Barry Gordemer Barry Gordemer is an award-winning producer, editor, and director for NPR's Morning Edition.
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Barry Gordemer

Barry Gordemer

Producer/Director, Morning Edition

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

His career in radio spans more than 30 years, beginning at NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina, and includes stops at Minnesota Public Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.

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

Gordemer is also the founder of Handemonium, a company that designs and creates puppets for television and film.

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

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Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the U.S.A. Tour in 1984. Shinko Music/Getty Images hide caption

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What Does 'Born In The U.S.A.' Really Mean?

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While your holiday meal might consist of turkey that's deep-fried, braised or roasted, the turkeys who've been featured in music through the years have inspired pop culture crazes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Let's Turkey Trot': Festive Music About Fowl

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"The album is a good example of fixing things that I thought could be fixed," Paul Simon says. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Simon Tinkers With His Classics On 'In The Blue Light'

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Melissa McCarthy stars as a detective investigating a string of puppet killings in The Happytime Murders. Hopper Stone/STX Entertainment hide caption

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A New Addition To The Long Tradition Of Puppets Behaving Badly

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How Jimmy Buffett Brings 'Margaritaville' To Broadway

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This year marks the 25th anniversary since David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" first aired on Morning Edition. dane_mark/iStock/Getty Images hide caption

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David Sedaris, Ira Glass And 25 Years Of 'Santaland Diaries'

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Violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1917, the year he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Library of Congress/Bain News Service hide caption

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'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

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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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