Barry Gordemer

Barry Gordemer appears in the following:

'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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

Friday, May 12, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is touring communities that have been hit hard by painkiller overdoses and heroin. He says, when it comes to opioid abuse, "We're losing as a nation."

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30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For 30 years Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie and the other citizens of Springfield have entertained people around the world. The Simpsons also created a path for many other animated sitcoms.

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NPR's Past April Fools' Day Pranks

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NPR has a tradition of sneaking in a fake story on April Fools' Day. Guest host Daniel Zwerdling speaks with longtime producers Art Silverman and Barry Gordemer about their favorites from past years.

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Scientists Say They Can Read Your Mind, And Prove It With Pictures

Monday, July 20, 2015

Scientists say they can now download signals from your brain — and translate them back into a picture that you saw. The images aren't crystal clear, but you can make out what's going on.

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Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

Monday, July 13, 2015

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Friday, February 13, 2015

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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