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: The Missing Letter
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/13/sundaypuzzle-widecrop_wide-de21fda1a309655b5711134733dd65fa0da0b4bb.jpg?s=600' alt='Sunday Puzzle'/><p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Tom Roberts of Narragansett, R.I.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=628982130' />
  • 'Weekend Edition' Bids Farewell To Editor Jordana Hochman
    <p>We'd like to take a moment to bid farewell to someone who — even though you may not know it — shapes what you hear on <em>Weekend Edition.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212997' />
  • The Reporting Before The Iraq War In 'Shock And Awe'
    <p>NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Rob Reiner and Joey Hartstone about their new film <em>Shock and Awe,</em> which tells the story of Knight-Ridder journalists who reported the run-up to the Iraq War.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212990' />
  • Kylie Jenner: Future Billionaire
    <p><em>Forbes</em> predicts Kylie Jenner will be a billionaire by the time she turns 21. Natalie Robehmed wrote about Jenner, and tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the product that built her empire: Lip Kits.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212983' />
  • Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increase In California
    <p>In California alone, hate crimes against Latinos have increased by more than 50 percent since 2016. The administration's immigration crackdown and the president's rhetoric may help explain the spike.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212976' />
  • 'Give Me Your Hand' Explores Female Mysteries And Monstrosities
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/13/2018-07-13-meganabbott-sclark-01_wide-f60cca29b3ef38ff00c0692b12bd2f67d14821df.jpg?s=600' alt='Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott'/><p>Abbott's new thriller <em>Give Me Your Hand</em> is set partly in a scientific lab studying a severe form of PMS — she says she's fascinated by "this sort of idea that the female body is monstrous."</p><p>(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=628879145' />
  • What To Expect At The Trump-Putin Summit
    <p>Presidents Trump and Putin will sit down for a private meeting in Helsinki Monday. There's no stated agenda, </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212894' />
  • 2 Students Killed In Nicaragua
    <p>Hundreds of demonstrators have died in protests against the authoritarian rule of President Daniel Ortega. Most recently two student protesters were killed.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212969' />
  • Bars And Churches Compete For Brazil's Youth
    <p>Bereft of hope and opportunity, youth in Brazil's poorer regions are part of a growing multitude in traditionally Catholic Latin America who are turning either to the evangelical Church, or to bars.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212962' />
  • A Honduran Family, Reunited
    <p>Families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are beginning to be reunited. In Seattle, a Honduran mother got to see her son for the first time in nearly two months.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=629212955' />