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

Hillsides at 100: Inside one of LA's oldest homes for children

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson toured 100 year old Hillsides with Ted Lamb, who spent two years of his childhood living at the former religious home for children.

Inside the lab of an electron microscope photographer

David Scharf is one of the world's leading names in electron microscope photography: those giant, luminescent photos of tiny things like bugs, dust, and nerves.

Rolling Stones at 50: Stones made US debut in San Bernardino (poll)

The Rolling Stones turn 50 this year. But did you know that their first US concert took place right here in California? Not at the Hollywood Bowl, not the Troubadour, but in San Bernardino.

Photos: LA Puppet Fest at the International Puppetry Museum

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson toured the International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena and found out more about Los Angeles' first ever puppet festival.

Love and Rockets cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez on his new book

Gilbert's latest graphic novel, Marble Season, is a semi-autobiographical story that follows 10-year-old Huey and his brothers in 1960s suburbia.

Jennifer Clavin of Bleached on three of her favorite LA albums

Ride Your Heart, the band's debut album, was just released. But what music makes Bleached think of home? Singer Jennifer Clavin picked three records.

Amazing mosaic mural discovered inside Downtown LA Hotel

Last October, crews began tearing down the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Inside the walls, a fascinating discovery was made.

Interview: director Werner Herzog on Roger Ebert's passing

Herzog — the director behind films like Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu the Vampyre and Grizzly Man — was also close friends with the film critic.

'Crawdaddy!' magazine founder Paul Williams dies at 64

Williams was the author of dozens of books and founder of Crawdaddy! -- a vanguard rock music magazine that predated Rolling Stone by nearly 2 years.

Long Beach Opera tells brings famous narcocorrido to life

Making its US debut in Long Beach this Sunday, March 24th, is an opera called Camelia La Tejana. But the opera's story has roots in contemporary life.

LA's 'Lebowski Fest' unites followers of the Coen Bros' cult hit (video)

Fifteen years ago, "The Big Lebowski" became an obsession for many, sparking hundreds of Halloween costumes, fan movies and something known as the Lebowski Fest. KPCC's Kevin Ferguson reports.

PHOTOS: Tippi Hedren's Shambala big-cat preserve for 47 lions, tigers, leopards

Actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve – Acton's 'pride' and joy – is an 80-acre parcel of land that houses and maintains lions, tigers, leopards ... any sort of big cat in need of a home.

Celebrate civic holidays: it's Weights and Measures Week!

When you buy something, how do you know a pound is a pound? A gallon is a gallon? A mile is a mile? The Bureau of Weights and Measures, that's how.

Oscars 2013: Striking up the band at the Academy Awards

The very first thing you'll likely hear during the Oscars this Sunday is the Academy orchestra, but who are these musicians and what do they do when it's not awards season? KPCC'S Kevin Ferguson reports.

Van Dyke Parks on new album, upcoming show in South Pasadena

Parks will celebrate the city of South Pasadena's 125th anniversary with a performance at the city's library. He talks performance, politics, and his new album.