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)

  • Sunday Puzzle: Ch-ch-choose Your Words
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/03/24/sundaypuzzle-widecrop_wide-de21fda1a309655b5711134733dd65fa0da0b4bb.jpg?s=600' alt='Sunday Puzzle'/><p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and <em>Weekend Edition</em> puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KQED listener Nabil Tamer of Cupertino, Calif.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706269006' />
  • Immigrant Detainees Say They Were Sexually Abused In CBP Custody
    <p>Several dozen immigrant detainees have alleged they were sexually abused in Customs and Border Protection holding facilities. This is the story of two young women who say they were victims.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295417' />
  • Polls Close In Thailand's Election
    <p>Voters went to the polls in Thailand, five years after the military seized power in a coup.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295410' />
  • How Climate Change Is Affecting Residents' Health In Miami
    <p>We visit Miami to talk with Dr. Cheryl Holder of Florida Clinicians For Climate Action, and Jorge, a fruit vendor who is feeling the effects of increasingly hot days firsthand.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295403' />
  • Veterans Sue Manufacturer Over Allegedly Faulty Earplugs
    <p>Troops are issued ear protection, but the Pentagon recently settled a lawsuit with the manufacturer over military earplugs that allegedly didn't work. Now, there are more lawsuits coming.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295390' />
  • Voters Respond To Mueller Investigation's End
    <p>Across the country, Americans are absorbing the news that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe is complete — and awaiting more information about its findings.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295383' />
  • Snakes In A House
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Nathan Hawkins, owner of Big Snake Country Removal, about removing 45 rattlesnakes from under a Texas home.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295376' />
  • Journalist Garrett Graff On Mueller Report
    <p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with journalist Garrett Graff about the questions he's hoping the Mueller report will shed light on.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295369' />
  • The View Of Midwest Flooding From Kansas City
    <p>The flooding on the Missouri River in the past week has broken lots of records as it's made its way downstream.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295362' />
  • The Last American Baseball Glove Factory
    <p>Baseball's opening day is right around the corner and one company will be paying close attention. Nokona is the last remaining glove maker that still produces the gloves in the U.S. for MLB players.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=706295355' />