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

Playlist: America loves dark, moody music now more than ever

This week, Scientific American reported on a study that found more and more of the music we're listening to is written in minor keys.

The sad, amazing story of the bear on CA's state flag

The story of Monarch: his life, death, and fascinating relationship with William Randolph Hearst.

Turning graffiti into commercial art in Highland Park

In neighborhoods like Echo Park, Inglewood and Eagle Rock, hand painted signs are everywhere. But who paints them, how do they get there and are they even legal?

Fighting to save Terminal Island's endangered history

Terminal Island may not be the bustling cannery it used to be in the 20th century, but its rich history may help spur new life for the historical landmark.

Get off the tour bus and use "A People's Guide to LA"

If it's about anything, Los Angeles is about friction. Creative friction, social friction, political friction in the form of riots, bombings, shootouts, protests, marches, sit in's, love-in's ... And from the friction comes the wonderful mess that is LA.

Campbell's lets you own a piece of Warhol art history, sort of

Campbell's and Target plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's soupy Los Angeles debut with a limited run of Warhol themed soup cans.

Remembering Wattstax, one of LA's largest music festivals

40 years ago, Stax records organized and put on one of the largest gatherings of African Americans in history--and it all took place at the LA Coliseum.

Historic theater is now East Los Angeles' newest drugstore

East Los Angeles' long shuttered Golden Gate Theater has opened its doors again, but not for moviegoers.

NPR executive and author on how 80s rock saved his life

In his new book, NPR programming executive Eric Nuzum says bands like Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and KISS were the soundtrack to his chaotic past.

Bird Talk Magazine calls it quits, ruffles readers' feathers

After 30 years, Orange County based Bird Talk Magazine has printed their final issue. The parent company has offered subscribers issues of Dog Fancy as an alternative.

New LA "sound gallery" makes art out of bottle noises

Remember the first time you blew into a bottle as a kid? KPCC’s Peter Stenshoel does, so he checked out Bottle Tones, the new installation at Sonos Studio.

Hammer Museum announces winner of $100,000 award

Visitors to the museum's Made in LA exhibit selected Botswana-born, Culver City resident Meleko Mokgosi for its first annual $100,000 recipient.

Bird Talk Magazine shuts down, ruffling readers' feathers

SoCal-based "Bird Talk" magazine -- one of the only magazines of its kind in the world -- abruptly shut down recently, stunning readers and contributors.

This cat litter box costs $159

The Litterfish Litterbox's breathless press release declares, "Litterfish will change the way cat owners deal with unsightly litter boxes."

Eat LA on Pop up restaurants, goat meat and pricey lobsters

Eat LA finds out why some pop-up restaurants pop, why LA won’t benefit from the East Coast’s newest bumper crump of lobsters and what makes goat taste so good.