Arts/Culture

The Colin McEnroe Show
4:53 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

The Life & Legacy Of David Foster Wallace

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Why are we doing a show about David Foster Wallace?

It's the kind of question Wallace himself would have enjoyed asking.  He might have even made it a central issue in the show, returning to it over and over again, palpating it.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:35 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Holiday Sights And Attractions, John Grisham, And The Subject Of Blame

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Catch the spirit of the season. Join Faith Middleton for a call-in show on great things to see and do throughout the holidays. 

To start things off we talk with The New Haven Ballet's new Artistic Director, Jared Redick.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:04 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Food Schmooze: Sunday Roasts

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Sunday Roasts: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys, and Legs of Lamb

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

The Pledge, Powerball, Political Drama, Siri, & Horse Meat

Chion Wolf, respres, smiely, mike licht, wikimedia

The Pledge of Allegiance is a 20th century creature. It was written at the end of the 19th century by a Christian socialist minister as part of a general push toward American nationalism, with special regard for the flag. I find people all the time who think  it dates back to the founding of the United States. The phrase "under God" was added in the 1950s. There are all kinds of stores about how and why that happened. I think it's fair to sum it up as kind of a Cold War thing. The Soviets were godless. We weren't.

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Where We Live
10:57 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Needle Droppin'

We get some end-of-the-year music recommendations from Anthony Fantano. He’s the man behind The Needle Drop, which is a blog, YouTube channel and radio show that can be heard on WNPR. He is the “internet’s busiest music nerd.”

We have a bonus song included in the web version of this segment. Here is a list of all the songs Anthony and John discuss for the latest edition of the Where We Live/The Needle Drop mashup.

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Where We Live
10:07 am
Fri December 2, 2011

The 21st Century Wadsworth

Chion Wolf

The Wadsworth Atheneum is the nation’s oldest public art museum. It has amassed an impressive permanent collection, and features large, popular exhibitions. But that long history can sometimes be a bit of a curse - as it fights for attention with dozens of art museums and other online entertainment options.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:43 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Food Schmooze: Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy

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Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy: Exceptionally Delicious and Nutritious Freezer-Friendly Recipes You Can Prepare in Advance and Enjoy at a Moment's Notice

Dazzle your dinner table with home-cooked meals every night of the week!

Serve your family the best, most nutritious food AND save time and money with this mega-delicious guide to preparing meals you can fix-and-freeze now and enjoy any night of your crazy-busy week!

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:42 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Being Santa Claus

Tucker Ives

Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th century Greek bishop from an area that is now Turkey, so it is my position that he was a dark-skinned man, as opposed to the chubby rosy-cheeked walking cardiac time bomb of modern depictions and also as opposed to any kind of Norse, Gandalfian adaptations.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:43 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Brisket Book

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The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes

Food writer, cookbook author, and brisket zealot Stephanie Pierson contends, "Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life."

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:43 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

The Risks And Rituals Of Tailgating

Courtesy of Joe Cahn

I was in the parking area next to Yale Bowl two Saturdays ago as word spread around the clumps of tailgaters that there had been a fatality in one of the lots. Details were sketchy, but everyone seemed to know that people had been hit by a motor vehicle. And for a lot of us, the shadow of that tragedy hung over the whole day. My son was with me, and he has a knack for summing things up. "Imagine dying because you decided to go to a football game," he said sadly.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:55 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

A Toast To Toast!

Ren & Stimpy

On "Battlestar Galactica" the Cylons were a much-despised race of human-like machines made by man, and the ethnic slur for them was "toaster." I think that's because a toaster is such a humdrum and servile machine. Not much of an inner life. Just sitting there, at our disposal, waiting to serve us in a pretty simplistic way.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:52 am
Wed November 23, 2011

An Uncommon History Of Common Courtesy, And Pearl Harbor Christmas

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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:39 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Gift Giving, The Lost Art Of Album Covers, And Framing Works Of Art

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How to give the right present to the right person. What ever happened to record album covers? And how to frame something to bring out the best in your work of art.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:39 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Home for the Holidays and Finding Freedom

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Complex encounters when you go home for the holidays. How to have freedom in a confining atmosphere. And understanding autistic people.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:09 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Gift Giving, The Lost Art Of Album Covers, And Framing Works Of Art

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How to give the right present to the right person. What ever happened to record album covers? And how to frame something to bring out the best in your work of art.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:45 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

What Makes An Educated Person, Sparking Creativity, and Assasins of the Turquoise Palace

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Gina Barreca talks about what makes and educated person. Psychologist Nancy Horn gives some ideas on how to have more creativity in your life, and author Roya Hakakian discusses the complexities of Iran in her new book, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace.

Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:10 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Brian Dennehy & Samuel Beckett's Legacy

Wikimedia Commons

Samuel Beckett's plays are the little black dress of modernist literature. They go with anything.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:39 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Philippe Petit & Paul Winter Discuss Creativity

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Is creativity an act or an attitude? In Man on Wire, Philippe Petit, the high wire artist who walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, says, “To me it’s so simple that life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion, to refuse to taper yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a challenge.”

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World War Two
1:20 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Stalin Digital Archive Unveiled

Yale

Yale University Press unveiled its online “Stalin Digital Archive” today. The archive contains newly declassified documents, including Stalin’s personal papers, and communications with heads of state during the Great Purges.

Several years ago, Yale University Press director John Donatich traveled to Russia. Men in white lab coats escorted him deep into Stalin’s archive, where he was handed Stalin’s personal copy of  Lenin’s book:  'The State and Revolution'.

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Refurbish
11:01 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Morning Edition: Loving The Horses

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:04 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Food Schmooze: The First Real Kitchen Cookbook

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The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Paul Marcarelli & "The Green"

Table Ten Productions

Reality is composed of the public and the private. Paul Marcarelli was the Test Man, the "Can You Hear Me Now" guy for nine years of iconic commercials. During that time, he believed he could not identify himself as a gay man without affecting his income stream. The Test Man had to be Everyman, not part of a sub-group.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
1:57 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Alexandra Styron On 'Reading My Father'

Jill Krementz

Few novelists of the past 50 years have enjoyed the huge success and lengthy renown of William Styron. With Sophie’s Choice, Lie Down in Darkness, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner, Styron established himself as a masterful chronicler of the American experience. But his gift for fiction came at a heavy price. The last twenty-five years of Styron’s life were marked by episodes of devastating depression, the first of which he documented with stunning candor in Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:57 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Faith Middleton Show: How To Be A Better Writer, The Art Of Friendship, And An Interesting Book

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Amy Bloom talks about how to be a better writer. Psychologist Nancy Horn explains the art of friendship. And, a new way to look at books.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:25 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

The Nose: Garrison Keillor, Penn State Drama, Andy Rooney, And... Oops!

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Newsflash -- on this show Garrison Keillor threw cold water on his much-publicized earlier statements that he would retire from PHC in 2013.

You can hear him say, on the audio here: :"I’m starting to doubt that myself. I’ve been thinking about it, thinking: what else would I do? And I can’t come up with anything….If I didn’t do it I would wind up in a tiny walk-up apartment with a couple of cats."

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:04 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Book Show: November 11, 2011

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Whether you seek to learn or escape into a different world, The Book Show crew has recommendations on great reads to help you make your way through your library, local bookstore, and the internet.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:12 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Food Schmooze: James Peterson's Latest Cookbook, Kitchen Simple

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Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:25 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

On Being A Punk

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It was Good Friday, 1982, and I was up in the balcony at the Lit Club in Hartford, a punk rock epicenter housed in the Lithuanian American Club in Hartford.

National acts like Black Flag, Killing Time and the Circle Jerks played the Lit in its heyday, but its local heroes were Jack Tragic and the Unfortunates. Jack was a West Hartford Hall High dropout, and the group had a punk hit called "I Kill Hippies." 

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Where We Live
10:40 am
Wed November 9, 2011

On Deadline

thomasbonte, creative commons

Today CL&P faces their final deadline to have everyones power back on. Are you still in the 1%?

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:08 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Obsessing About Weight, And Exploring The Human Smile

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Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex, and Politics

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