I was raised on a Kansas farm but eventually made my way west where I work as a radio producer and filmmaker. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Barrie and sons, Hank and Gus.

Since the mid-’90s, I’ve produced stories, interviews and documentaries for public radio, including the NPR programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered

As a filmmaker, I directed the documentary OPEN SECRET, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Hot Docs Festival and had its US broadcast premiere in 2013 on Al Jazeera America. (You can read the reviews HERE.)  I assistant directed the film WAITING FOR HOCKNEY, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. And I have a third documentary film in production.

I’m currently the executive producer of the weekend version of NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Before that, I was the executive producer of The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM Radio and Bob Edwards Weekend from PRI. 

I also independently produced and reported the public radio documentary ONE FAMILY AND A KANSAS TOWN. It aired nationally and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

I’m also part of the creative collective Small Good Thing.

And a long time ago I was a US Marine.

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Lickteig Family Farm, Richmond, KS