Lucy NalpathanchilHost, Where We Live
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of WNPR's popular talk show, 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 2020, Lucy received a national Gracies Award from the Alliance for Women in Media for her conversation with a Connecticut mother and her trans-son.
In 2018, Where We Live received two national awards 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 nausea inducing 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 contributes 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 controversial 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!
In 2014, she 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 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.
For much of the pandemic, the place we live and the people we live with has become our entire world.Almost one in three Americans lives in a “doubled up” household: with other adults who aren’t their partner or college-aged child.This hour, we talk about sharing living spaces.
This hour on Where We Live, a challenger emerges in Western Connecticut’s fifth Congressional District, to take on Democratic Congresswoman Jahana Hayes.
This hour on Where We Live, we talk about how employees are navigating going back to work.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the US, and it’s now a federal holiday. But Juneteenth isn’t the only holiday that recognizes the legal end of slavery in the Americas.August 1st is Emancipation Day in many English-speaking countries across the Caribbean.This hour, we talk about the history of slavery and emancipation in the West Indies.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Discusses Waterbury Roots; Big Developments In New Haven Mayor's RaceThis hour on Where We Live, a conversation with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory.
This hour, we talk with Gatsby expert Maureen Corrigan about the novel’s legacy.The Great Gatsby entering the public domain has opened a world of possibilities for adaptations and retellings.
This hour, we talk to Nan Morrison - President and CEO, Council for Economic Education about teaching our children to be more financially literate.
On this hour of Where We Live: Restaurants struggled to afloat during Covid and were able to survive in part because of creative solutions like dining areas in empty parking spaces. We take a look at the way our streets have changed during the pandemic. Could some of these innovations be here to stay?
This hour, how much power should a president have to take military action?
A fatal hit-and-run by a teen allegedly driving a stolen vehicle has led to more debate about Connecticut’s juvenile justice reforms. State Republican lawmakers blame policy changes in Connecticut for a rise in car thefts by teens.This hour, we take a closer look at the data with the investigative editor of Connecticut Public’s new Accountability Project.