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NCPR News Staff: Todd Moe, Morning Host and Producer

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Potsdam Piper Heads to Scotland

Hollis Easter and Susie Petrov bring the musical heritage of Scotland to our studios. They're preparing for a concert Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton featuring traditional Scottish tunes. Hollis was recently awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study abroad. Todd Moe talks with Hollis about the upcoming concert and his year-long trek to Scotland.  Go to full article
Racers prepare for the Regatta. (above)  Bob and Jonathan Abbott, of Montreal, pose with "The Predator". (below)
Racers prepare for the Regatta. (above) Bob and Jonathan Abbott, of Montreal, pose with "The Predator". (below)

An Appetite for Speed: The Norwood Lake Regatta

Last weekend, nearly 100 power boats met on Norwood Lake, north of Potsdam, to compete for prizes and national titles. The Norwood Lake Regatta attracts hydroplane and runabout racers from across North America. As Todd Moe reports, it's an opportunity for drivers of all ages to showoff on the water.  Go to full article

Preview: Rebecca Kelly Ballet's Summer Dance Residencies

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet begins its 17th summer residency in the Adirondacks this month. The company offers a variety of dance-related activities this summer in Lake Placid, Plattsburgh and Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with Rebecca Kelly, who says her company's summer stay in the North Country has expanded over the years to include more communities and more programs for children.  Go to full article

Adirondack Carousel Seeks Songs

Calling all songwriters. The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is looking for original songs with a carousel theme. The Adirondack Carousel Project is building a full-size merry-go-round in the village of Saranac Lake, to be filled with wooden wildlife, from loons to bears. Todd Moe talks with "Songs for a Carousel" project coordinator Karen Loffler, who says the 28 foot carousel will include 20 animals and 2 chariots.  Go to full article

Music in the Park: Norwood Village Green Series Celebrates 30 Years

A popular North Country music series celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. Todd Moe talks with Norwood Village Green Concert Series founder and president Joe Liotta.  Go to full article

Preview: Arts and Healing Weekend

The 5th annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore will be September 26th through the 28th. It's a weekend of music, storytelling and nature walks for women and cancer and other chronic illnesses. Todd Moe talks to organizer Fran Yardley about this year's retreat.  Go to full article

Filmmakers, Stars and Movie Buffs Gather in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Film Forum kicks off this afternoon, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event is an intimate setting that offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women ? directors, actors, writers. Todd Moe talks with Kathleen Carroll, Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum.  Go to full article
The Sacket Mansion (ca. 1802) now the Visitors' Center
The Sacket Mansion (ca. 1802) now the Visitors' Center

A Walking Tour of Sackets Harbor: Battlefield, Bay and Barracks

Saturday is National Trail Day, designed to promote public awareness of trail systems throughout the country. Next week, New York's Seaway Trail kicks off a series of guided tours along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shoreline. The Seaway Trail Walks will focus on the region's history, architecture and folklore. Todd Moe tours historic Sackets Harbor, one of five villages hosting Seaway Trail Walks this summer.  Go to full article

Preview: St. Lawrence Stage Company's 2003 Season

The St. Lawrence Stage Company launches its 2003 season of professional summer theatre in Brockville, Ontario next month. It features a lineup of musical theatre, something old, something familiar, and a tribute to Canada's pre-eminent children's storyteller. Todd Moe chats with David Savoy, the St. Lawrence Stage Company's new Artistic Director.  Go to full article
<i>Easter Monday</i> cast/crew. (l-r) Director Michael Montel, Bob Pettee (Mack), Playwright Hal Corley, Molly Pietz (Adela) and Jordan Glaski (Billy)
Easter Monday cast/crew. (l-r) Director Michael Montel, Bob Pettee (Mack), Playwright Hal Corley, Molly Pietz (Adela) and Jordan Glaski (Billy)

Preview: Easter Monday at Pendragon

Ever the champion of new plays, Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake presents the world premiere of the play Easter Monday by Hal Corley this weekend. Todd Moe chats with Hal Corley and Director Michael Montel.  Go to full article

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A native of rural Minnesota, Todd Moe grew up on a farm not far from mythical Lake Wobegon. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN; studied Speech/Theatre and Norwegian, and began his radio career as a student announcer at WCAL (2002 marks its 80th anniversary!).

Moe's hobbies include food, gardening, history and tango! He was a newscaster and reporter for Minnesota Public Radio for eight years. A favorite memory from that job was interviewing Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. Moe and his partner, Paul Siskind, moved to the North Country in 1998. Siskind teaches at the Crane School of Music.