Lester Graham is the host of The Environment Report, and previously hosted Stateside on 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
- Did the Midland flood stir up contaminants that could hurt wildlife?
The flood that was caused by heavy rains and the failure of two dams near Midland caused property damage far downstream. But the long term damage might be in the contamination of wildlife.
- You only have a limited "right to know" under Right To Know laws
The two dams that broke near Midland caused a massive flood that swept away bridges, roads, and damaged a lot of property. Because Midland is home to Dow’s original chemical complex, a lot of people w …
- City-mandated curfew leads to quieter night in Detroit
Following two nights of protests in Detroit over the police killing of George Floyd, where police released tear gas on protesters in attempts to divide and separate the crowd, a mandated curfew seemed …
- Bill would require more training before being certified in law enforcement
A proposal to change how police are trained has been introduced in the Michigan Legislature. Democratic State Senator Jeff Irwin wants to add certification requirements to the Michigan Commission on L …
- University of Michigan to make a decision about reopening campus by end of June or sooner
The University of Michigan’s President says he hopes the school soon can decide when to reopen the campus to faculty and students. Mark Schlissel says it will be a gradual return.