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10:02 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Stealing Rembrandts...And Picassos And Vermeers

Rembrandt

An FBI database lists more than 6,000 pieces of stolen and missing artwork.

In 2004, the FBI created an art crime team dedicated to recovering stolen or otherwise missing paintings, sculptures and cultural artifacts from around the world.

Thirteen pieces in that database were taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 1990, that’s where one of the most notorious art heists of all-time occurred.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:04 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Documentary Film Artists Max Scott And Vera Graaf; Environmental Writer Peter

Wolffer Estate

Conversation with two documentary film artists, and one of the great environmental writers around, Peter Matthiesen, a Buddist who describes what it's like to cheat at meditating.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:56 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: A Debate, A Speech, And… A Rat Emergency?

Infrogmation/flickr creative commons

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.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:17 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Chion Wolf

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.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:00 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

A Conversation With Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan

ktylerconk, Flickr Creative Commons

Cesar Millan is a professional dog trainer and will be at the Bushnell in Hartford on December 4th. We spoke with him to get a few insights before his trip.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:13 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Bishop John Shelby Spong

The Faith Middleton Show
10:37 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: Indian Cuisine; Fast Breads

Prasad Chirnomula

Today we're sampling the regional cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula. Plus 50 easy and delicious fast bread recipes.

Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:28 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Pink Brain, Blue Brain; American Chinatown

Richard Stephenson

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps--and What We Can Do about It

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:46 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Weathering Fear

Lori Mack

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?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
11:34 am
Thu September 1, 2011

(I)NTERVIEW: Chion Wolf

CPBN Media Lab

This (I)NTERVIEW is from August 16th, 2011

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:16 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

The Art Of Last Words

Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:49 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Secrets Of The Sommeliers; Quiches, Kugels And Couscous

Alex Ranaldi

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals

A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

A Salute To Banjos!

Chion Wolf

Maybe you think of the banjo as primarily a bluegrass instrument, but try not to forget that prior to about 1830, it was played pretty much exclusively by African-Americans, and it seems to have as ancestors several African instruments.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
10:50 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Searching For Proof Of Religion

Flickr Creative Commons, elbragon

In Petersberg KY, there's a Creation Museum where the exhibits at the museum teach that the Earth is 6,000 years old and was created in six 24-hour days. The founders say more than a million people have visited — 80 percent of which are from out of state. It's such a good economic development tool that the governor of Kentucky is supporting financial aid to a companion museum about Noah's Ark, with an ark built to biblical scale, to show people that the whole concept really could have worked. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:22 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

Dan's Papers; The Things That Need Doing

Captain Mish

 Dan's Papers

Dan’s Papers recently celebrated its Golden Anniversary, having been an integral part of the Hamptons since its founding in 1960. From its first eight-page edition in Montauk, published while the founder was home for the summer from college, it has grown over the years to become the largest newspaper in the Hamptons, widely followed for its unique opinions, humor, news and the chronicling of the lives of the rich and famous.

The Things That Need Doing

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:18 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

Rabbi Donna Berman; The Dirty Life; Hot Seat Guest Wilson Faude

Brian Fitzgerald

Rabbi Donna Berman

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:46 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

The End Of Overeating; The Watermill Center

Photo by Lovis Dengler

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and salt.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:36 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

The Frugal Superpower; The Things That Need Doing; "Mad Bomber" The Musical

Judd Mehlman/New York Daily News via Getty Images

The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:07 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

The Nose: Are Natural Disasters A Sign We've Annoyed God?

Flickr Creative Commons, NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Last night, I saw "Wicked" at the Bushnell and was reminded of all the little subversive political jabs in a musical that has otherwise succeeded in cornering the attention of 12 year old girls.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:35 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

A Few Ideas That Might Help You Through the Weekend

Flickr Creative Commons, geishaboy500

If you lived on the Gulf, you'd probably be a little more relaxed about storms, like this guy here.  Make sure you read his last few paragraphs.

On the other hand, if you wanted a really comprehensive "go-bag," one of our contributors did work one up for you. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:36 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Book Show: Good Reads; Meditation

Hans-Peter

If you love to read, Faith Middleton and her buddies have you covered. Don't miss new ideas on The Book Show. Plus, the art of meditating with teacher Amy Gross for those who want to go deeper, or reduce stress.

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Four Friends
10:46 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Morning Edition: The Baseball Project

Photo by Michael E. Anderson

What happens when four friends, all veteran musicians with a love of rock and roll and baseball get together? Well, they call themselves the Baseball Project, and they head out on the road. The Baseball Project rolls into New London for a show tonight. Joining us by phone is singer and guitarist for the Baseball Project Scott McCaughey, he's also front man for Minus 5.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:25 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Food Schmooze: Comfortable In The Kitchen; Cooking With Healthy Girl

epSos.de

The Blue Jean chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen By Meredith Laurence

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:22 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Life As A Theatrical Understudy

Flickr Creative Commons DanBrady

There is no more heart-stopping understudy story (that I'm aware of) than Elaine Stritch's much-told tale of understudying Ethel Merman in "Call Me Madam" while simultaneously being cast in the 1952 debut of "Pal Joey," with a first entrance in the second act.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:44 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Photographer Mary Ellen Bartley; Your Daughter's Bedroom

Mary Ellen Bartley

Faith Middleton talks with a photographer who aims to capture the texture of oceans; and psychiatrist Joyce McFadden explores how to handle sexuality with your daughter.

 

Your Daughter's Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women

Your Daughter’s Healthy Identity Starts With You

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:48 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Are Big Ideas Dead?

Flickr Creative Commons, qisur

Ever since Neil Gabler's essay ran in the New York times two Sundays ago, I've been wondering whether he's right when he says:

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:14 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Stratford's Garbage Museum; Don't Kill The Birthday Girl; In Defense Of

The Garbage Museum

The Garbage Museum in Stratford, Connecticut has a serious mission despite its clever Trash-o-saurus. Its mission, run by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, is to educate us about recycling and the endless amounts of garbage we generate.

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:21 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Farmland Preservation; East Hampton Veterinarian Jonathan Turetsky; The Dirty

Markles55

Faith meets a man trying to save farmland in a place where developers are hungry -- the exclusive Hamptons. And, meet one of the kindest vets on earth, a man who believes the last breath an animal takes should be as beautiful as possible. Plus, a memoir of farming, food and, love.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:23 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

The Nose: Big Ideas, The End Of Playtime, And Winners & Losers In Walkouts

Beverly & Pack, Flickr Creative Commons

For The Nose, we try to round up a posse of ideas that reflect the serious and playful sides of the week in culture. And culture has been unbusually giving this week. We're just getting to know Rick Perry, a guy who has already (kind of) threatened the Fed Chief, said there are some gaps in the theory or evolution, declared climate change and a non-issue and, well, he's just getting warmed up.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:03 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Don't Shoot! I'm The Guitar Man and The Noël Coward Reader

826 PARANORMAL/flickr creative commons

Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man
by Buzzy Martin

Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man is the raw and moving account of Buzzy Martin's time teaching music classes at San Quentin State Prison, where he experienced everything from fear for his own safety to the human connection created by sharing in the transcendent power of music. Buzzy not only gave the inmates at the "Q" something positive to look forward to, he also learned from the inmates the hard truth about life in prison, which he was then able to relate to his juvenile hall students.

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