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

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.

Welcome to Vinci - KPCC's new 'True Detective' podcast

We're going to do our best to fill you in on the California of True Detective — where do this season's plot lines come from? Are things really that grim and corrupt in LA politics?

'True Detective' city of Vinci has a real-life LA counterpart

In the new season of HBO's noir TV series, Colin Farrell's Det. Ray Velcoro works for the fictional city of Vinci, a city with a lot of secrets. We take a look at its real-life inspiration.

Chinese same-sex couples wed in West Hollywood

We talk with one newlywed couple from China about how society and government have changed in recent years, and whether the country is more welcoming to LGBT people.

Downtown's Bar 107 defies landlord, refuses to leave

The owners of the quirky downtown bar say they'll continue paying rent "until the state marshall shows up."

What's it like to grow sea jellies? You get stung every day.

The Aquarium of the Pacific has a brand new exhibit on sea jellies, or jellyfish. We take a behind-the-scenes look at how they're cultured and grown.

Echo Park's Cactus Store has options for drought landscaping

There’s a tiny storefront in Echo Park that glows red and orange at night. Inside, there are dozens and dozens of some of Los Angeles' strangest cactuses.

'Don't Think I've Forgotten' explores era of lost Cambodian music

"Don't Think I've Forgotten" tell the story of the rise and fall of Cambodia's vibrant, progressive music scene from the survivors of the Khmer Rouge's reign.