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)

  • How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey
    <p>NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716823' />
  • A Record-Breaking Astronaut
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with astronaut Peggy Whitson, who returned from a mission to the International Space Station this fall. Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716816' />
  • Democrats Weigh The Political Risks Of Calling For Trump's Impeachment
    <p>Billionaire Tom Steyer has launched a TV ad campaign calling for impeaching President Trump. That may please many in the Democratic base, but others are wary of that message heading into 2018.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716809' />
  • A Refresher On Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas
    <p>In the wake of today's #MeToo moment, the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and the testimony of Anita Hill have new resonance.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716802' />
  • The View From Saudi Arabia On Trump's Jerusalem Policy
    <p>Saudi Arabia called President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital "unjustified and irresponsible."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716795' />
  • The Growing Latino Population In Texas
    <p>Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Mimi Swartz of <em>Texas Monthly</em> and Jeronimo Cortina of the University of Houston about how the state's booming Latino population has affected its political landscape.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716788' />
  • Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election
    <p>Honduras has been shaken by protests over a contested presidential election. Supporters of the opposition candidate, a TV personality, say the vote has been stolen by the incumbent president.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716781' />
  • Labor Abuses After Harvey
    <p>The rains after Hurricane Harvey flooded more than 100,000 homes in the Houston area. Now, thousands of day laborers are working nonstop and are also worried about getting paid.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716774' />
  • Loopholes In The GOP Tax Plan
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to tax lawyer and former George W. Bush administration official Greg Jenner about potential loopholes in the Republican tax plan.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716767' />
  • Immigrants In Post-Harvey Houston
    <p>When disaster strikes it is often those on the lower end of the economic ladder, like immigrants, who suffer the most. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=569716760' />

 

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