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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 »

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The History And Future Of Insurance: From Ancient Egyptian Burials To Cyber Security

Hartford has long been known as the insurance capital of the world, but will that change now that insurance giant, Aetna, is moving its headquarters out of the state ? This hour, we examine the past and future of insurance in Connecticut — and beyond.

The History And Future Of Insurance: From Ancient Egyptian Burials To Cyber Security

Responding To Violence In Virginia; Preserving The World's Endangered Languages

Coming up: We find out how researchers are working to preserve the world's most endangered languages — including a look at locally-based efforts to expand fluency of the Mohegan language . But first: reaction to the weekend's news out of Charlottesville . We check in with former Virginia residents and we also hear from you. How do you interpret this latest incident of racism and violence? Do you worry that something similar could happen here in Connecticut?

Responding To Violence In Virginia; Preserving The World's Endangered Languages

From Zion Canyon To Acadia's Shores: Overcrowding In U.S. National Parks

America's national parks are experiencing record crowds — and some nature enthusiasts worry about what that means for the protected land. Is the sheer amount of people taking away the rustic experience these parks offer?

From Zion Canyon To Acadia's Shores: Overcrowding In U.S. National Parks

Who Do You Think You Are? Ancestry In The 21st Century

Unearthing family history — one saliva sample at a time. This hour: how low-cost DNA testing helped spawn an industry and, with it, a new wave of genealogical sleuthing. Ancestry.com , 23andMe , Family Tree DNA — how far are you willing to go and how much are you willing to spend to better understand your roots?

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A... Dinosaur?

Here's something that might make you might think twice before ordering a bucket of drumsticks: tasty as they may be, those cooked morsels of meat actually come from... dinosaurs.

Town And City Leaders Face Tough Choices In The Face Of Fiscal Uncertainty

Lawmakers in Hartford still have no state budget in place — and that's creating widespread fiscal uncertainty for cities and towns across Connecticut. This hour, we hear from municipal leaders about how they're responding.

Town And City Leaders Face Tough Choices In The Face Of Fiscal Uncertainty

The Immortal Decade: A Connecticut Band's Homage To The '90s

Coming up, we find out how New Haven's new Elm City Party Bike is motivating some to pedal for their beer. But first, members of the Hartford-based, '90s-inspired rock band Audio Jane join us live in WNPR's Studio 3. We talk about their local roots and listen to songs off their 2017 release — an album called Naive .

The Story Of Waterbury's 'Radium Girls'

During the 1920's, some Connecticut women took jobs painting watch dials with radium-laced paint. At the time, they didn't know it was toxic. As these so-called "Radium Girls" began to die, their stories became part of a rallying cry for industrial regulation. This hour, we talk about the "Radium Girls" of Waterbury with Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America's Shining Women .

Mary And Eliza Freeman: A Tale Of Bridgeport's "Little Liberia"

Within the shadow of P.T. Barnum lies a much quieter tale of Bridgeport prosperity — a tale involving two nineteenth-century sisters, Mary and Eliza Freeman. While neither achieved the same level of recognition as Barnum, both established a significant place within the history of Connecticut's Park City.

Tackling Islamophobia: A Connecticut Man's Story Of Transformation

Hate drives people to do unspeakable things but how often do these stories end in forgiveness and friendship? This hour, Ted Hakey Jr. and Zahir Mannan join us. The two men met after Hakey shot his rifle into Mannan's place of worship — the Ahmaddiya Baitul Amman Mosque in Meriden in 2015.

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