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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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday that retail stores, churches, drive-in movie theaters, and more could all reopen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The series “ Decoding Covid-19 ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.

from Scheer Intelligence

On Wednesday, the city and county of LA were supposed to present a plan to shelter some 7000 homeless people living near overpasses and freeways.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Barbara has shut its main downtown road, State Street, to cars.

from Greater LA

Ken White hosts this episode of All The President’s Lawyers.

Over those three days, the sounds of police sirens, distant helicopters, bursting fireworks, and blasts of rubber bullets backdropped afternoons of cell phones buzzing with emergency…

from News Stories

In this special episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand and law professor Jessica Levinson discuss the rights of protestors and duties of law…

from The Legal Eagle Files

Hair salons have reopened in LA County, but when the COVID-19 pandemic kept them closed for more than two months, Angel Picazo was cutting hair illicitly out of his garage near…

from Greater LA

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez are calling on Councilmember Jose Huizar to resign. That’s a huge escalation in the growing troubles for Huizar.

from KCRW Features