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BJ Leiderman is the composer of the theme music heard on NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Courtesy of Cole Rian: Jen Haynes & Mel Wils hide caption

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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.

Oil, carried here by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, is fundamental to the state's economy. But Alaskans also face the effects of climate change in their daily lives. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

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Alicia Morant, 53, poses with her son Oriol Puig, 29, in their apartment near Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church. Both mother and son support Catalan independence from Spain, but they have different reasons for doing so. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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New Generation Of Catalonian Separatists Looks To Future, Not Past

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BJ Leiderman is the composer of the theme music heard on NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Courtesy of Cole Rian: Jen Haynes & Mel Wils hide caption

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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

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Original Open BJ Leiderman
Cokie's Theme BJ Leiderman

The Smithsonian's Jon Blundell scans the fossilized foot bone — the metatarsal — of the Wankel T. rex to help create a digital 3-D image of the long-dead dinosaur. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post hide caption

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America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover

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Hands Tucked Away in My Pockets Eastern Youth
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Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and the inventor of the saxophone, was born 200 years ago Thursday. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax

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John Harris makes a weld for a test during a welding class at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Oct. 22. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

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Never Could Have Been Worse Tsuneo Imahori
Blood and Thunder Tsuneo Imahori
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Wasted Days Cloud Nothings

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