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)

  • Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/04/17/freaksdisplay_wide-a52ac44dc5f05230dcf5e1fa9beedc6473fb3bb5.jpeg?s=600' alt='The Eugene J. Candy Co., which opened a year ago in Brooklyn, stocks offbeat novelties like wax fangs as well as its own experimental confections.'/><p>A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of Eugene J.)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=523755408' />
  • Voices From The March For Science
    <p>Thousands of people gathered around the world to show their support for science, after President Trump's cuts to the EPA. We'll hear from folks in some of those countries and around the U.S.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525320213' />
  • 'Ancientbiotics' Researchers Look For Old Fixes To Modern Ailments
    <p>NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Erin Connelly of the University of Pennsylvania about using medieval practices for modern medicine.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310264' />
  • 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature
    <p><em>The Handmaid's Tale</em> by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310257' />
  • Trump's Priorities As He Hits 100 Days
    <p>Congress returns to Washington next week, and they've got a lot to do, as President Trump faces down his first 100 days.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310250' />
  • Anthony Bourdain And Jeremiah Tower On 'The Last Magnificent'
    <p>Jeremiah Tower and Anthony Bourdain join NPR's Lynn Neary to talk about the new documentary <em>The Last Magnificent</em>. It's the story of how Tower, once a major culinary figure, rose then disappeared.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310243' />
  • High-Tech Luxury Juice Start-Up Faces Low-Tech Problem
    <p>The company Juicero sells bagged juice and expensive high-tech presses, but customers realized they could squeeze the juice by hand. Lynn Neary talks with Bloomberg's Olivia Zaleski about the company.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310236' />
  • Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn
    <p>The Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997, has begun its final trip, which will end in its eventual destruction on Saturn. It recently sent back a picture of Earth from 870 million miles away.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310229' />
  • How South Koreans Live Next To Their Totalitarian Neighbor
    <p>North Korean missile launches and the threat of a nuclear strike have dominated the news recently. Lynn Neary talks with South Korean author and journalist Suki Kim about the mood in South Korea.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310222' />
  • A Border Patrol Official's Take On Trump's First 100 Days
    <p>Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council and co-host of <em>The Green Line</em> podcast, talks with Lynn Neary about whether Trump has lived up to campaign promises made.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525310215' />

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