Barry Gordemer Barry Gordemer is an award-winning producer, editor, and director for NPR's Morning Edition.
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Baseball Fans Rule In An Online Game Made For Pandemic Times

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Gretchen Goldman shared this behind-the-scenes photo on Twitter of what it's like to work from home and parent during the pandemic. Gretchen Goldman hide caption

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When A Tornado Hits A Toy Store: Photo Shows Reality Of Working From Home With Kids

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Ants on a Log members Julie Be and Anya Rose helped curate a new album that affirms the experiences of transgender and nonbinary kids. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Children's Album Celebrates Kids Who Are Transgender And Nonbinary

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Carlos Rodriguez (left), Ashley Robinson, Nick Schlatz and Haley Watts are front-line workers who shared their insight for 2020 graduates. Carlos Rodriguez, Ashley Robinson, Nick Schlatz and Haley Watts hide caption

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Listen: Ashley Robinson reads her graduation message

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A staff photo taken during the early days of Morning Edition. Co-host Bob Edwards is in the back row, standing seventh from the left among the three men in glasses. His co-host, Barbara Hoctor, sits on the table at right, holding a mug. Hoctor left the show after a few weeks. Edwards was host until 2004, when he went to SiriusXM. Stan Barouh/NPR hide caption

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'Morning Edition': The Radio News Show That Almost Wasn't

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The spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago. Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon on July 16, 1969, and Armstrong took his famed "giant leap" five days later. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Of Little Details And Lunar Dust: Preserving Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit

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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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