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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A plan to consolidate operations within Connecticut’s State Colleges and Universities system — to save millions — has roiled staff and raised questions about how well the schools can respond to the needs of students in their communities.

This hour, we talk about the Board of Regents decision and we want to hear from you.

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HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Nearly half of American adults have it according to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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It’s been nearly 50 years since a US Supreme Court decision put an end to state laws banning interracial marriage.

This hour, we learn about the civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. Have society’s perceptions really changed from that landmark decision in 1967?

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Ever since the Presidential election we’ve heard the buzzwords — “echo-chamber,” “facts,” “alternative facts.” More than ever our country is divided by how we get our information and what we see as the “truth.” Even reality itself has become debatable.

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April 6, 2017 marks 100 years since the United States officially entered the First World War — igniting the journey for thousands of young men to the deadly trenches of Europe.

This hour, we learn about the soldiers and hear how Connecticut was one of just a few states with records that explained how some of these men viewed their service.