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Barry Gordemer is an award-winning writer and producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition. He's helped produce and direct NPR coverage of two Persian Gulf wars, five presidential elections, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and hurricane Katrina. He's also produced numerous profiles of actors, musicians, and writers.
His career in radio spans more than 25 years, beginning at NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte North Carolina, and including stops at Minnesota Public Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.
In 2000, Barry received special recognition from the George Foster Peabody Awards for his long-time service to Morning Edition.
Barry also is the founder of Handemonium, a company that designs and creates puppets for television and film. In 2003, Barry received a Telly award for his puppet designs and his performance as Alphie the Alligator on the DVD series, "The Sound and the Furry."
In 2000, Barry performed on the CD Dreamosauraus. It received a Grammy nomination for "Best Musical Album for Kids."