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)

  • No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/11/19/mugabe-1a_wide-8d8a4d01ca87ce4581e9a499d4fa7213c4533d7c.jpg?s=600' alt='Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare on Sunday. Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation.'/><p>The ruling ZANU-PF party, once a stalwart of the 93-year-old leader, voted to remove him, but Mugabe appears defiant as a Monday deadline for him to quit has come and gone.</p><p>(Image credit: AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565159382' />
  • Out Of Bounds: From A Coma To 'Dancing With The Stars'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Victoria Arlen, who made it to the semifinals on <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> even though just two years ago she couldn't walk.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153461' />
  • A House's Flood History Can Be Hard To Find
    <p>When you're buying a home, it could take some detective work to find out if it has ever been flooded. Laws in Texas and some other states don't require some sellers to share that information.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153454' />
  • The Importance Of Rosogolla
    <p>India is officially recognizing the dessert rosogolla as a dish from the Indian state of Bengal. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Madhumita Saha about the importance of the designation.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153447' />
  • Examining Russian Disinformation
    <p>Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective in the age of social media.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153437' />
  • Alabama Republicans And Roy Moore
    <p>"People are fed up with the ruling class in Washington," says conservative commentator Ed Martin. He offers NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro his thoughts on the state of the GOP.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153430' />
  • A Missed Connection Success Story
    <p>A young man shared a ride with someone with whom he felt a spark. But he didn't ask for a phone number, so he put up a flyer. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Steven Mion and Robert Dealy.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153423' />
  • 'With Ash On Their Faces': The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Cathy Otten about <em>With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State</em>, her book about the history and personal stories of the religious minority.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153416' />
  • School Trip To D.C. Canceled Over Fears Of Mass Shooting
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Superintendent Jim Powell of Ohio's North Ridgeville City Schools why he canceled the eight grade trip to Washington, D.C., over safety concerns.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153406' />
  • To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=565153399' />


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