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Todd Hatton

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Todd is a recent transplant to the shores of the Missouri, hailing originally from western Kentucky where he got his start in radio almost 30 years ago at WKYX-WKYQ in Paducah.  He transitioned to public radio in 1992 as local host of All Things Considered on WKMS before moving to California and Florida.
 
He returned to Kentucky in 1999 and WKMS in 2007, serving as local host of Morning Edition, feature reporter, and operations director until early 2018.  In his more than a decade there, Todd produced eight hour-long radio documentaries about local and regional history.  His first, The Civil War in the Western Rivers, won Best Documentary from the Kentucky Associated Press in 2012.  Two subsequent documentaries, Kentucky Dam: Power for the People and Western Kentucky: A Birthplace of Steel, won the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary in 2013 and Best Radio Feature Reporting in 2015 respectively.  Kentucky Dam also won the Kentucky Historical Society’s Education Award in 2014.  Todd also co-produced WKMS’ weekly hour-long newsmagazine The Front Page for two years.
 
Since arriving in Omaha, he’s found the people wonderful, the culture fascinating, and the food irresistible.  Outside of the radio booth, Todd has lectured throughout western Kentucky about regional history and with his wife Angie, attempts to keep up with their four dogs, all rescues.  That is, of course, when his head isn’t buried in a history book or he isn’t using a power tool to see what he can make out of a piece of wood.

  • Nebraska 2nd District Democratic Debate: Tony Vargas vs. Alisha Shelton.Sponsored by the Omaha Press Club and the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha.Weekend Forum features leaders, academics, journalists, and other leaders and influencers from around Omaha and all over Nebraska speaking at the Omaha Press Club each month. Presentations cover a wide range of community-related issues, from history and culture to social issues and policy.Episodes are produced in conjunction with the Omaha Press Club.Listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple & Spotify.
  • Kristyna Engdahl, Director of Communications for the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA), will provide an overview and update of The Riverfront Revitalization Project on Thursday, March 17.MECA is a non-profit organization that builds and maintains public venues in Omaha. The organization manages the operation of CHI Health Center Omaha, Charles Schwab Field of Omaha, and The Riverfront Revitalization Project.The project includes the Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park, and Lewis & Clark Landing and is a successful public/private partnership that will transform downtown Omaha. Gene Leahy Mall is scheduled to reopen in 2022, with Lewis & Clark Landing and Heartland of America Park following in 2023.Recorded at the Omaha Press Club on March 17th.
  • THE OMAHA PRESS CLUBEDUCATIONAL FORUM SERIES PresentsBen Nelson and His New Book “Death of the Senate”Nebraska’s Ben Nelson, a former governor, served for two terms in the U.S. Senate as a democrat and a centrist who saw bipartisanship as a way to get things done. In his new book, Death of the Senate, Nelson is brutally honest in explaining how we lost it and with humor, insight, and firsthand details explains what needs to be done to get it back. The Senate today, he says, is one of division and rancor.Ben Nelson will talk about the death of the Sen- ate and answer your questions at an Omaha Press Club noon forum that will also include a book signing for those who are interested.Recorded on January 20th, 2022 at The Omaha Press Club
  • THE OMAHA PRESS CLUBEDUCATIONAL FORUM SERIES PresentsBen Nelson and His New Book “Death of the Senate”Nebraska’s Ben Nelson, a former governor, served for two terms in the U.S. Senate as a democrat and a centrist who saw bipartisanship as a way to get things done. In his new book, Death of the Senate, Nelson is brutally honest in explaining how we lost it and with humor, insight, and firsthand details explains what needs to be done to get it back. The Senate today, he says, is one of division and rancor.Ben Nelson will talk about the death of the Sen- ate and answer your questions at an Omaha Press Club noon forum that will also include a book signing for those who are interested.Recorded on January 20th, 2022 at The Omaha Press Club
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