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Preview: Red Grammer's Concert for Families

Red Grammer is one of the most sought-after children's performers in the nation. With numerous appearances on television and radio, Red has the unique talent for delighting audiences of all ages. He and his wife, co-lyricist Kathy Grammer, write music for families that understand and respect the power of music to influence young hearts and minds. Red Grammer presents a family concert Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Todd Moe chats with Red about children's music.  Go to full article

Clinton County Dairy Farm Beats the Odds: Heifer Triplets!

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for a Clinton county dairy farm. A set of heifer triplets was born last Friday on the Nichols farm near Churubusco. Bernadette Nichols tells Todd Moe that Amy, Jo and Meg are doing fine.  Go to full article

Interfaith Understanding

The Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor is hosting two women from Jordan this week. Their visit to the North Country is part of the National Interfaith Listening Project, created in the wake of last year's terror attacks...how people of different faiths can learn to get along. Pastor Cynthia Walton hopes their visit will promote good will, understanding, tolerance and lasting local relationships.  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam Co-op Open House

Next month is International Cooperative Month. For decades, people have formed co-ops for farming, banking, healthcare, housing, electric and telephone service and grocery retailing. Since the early 70's, the Potsdam Food Co-op has provided an alternative to commercially owned grocery stores. And this Saturday the Co-op is hosting its annual Open House. Todd Moe talks with Ed Clark, president of the Potsdam Food Co-op's Board of Directors.  Go to full article

Preview: Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration

A series of events in Plattsburgh this week will honor victims and survivors of last September's terrorist attacks, and those of an 1814 battle along the Canadian border. Todd Moe talks with historian Colonel David Fitz-Enz, about the Battle of Plattsburgh, which began on the morning of September 11th, 1814. Fitz-Enz is the author of the book The Final Invasion and is one of the organizers of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration this week.  Go to full article

The Art of Flyfishing

This is a busy time of the year for trout guides and fly-fishing instructors. Todd Moe previews a flycasting clinic tomorrow night in Sacketts Harbor.  Go to full article

Preview: Arts and Healing Weekend for Women, September 20-22

Music, storytelling, healing touch and nature walks are part of the 4th Annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. It's a weekend retreat for women with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of this year's retreat: storyteller Fran Yardley, and Pam Mitchell, a nurse and expert in healing touch...  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Storytelling Festival

The McCauley Mountain Chalet in Old Forge hosts the Adirondack Storytelling Festival this Sunday, September 8th. It's a day of tall tales, true stories, music and Adirondack crafts. Todd Moe talks with storyteller Joe Bruchac about the event.  Go to full article

Saving New York's Historic Barns

More of New York's oldest barns are getting facelifts this year. The second round of grants under the two-million dollar State Barns Restoration and Preservation Program were handed out this week. Last summer, Todd Moe visited a Canton family's 1820 English threshing barn slated for restoration.  Go to full article

People: Peter Owens, Author of Rips, a St. Lawrence River Historical Novel

A trip to an island on the St. Lawrence river for a chat with author Peter Owens. His family's island is the setting for a historical novel about life on the St. Lawrence during the French and Indian War. Todd Moe reports.  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.