Weekend Edition Sunday

Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Weekend Edition Sunday debuted on January 18, 1987, with host Susan Stamberg. Two years later, Liane Hansen took over the host chair, a position she held for 22 years. In that time, Hansen interviewed movers and shakers in politics, science, business and the arts. Her reporting travels took her from the slums of Cairo to the iron mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula; from the oyster beds on the bayou in Houma, La., to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park; and from the kitchens of Colonial Williamsburg, Va., to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. In January 2012, Rachel Martin began hosting the program. Previously she served as NPR National Security Correspondent and was part of the team that launched NPR's experimental morning news show, The Bryant Park Project. She has also been the NPR religion correspondent and foreign correspondent based in Berlin. Every week listeners tune in to hear a unique blend of news, features and the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times. Weekend Edition Sunday is heard on WUSF and other NPR Member stations across the United States and around the globe via NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.

Sunday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Previously, she served as an NPR international correspondent covering South America and was based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She's also served as an NPR correspondent based in Israel, reporting on stories happening throughout the Middle East. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising began and spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war. Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage and humanity.

For her work covering the Arab Spring, Garcia-Navarro was awarded a 2011... Read More...

From Weekend Edition (Sunday)

  • Remembering A Comet-Discoverer
    <p>Thomas Bopp, who helped discover the Hale-Bopp Comet in 1995, died last week. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969862' />
  • Gerrymandering In Maryland
    <p>Democrats overwhelmingly represent Maryland, in Annapolis and in Congress. Democratic delegate Kirill Reznik tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how that makes him feel about gerrymandering.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969855' />
  • 38 Minutes Of Panic In Hawaii
    <p>Hawaiian authorities mistakenly sent an alert, warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It took 38 minutes to let people know it was a false alarm.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969846' />
  • Oregonians Adapt To Pumping Their Own Gas
    <p>In Oregon, residents of rural counties can now pump their own gas. For lifelong Oregonians, it marks a significant change to what they're used to.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969837' />
  • What Border Patrol Agents Think About Immigration Policy
    <p>The U.S. border with Mexico is a difficult place to patrol. Chris Cabrera, spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council, speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about what a wall would mean.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969830' />
  • Africans React To Trump's Vulgar Comment
    <p>Africans across the continent reacted with a mixture of horror and humor when President Trump used a vulgar term to describe their countries.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969821' />
  • Rich Lowry Says 'Country Of Origin Matters'
    <p>President Trump is under fire after expressing a preference for immigrants that come from certain countries. Rich Lowry of <em>National Review</em> tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that he has a point.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969814' />
  • Ken Starr On Investigating A President
    <p>Kenneth Starr led the investigation of President Clinton in the 1990s. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the former independent counsel about Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969807' />
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar On DACA
    <p>Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California has been working on bipartisan legislation on DACA and border security. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Aguilar discuss the bill that is now in limbo.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969796' />
  • What Happens When Your DACA Work Permit Expires
    <p>Tolu Aleshinloye, a college graduate, didn't learn she was in the country illegally until she was an adult. She tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro she'll lose her job because her DACA status is expiring.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577969789' />


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