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

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally testifies before congress but did anything new come to light?

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

from Left, Right & Center

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced sweeping raids at food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA was California's main wine producer in the 19th Century. But it was wiped off the winemakers map due to Prohibition, crop disease, and a population boom.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Crosby formed what he views as rock’s first supergroup: Crosby, Stills and Nash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Restaurants across LA are accepting credit and debit cards only because cash can be a liability for businesses and consumers. However, 22% of U.S.

from Greater LA

LA Metro is considering plans for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which aims to build public transit options that would connect the San Fernando Valley to the Westside in a…

from Greater LA

For a monthly fee, the Santa Monica startup Carenote connects lonely Americans with a person in the Philippines who calls regularly to chat.

from Greater LA

The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand