Arts/Culture

The Needle Drop
9:14 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Dreary Songs and Sing-Alongs

This week on the Needle Drop, it's new releases and tracks from Explosions In the Sky, Blake Mills, Crystal Stilts, and Anna Von Hausswolff.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:20 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Join the Club

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world.

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Where We Live
10:46 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Labor, After the Fire

Library of Congress

On Friday’s show Governor Dannel Malloy took a hard line with state labor unions – if they don’t reach an agreement on concessions, massive layoffs are on the table.

Governor Malloy said about the possibility of layoffs: “If it’s the only option, it’s the only option to pursue.” Today we’ll get reaction from an official from the state’s employee unions.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:54 am
Mon March 28, 2011

NYC's Gibney Dance Company Gets a New Home

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History
4:32 pm
Sat March 26, 2011

Crazy for Flower Quilts

As March gives way to April, it finally becomes clear that spring will come again. But how do we reconcile the impending spring with the chill that still arrives at night?  One time-honored way is to wrap up in a cozy quilt decorated with spring flowers.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:40 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Book Show: Recommendations in All Categories

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Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on interesting reads and other literary topics. To see a list of the books discussed on this show, click on R.J. Julia.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:45 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

The Nose: Voluptuous Ladies & Parenting The YouTube Generation

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Speaking of Elizabeth Taylor and modern perceptions of American womanhood, Camille Paglia said this week "we're in a period now where everything has to be taut in mind and body."

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:36 am
Thu March 24, 2011

One of the Greatest Starsin Movie History

You might be able to construct an entire dining room table from the many books about actress Elizabeth Taylor.

This new one is intriguing because it explores how she knowingly or unknowingly created the culture of celebrity that we have today.

Elizabeth Taylor declared unheard of independence from the studio system that every noteworthy actor was tied to, for good and bad results.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Tech Talk: Hackers, Gadgets, and Cable TV

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On this fresh edition of Tech Talk, the guys from Digital Saviors tell us what's new and coming from CES and CeBIT, we check in with a reporter who covered the Pwn2Own hacker conference and competition, and Jim Willcox from Consumer Reports helps us look at Best Buy's new Buy Back Program and the pros and cons of ditching your cable television service.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:29 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Hartford Jewish Film Festival

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What makes a Jewish film, well, Jewish?

It's a question for which the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival has twenty-one star-studded answers, with an eclectic slate of first-run dramatic features, power-packed documentaries, biographies, musicals, comedies and shorts to amaze, inspire and entertain movie lovers. Our international search to discover new and unusual films that take Jewish storytelling to new heights yielded cinematic gems from Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Romania and the United States.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:37 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Is 'Movie Magic' Dying?

Elizabeth Taylor has died. But the moviegoing experience she embodied died long before her. 

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Sexuality
2:08 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Out in Connecticut: Ray Tessier

I’m Ray Tessier and I’m Canadian . . . well, I’m a US citizen now, but  I come from Canada.  It was unusual how it happened.  My mother married a Navy man and because he went right in the Navy after they got married my mother stayed in Canada.  So we had a house there, we had a place and when my father got out, we stayed there.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:38 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

A Professor, a President and a Meteor

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:01 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

The Healing Power Of Music

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The idea that music can be medicine may strike some of you as woo-woo new age piffle. To a degree I had not understood until now, serious researchers all over the world as studying these connections and making astonishing breakthroughs.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:13 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Technology's Promise

The Faith Middleton Show
3:06 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Hot Seat: Zoë Keating

Jeffrey Rusch

One guest, twenty minutes, zero preparation… Faith's on the Hot Seat!

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë's self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and she has amassed an incredible 1.3 million Twitter followers.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:22 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Will Shortz’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

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Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

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History
11:30 am
Sat March 19, 2011

The Smith Sisters of Glastonbury

Women’s History Month is a fitting time to remember and honor Glastonbury’s Smith sisters.  All five daughters of Hannah and Zephaniah Smith were remarkable, but it was Julia and Abby, who became champions of women’s rights and both local and state celebrities.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:56 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

The Nose: Men Behaving Badly & 'Too Soon' Comedy

Chion Wolf

Garrison Keillor has announced that he'll retire in 2013.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:34 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wraps

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Buffalo Tempeh Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing

The Hollywood Wrap by Nancy Kennedy                                   

2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

8 ounces tempeh, cut into 4 equal squares

1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:16 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Celebrating Theater-Film Director and Acting Teacher Jack Garfein

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Having arrived in America as a teenage Holocaust survivor, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who's who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of which he founded.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:59 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Orchestra New England

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Orchestra New England is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra.

Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England has presented over 700 concerts with a passion for excellence and signature enthusiasm. Most of these performances were presented at ONE’s home base at Yale’s Battell Chapel, with other engagements taking place in concert halls throughout New England and along the Eastern seaboard.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:54 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Irish Music That Doesn't Suck

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**NOTE: Today's Playlist Is Posted Below**

For many years of my adult life, I rejected Irish-American culture. I don't particularly like the way St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in this country with green beer and bad music. Growing up in the 1960s, I had few exposures to anything deeper and "rootsier" than tacky Irish-American treacle.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:57 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

On the Road: New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:33 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Pi - A Window On Infinity

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It's Pi Day, and we have to ask, can numbers be sexy?

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Where We Live
10:54 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Winning

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You can win the peace, win the future, win the game, win the lottery, or if you’re Charlie Sheen you can just be “A Winner.”

You’ve heard variations on the saying, “Winning isn’t everything…it’s the only thing.”  Motivational, to be sure – but when winning is the only goal, does that make most of us “losers?

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History
10:18 am
Mon March 14, 2011

The Wearing of the Green

A huge influx of Irish immigrants arrived in Connecticut during the second quarter of the nineteenth century, driven by political unrest and economic hardship.  Most of them were Roman Catholics and many of them found work as laborers.  While anti-Irish sentiment was widespread, Hartford’s Kellogg brothers, publishers of thousands of brightly colored popular prints, viewed these new Americans as potential customers.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:52 pm
Sun March 13, 2011

Food Schmooze: Peruvian Roast Chicken

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Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime

From Cook's Illustrated

Serves 4

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:00 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

The Silent Saboteurs

 In 2009, Dr. Nordquist published The Stealth Killer, a book that has become known as the #1 authoritative resource on the hugely important connection between oral spirochetosis and chronic inflammatory disease. 

Now, after having spent additional countless hours in deep study of the topic with co-author David Krutchkoff, DDS, MS, The Silent Saboteurs is here to expand on this groundbreaking subject. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:47 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Playdate

Inside their picture-perfect homes, the residents of this quiet California suburb are not at all what they seem.

Lance is a former weatherman, now a buff yogi, stay-athome dad, and manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop’s cookie distribution. Belle is his precocious and quick-witted daughter. Darlene is a classic Type A work-a-holic, she has little time or patience for the needs of her husband and daughter

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