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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Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

In this special one-hour broadcast the day after the election, Greater goes to Sherman Oaks to hear from voters on the streets.

from Greater LA

Nevada, with six electoral votes, could get Joe Biden to the necessary 270 electoral votes to be declared the next U.S. president.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro and Ken White catch us up on Sidney Powell’s status on President Trump’s legal team. And what’s going on with the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

LA County officials are tightening the rules on some businesses. On Tuesday, the County announced that curfews will start Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

from KCRW Features

Josh Barro and Ken White return to this post-election world. What’s President Trump suing over now?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

President-elect Joe Biden said on the campaign trail that he hopes to have a close relationship with his vice president.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Angela Merkel is the second-longest serving chancellor in modern German history.

from Studio Berlin