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)

  • You've Got To 'Comb' Together To Solve This One
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/01/22/sundaypuzzle-widecrop_wide-8b3d72cd8e503c6fad20ce59a69452b623a792b6.jpg?s=600' alt='Sunday Puzzle.'/><p>In this week's puzzle, we'll give you a category. Every answer must start with each of the letters C-O-M-B-S.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511046359' />
  • 'Soviet Daughter': How A Great-Grandmother's Diary Became A Graphic Novel
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/01/19/lola_wide-b00888f9732bc4afccc56e998e7780485e624901.jpg?s=600' alt='In 1932, Lola's husband Mitia was drafted into the army, leaving her to care for Tanya, their infant daughter, alone.'/><p>After her beloved great-grandmother's death, author Julia Alekseyeva discovered her memoirs, bursting with rich details of her life in the USSR enduring wars, pogroms, and purges.</p><p>(Image credit: Microcosm Publishing/Julia Alekseyeva)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=509158334' />
  • 'Goodnight Moon' Author Margaret Wise Brown Was No Old Lady Whispering Hush
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/01/19/brown_wide-936415f8d8dfd12c6415f0ea7006272196e71e41.jpg?s=600' alt='Margaret Wise Brown is the author of beloved children's books such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. She died suddenly at age 42, leaving behind a body of unpublished work.'/><p>Nevermind that she didn't like kids all that much — Brown wrote books they adored. One of her previously unpublished picture books has just come out, as has a new biography of this brave, bold author.</p><p>(Image credit: HarperCollins Children's Books)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510642518' />
  • Treating 'Imaginary Illness' In 'Is It All In Your Head?'
    <p>Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book <em>Is It All In Your Head?</em> O'Sullivan chronicles the stories of patients she's diagnosed with psychosomatic disorders.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048839' />
  • Brazilian Soccer Team Returns To The Field After Deadly Airplane Crash
    <p>The soccer team of Chapeco, Brazil lost most of its members in an air crash last year. The team recently returned to the field for the first time in an emotional moment for the game's fans.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048832' />
  • A Look Back At Other Marches In History, And What They Accomplished
    <p>This weekend's Women's March was particularly massive. Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Leah Wright Rigueur discusses its significance and how it compares to other marches in history.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048825' />
  • Examining Obama's Legacy On Race Relations, And What To Expect From Trump
    <p>Journalist Debra Dickerson, <em>GQ</em> columnist Damon Young and <em>Wall Street Journal</em> columnist Jason Riley address questions of race after President Obama and looking forward to President Trump.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048804' />
  • Yes, 'World's Largest Nerf Gun' Is An Actual World Record. This Engineer Made It
    <p>Mark Rober designed a huge Nerf gun to win an office Nerf war. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how he designed it, and what happens when you get hit with a pool noodle at 40 mph.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048797' />
  • Women's Marchers In Los Angeles Hope To Lead The Fight Against Trump Administration
    <p>California political leaders have positioned the state as the center of opposition to the Trump agenda. Protesters at the Los Angeles Women's March talked about what that means to them.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048790' />
  • How To Use Math To Pick A Favorite Football Team
    <p>If your team leaves town, don't cry. Just pick a new team to root for. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to FiveThirtyEight's Blythe Terrell about the math analysis that led her to find her new team.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=511048783' />

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