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: Name A Category
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/18/sundaypuzzle-widecrop_wide-de21fda1a309655b5711134733dd65fa0da0b4bb.jpg?s=600' alt='Sunday Puzzle'/><p><em>Weekend Edition's </em>Lulu Garcia-Navarro and <em>New York Times</em> Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WWNO listener Eric Bogren of New Orleans, La.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007480' />
  • Help, I'm Hosting!
    <p>From menu planning to dealing with the unexpected, our new holiday series "Help, I'm Hosting!" offers advice to those hosting friends and family this holiday season so it's a stress-free time for all.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007564' />
  • 96 Year Old Woman Reacts To D.C. Snow
    <p>A longtime public radio reporter records his 96 year-old mother's joyous reaction - she was a longtime Flodira resident - to the snow.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007557' />
  • 40 Years Ago Today 900 People Died In The Jungles Of Guyana
    <p>On the 40th anniversary of the mass murders and suicides in Jonestown, Guyana, we broadcast excerpts from the 1981 NPR audio documentary about the cult called "Father Cares."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007550' />
  • Book Review: 'Those Who Knew'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Idra Novey about her novel "Those Who Knew," which takes a look at the emotional toll of staying silent after an assault.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007543' />
  • Hate Crimes Surged By 17 Percent Over The Last Year, Says FBI
    <p>We hear from two educators in Reading, Mass, where police have been investigating racist incidents across the town since May of last year, including racist graffiti scrawled on bathroom stalls. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007536' />
  • Brown University Releases 'Cost Of War' Project
    <p>Last week the Cost of War Project at Brown University released its annual report. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with political scientist Neta Crawford about the report - and war's actual costs.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007529' />
  • Results In The Florida Race For Governor Concludes
    <p>In Florida the election, more than a week later, is slowly drawing to a close. Mitchell Berger, Special Counsel for Florida Democrats discusses the results and their broader implications.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007445' />
  • Death Toll Rises To 76 In California Wildfire
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Sean Abrams, a Butte County paramedic and resident, about his experience fighting the Camp Fire.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007438' />
  • The Impact Of A New Acting Attorney General On The Russia Investigation
    <p>The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669007522' />