Former Food And Sustainability Reporter
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.
December 2, 2015
Software developers, entrepreneurs and farmers are furiously collaborating at this week's Apps for Ag Hackathon at UC Davis. Teams have 36 hours to design the next innovative solution for agriculture.
November 30, 2015
A new Bay Area startup is like AirBnb, but for food. You can order homemade dishes online and then pick them up from a neighborhood cook. The company has its eyes on Sacramento as a possible future location.
November 24, 2015
If you're preparing turkey and fixings this year you're likely going to err on the side of cooking too much food to ensure guests can indulge. But, that might leave leftovers. Technology could help you prevent food waste this holiday season.
November 16, 2015
A booming nut industry in California has inspired organized crime. Entire truckloads of almonds, walnuts and pistachios have been disappearing. But, crack downs appear to be reducing the problem.
November 12, 2015
This month volunteer chefs are teaching students in Nevada County how to make everything from tamales to sushi. It's part of the Farm to School program sponsored by the non-profit Sierra Harvest.
November 9, 2015
Many Nevada County cannabis farms are near the Yuba River. That’s why an environmental advocacy group is working to educate farmers on how to protect the watershed.
November 9, 2015
If El Niño brings heavy rain this winter it could trigger flash floods over burn scars in California.
November 3, 2015
New research from UC Agricultural and Natural Resources shows that hedgerows marking the edges of farm fields improve a farm's ecology. They not only benefit birds and bees – but hedgerows can also reduce the need for pesticides.
October 30, 2015
Jack Robinson, Sacramento Business Journal's editor, joins us to discuss this week's top business stories.
October 26, 2015
The California State Fair has launched a farm to school program.