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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: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Chris Shaw. Paul Smiths VIC Spokesman Andy Flynn tells Todd Moe Sunday's event is part of a series on interpreting the Adirondacks through the arts.  Go to full article
Common Ground: Seeds and seedlings are planted in Gouverneur's new community garden.
Common Ground: Seeds and seedlings are planted in Gouverneur's new community garden.

A Place to Grow: Gouverneur's New Community Garden

Ground was broken and tilled late last month for a new community garden in the village of Gouverneur. It's not the first or the only community garden in the North Country, but it's one that will be managed by young people and youth groups. Organizers say it will be a reliable source of fresh vegetables for area families and food pantries, as well as a powerful means to bring people together. Todd Moe visited the garden as the first seeds were planted.  Go to full article
A view of the St. Lawrence River from the site of the former Fort la Presentation, on Light House Point in Ogdensburg
A view of the St. Lawrence River from the site of the former Fort la Presentation, on Light House Point in Ogdensburg

Founders Day Weekend in Ogdensburg

Historic ships and War of 1812 skirmish re-enactments are part of this weekend's Founders Day event in Ogdensburg. Todd Moe talks with newspaperman and historian Jim Reagan about historic Fort de la Presentation.  Go to full article

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Today is Syttende Mai, Constitution Day in Norway. To celebrate, our resident Norseman Todd Moe tours the new Vikings exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, and chats with two Norwegian experts on Viking culture. The exhibition celebrates the rich Viking legacy and recalls the Viking arrival in North America 1,000 years ago.  Go to full article

The Guide Opens In Lake Placid Friday Night

An original musical, The Guide, opens this weekend at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe caught up with the writer/director and some of the actors for this preview.  Go to full article

People: Alexei Boulokhov, Our Man in Cannes

A St. Lawrence University student begins his summer travels with an internship at the Cannes Film Festival. Alexei Boulokhov, who was born in Russia, also plans to spend the summer traveling through eastern Europe and visiting family in Russia before returning for his final year at St. Lawrence. He's been awarded a fellowship to work on a documentary video in Europe that will focus on gay teens. Todd Moe spoke with Alexei about his summer trek and the Cannes Film Festival.  Go to full article
For more information about Canada's Tulip Festival call:  1-800-465-1867
For more information about Canada's Tulip Festival call: 1-800-465-1867

Tulipmania in Ottawa

The Canadian Tulip Festival is celebrating its 50 anniversary this month. This year's floral event includes a royal visit and the World Tulip Summit. Todd Moe talks with Doug Little about Ottawa's tulip story.  Go to full article

Royals Visit Canada

Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Rumors

The Grasse River Players' spring production of Neil Simon's Rumors, a comedy romp with a touch of mystery, opens Thursday night at SUNY Canton's new Kingston Theatre. Todd Moe talks with NCPR's Shelly Pike, a cast member in the Canton community theatre production.  Go to full article

Handcycling Clinic in Watertown

Handcycling is becoming a booming sport and the predominant way for a person in a wheelchair to get a good aerobic workout. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Jon Franks, elite wheelchair triathlete, about handcycles and fitness training for the disabled. Franks is the featured speaker Thursday at the North Country Access Cycling event in Watertown.  Go to full article

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