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)

  • 'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about <em>Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories,</em> her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888511' />
  • A School Principal On A Foiled Shooting
    <p>Police in Everett, Wash., arrested a high school senior who they say was plotting a school shooting. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the school's principal, Amy Montanye-Johnson.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888504' />
  • 'Black Panther' And The 'Very Important Black Film'
    <p>Marvel's action movie <em>Black Panther</em> is a blockbuster. It has also become a totem and a rite of passage for African-Americans who see themselves in the director and cast.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888497' />
  • The Call-In: Knowing Sexual Harassers
    <p>What do you do when someone you know is accused of sexual harassment? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with consultant Kate Burke of California and psychologist Joseph Burgo.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888490' />
  • School Shooting Survivors Discuss Their Experiences
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with shooting survivors Alfonso Calderon from Parkland, Fla., Hannah Haight from Italy, Texas, and Daniela Vargas from Aztec, N.M. about the latest school shooting.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888480' />
  • Afro-Latino Musical Traditions
    <p>For Black History Month, Alt.Latino offers up some new Latin music with African roots.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888473' />
  • U.K. Steps Up Its Wine Game
    <p>British wines used to be a bad joke. Now a warming climate and greater expertise have created conditions for an award-winning product.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888466' />
  • People And Their Stuff Examined In 'Nostalgia'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Ellen Burstyn and Amber Tamblyn about their film <em>Nostalgia.</em> It's a meditation on the objects we part with and those we can't let go.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888459' />
  • Michael Ian Black On Why 'Boys Are Broken'
    <p>The gunman who killed 17 people in a Florida school was 19. Comedian Michael Ian Black tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his tweets saying that deeper than the gun problem is "boys are broken."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888452' />
  • Small Business Owners More Optimistic, Survey Says
    <p>A survey says revenue and optimism is up for small businesses. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Eastman, who owns Lickity Splits Ice Cream in Florida. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=586888445' />


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