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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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<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

Seagle Colony Breaks Ground for New Space

The Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake breaks ground on a new building Friday afternoon. Since 1915, the Seagle Colony has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The new studio building will provide more space for rehearsals, costumes and set construction. Todd Moe talks with Phyllis Shames Korn, a longtime Seagle Colony patron, who's overseeing fundraising efforts.  Go to full article
NCPR's Todd Moe as the Mikado (Dick Bitely photo)
NCPR's Todd Moe as the Mikado (Dick Bitely photo)

Preview: The Mikado

The Crane School of Music's Opera Ensemble and Orchestra presents the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, tonight through Sunday afternoon in the Snell music theater at SUNY Potsdam. We preview the Crane production of The Mikado, with an audio postcard of music and voices from a show that spoofs all things imperial.  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and musician Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute. They're hosting a benefit concert tonight in Lake Placid for an Adirondack-Siberian cultural exchange trip later this year.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the village. And the building's restoration has sparked a renewed interest in the career of Bessie Abott, a granddaughter of the original owner of Pickens Hall. Bessie took the opera world by storm in the early 1900's. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam

Seeing Stars: Life as a Movie Extra

Todd Moe gets the buzz from two North Country residents, Elaine Kuracina and Ethan Allan Morse, who've appeared as "extras" in recent movies.  Go to full article

Trout Season Opens

Whether it feels like spring or not, April 1st is the official start of trout fishing season in New York State. Some of the best trout streams are here in the North Country, and many anglers spent the month of March preparing their fishing gear in anticipation. But there are high water warnings today, and as the experts say, weather and water flow will best determine the outcome of the trout season. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely.  Go to full article
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East

Malone "Adopt A Soldier" Program: Homegrown Help from the Homefront

A Malone-based program to boost the morale of U.S. military personnel overseas is flourishing. Gladys Walker runs the non-profit organization called "Have a Heart-Adopt a Soldier". It's a mom-and-pop program that mails supplies and treats to members of the armed services stationed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. As Todd Moe reports, what began as a request for a chocolate bar has turned into a nearly round-the-clock operation.  Go to full article

Preview: Pianist Christopher Dellen Performs Saturday Night in Malone

The Foothills Art Society presents a concert by pianist Christopher Dellen Saturday night at 6:30 at First Congregational Church of Malone. Todd Moe talks with Dellen about his cd In the Beginning, which blends sacred hymns and classical music.  Go to full article

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