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)

  • Backlash After Black Men Arrested At Starbucks
    <p>There has been a strong backlash after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for trespassing.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=603078151' />
  • Sharing Lessons Of Resilience, 5 Years After The Boston Bombing
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/04/13/ap_631712253566_wide-bc1ef54c302e8b84ed6d26062b6b5630a25ca1af.jpg?s=600' alt='Roseann Sdoia leaves Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston in May 2013 after losing part of her right leg in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.'/><p>Roseann Sdoia lost her right leg in the 2013 marathon bombing. She now works to empower others facing challenges because she so vividly remembers being "in those shoes."</p><p>(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=601816832' />
  • 'Circe' Gets A New Motivation
    <p><em>Weekend Edition</em>'s books editor, Barrie Hardymon, asks Madeline Miller about her latest book, <em>Circe.</em> It's a modern take on the mythological temptress.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605359' />
  • Boston Marks 5 Years Since Marathon Bombing
    <p>A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is planning to spend today's fifth anniversary mourning her injuries and counting her blessings. She met her husband because of the bombing.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605352' />
  • GOP Donor On Paul Ryan's Retirement
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks GOP fundraiser Dan Eberhart how he and fellow donors feel about House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to not seek re-election.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605343' />
  • Douma Evacuee On Syrian Violence
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Diana Jamal el-Deen, a Syrian refugee from Douma, about her experiences fleeing violence.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605334' />
  • Syrian Parliamentarian Denies Using Chemical Weapons
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Fares Shehabi, a member of the Syrian parliament, about his reaction to this weekend's airstrikes on his country.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605327' />
  • What South Sacramento Needs
    <p>After last month's shooting of Stephon Clark, his neighbors are renewing calls to provide investment and opportunity to their Sacramento, Calif., community.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605320' />
  • Police Chief On California Bill Restricting When Police Can Fire Weapons
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Ronald Lawrence, vice president of the California Police Chiefs Association, about a new bill in Sacramento that would restrict when police can open fire.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605313' />
  • What's Next For Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
    <p>Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what he thinks the recent raids on Trump attorney Michael Cohen might mean for the president.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602605306' />


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