maybe even more compelling is his long, sometimes troubled history.

Helping the homeless in any way

Last year there were an estimated more than 51,000 homeless in L.A. County. Troy Isaac is 38, and he's trying to change that.

Troy Isaac is helping the homeless any way he can

Last year, the Los Angeles Homeless services Authority estimated there are over 51,000 homeless in L.A. County. Troy Eric Isaac is 38 years old, and he’s trying to change that.

How does a dollar a year salary work?

When the alleged Hollywood arsonist was arrested this past Monday, the man responsible was reserve Sheriff’s deputy Shervin Lalezary. A Beverly Hills based lawyer by day who—for all his hard work for LA County, makes just one dollar a year in compensation.  That got KPCC’s Kevin Ferguson wondering: how does that work?

The day after Christmas is also the start of horse racing season at Santa Anita Park

Aside from just being the day after Christmas, the 26th of December is also opening day for the winter and spring horse-racing season at Santa Anita Park.

Vinyl etiquette question: when to flip?

At my friend's party this past weekend, the host had a turntable going for music. Yes, one of those. Less said about that, the more we can say about this:

Milton Love answers: how does a hagfish even live?

This past weekend we had marine bioiogist Milton Love on to talk about his new book:Certainly More than you Wanted to Know about the Fishes of the Pacific Coast. Among the many things discussed were hagfish, the horrifying eel-like thing you see above.

At the LA Arboretum, windstorm cleanup begins

Last week's windstorm his the Los Angeles Country Arboretum harder than anyone expected. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to the Arboretum and talked with staff.

Pasadena's Fork in the Road: Now a vibrant epicenter of altruism

Right here in Pasadena, where Pasadena Avenue splits off into two streets there's a fork in the road. Literally. The guerilla art appeared at the intersection of Pasadena and St. John avenues in November of 2009. After being out of commission for over a year, the fork came back for good this past October.

South Pasadena residents survey wind storm damage

The city of South Pasadena was among the hardest hit communities during this week's wind storm. Trees were knocked down, cars crushed, closed schools. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, as of Thursday. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday morning to talk to residents, many were seeing storm's damage for the very first time.

Google Maps find: disappearing Gold Line?

We all know that Google Street View has amazing visual potential. Did you know you can use it to teleport anywhere in the world? If you haven't already, you should.

Eat LA feeds the occupiers, champions parsley and celebrates the "Kobe Beef of Pork"

There’s artisanal cheese, small batch whiskeys, and heirloom watermelon— so why not fresh, free-range, acorn-fed pork?

Off-Ramp music for November 19, 2011

Liked a song you heard on this week's show? Find out what they were here!

How does Occupy LA eat?

Over a month has passed since members of Occupy L.A. first set up tents in front of City Hall. But with the camp's future in question almost daily, essentials like food and water are often overlooked. One L.A. caterer has cooked up a creative solution.

Open Melody elevates Irvine as culture capital

For this weekend, at least. Open Melody is an all-day music and art festival this Saturday, brought to you by UC Irvine-based happening makers Acrobatics Everyday. 2011 marks the festival's second iteration and the first time everything has been densly and intensely packed into one day.