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)

  • Record Producer Chuck Granata Remembers Chuck Berry
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to author and record producer Chuck Granata about Chuck Berry, who has died at age 90.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520715734' />
  • 'Beauty And The Beast' Follows A Tradition Of Animal-Human Love Stories
    <p>All over the world there is folklore about animals and humans falling in love. Some think it could represent how people could value character more than appearance.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708209' />
  • St. Joseph's Day Means Pastry Day In Providence
    <p>Italian-Americans celebrate St. Joseph's Day on March 19 with a traditional pastry called a zeppole — a specialty for a family bakery in Providence, R.I.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708202' />
  • Rep. Pete Sessions Faces Unfriendly Crowd At Dallas Town Hall
    <p>There were lots of boos and chanting from the crowd at a town hall with Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708195' />
  • Egyptian Political Satirist Bassem Youssef On Media And The Arab Spring
    <p>Bassem Youssef is often compared to Jon Stewart as a political satirist. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new book, <em>Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring</em>.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708188' />
  • Climate Change As An Issue Of National Security
    <p>Defense Secretary James Mattis called climate change a national security threat. Retired Brig. Gen. Gerald Galloway talks about how the Pentagon will manage challenges presented by climate change.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708181' />
  • Government Outlines Details For Border Wall Proposals
    <p>On Friday, Customs and Border Protection released a description of what they want the wall to look like as a guide for contractors. It has to be at least 18 feet high.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708174' />
  • The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About The Republican Health Care Plan
    <p>On this week's edition, we answer your questions about the Republican health care proposal.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708167' />
  • A Reading Of Derek Walcott's 'Love After Love'
    <p>Poet Derek Walcott died this past week. Actor Tom Hiddleston reads his poem, "Love After Love."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708160' />
  • Comparing Family Life In New Zealand And The U.S.
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro checks in with writer Dan Kois in New Zealand, the first stop of his tour examining places where family life differs from his own.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520708153' />

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