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.
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Sunday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro
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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)

  • Catalans Push Ahead On Independence Referendum
    <p>Catalans are determined to hold an independence referendum, despite Spanish efforts to stop it. Anna Arque of the ICEC tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why she thinks the vote should go forward.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253553' />
  • The Call-In: Elder Care
    <p>We hear from listeners about their decisions about elder care for themselves and parents. And Brian Lee of Families for Better Care talks about what people should know.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253546' />
  • Trump And Athletes Trade Words On Twitter
    <p>Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about President Trump's comments about players who don't stand for the national anthem and the ensuing backlash. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253539' />
  • The Future Of Graham-Cassidy In Doubt
    <p>Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the latest Republican health care bill. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Noam Levey of the <em>Los Angeles Times.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253532' />
  • Aftershock Hits Mexico Amid Cleanup From Earlier Quake
    <p>An aftershock hit Mexico Saturday after the powerful and deadly earthquake earlier in the week. Volunteers have poured out in the thousands to help dig for survivors.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253525' />
  • A Year Of Scrutiny For Redistricting
    <p>Debates over gerrymandering are leading to redistricting overhaul efforts and legal battles around the country. One Wisconsin case could change the way district lines are drawn nationwide.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253518' />
  • The President's Wingman
    <p>At the U.N. General Assembly, diplomacy isn't forged by formal speeches alone. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Spencer Geissinger about his experience prepping President George W. Bush.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253511' />
  • Voters Head To The Polls In Germany
    <p>Voters in Germany are expected to elect Chancellor Angela Merkel to a fourth term, but a new right-wing party may gain more influence. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253504' />
  • Recovering From Hurricanes In Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks in with Beaumont, Texas, Mayor Becky Ames, Mayor Craig Cates of Key West, Fla., and former Puerto Rico Sen. Ramon Luis Nieves about recovery efforts after hurricanes.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253497' />
  • Weekend Politics: Graham-Cassidy, Trump Vs. Athletes
    <p>We look at the future of the Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a war of words between Trump and pro sports athletes.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=553253490' />

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