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As reporters travel across the region, they’ll record the sights and sounds of the Great Lakes. You can find all of their videos here.

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What's it like to dive for a shipwreck in Lake Erie?

David VanZandt knows.  He's the director and chief archeologist for Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE), a group that's discovers shipwrecks in Lake Erie. 

The facility uses stillage left over from a distillery and turns it into fish food. For more visit www.greatlakestoday.org

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON

Retired UB Mathematician and poet Scott Williams recites one of his most recent works about gun violence.

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During the summer, Lake Erie’s western basin is full of boaters and tourists, especially near the islands that lie west of Cleveland. But come winter, the lake is empty, still, and sometimes frozen.

This is the drive behind Julia Christensen’s newest art project, Waiting for a Break.


U.S. Coast Guard District 9

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have assisted over 300 ships this winter, one of the most demanding years for icebreaking. 

So far, the Great Lakes ice cover is more extensive than it has been in the last two years.  A big freeze hit the region right at the end of the shipping season, causing problems for several of the region’s biggest industries.


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