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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'The Disney Revolt' details animators' 1941 strike against Disney

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Amira, the younger daughter in the Koliubaiev family, sits quietly by herself in Arlington, Va., on April 9. She and her mother and sister are staying with a host family after fleeing the war in Ukraine. Shuran Huang for NPR hide caption

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A Ukrainian family finds solace in America but cannot escape heartbreak

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In this Titanic parody, Tibo Charroppin recreated the iconic scene of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the deck of the ship, but replaced Winslet with his cat Lizzy. Tibo Charroppin hide caption

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Here's how a videographer reimagines Hollywood blockbusters as cat videos

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'Tis the season. David Sedaris reads 'Santaland Diaries'

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This cranberry sauce recipe calls for orange zest as well as orange liqueur like Grand Marnier. Steve Klise/America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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Here's an America's Test Kitchen recipe for keeping Thanksgiving (cranberry) saucy

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A ghost forest seen on Hunting Island, S.C. Cameron Pollack for NPR hide caption

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Rising sea levels threaten the lives and livelihood of those on a fragile U.S. coast

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Columbia University professor John McWhorter argues that some anti-racism actions have gone too far. Penguin Random House hide caption

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'Woke Racism': John McWhorter argues against what he calls a religion of anti-racism

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For years, All in the Family was the most popular show on television. It debuted in 1971. Carroll O'Connor, left, played Archie Bunker. Jean Stapleton played his wife, Edith Bunker. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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'All in the Family' is 50 years old. A new book looks at how it changed TV

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Country singer Mickey Guyton released her latest album, Remember Her Name, on Sept. 24. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording A hide caption

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On Debut Album, Mickey Guyton Remembers Her Name

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This combination of satellite images provided by the National Hurricane Center shows the 30 named storms that developed during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. National Hurricane Center via AP hide caption

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The 2021 Hurricane Season Won't Use Greek Letters For Storms

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Watch The Winners Of The 'Dance Your Ph.D' Contest Make Cloud Formation Catchy

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Four-year-old Lois Copley-Jones, the photographer's daughter, takes part in a livestreamed broadcast of "PE With Joe" on March 23, 2020, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. The popular fitness series ended Friday. Gareth Copley/Getty Images hide caption

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As Schools Reopen, Popular 'PE With Joe' Online Exercise Class Goes Bye-Bye

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