Lesley McClurg was Capital Public Radio’s Food and Sustainability reporter until January 2016. Before coming to Sacramento, Lesley was in the Rockies covering energy and the environment for Colorado Public Radio. Her first radio gig was as a freelance reporter and producer for KUOW in Seattle. Prior to that, Lesley spent more than three years working for the PBS affiliate in Seattle, reporting and producing long-form segments for KCTS 9 Television. Lesley is an Edward R. Murrow award winner for hard news reporting.
In addition to her work in daily news, Lesley also has extensive experience in documentary filmmaking and writing. A seven-time Emmy Award nominee, she won an Emmy Award in 2009 for the documentary, “Green Prison Reform.” Lesley holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Louisiana State University.
June 23, 2017
Lesley McClurg sat down with two McGeorge School of Law professors, Larry Levine and John Sims, to talk about Sacramento’s most important jurist, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his LGBT civil rights legacy on the Supreme Court.
March 24, 2016
Bernardo Martinez Cordova came to the U.S. illegally and quickly found a job. He also found romance with American citizen Kara Davis. The young couple must navigate between two worlds as they raise their family, despite the threat of deportation.
February 1, 2016
Washing dishes at a restaurant is hot, and grimy work. Plus, it’s low pay and often undependable. It’s estimated that 28 to 40 percent of dishwashers are living in California illegally. Why do some employers turn a blind eye?
January 25, 2016
Many consumers are increasingly animal-welfare conscious. But, when it comes to buying eggs the options can be overwhelming -- cage-free, organic, pasture-raised. Are the labels worth the extra money?
January 19, 2016
The Mayor of Stockton is calling for a Town Hall meeting to discuss the city's recent decision to change how it treats water.
December 30, 2015
A new California law provides civil rights protections to undocumented workers, or non-English speakers.
December 28, 2015
If you're looking to keep your garden green through the winter some plants will do it better than others. A type of plant known as a succulent is ideal for this climate. Succulents can weather cooler temps in the winter and hot days in the summer.
December 21, 2015
California workers earning minimum wage will get an extra dollar an hour at the beginning of the year. The state raised the rate from $8 to $9 in July 2014. Soon it will be $10 an hour.
December 17, 2015
A popular French online dining service is now available in Sacramento. Think of it like Airbnb for foodies. A local resident prepares a meal for travelers that's shared inside a home.
December 4, 2015
The solution to the world’s growing plastic problem could be mealworms, according to a recent study. Researchers have discovered that mealworms can chew and digest Styrofoam.