I was raised on a Kansas farm but eventually made my way to Los Angeles where I work as a radio producer and filmmaker. I live in the Westwood neighborhood with my wife Barrie and our two 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.
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.
As a filmmaker, I assistant directed the documentary film Waiting for Hockney, an official selection of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Hockney had its broadcast premiere on the Sundance Channel. My first documentary film as a director was Open Secret. It had its world premiere in May of 2011 at the Toronto Hot Docs Festival and its US broadcast premiere in November 2013 on Al Jazeera America. (You can read the reviews here.)
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 co-curate Small Good Thing, an online showcase of creative work in film, radio, music and the web.
And a long time ago I was a US Marine.
Lickteig Family Farm, Richmond, KS