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 do you teach medical students bedside manner? Hire an actor

The Standardized Patient program at USC is one of the first in the country, founded in 1963. Actors are trained to play any number of symptoms: liver disease, terminal cancer, diabetes.

Where the 'True Detective' characters meet their end

Subscribe to Welcome to Vinci, our podcast about "True Detective" in iTunes and Stitcher. We're also mapping the show's significant and lesser known locations.

Where's that train station in the 'True Detective' season finale?

It's called the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or "ARTIC" for short.

Actress Michael Hyatt on playing a State Attorney on 'True Detective'

Hyatt is a veteran of TV and film—she played Brianna Barksdale on HBO's The Wire and portrayed a detective in 2014's Oscar-nominated Nightcrawler. She talked with KPCC's Welcome to Vinci about her work on True Detective and beyond.

What is Santa Muerte? A guide for 'True Detective' fans

"True Detective" is a show that has defined itself with connections to evil spirits. In the second season, we've now heard "Santa Muerte" referenced more than once and seen an ominous skeleton in the house of Vinci city manager and kidnapping victim Ben Casper.

Song of the week: ‘I Forgive You’ by OOFJ

Off-Ramp’s song of the week is “I Forgive You” by Los Angeles-based duo OOFJ, from their sophomore album, “Acute Feast."

Separating rail fact and fiction in 'True Detective'

The fictional bullet train might be the MacGuffin for True Detective's second season: where does it go and how similar is it to the real life high speed rail project?

Did 'The Long Goodbye' inspire Springfield's character in True Detective?

In the classic 1973 neo-noir film, a detective battles with a similarly secretive shrink who runs a mysterious clinic for the rich and famous. Is it coincidence? Homage?

Song of the week: 'Them Changes' by Thundercat

Off-Ramp's song of the week is “Them Changes” by Los Angeles bassist Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat.

The real people and places behind 'True Detective' Season 2

The HBO drama is set in a dark, ominous and fictitious Southern California city. The show's location manager, who grew up in L.A., reveals some signature places.

Song of the week: 'Will You Dance?' by The Bird and the Bee

This week's Off-Ramp song of the week is “Will You Dance?” by LA-based pop duo The Bird and the Bee.

Deeper into the photographs in Season 2 of 'True Detective'

In its second season, True Detective's opening title sequence illuminated a Los Angeles not frequently seen in movies or on TV.

Song of the week for 6/20

This week's song is “I Wanna Lose Control” by Gary Wilson.

True Detective Season 2: Can you name that field?

We know a lot about Los Angeles here, but sometimes even we get stumped. After the opening credits, the very first scene is an open field — where was it shot?

'True Detective': KPCC’s new podcast 'Welcome to Vinci' covers season 2

We sat down with "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson to talk about his new show "Welcome to Vinci." He'll be uncovering the show's connection with SoCal's Vernon and delving deep.