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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

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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

Preview: Leon Fleisher Recital in Potsdam

One of the legends of 20th century music visits the Crane School of Music this weekend. Renowned pianist Leon Fleisher will give a recital Saturday night at 7:30 in Hosmer Concert Hall. Todd Moe talks with Paul Wyse, a member of Crane's piano faculty, who studied under Fleisher.  Go to full article

Preview: The History In A Song

Todd Moe talks with Native American writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, who speaks tonight at St. Lawrence University (Griffiths Arts Center, Room 123, 7:30 pm). His talk will examine the controversial 1759 raid by Robert Rogers on the Abenaki natives, at their village on the St. Francis River in Quebec. The event is also the subject of Bruchac's new historical novel, The Winter People.  Go to full article
Fall flyfishing on the Salmon
Fall flyfishing on the Salmon

Trout Rising: An Afternoon on the Salmon River in Malone

Flyfishing is one of those pastimes that outsiders view with a kind of awe - art, dance and science combine to lay a line and a tiny twist of feathers and hair along the water just right to tease a fish. New York's flyfishing season ended a couple of weeks ago, but not before Todd Moe pulled on some waders and tried his hand.  Go to full article
The Tau Epsilon Phi frat house,  Potsdam. Some<br />say it's home to a number of ghosts.<br />
The Tau Epsilon Phi frat house, Potsdam. Some
say it's home to a number of ghosts.

Haunted Northern New York Explores the Paranormal

Todd Moe talks with North Country author Cheri Revai, whose book, Haunted Northern New York focuses on restless spirits and haunted sites from Sackets Harbor to Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

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