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)

  • 'New York Times' Reporter On New Documents Related To Carter Page
    <p><em>The New York Times'</em> Charlie Savage explains to NPR's Korva Coleman the implications of newly declassified FBI documents about Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631285048' />
  • 4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/22/gettyimages-452581952_wide-b3ff86b432e2772be94201c90b277d174651594d.jpg?s=600' alt='People walk past tributes to the victims of MH17, placed on signage for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia in 2014. Several AIDS activists on their way to the conference were killed.'/><p>It's been four years since the attack on a flight in Ukraine killed several AIDS prevention advocates. Ahead of a conference, one advocate says they would have wanted to keep attention on the fight.</p><p>(Image credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631254992' />
  • How A Drone Helped Rescue A Climber
    <p>High altitude searches are a risky business. So let us introduce the hero of our story, the DJI Mavic Pro drone.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631258411' />
  • A Pakistani Squash Player Profiled In 'The War To Be Her'
    <p>Maria Toorpakai was stopped from playing squash in her native Pakistan. Today she's one of the best players. Her story is told in <em>The War to Be Her</em> by Erin Heidenreich. Korva Coleman speaks to them.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255048' />
  • A Honduran Family Reunited
    <p>A Honduran baby was reunited with his family in Honduras after he was separated when they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Julie Watson of The Associated Press. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255041' />
  • 'There Is Nothing For Us Here': Why People Keep Leaving Guatemala
    <p>Most of those migrating to the U.S. from Central America are fleeing violence and joblessness. Many come from Guatemala where returnees deported from the U.S. may only intensify those conditions.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255034' />
  • Writer Seanan McGuire Speaks On Her Many Genres
    <p>Seanan McGuire has published dozens of books in the past few years that take place across multiple fictional universes. We meet up with her at San Diego Comic-Con, where she meets with fans.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255027' />
  • Doctors With Disabilities Look For Recognition
    <p>There's a growing movement of MDs working to include recognition of people with disabilities in their profession — and how those disabilities might actually make them better doctors.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255020' />
  • Remembering Food Critic Jonathan Gold
    <p>Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, who wrote for the <em>Los Angeles Times,</em> died on Saturday at 57.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255013' />
  • Republicans Struggle To Criticize Trump
    <p>Republicans face a tough choice when deciding whether to criticize President Trump's more controversial actions and policies. NPR's Korva Coleman talks to pollster Doug Rivers of YouGov about it.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=631255006' />