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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Senate Republicans are expected to vote this week on their health care bill that includes cuts to Medicaid funding and allows states to curtail coverage for pre-existing conditions.

This hour, we get reactions from the state’s health care advocate Ted Doolittle and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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The tick population in Connecticut is on the rise, and so is the threat of Lyme disease — and other tick-borne illnesses.

This hour, we hear the latest from medical professionals and policy makers about the need for new funding and research to battle a “growing tick problem” in the Northeast.

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Researchers in Connecticut and nationwide are having a hard time recruiting minorities for clinical trials.

This hour, we find out why and we examine the impact on our health. Does mistrust of doctors and drug companies play a part?

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In 2013, Jason Collins became the first active NBA player to come out as gay. We caught up with the seven foot, retired athlete during his visit to Connecticut for LGBT pride month.

This hour, we air our interview with Collins. We talk basketball, coming out in the world of sports, and more.

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As Connecticut lawmakers continue to try and work out a new two-year budget, the parents of children and adults with developmental disabilities worry about the services they might lose.

This hour, we hear from these families and learn what’s at stake.