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Potsdam Mayor Ruth Garner Stopped at Hancock Field by Terror Attack

Potsdam Mayor Ruth Garner's plans to travel to Washington DC were halted Tuesday morning after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh: New York Will Rebuild

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are "unparalleled in our nation's history". But, McHugh says New York City will rebuild and the country will go forward. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Never Too Old to Learn

"You're never too old to learn." That's the motto of Potsdam's Institute for Learning in Retirement. SUNY Potsdam created the program to provide learning opportunities for seniors in an academic setting. Todd Moe chats with Peggy Mooers, who's helping organize class offerings this fall.  Go to full article

People: Chris Affrey, Baker, at the New Potsdam Co-op Bakery

A toast to bread--the Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's first baker, Chris Affrey.  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

Summer People: Raymond Erickson, Early Music Expert

Todd Moe talks with Dr. Raymond Erickson, who presents a piano recital tonight in Old Forge to benefit the Old Forge Library.  Go to full article

Celebrating a Century on Upper Saranac

Celebrating one hundred years of life on Upper Saranac Lake. Todd Moe talks with storyteller Fran Yardley and photographer Mark Kurtz about a multi-media presentation tonight at the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Newcomb Hosts Young Composers' Competition

Top awards for new music will be handed out Sunday afternoon at the Newcomb Young Composers Contest. Todd Moe talks with the first prize winner and the director of the contest.  Go to full article

Saving New York's Historic Barns

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

The North River Stagecoach Robbery

Historians recreate a stagecoach robbery near North River a century ago. Actors in period dress and an authentic Concord stage built in 1870 will help recreate the colorful era of Adirondack stagecoach travel. The event takes place Saturday at the North Creek Railroad Depot. Todd Moe spoke with Dr. Richard Bossert, who's researched the now legendary highway robbery, and is event chair for Saturday morning's re-enactment.  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.