Barry Gordemer Barry Gordemer is an award-winning writer and producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition. He's helped produce and direct NPR coverage of two Persian Gulf wars, five presidential elections, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and hurricane Katrina. He's also produced numerous profiles of actors, musicians, and writers.

Barry Gordemer

Producer/Director, Morning Edition

Barry Gordemer is an award-winning writer and producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition. He's helped produce and direct NPR coverage of two Persian Gulf wars, five presidential elections, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and hurricane Katrina. He's also produced numerous profiles of actors, musicians, and writers.

His career in radio spans more than 25 years, beginning at NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte North Carolina, and including stops at Minnesota Public Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.

In 2000, Barry received special recognition from the George Foster Peabody Awards for his long-time service to Morning Edition.

Barry also is the founder of Handemonium, a company that designs and creates puppets for television and film. In 2003, Barry received a Telly award for his puppet designs and his performance as Alphie the Alligator on the DVD series, "The Sound and the Furry."

In 2000, Barry performed on the CD Dreamosauraus. It received a Grammy nomination for "Best Musical Album for Kids."

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The Amana Radarange was born of a happy accident caused by an engineer who was working for the defense contractor Raytheon in the 1940s. Courtesy of The Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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3, 2, 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready

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Chuck E. Cheese's recently renovated San Antonio restaurant. The chain has plans to update its look inside and out — and will retire its (animatronic) house band. Darren Abate/AP hide caption

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Say Goodbye To The Pizza Time Players: Chuck E. Cheese Retires Its Band

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says "We're losing as a nation," when it comes to opioid abuse. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

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Homer might become a braniac, Marge might develop a gambling addiction or nerdy Lisa could find herself among the cool kids for a half-hour, but by the end of each episode of The Simpsons — which first appeared 30 years ago as short segments on The Tracey Ullman Show — the family and its hometown of Springfield resets to status quo. Courtesy of Fox hide caption

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30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

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NPR's Past April Fools' Day Pranks

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Scientists Say They Can Read Your Mind, And Prove It With Pictures

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Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

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We finally found this simple, traditional radio at Radioshack — though they are also available, in abundance, online. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

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Sing To Your Baby: Fighting Parental Stage Fright

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Click! Polaroid Snaps Back On The Scene

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A Magician's Quest for the Perfect Card Cheat

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