Todd Hatton

Morning Edition Host, Producer

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.

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At least three people died and thousands lost power when severe storms last night passed through Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri.  The storms spawned tornadoes that claimed lives in Perry County, MO as well as Ottawa and Crossville, IL.

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Murray State University’s Campus Lights is the longest running student produced and performed musical series in the south. This month’s performance of Sister Act marks the group's 80th anniversary. On Sounds Good with Todd Hatton, Jessica Wiggins and Keioni Hall preview the show ahead of its January 20 opening.

Kathy Hodge of the Calloway County Humane Society brings Pebbles the pug mix for a studio visit on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

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As of 8 o'clock this morning, four Kentucky school systems have announced weather-related closures today:

Carlisle, Crittenden, Union, and Webster.

We will update school closures for today as the information becomes available.

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[This story originally aired December 14, 2012.]

Gander, Newfoundland isn't much bigger than Mayfield, KY, but since the 1930s, it's been one of the world's more important airports.  It played a pivotal role in World War 2 as a staging area for U.S. and British Commonwealth war planes.  More recently, the people of Gander played host to the more than 66 hundred air travelers stranded there by the closure of North American airspace following the 9-11 attacks.

Gander has, however, been closer to American tragedy.

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Records custodians across Tennessee would be left to decide several contentious open government issues under a proposed policy now open for public review and comment. 

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Whoever wins the presidency in 2016, one of the central issues they'll face is the concern of many voters that American jobs are falling victim to free trade while wages stagnate. Murray State University Professor Emeritus of History and Commentator Dr. Bill Schell breaks down this concern and offers a way the next White House occupant could address it.

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Pat Fitzhugh, author of The Bell Witch: The Full Account, gives tonight's Evenings Upstairs presentation at the McCracken County Public Library. Legends of the Bell Witch center around the Bell Farm in northern middle Tennessee where there were documented accounts of a disembodied voice physically attacking the family and visitors. Fitzhugh talks tells the story and previews the lecture with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good.

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On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Todd Hatton speak with MSU Music Department Professor Maribeth Crawford and members of the cast for Little Shop of Horrors about this weekend's production.

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Most considerations of the American Civil War tend to center on the places where the Union and Confederate armies clashed: Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, or Chickamauga.

A new book from western Kentucky historian John Cashon, Paducah and the Civil War, makes the case that the River City belongs on that list as well.

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