Barry Gordemer

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On Debut Album, Mickey Guyton Remembers Her Name

Friday, September 24, 2021

Over the last decade, singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton has been trying to convince the country music industry that she is country. NPR's Noel King talks her about the highs and lows she's experienced.


A 10-Foot Wide House In Boston Sells For $1.25 Million

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

It's been called the "Skinny House" or the "Spite House." The legend is that two brothers shared land but one built on more than his share, so the other built a skinny house to block access and views.


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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Forecasters used nine Greek letters to name the final storms of last year's Atlantic hurricane season. This year, the National Hurricane Center has a new plan.


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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Dance Your Ph.D. contest is meant to get scientists to explain their research through dance. This year's winners created a choreographed rap video to explain how clouds are formed.


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

Friday, March 05, 2021

A year ago, as the pandemic began, fitness instructor Joe Wicks started a daily exercise class for kids on YouTube. The videos became popular with kids and their parents. Now the series is ending.


Automatons Keep Gears Turning In D.C. Artist's Brain During The Pandemic

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

An artist in Washington, D.C., who got laid off during the pandemic, fills his days by making automatons — mechanical sculptures that come to life with the turn of a crank.


Baseball Fans Rule In An Online Game Made For Pandemic Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The online game Blaseball is about building community and organizing against malevolent forces beyond your control. It's also surreal, bizarre and a little weird.


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

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The photo on Twitter shows scientist Gretchen Goldman sitting behind her laptop being interviewed by CNN. She's in the middle of a living room that has been turned upside down by her young children.


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

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Noel King speaks to music therapist and musician Julie Be of the group Ants on a Log about a new all-star children's album that celebrates trans and nonbinary kids.


Dear Class Of 2020: Graduation Messages From Front-Line Workers

Friday, June 12, 2020

NPR asked essential workers — who normally would not be asked speak at a commencement ceremony — to offer insight forged by the simple act of showing up every day and doing what needs to be done.


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

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Morning Edition debuted on Nov. 5, 1979. The newsmagazine show had a rocky beginning, including a total revamp of hosts and leadership, an internal boycott by reporters and resource challenges.


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

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit is about to go back on public display after a Smithsonian effort to preserve it. The effort wasn't to make it pristine. Lunar dust still covers the boots.


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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

From bourgeois turkeys to Mother Goose, music commentator Miles Hoffman introduces us to classical music about fowls.


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

Friday, September 07, 2018

The famed singer-songwriter says his fourteenth album, out now, will be his last. Simon also tells NPR's David Greene that he's ready to stop touring.


A New Addition To The Long Tradition Of Puppets Behaving Badly

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Happytime Murders is a new movie starring Melissa McCarthy and a cast of extremely raunchy puppets. It's definitely not for kids — which continues a legacy dating back to the Middle Ages.


How Jimmy Buffett Brings 'Margaritaville' To Broadway

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The enterprising beach bum's Broadway play opens this month. It may be a jukebox musical, but for Parrotheads, it offers a welcomed escape.


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

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Writer David Sedaris talks about the 25th anniversary of the radio piece that launched his career. Ira Glass, who produced it for Morning Edition, knew when he recorded it that it was special.


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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Music commentator Miles Hoffman remembers the remarkable Carnegie Hall debut of the violinist, considered by many to be one of the greatest in history.


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

Monday, September 04, 2017

No self-respecting cook would admit to using the food-nuker for anything more than heating up last night's pasta, but it's hard to deny the influence this little machine has had on American life.


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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The CEO of the company that runs Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlors says its animatronic house band simply can't live up to the expectations that kids today have for entertainment.