Greg talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and has won numerous awards for her reporting. She has reported from all over the world, including Afghanistan and Iraq when those wars were starting, as well as the Arab Spring uprising. In terms of Latin American politics, she was Mexico City bureau chief from 2004-2008, then started NPR’s Brazil bureau in 2013, where she stayed until 2016. We discuss the political stories that made the biggest impressions on her, especially Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina. And, happily, she affirms that academics have an impact.