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The lamprey came in the early 1800s with the opening of the Erie Canal
The lamprey came in the early 1800s with the opening of the Erie Canal

Tracking early invaders

Last year, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium asked 28 scientists and stakeholders to rank the major environmental issues affecting the region. The GLRC then sent a team of reporters throughout the region to explore these issues in-depth. The experts agreed that invasive species top the list. There are more than 160 non-native species in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. If they do harm to the ecosystem or the economy, they're labeled "invasive." Different species came in different ways - at different times. David Sommerstein looks at how some of the earliest invaders got into the region's waters.  Go to full article
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the <i>latke</i> batter.  Below, <i>latkes</i> on the griddle!!
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the latke batter. Below, latkes on the griddle!!

Celebrate Chanukah With NCPR Latkes

Tonight is the first night of the Jewish holiday Chanukah. We start celebrations a little early this year by cooking latkes, Chanukah's most typical food. NCPR's Ellen Rocco and Martha Foley make them live in the NCPR kitchen.

Potato Latke Recipe:

8 lg. potatoes (Idaho baking potatoes not recommended)
2 eggs
1 lg. onion
2 tsp. salt
2 T flour
pepper to taste
lots of cooking oil

Grate potatoes; mince onion (finely or coarsely, depending on preference). Add egg, salt, pepper, and flour. Drain mixture to remove water. Fry in hot oil until crisp on edges. Drain on paper towels or eat right away!  Go to full article

More on the Redistricting Plan

Martha Foley talks with David Sommerstein about the Congressional Redistricting Master Plan.  Go to full article

Five Ponds Wilderness: a Journey on the Bog River and the Oswegatchie

One of the classic Adirondack canoe routes begins near Tupper Lake and winds through the Five Ponds Wilderness toward Cranberry Lake. That section of the north country offers some of the most remote forests and rivers in the East. Two of our reporters, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein, made the trip earlier this month. They sent back this audio journal.  Go to full article

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