Weekend Edition Sunday on PRE News And Ideas

Sundays, 8am - 10am
  • Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Weekend Edition Sunday covers newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicans, musicians, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events. The program is hosted by NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Ways to Connect

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Masks, social distancing, changed routines - many workplaces have adapted to a new pandemic normal. But what if your office is a rock 'n' roll stage inside of a crowded venue? Reporter Stephanie O'Neill spoke with members of the British band The Fixx, now on its first U.S. tour since the pandemic began.

STEPHANIE O'NEILL, BYLINE: You don't need to be a child of the '80s to recognize this billboard chart topper by the British band The Fixx.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER")

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Ebony magazine has shown the glamour and grit of Black life since Nov. 1, 1945, when Black entrepreneur John Johnson published the first issue. He intended it to be a Black version of Henry Luce's Life magazine.

Ebony's stories and glossy photos of Black politicians, athletes, protesters, artists, models and college students have fed the souls of Black people for generations.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Our dear friend and longtime colleague Lulu Garcia-Navarro hosted her final WEEKEND EDITION show last Sunday. But she left us one last interview with a group she's admired since her teens.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RIO")

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ASMA KHALID, HOST:

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is having a moment — again.

Twenty-six years after her murder, the Tejano pop star's face still adorns T-shirts and hoodies. She's the subject of a new Netflix series and a podcast.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Joy Crookes wants you to love the skin you were born in.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE LAST DUEL")

JODIE COMER: (As Marguerite de Carrouges) You knew what would happen to me should you lose this duel. You knew, and you didn't tell me.

MATT DAMON: (As Sir Jean de Carrouges) God will not punish those who tell the truth.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

SCOTT SIMON, BYLINE: Hi. Scott Simon here, host of Weekend Edition Saturday. But I'm here on a Sunday because it's Lulu's last day on this show and her last day at NPR after a remarkable 17 years.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST MONTAGE)

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

If you haven't already watched "Squid Game," you have probably heard about it. Netflix's new survival drama is set in South Korea, and its premise is not a happy one.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

CHRIS HADFIELD: (Singing) Ground control to Major Tom.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

ISS Commander Chris Hadfield was orbiting the Earth at thousands of miles an hour as he sang David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in 2015.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word or phrase in which the only consonants are D and T, repeated as often as necessary. All the other letters are vowels.

Example: "Same here" --> DITTO

1. Was on a weight-loss regimen
2. Surpassed in accomplishment
3. Cry of achievement
4. Behaved obsequiously
5. Checked the financial records of
6. Having an uneven number of appendages on the foot
7. Insolent manner
8. Obsolete
9. Removed from an article intended for publication

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

S is for Sonia. Sonia Manzano, that is. You might know her better as Maria, the character she played on "Sesame Street" for 44 years.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SESAME STREET")

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On-air challenge: I'll give you some categories and two things in each one. You name the only other thing in that category that fits between the given two alphabetically.

Example: A brother and a daughter are both members of a family. If I asked, "What member of a family fits between BROTHER and DAUGHTER alphabetically?," you'd say COUSIN

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

We are in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month. And the folks at NPR Music have come up with something very special this year. They are featuring nothing but Latin music on the Tiny Desk concerts for the whole month.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TU")

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

But this is "The Morning Show."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE MORNING SHOW")

Pages