Lucy NalpathanchilHost, Where We Live
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live.
The show goes beyond news headlines and interviews with policy-makers. Where We Live features conversations about Connecticut and highlights the stories of its residents.
In 2021, Lucy and her team received a first place award among large stations from Public Media Journalists Association or PMJA for this interview with a Norwich woman.
And in 2020, Lucy received a national Gracies Award from the Alliance for Women in Media in 2020 for her conversation with a Connecticut mother and her trans-son.
Where We Live received two national awards in 2018 from Public Media Journalists Association, formerly known as Public Radio News Directors, Inc., or PRNDI. Lucy and her team were awarded second place in the categories of "Call In Program" and "Interview."
Lucy has been a public radio journalist for more than 20 years covering everything from education to immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues to veterans' affairs and the military. Her reporting has taken her to all sorts of places including a ride aboard a Coast Guard boat in Florida and to Tambacounda, Senegal to talk with women journalists and farmers.
She moved to Connecticut in 2006 to become WNPR's Assignment Editor.
She's also been local host for mid-day programming and for All Things Considered.
She’s contributed to National Public Radio and her stories have aired on several national NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, Here and Now, and Latino USA.
During her time in Connecticut, Lucy has focused on immigration including New Haven's ID card program, efforts for an in-state tuition law for undocumented students, and the Becoming American series: stories of immigrants and the citizenship process. In 2011, Lucy launched the Coming Home Project to tell the stories of returning Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans in transition. To learn more about the military, Lucy was chosen to take part in a week-long training for journalists hosted by the U.S Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS and Fort Leonard Woods, MO. Getting up at 3:30 am to participate in boot camp was most memorable!
She also was selected to join military reporters around the country for a conference hosted by the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative in Washington D.C.
Lucy has worked in several states as a public radio reporter after beginning her career at WDUQ (now WESA) in Pittsburgh. She's received awards from Pennsylvania's Golden Quill, the New York State Associated Press, the Mayor's Asian American Advisory Board in Jacksonville, Florida, the Connecticut Associated Press and the state's Society for Professional Journalists chapter.
When she's not in the newsroom, Lucy enjoys traveling, hiking, and planning her next garden. She and her husband, Jason, live in Suffield with their two children and a small zoo.
This hour, Connecticut journalist and author Erik Hesselberg joins Where We Live to discuss his new book, "Night Boat to New York," exploring the rich history of steamboats in our state.
After a Google engineer claimed that the company’s artificial intelligence application was now sentient, many are wondering about the role of AI in our lives. This hour on Where We Live, we explore the ethics of artificial intelligence.
This hour on Where We Live, we look into the legal quagmire of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, young people unprotected by DACA, and Congress's inaction.
New Haven artist and architect Mohamad Hafez creates moving sculptures that challenge preconceived notions of refugees. This hour, we visit his studio, just above his new cafe and "cultural salon" in Westville.
In this hour of Where We Live, Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, talks about her new book “My Life in Full,” and how Corporate America should step up on paid leave and pay parity
Youth athletics is looking much different than it did 10 and 20 years ago. This hour on Where We Live, we explore how youth sports has evolved and who gets the privilege to play for the team.
This hour on Where We Live, we look at the shortage of hospital beds for the treatment of substance use disorder, and discuss efforts to reduce repeat ER visits for overdose. We also look into insurance payment reform and the need to invest in community out-patient resources.
Pedestrian deaths in Connecticut have more than doubled over the last decade. This hour on Where We Live, we hear from residents, CTDOT and one town engineer about how driver safety, transportation planning and enforcement all play a part in prevention.
This hour on Where We Live, we explore the lifeguard shortage and how it’s impacting residents around the state. Data shows that drownings are on the rise.
This hour, hear from Stonington Kelp Co. about the benefits of regenerative ocean farming. Plus, the Shipwright’s Daughter is one restaurant using its buying power to push for sustainable fishing and farming.