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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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Music With a Mission

A group of church musicians has released a CD of Christmas carols, to share a love of music and as a fundraiser. Rejoice contains music for the season, recorded earlier this fall at the Ecumenical Choir Festival 2002. Proceeds will benefit people in need. Todd Moe talks with Ted Tate about "Ministries in the North Country", or MINC, one of the groups behind the idea for Rejoice.

You can order Rejoice from Jan Fife, 505 Anthony St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Cost per copy is $15--half the proceeds support MINC, half the church of your choice.  Go to full article

Preview: Adk Center for Writing's Holiday Block Party this Sunday

The Adirondack Center for Writing is hosting a party and silent auction this Sunday at 2 pm at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill tells Todd Moe that the gathering is for writers and readers interested in being a part of the Adirondack literary scene.  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam Food Co-op Holiday Baking Contest

'Tis the season for baking, and the Potsdam Food Co-op is sponsoring its annual Holiday Baking Contest this Sunday. Co-op General Manager Scott Miller tells Todd Moe, the contest and Silent Auction of baked goods, will benefit the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.  Go to full article

Tug Hill Inspires Essences of the North Country

The music of Cape Vincent composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country and the Tug Hill in particular. Todd Moe talks with Cecconi-Bates about her latest cd, Essences of the North Country.  Go to full article

A Washtub Bass Revival in Potsdam: Good, Clean, Musical Fun

Take a bucket, some string, a stick and what have you got? A homemade musical instrument! Todd Moe visits a washtub bass building workshop.  Go to full article

Holiday Sweets: TAUNY's Gingerbread Contest and Display

Just in time for the Holiday baking season, Jill Breit tells us about TAUNY's Gingerbread Contest and Display. Gingerbreaders from around the region are invited to show off their best efforts at the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York gallery in Canton in December.  Go to full article

Preview: Chestertown's Victorian Thanksgiving Weekend

A southern Adirondack community kicks off the holiday season with Victorian music, stories and a tribute to A Christmas Carol. Todd Moe talks with Alfred Hyslop, one of the organizers of the Dickens weekend in Chestertown.  Go to full article
The Prescott Windmill. In 1873 it was converted into a lighthouse, and today it's a National Historic Site.
The Prescott Windmill. In 1873 it was converted into a lighthouse, and today it's a National Historic Site.

Guns Across the River: The Story of the Forgotten "Alamo of the North"

In November of 1838, there was a little known attack on Prescott, Ontario. A group of mostly New Yorkers, known as the Hunter Patriots, landed at Windmill Point, across from Ogdensburg, convinced thousands of Canadians would join them to oust the British from North America. They occupied a stone windmill near Prescott, but their plan failed. Todd Moe talks with Donald Graves, author of the book, Guns Across the River.  Go to full article
Neo Soul Artist Paul Deo
Neo Soul Artist Paul Deo

People: Paul Deo, Neo Soul Artist, Visits SUNY-Potsdam

Paul Deo, an accomplished Neo Soul Artist and filmmaker, is visiting SUNY Potsdam this week, conducting workshops, working with students to create a mural, and putting on an art show. Throughout this week he's working with the Caribbean and Latin American Student Society, as well as other art students, to create and install a mural in the Ethnic Lounge of Unity at SUNY Potsdam.
Deo says his artwork is a combination of his own reality and imagination. He told Todd Moe he grew up in New York City and now lives in New Orleans.  Go to full article

People: Gregor Piatigorsky

We revisit a celebration of the life and music of renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky that was held in August in Elizabethtown, in the eastern Adirondacks. Todd Moe talks with Piatigorsky's son and former students about the great Russian patriarch of cellists.  Go to full article

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