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)

  • Private D.C. School Talks To Students About Healthy Relationships
    <p>NPR's Renee Montagne asks Georgetown Day School guidance counselor Amy Killy about advising students at the prestigious Washington, D.C., high school about sexual assault.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861659' />
  • Alternative Influence: Broadcasting The Reactionary Right On YouTube
    <p>NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Becca Lewis of the research institute Data & Society about her recent study on right-wing influencers on YouTube.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861652' />
  • After Hurricane Florence, Animal Shelters Are Inundated With Lost Pets
    <p>As the Florence recovery effort continues, volunteers from across the South are helping care for the dogs and cats separated from their owners. The goal: reunite as many pets and people as possible.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861645' />
  • Why Thomas Confirmation Hearings Resonate Now More Than Ever
    <p>Throughout the turmoil in Washington, D.C., over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, the historical backdrop has been the 1991 confrontation between Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861638' />
  • While In Las Vegas, Trump Reaches Out To Latino Voters
    <p>The Senate race between GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen, is one to watch this November. Appealing to the Latino vote will be crucial to whoever wins.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861631' />
  • Meet Nevada's 'Trump Of Pahrump'
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/09/20/ap_182017037186671_wide-442998003c383efcc386bdeba71265bf77a0a130.jpg?s=600' alt='Republican Nevada state legislature candidate Dennis Hof, left, jokes with madam Sonja Bandolik at the Love Ranch brothel, owned by Hof, in Crystal, Nev. in April.'/><p>Brothel owner Dennis Hof is running for Nevada state legislature. He says President Trump broke the mold and made someone like him, an "anti-establishment" candidate, palatable to voters.</p><p>(Image credit: John Locher/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=649206433' />
  • The Week In Politics: Brett Kavanaugh, Rod Rosenstein
    <p>Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been the main story but this past week also saw conflicting reports that the deputy attorney general mused about wearing a wire while talking to Trump.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861624' />
  • Las Vegas Chocolatier Is Passionate About Tempering Chocolate
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Melissa Coppel about the art of creating the perfect molded bonbon, and about teaching aspiring chefs this disappearing skill.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861617' />
  • After Decades Of Research, MRE Menu Now Includes Pizza
    <p>Army field rations have lacked pizza as an option until now. NPR's Renee Montagne asks food scientist Michelle Richardson how the Army finally produced a palatable pizza for troops in the field.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861610' />
  • 'Luckiest Girl Alive' Author On Kavanaugh Nomination, MeToo Era
    <p>NPR's Renee Montagne asks Jessica Knoll, author of <em>Luckiest Girl Alive</em>, about her experience with sexual assault and her thoughts on the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=650861603' />