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NCPR News Staff: Todd Moe

Morning Host and Producer
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 sings in the Potsdam Community Chorus, and 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. E-mail

Stories filed by Todd Moe

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Preview: A Festival of Hymns in Potsdam

Coming up Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, the First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam hosts a special concert featuring the music of significant hymn writers through the ages--from 4th century chant through the 20th century. It's a free concert of music, drama and dance. Todd Moe talks with concert coordinator Laura Toland.  Go to full article

Museum of Comic Art Opens in Ticonderoga

The Cartoon Museum of the Adirondacks has a new home. The museum had a grand opening earlier this month in Ticonderoga. Todd Moe talks with Stan Burdick, who says his museum houses hundreds of originals and prints of comics, cartoons and editorial art.  Go to full article
Michelangelo Signorile
Michelangelo Signorile

People: Author and Activist Michelangelo Signorile

Todd Moe talks with author, radio host and gay activist Michelangelo Signorile about same-sex marriage and the "deurbanization" of the gay community. He spoke earlier this week at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article
Milton Sernett
Milton Sernett

Book: North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom

Todd Moe talks with Milton Sernett, author of the book North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. Sernett teaches African American studies and Religion at Syracuse University. He'll give a lecture tonight (7 pm) at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton on a renewed regional interest in the personalities, events and places of America's "freedom trail".  Go to full article

Plante Scholarship Connects Generations of Doctors

The Adirondack Community Trust is accepting applications for the second round of the U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship Fund. The Plante Fund gives out an annual scholarship for a student attending medical school, who has lived in Clinton, Franklin, or St. Lawrence Counties for at least two years. Todd Moe talks with ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks. For more information, call 518-523-9904  Go to full article
Sarah Dolan, as Countess Aurelia
Sarah Dolan, as Countess Aurelia

Preview: Madwoman at SUNY Potsdam

The Crossing Borders Festival continues at SUNY Potsdam this weekend with lectures, workshops, exhibits, films and theatrical performances. Potsdam's Dance and Drama Department presents the play Madwoman tonight and Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 3 pm in Satterlee Hall's College Theatre. It's based on Jean Giraudoux's 1945 social spoof, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Todd Moe spoke with director Nola Rocco and some of her cast and crew.  Go to full article
Tim Damon has been fishing North Country rivers and streams for more than 30 years.
Tim Damon has been fishing North Country rivers and streams for more than 30 years.

2004 Trout Season Opens

Today is the official start of the trout fishing season in New York State, with some of the best trout streams here in the North Country. Anglers are digging out their hip waders and fishing poles. Experts say weather and water flow will best determine the outcome of the trout season. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article
William Schulz speaking at the Canton Unitarian Universalist Church
William Schulz speaking at the Canton Unitarian Universalist Church

People: Amnesty International USA's William Schulz

The Executive Director of Amnesty International USA visited the North Country this past weekend. William Schulz spoke at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton and at SUNY-Potsdam on Sunday. Here's an excerpt of his Sunday morning speech at the Unitarian-Universalist Church on the changing atmosphere toward human rights in the U.S. and globally since September 11th.  Go to full article
<i>Uragsha</i> performs Tuesday night at 7 in Lake Placid
Uragsha performs Tuesday night at 7 in Lake Placid

Preview: Traditional Music of Eastern Siberia

Some of the best Mongolian and Buryat musicians and singers of northern Asia are in the Adirondacks this week. Their visit is part of a series of international exchanges sponsored by the Totem Peoples Project and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. Tonight at 7:00, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the group Uragsha presents traditional song, fiddle and throat singing. Todd Moe talks with Dan Plumley, Director of the Totem Peoples Preservation Project, about the project's mission and tonight's concert.  Go to full article

Crane Students Take Passion for Music to NYC

Todd Moe talks with two student music teachers from SUNY Potsdam who will teach this fall in New York City. A goal of the program is to examine why young teachers often leave urban areas.  Go to full article

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