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Julie Englander is the local host of Weekend Edition on Iowa Public Radio, is the host of Best of IPR Talk, and also serves as a substitute host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She produces the series, Iowa Roots and many of the special programs heard weekend on Iowa Public Radio.
With more than thirty years in radio, Julie has a wide range of experience from producing award winning news stories to interviewing authors on a long-running literary program. She started in commercial radio but joined public radio in the 1980s and has been with Iowa Public Radio since 1988. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Julie’s favorite public radio program is Weekend Edition.
"Weekend Edition Sunday" premiered on January 18, 1987, and was the last of NPR's major newsmagazines to hit air. Since then, "Weekend Edition Sunday" has covered newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicans, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events.