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)
- Shooting In Baton Rouge Leaves 3 Officers Dead
<p>Three law enforcement officers are dead and at least three more are wounded in Baton Rouge, La. this morning. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Jesse Hardman of member station WWNO about the latest.</p>
- At Least 3 Officers Shot In Baton Rouge
<p>At least three officers were shot and three injured in Baton Rouge, La. Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Steve Hardy of <em>The Advocate</em> newspaper about the latest.</p>
- Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It
<p>If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.</p>
- Yale Dishwasher Broke Window Depicting Slaves: 'No One Has To Be Exposed To That Anymore'
<p>A Yale dishwasher smashed a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field and went to court this past week to face charges. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Corey Menafee about the incident.</p>
- How Is Turbulent Climate That Rocked '68 Democratic Convention Different From Today's?
<p>Recent events have led many to compare today to the summer of '68. On the eve of the GOP convention, sociologist Todd Gitlin tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the ways it's similar, and how it's not.</p>
- Sports Roundup: Regular MLB Season Resumes
<p>Regular games have resumed after the All Star game last week. Since we're about halfway through the baseball season, NPR's Lynn Neary checks in with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's podcast, The Gist.</p>
- Reporter Found Lack Of Medical Care As Undercover Prison Guard At For-Profit Facility
<p>Private prisons generally don't have to reveal what goes on inside. Mother Jones' reporter Shane Bauer went underground as a prison guard. NPR's Lynn Neary discusses his investigation.</p>
- Disheartened By Racial Violence In U.S., Inspired By Brexit, He Pondered A 'Blaxit'
<p>If Britain can leave the European Union, what if blacks left the U.S.? If they did, what would the impact be? Dr. Ulysses Burley III tells NPR's Lynn Neary about all the things the country would lose.</p>
- A Conversation With Bernie Sanders Supporters
<p>Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But will his supporters vote for her? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Nicole Castillo and T. Lee Shostack, both Sanders supporters.</p>
- Americans Dislike Trump, Clinton, But Chances Are Slim Of A Third-Party Candidate Rising
<p>When so many Americans dislike their Democratic and Republican candidates for president, what about a third-party candidate? NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben discusses those chances with NPR's Lynn Neary.</p>