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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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Mr. Music: St. Lawrence University Celebrates the Music of Richard Rodgers

St. Lawrence University's semester-long tribute to the life of composer Richard Rodgers, includes the screening of the film Evergreen this Sunday afternoon, lectures and an old-time radio show. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Barbara Phillips-Farley, who's coordinating the music department's tribute to Rodgers.  Go to full article

Canton Celebrates Frederic Remington's Birthday

Frederic Remington's birthday will be celebrated this weekend in Canton with two days full of events and exhibits for artists, art lovers and history buffs. The celebration recognizes Canton as the boyhood home of the world-renowned artist. Todd Moe talks with Kathy Curro, one of the organizers of the Remington Arts Festival.  Go to full article
Alexander String Quartet
Alexander String Quartet

Music in the Classroom and in the Wild: The Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a public performance Thursday night at 7:30 in Gulick Theatre on campus. The group's residency at St. Lawrence has included visits to classes in a variety of departments, providing master classes for music students and a trip to the Adirondacks. Todd Moe talks with two members of the ensemble, violinists Zak Grafilo and Fred Lifsitz, about their recent tour of Germany and a personnel change.  Go to full article

Preview: Orchestra of Northern New York's Fall Concert

The Orchestra of Northern New York's fall concert is tomorrow night in Potsdam and Sunday night in Brockville. It's a musical reflection on the events of the past year. Todd Moe talks with ONNY Music Director and Conductor Dr. Kenneth Andrews.  Go to full article

Orchestra Fall Concert Features Gypsy Violin

The Orchestra of Northern New York opens its fourteenth season this weekend with two performances of "Gypsy Night Fire." We'll talk with Music Director Ken Andrews.  Go to full article

Preview: Lake Placid Curling Club Open House

The Lake Placid Curling Club holds an Open House this Sunday night. Passion for curling is high across the region, and riding the wave of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Todd Moe talks with George Mosey, President of the Lake Placid Curling Club. Mosey has been curling for 5 years, but says he still has a lot to learn.  Go to full article

Preview: Red Grammer's Concert for Families

Red Grammer is one of the most sought-after children's performers in the nation. With numerous appearances on television and radio, Red has the unique talent for delighting audiences of all ages. He and his wife, co-lyricist Kathy Grammer, write music for families that understand and respect the power of music to influence young hearts and minds. Red Grammer presents a family concert Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Todd Moe chats with Red about children's music.  Go to full article

Clinton County Dairy Farm Beats the Odds: Heifer Triplets!

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for a Clinton county dairy farm. A set of heifer triplets was born last Friday on the Nichols farm near Churubusco. Bernadette Nichols tells Todd Moe that Amy, Jo and Meg are doing fine.  Go to full article

Interfaith Understanding

The Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor is hosting two women from Jordan this week. Their visit to the North Country is part of the National Interfaith Listening Project, created in the wake of last year's terror attacks...how people of different faiths can learn to get along. Pastor Cynthia Walton hopes their visit will promote good will, understanding, tolerance and lasting local relationships.  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam Co-op Open House

Next month is International Cooperative Month. For decades, people have formed co-ops for farming, banking, healthcare, housing, electric and telephone service and grocery retailing. Since the early 70's, the Potsdam Food Co-op has provided an alternative to commercially owned grocery stores. And this Saturday the Co-op is hosting its annual Open House. Todd Moe talks with Ed Clark, president of the Potsdam Food Co-op's Board of Directors.  Go to full article

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