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)

  • Sunday Puzzle: Capital Cities
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/06/15/sundaypuzzle-widecrop_wide-de21fda1a309655b5711134733dd65fa0da0b4bb.jpg?s=600' alt='Sunday Puzzle'/><p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro plays the Sunday puzzle with puzzle master Will Shortz and puzzle winner Gail White.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620280960' />
  • These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories Of The Asian-American Experience To Music
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/06/15/_dsc0523_wide-4b8247547d758cf5ff54ae4c77098f5cf16aec56.jpg?s=600' alt='Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama of No-No Boy.'/><p>Brown University doctoral students Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama submitted an outstanding entry in this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Together, they make up No-No Boy, the duo that presents the Asian-American experience through song. </p><p>(Image credit: Diego Javier Luis/Courtesy of the artist)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620504965' />
  • David Lynch On 'Room To Dream'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks David Lynch about <em>Room to Dream,</em> the director's new memoir.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775241' />
  • The Controversy Over Maple Syrup
    <p>There's a controversy over how to label the sugar naturally found in maple syrup. The Food and Drug Administration says it should be labeled as "added sugar." Maple syrup producers are balking.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775234' />
  • Peru's World Cup Team
    <p>Peru's underdog World Cup squad lost Saturday to Denmark but has a chance of victory Thursday against France.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775227' />
  • An Update On An Asylum-Seeker
    <p>An update, after this week's new immigration restrictions, on an asylum seeker <em>Weekend Edition</em> has been following for the past year.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775220' />
  • Missouri Conservatives And Immigration
    <p>Ed Martin, former Missouri GOP chairman, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how grassroots conservatives may lean on lawmakers as they consider immigration proposals in the House.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775210' />
  • Republican Voters And Immigration
    <p>GOP strategist Luis Alvarado tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how Republicans in districts with large immigrant populations will navigate the November elections.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775203' />
  • Sally Hemings Gets New Attention At Monticello
    <p>Thomas Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves over the course of his life, something long unacknowledged at his Virginia plantation, Monticello. That's changing.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775196' />
  • Politics Week Ahead: Trump's Immigration Policies
    <p>The Trump administration is feeling political heat for its policy of separating migrant children and parents.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=620775181' />


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