Lester Graham reports for The Environment Report and also hosts Stateside (Fridays). He has reported on public policy, politics, and issues regarding race and gender inequity. He was previously with The Environment Report at Michigan Radio from 1998-2010.
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 15 first place national awards for journalism excellence and scores more at the national, regional, and state levels.
Contributions from Lester Graham
- Cheers! How about a Paw Paw Colada?
Michigan Radio’s Stateside colleagues April Van Buren and Mercedes Mejia challenged the Cheers! team to make a pina colada using paw paw. The Cheers! drink expert, Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings , lo …
- Bicyclists ask motorists to do the Dutch Reach
Riding a bike to work might be good for the environment, but automobile drivers are still getting used to the idea of sharing the road.
- Cheers! Beer in a Tiki cocktail to celebrate the last days of summer
It’s after Labor Day, but the weather has been pretty hot in Michigan. The Cheers! team of Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham are not thinking about apple cider and fall cocktails just yet. “Because it’s b …
- 100 years since the return of elk to Michigan
The elk is an important Michigan symbol. It’s even on our state flag. But have you ever seen an elk in the wild in Michigan? Did you even know there are elk in Michigan?
- Artisans of Michigan: Stainless steel and high end metalwork
This shop is Fidler Furniture Company… headed up by Steven Mark Fidler. “We do primarily custom metalwork. We do some woodwork where we have exotic woods we mix with our metalwork. Sometimes people wa …