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Todd Melby

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  • Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer Group Staff


Caption: Vintage Music Company, Credit: Todd Melby

Yesterday's Revolution: Minneapolis 78 RPM Record Scene (27:56)
From: KFAI

Lots of folks are into vinyl these days. Some people are even making mix tapes again. But if you really want to embrace obscure, seemingly dead media, there's no better way ...
Caption: Maybe You Should Die owners, Credit: Todd Melby

When Minnesota Nice Goes Wrong (04:15)
From: 2 below zero

A profile of a pair of foul-mouthed Minneapolis crafters.
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It'll Make a Man Out of You (01:37)
From: 2 below zero

Before joining the oil boom, young Tait Salzer labored on a South Dakota cattle ranch, which he thought was man's work. Then he got a job as roughneck on a drilling rig. That ...
Caption: Projectionist Nikki Weispfenning at Trylon Microcinema, Credit: Todd Melby

A Night with the Projectionist (03:54)
From: KFAI

Inside the projection room at one of the last movie theaters in Minnesota that screens 35mm film.

About Me

is a reporter and radio journalist. His stories have aired on PRI's The World, The Environment Report, Marketplace, Day to Day, Only a Game, Chicago Public Radio, BBC Radio 4 and elsewhere. He's also covered breaking news stories in Minneapolis, including the I-35W bridge collapse, for Reuters. He is a senior producer at 2 below zero, a nonprofit dedicated to producing documentaries that start the conversation. He's won a pair of Edward R. Murrow awards, a Sigma Delta Chi award and a PRNDI award for radio documentaries produced with Diane Richard.

My Groups: 2 below zero and KFAI
Favorite Shows: PRX Saltcast

Work Experience

Senior Producer at 2 below zero

Previously Aired On

The World, Day to Day, Only A Game, Hearing Voices, Justice Talking, Marketplace, Radio Netherland International, Prime Time Radio, Savvy Traveler, and stations KFAI/Minneapolis, WBEZ/Chicago, WGBH/Boston, Marfa Public Radio and many others.


Hamline University, BA, Political Science

Northwestern University, MSJ, Journalism

The Environment Report, Candow Training


Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR and Society of Professional Journalists and South Asian Journalists Association
Other Web sites: http://toddmelby.blogspot.com/