Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue
Rat Island rises from the icy gray waters of the Bering Sea, a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra, midway between Alaska and Siberia. Once a remote sanctuary for enormous flocks of seabirds, the island gained a new name when shipwrecked rats colonized, savaging the nesting birds by the thousands. Now, on this and hundreds of other remote islands around the world, a massive-and massively controversial-wildlife rescue mission is under way.
On today's show Author Amy Bloom talks about the do's and don'ts of breaking up. Plus, Faith is in the hot seat. The producers choose a mystery guest and Faith conducts an interview without any preparation.
Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America's Top Restaurantsby Marissa Guggiana
Baby Back Ribs with Barbecue Sauce
Chef Jay Swift feels everyone should have a barbecue sauce of their own devising. Grocery-store shelves are full of them, but I never find one that hits just the right spot for me. In my estimation, they are often too sweet. If you need a starting point for your recipe, let this be it. Swift’s sauce—with its complexity, and its balance of sweet, spice, tart, and heat—stands up to any barbecue cut.
Our in-house name for this show is "Entertainment Freeganism", but that's kind of a misnomer. On the one hand, it's true that you can entertain yourself with a lot of free television and movies on your computer, if you're willing to watch it all there - and the amount of free music available on the internet is staggering. A visit we paid to a local library did remind us of how much free material there is to be had there. And, as you'll learn on our show today, a good antenna will give you surprisingly high quality over-the-air television.
Musicians from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will meet in Connecticut on October 8th & 9th for the 9th annual Harp Guitar Gathering. What’s a harp guitar?
Think of an acoustic guitar – either nylon or steel string - sitting on your lap. Between your chin and the guitar, half of a harp springs out from the top shoulder of the instrument. It's a sight to behold! There are no frets on the additional strings. They’re either plucked or resonate as you play, but they expand the instrument’s range down as low as a grand piano.
During the week of September 23rd to October 2nd 2011, over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one purpose - to view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
In 2011 the Film Festival recieved 598 Entries from 48 Countries and selected 10 short films which are Finalists in the 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT.
You're about to meet several people who are mildly unhinged on the subject of hotdogs. One of them is David Pudlin. He used to be the majority leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Now he spends a great deal of time thinking about chili dogs, which he knows way too much about.
"I'm from New Britain. What else am I going to know about?" is his answer. "If I had grown up in Rome, I'd probably know a lot about statues and fountains.
Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyond
Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern
Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively.
Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks about her starring role on the new season of The Good Wife on CBS. And, we riff on the question, should your lover also be your best friend?
Shrimp and Orzo Pasta1 tablespoon oil
1cup small diced onion
2 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup white wine
2 cups half and half
1 pound orzo pasta cooked in boiling salted water and drained
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pound of cooked salad shrimp
¼ cup diced fresh tomato
4 tablespoons chopped chives (optional, for garnish)
Cook the orzo in a gallon of boiling salted water until just soft. Then drain and set aside until you make the sauce. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and curry powder then cook for an additional 2 minutes on medium low heat. Pour in white wine and reduce until almost evaporated. Incorporate the half and half and the orzo pasta then cook until the half and half is reduced and absorbed into the pasta. Season with the one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon sugar then add the cooked shrimp. Finish with diced tomatoes and chopped chives. Heat through and serve.
Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s And 80s
If you owe a couple cavities to Marathon candy bars, learned your adverbs from Schoolhouse Rock!, and can still imitate the slo-mo bionic running sound of The Six Million Dollar Man, this book is for you.
Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? takes you back in time to the tastes, smells, and sounds of childhood in the '70s and '80s, when the Mystery Date board game didn't seem sexist, and exploding Pop Rocks was the epitome of candy science.
Politics, politics, politics! Republicans debate last night (in front of a plane?). The President speaks tonight (in front of Saints-Packers?). There's plenty to talk about! Join us: 203 776-WNPR, @faithwnpr, or on Facebook.
In 2009 I moderated a Connecticut Forum panel of chefs made famous by television and radio. When word got out that I was doing this, I was approached by people who wanted -- really wanted -- to meet a particular chef. Sometimes it was Duff Goldman from the TV Show "Ace of Cakes." Sometimes it was Anthony Bourdain or Alice Waters.
We just lived through a natural disaster, and I ask you to join me for a call-in on how you handle fear.
Irene has had her way with us, and who knows what else is coming this season? Join us for a call-in show on fear. How do you react when you know possible disaster in on the way? The phones are yours at 203 776-9677. Do you react differently from whomever you live with or your friends? And what about coordinating two different responses—the intellectual ones and what your emotions say?