Weekend Edition Sunday
Sunday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7
Rachel Martin is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday.
Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon's counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units – to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Her reporting on how the military is changing also took her to... Read More...
From Weekend Edition (Sunday)
- Disney Releases 100th 'Original Movie,' A Millennial Favorite
<p>Disney announced the release date for its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie. NPR's Rachel Martin sits down with Buzzfeed Entertainment's Jaimie Etkin to discuss the cultural legacy of the series.</p>
- Leicester City's Underdog Story Nears Finish
<p>UK's minor soccer club has captured world attention by soaring to the top of the Premier Division in one season. If the club can beat soccer giants Manchester United on Sunday, they'll take the title.</p>
- How A Weekend At Transgender Camp Changed A Mother-Son Relationship
<p>Storycorps Outloud tells stories from the LGBTQ community. This week we hear from a mother and her transgender son, about their relationship and the summer camp that changed his life.</p>
- Forget Talent, Success Comes From 'Grit'
<p>Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of "grit" as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.</p>
- 5 Years Later, How Does Bin Laden's Killing Impact Al-Qaida's Legacy?
<p>NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Lawrence Wright about the fate of Al-Qaida five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
- President Obama Has Last Laughs At White House Correspondents' Dinner
<p>President Obama had his last opportunity to take some digs at politicos and celebrities at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.</p>
- Camille Perri Talks Breaking The Rules To Get Ahead In Debut Novel, 'The Assistants'
<p>When the assistant at a multinational corporation skims a tiny fraction of the company's billions, it sets off a chain of unexpected events. Camille Perri tells Rachel Martin about her new novel.</p>
- Middle-Class Immigrant Family Says Greed Is Eclipsing The American Dream
<p>In this week's "Hanging On" series about the American middle class, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with business owners Manolo Betancur and Zhenia Martinez. They own Las Delicias Bakery in Charlotte, N.C.</p>
- What's On This Year's Agenda The "Disease Detectives?"
<p>The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.</p>
- Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Battle Out Indiana Primary
<p>Rachel talks to Pete Seat, the Indiana consultant for John Kasich, about the upcoming primary.</p>