Where We Live

Where We Live

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Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil, is a talk show about where we live in Connecticut, in New England, in the United States, and on the planet. It's also a show about who we are and our place in the world.More from Where We Live »

Most Recent Episodes

What Does Gov. Malloy's Budget Proposal Say About Connecticut's Future?

Governor Malloy's budget plan promises to aid struggling cities, but many towns are concerned about footing more of the bill. This hour, we ask municipal leaders and lawmakers about Malloy's budget proposal and we want to hear from you.

Ethel Walker's Meera Viswanathan On The Value Of Single-Sex Learning

In a world of buzzing smartphones, endless meetings and persistent deadlines, how can we be more in-tune with ourselves and more creative in our endeavors?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos And The Future Of American Classrooms

Billionaire Betsy DeVos is the new Secretary for the US Department of Education. This hour, how will she impact public school education nationwide including here in Connecticut? We hear from educators within traditional public and charter schools — and we want to hear from you, too.

My Coworker Is An Android: Understanding The Impact Of Workforce Automation

From self-service menus to self-driving cars to... androids around the water cooler? This hour, we explore the past, present, and future of workforce automation.

My Coworker Is An Android: Understanding The Impact Of Workforce Automation

From Internee To College Student: UConn's Enrollment Of Japanese-Americans During World War II

President Trump's executive order on immigration and talk of a Muslim registry during his campaign re-ignited memories of World War II, when the country sent Japanese-Americans to internment camps. This hour, we revisit this history and learn why the University of Connecticut opened up its campus to some young internees.

From Internee To College Student: UConn's Enrollment Of Japanese-Americans During World War II

No Pain, No Gain: The Super Minds Of "Superagers"

This hour: breakthroughs in brain science. Coming up, we take a look inside the minds of so-called " superagers " — older adults whose brains are not only challenging the hands of time, but also raising some big questions within the scientific community . What are some of the best tips and tricks to keep your brain young and healthy? We take a closer look.

From Root To Crown: A Guide Through The History And Life Of Trees

A tree's roots touch more than just soil. They reach into the recesses of our past; into our culture and our traditions. It's something Fiona Stafford writes about in her new book The Long, Long Life of Trees . This hour, we sit down with the author.

From Urban Centers to the 'Burbs: Being Black in Connecticut

African Americans are a diverse group of people who live in our cities and our suburbs. This hour, what does it mean to be black in Connecticut?

From Jamaica to Puerto Rico: The Caribbean and How it's Shaped Our Region and World

The Caribbean — its islands, its history and its people — has had a profound influence on communities around the globe — including Connecticut. This hour, we talk with author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro about his new book, Island People: The Caribbean and the World . We learn more about the culture — beyond the great music and food that add Caribbean flare to New England's snowiest communities. We explore the history of migration from the islands with the director of the new Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College. And we hear from community leaders with roots in Jamaica and Puerto Rico about the challenges Caribbean people have faced as they adapted to a Connecticut way of life. Are you a Caribbean immigrant? How has your culture influenced the community you live in? GUESTS: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro - Author of Island People: The Caribbean and The World Leslie Desmangles - Professor of Religious Studies and International Studies at Trinity College . Director of the Center for

From Jamaica to Puerto Rico: The Caribbean and How it's Shaped Our Region and World

Confronting Youth Homelessness

Year after year, hundreds of thousands of people find themselves homeless in the United States — including the young. This hour, we explore local efforts to help homeless youth in Connecticut. What kinds of programs are out there to help them to not only find housing but employment, too?

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