Lester Graham splits his time between hosting Stateside (Fridays) and reporting for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC). He was formerly the Senior Editor of The Environment Report, the environmental news service based at Michigan Radio, starting with the service in 1998.
He has been a journalist since 1985. Graham has served as a board member of the Public Radio News Directors Inc., and also served as President of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He is a member of the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), Society of Professional Journalists and other professional groups.
Lester has received more than 100 awards at the state, regional, national and international levels for journalistic excellence, including four RTDNA Edward R. Murrow awards, two of them at the network level.
Contributions from Lester Graham
- Artisans of Michigan: repairing furniture in a throw-away society
When we talked with Babacar Lo of the Wicker Shop , the weather was still warm and Lo was in his backyard in Detroit, working. Under a tent and surrounded by potted plants, he was repairing rattan and …
- Cheers! An all-Michigan gin with a Beaver Island connection
The Cheers! team, Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings and Lester Graham, found a distiller serving up a cocktail with a spirit made with all Michigan ingredients. At Long Road Distillers’ upstairs bar, Ad …
- MorningSide: A Detroit Neighborhood
Downtown Detroit is in the midst of a resurgence. However, business districts in the neighborhoods are not seeing the same successes. The decline in population and the decline in wealth in many neighb …
- Auto insurance costs can vary wildly depending on which side of the street you live
Detroit has the highest auto insurance costs in the nation. Depending on the survey, it costs somewhere between seven thousand and ten thousand dollars a year.
- Artisans of Michigan: Building a bass
We travel the state to talk to people who make beautiful and useful things. We call the series “Artisans of Michigan.” We’re visiting with Ed Fedewa. He plays the bass in the Lansing Symphony Orchestr …