Arts/Culture

Documentary
12:12 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Phil Steele on Bob Steele

During the making of the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut" over a hundred hours of interviews were filmed.  We are posting the complete interviews online to share the rich content that wasn't included in the program.

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The Needle Drop
11:52 am
Wed June 1, 2011

African Electronics and Irrational Love

This week on the Needle Drop, we've got new music from South Carolina's Coma Cinema. This project is the solo effort of South Carolina musician Mat Cothran, and he's got some sad stories to tell on his latest album, Blue Suicide. We'll also listen to tracks from the new Africa Hitech record, 93 Million Miles, which fuses electronics with rhythms from around the world. Plus, the Shivers have a new album of songs from New York's the Shivers.

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The Food Schmooze
6:28 am
Wed June 1, 2011

The Versatile Summer Sauce

joana hard

Summer favorites - Pesto sauce, fish coated with chopped nuts, ratatouille and homemade sangria. Plus, an East Hampton restaurant recommendation.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:28 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Versatile Summer Sauce

joana hard

Summer favorites - Pesto sauce, fish coated with chopped nuts, ratatouille and homemade sangria. Plus, an East Hampton restaurant recommendation.

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Documentary
4:40 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Butch Lewis

As part of the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut," we are posting the full length interviews of subjects interviewed for the project.  Producers spent over a hundred hours conducting these interviews including this one of Butch Lewis.  

Butch Lewis served in Vietnam, co-founded the Hartford Black Panther Party, and experienced first hand the social changes of the 1960s.  “The whole 60s was a learning and growing era.”  

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:14 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Today's Burgers Brought To You By A Different Plan B

Chion Wolf file photo

On today's Politics, Burgers & Beer, Connecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo joins Faith, Rich Hanley, and the New Haven Independent's Paul Bass for the full hour. We'll talk CT's fiscal/budget/labor situation, and we'd love it if you'd join the conversation: 203 776-WNPR. Live at 3pm!

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:14 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Today's Burgers Brought to You by a Different Plan B

Chion Wolf file photo

On today's Politics, Burgers & Beer, Connecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo joins Faith, Rich Hanley, and the New Haven Independent's Paul Bass for the full hour. We'll talk Connecticut's fiscal/budget/labor situation, and we'd love it if you'd join the conversation: 203 776-WNPR. Live at 3pm!

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Where We Live
10:23 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Memorials

karu101, Creative Commons

Connecticut is host to hundreds of war memorials and monuments dating back all the way back to the Civil War. These memorials are usually very literal - depictions of heroic figures or commemorations of the war dead. Or they are truly monumental: points of civic pride meant to be gathering places for the community. But over time, memorials have grown increasingly conceptual and abstract, and are often a touchstone for controversy.

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Arts/Culture
10:26 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Sriracha Cookbook

Receive a copy of this cookbook as our thank you when you make a contribution to help support WNPR and The Faith Middleton Show.

Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as:Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Sriracha Cookbook

Receive a copy of this cookbook as our thank you when you make a contribution to help support WNPR and The Faith Middleton Show.

Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as:Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:06 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Caio Fonseca And The Unveiling Of Our New Home Away From Home

Caio Fonseca

Caio Fonseca's work is collected privately and by museums around the world. Fonseca comes from a family of artists and is an accomplished pianist. He divides his time between New York and his hillside studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:06 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Caio Fonseca And The Unveiling Of Our New Home Away From Home

Caio Fonseca

Caio Fonseca's work is collected privately and by museums around the world. Fonseca comes from a family of artists and is an accomplished pianist. He divides his time between New York and his hillside studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:27 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Nose: Oprah's Gone; Loving the Physical Newspaper

Flickr Creative Commons, nayrb7

This week a feud erupted between Hartford courant columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a Courant columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:27 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Nose: Oprah's Gone and Loving the Physical Newspaper

Flickr Creative Commons, nayrb7

This week a feud erupted between Hartford Courant columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a Courant columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University. 

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Where We Live
10:31 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Exploring Jazz at Firehouse 12

Chion Wolf, WNPR

Firehouse 12 in New Haven  is an innovative space that is part of a neighborhood resurgence in downtown New Haven. In fact, the jazz trumpeter and composer Taylor Ho Bynum says that there are only a few places like it in the world. It's a high-tech recording studio that presents avant garde jazz, while attracting a crowd to its downstairs cocktail bar.  The setting is a renovated firehouse in the up-and-coming Ninth Square neighborhood, newly filled with restaurants and galleries.

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Where We Live
10:31 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Exploring Jazz at Firehouse 12

Chion Wolf, WNPR

Firehouse 12 in New Haven  is an innovative space that is part of a neighborhood resurgence in downtown New Haven .

In fact, the jazz trumpeter and composer Taylor Ho Bynum says that there are only a few places like it in the world.

It's a high-tech recording studio that presents avant garde jazz, while attracting a crowd to its downstairs cocktail bar.  The setting is a renovated firehouse in the up-and-coming Ninth Square neighborhood, newly filled with restaurants and galleries.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:24 am
Fri May 27, 2011

The Liar in Your Life

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:24 am
Fri May 27, 2011

The Liar In Your Life

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Loyalty

The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Loyalty

History
10:13 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Hometown Hero

Frank and Bogumita Budleski immigrated from Poland in the early 20th century.  Their two children, Frances and Stanley, grew up on the family farm in the Yalesville section of Wallingford.  Frances attended Skidmore and New York University and taught and performed music in Wallingford for many years.

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Veterans in History
10:13 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Hometown Hero

Frank and Bogumita Budleski immigrated from Poland in the early 20th century. Their two children, Frances and Stanley, grew up on the family farm in the Yalesville section of Wallingford. Frances attended Skidmore and New York University and taught and performed music in Wallingford for many years.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:09 pm
Thu May 26, 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-at-home 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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The Faith Middleton Show
11:09 pm
Thu May 26, 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-at home 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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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Nationally Recognized Sculptor Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke  is an environmental sculptor with a host of creative abilities. Her work has incorporated lighting, glass, metal, and natural materials.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Nationally Recognized Sculptor Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke  is an environmental sculptor with a host of creative abilities. Her work has incorporated lighting, glass, metal and natural materials.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Pucker Up and Blow: the World of Whistling

Chion Wolf

We got interested in whistling after the Library of Congress launched its National Jukebox, an amazing online compilation of playable, often scratchy music from the library's collection. There's a lot of music there, including a whole section devoted to whistling. (Also yodeling, but that's another show ... )

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:54 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Faith Middleton's Book Show

Casey Fleser

Join Faith and her book buddies for their latest recommendations on great books.

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:54 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Book Show

Casey Fleser

Join Faith and her book buddies for their latest recommendations on great books.

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Public Spaces
4:40 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

New Beginnings for New Haven's Institute Library

Uma Ramiah

New Haven is home to one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America. The Young Men's Institute Library hired a new executive director in February, and hopes to become the center of community life it was nearly 200 years ago.

Tucked between a vacant storefront and a tattoo parlor in the Young Men's Institute Library in New Haven would be easy to miss. But on a recent Saturday morning, volunteers could be found renovating the unused top two floors of the library. 

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