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Fishing On Thin Ice / by Maria Hinojosa | April 25, 2014

Fishing On Thin Ice

A Latino USA Radio Nature feature story


Ice fishing goes back several generations in Jesse Ogas’ family. Jesse learned from his father in New Mexico, and when the Ogas moved to Colorado thirty years ago, Jesse carried on the tradition by teaching his sons, and now his grandkids. But due to climate change, Jesse has to travel farther and higher than ever before, to find ice thick enough to fish on. Reporter Lesley McClurg goes on an ice-fishing trip with the Ogas family.


McClurgLesley McClurg is a reporter and producer for Colorado Public Radio’s daily interview program, “Colorado Matters.” She came to CPR after getting her start in public radio as a freelance reporter and producer for KUOW in Seattle, Washington.In addition to her work as a journalist, 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

Featured photo: Lake Michigan (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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