George Lavender

Independent Producer

Producer

George Lavender is an award-winning independent radio and print journalist. His radio reporting has aired on NPR, KCRW, WBUR, KQED, and Radio France International.

George Lavender on KCRW

Southern California has long been associated with street racing. And law enforcement officials say they’re gearing up for another deadly summer.

What's fueling the rise in illegal street racing?

Southern California has long been associated with street racing. And law enforcement officials say they’re gearing up for another deadly summer.

from KCRW Features

Businesses that grow or sell cannabis still face a challenge when it comes to what to do with the money they make. At the Higher Path dispensary in Sherman Oaks,…

The business of legal weed poses banking challenges

Businesses that grow or sell cannabis still face a challenge when it comes to what to do with the money they make. At the Higher Path dispensary in Sherman Oaks,…

from News Stories

Most banks are unwilling to serve an industry that is illegal in the eyes of the federal government.

Banking and cannabis

Most banks are unwilling to serve an industry that is illegal in the eyes of the federal government.

from KCRW Features

More from KCRW

Josh Barro and the Left, Right & Center panel discuss President Biden’s first speech to Congress, Senator Tim Scott’s response and more.

from Left, Right & Center

“The Emerald Cup 2021 really encapsulates the best of California cannabis these days. The strains that won are the ones that you want to look for on the shelves.

from KCRW Features

NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Remember the hush money payments? Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the FEC’s lack of interest, Rudy as a witness, and more

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Former California Governor Gray Davis might be the most powerful ally for Governor Gavin Newsom and the state’s ruling Democrats in defeating this year’s recall campaign.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Josh Barro talks with the LRC panel about Republican-led states cutting back on jobless benefits, a ransomware attack on an energy company, and the controversial joys of parenthood.

from Left, Right & Center

Kids ages 12 to 15 are now eligible for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and some LA families are wasting no time.

from Greater LA

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Valentine’s Day 2018, 17 students and staff were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand