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)

  • The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones
    <p>Broadway and TV actor Jay Aubrey Jones recorded thousands of words for Vocabulary.com. But his pronunciation of the word "laurel" went viral for sounding to some people like "yanny."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612672766' />
  • Podcast Hosts Answer Questions About Observing Ramadan At Work
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the <em>Identity Politics</em> podcast, about what its like to observe Ramadan in the American workplace.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747681' />
  • Magdalena Skipper Is Named New Chief Of 'Nature'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Magdalena Skipper, who the journal<em> Nature</em> has chosen as its new editor-in-chief. Skipper is the first woman to hold the post.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747674' />
  • Notable Presidential Pardons In American History
    <p>President Trump began using his pardon power the first summer he was in office, and he has hinted at using them in a variety of sensitive cases that are now pending.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747667' />
  • How Does It Feel To Be A Palestinian Growing Up In Gaza?
    <p>Nearly 2 million Palestinians are confined to living in Gaza. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Adnan Abu Hasna from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency about the current situation in Gaza.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747653' />
  • 1 Year And Counting Since Robert Mueller Began The Russia Probe
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to <em>New York Times</em> reporter Mark Mazzetti about what's known about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747646' />
  • Texas Community Mourns Loved Ones Lost In School Shooting
    <p>Weekend Edition remembers some of the victims who died in the Santa Fe High School shooting on Friday in Santa Fe, Texas.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747636' />
  • Houston Police Chief 'Hit Rock Bottom' After Santa Fe Shooting
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to chief Art Acevedo, who went on Facebook to express his frustration with the debate over gun control following the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747629' />
  • China Is A Fast-Growing Presence In The World Of Cinema
    <p>China has more movie screens than the U.S. and is expected to exceed all of North America in box-office revenues and audiences by 2020. Its influence was evident at the Cannes Film Festival.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747622' />
  • Associated Press And Fox News Launch Project To Replace Exit Polls
    <p>Fox News and AP say they'll conduct an election voter survey designed to replace the traditional in-person exit poll. This follows the 2016 election in which pollsters were criticized for inaccuracy.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612747615' />


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