Director Julie Checkoway talks to Jim and Cookie Pappas in their kitchen as sound recordist Robin Hilton, cinematographer Richard Chisolm and assistant director Steve Lickteig make preparations to shoot.

Steve Lickteig- Assistant Director

Steve Lickteig is the youngest child in a large, Catholic Kansas farm family.  He is currently in production with his feature film, Open Secret, which tells that family's story.  He has also directed short films and commercials for Center Stage Theater in Baltimore. Currently, Lickteig is executive producer of The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio and Bob Edwards Weekend from PRI. Before that, Lickteig was a producer at NPR News, where he produced and reported stories for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. He also produced election stories for NPR's national desk, traveling the country with senior correspondent Linda Wertheimer. In 2000, Steve independently produced and reported the radio documentary One Family and a Kansas Town which aired on 100 public radio stations and was funded by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. 

A Film by Julie Checkoway. A Littlest Birds Films Production.