Jeff Tyson


Jeff Tyson is a producer for WNPR’s talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil. He has produced shows on New England's opioid addiction crisis, the evolution of farming, rising waters along Connecticut's coast, and even a show on the history of boxing in the Nutmeg State.

Prior to joining WNPR, Jeff was a global development reporter for Devex in Washington, DC, covering the World Bank, education, global health and more. He has produced for NPR’s Weekend Edition, Morning Edition and Tell Me More with Michel Martin.

As a journalist, Jeff has gone door to door with Mormon missionaries in Harlem, profiled the young CEO launching Teach For Ghana and investigated whether the World Bank's Inspection Panel is working the way it should. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from the University of Rochester.

You can reach Jeff at jtyson@wnpr.org and follow him on Twitter @jtyson21.

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Dyslexia is considered the most common learning disorder and yet it is often undiagnosed and rarely understood.

This hour, we look to better understand the dyslexic mind.

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Coming out as gay can be difficult — even traumatizing — for young people. But what is coming out like for older men and women, some who were once married to heterosexual spouses and who have children?

This hour, we revisit our conversation with Dr. Loren Olson, author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight

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Social media can keep us from finding the space and time to really sit down and talk with one another. But there is one place where you can bet on a frank discussion – the barber shop.

This hour, we revisit our show on the role barber shops play in American communities – from the cities to the 'burbs.

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), roughly one in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness each year -- that’s approximately 20 percent of all American adults. But even as awareness increases, the stigma associated with mental illness persists.

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With spring comes a rise in the number of black bear sightings in Connecticut.

This hour, we learn about a bear’s lifestyle and biology with author and scientist Dr. Benjamin Kilham.