Faith Middleton http://wnpr.org en Smithsonian: Meaning of Family Heirlooms http://wnpr.org/post/smithsonian-meaning-family-heirlooms-0 <p></p><p><em>Today's show originally aired February 24, 2014.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A chair… letter… diary… clock… coin… jewel… car… house… meat grinder… what makes a family heirloom have powerful meaning, even if it has little monetary value? That question will be answered when you read </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Richard </span>Kurin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:19 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25689 at http://wnpr.org Smithsonian: Meaning of Family Heirlooms Miss Manners Takes On Workplace Etiquette http://wnpr.org/post/miss-manners-takes-workplace-etiquette-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The "</span>doyenne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of civility," Judith Martin, a.k.a. </span><a href="http://www.missmanners.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Miss Manners</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has decided that the fast-changing modern workplace could use some tips on what is and is not okay. And she delivers it in her characteristic dry, witty way, in the book she has co-authored with her son, Nicholas </span>Ivor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Miss Manners Minds Your Business</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:24:18 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25618 at http://wnpr.org Miss Manners Takes On Workplace Etiquette The Vacation Survival Guide: How To Be Happy Leaving and After You Get Back http://wnpr.org/post/vacation-survival-guide-how-be-happy-leaving-and-after-you-get-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is it even possible, you might be wondering, to like all parts of a vacation, including re-entry? We think so. Our senior contributor, New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn, explains what goes into making vacation a less stressful experience, and also less about perfection. This is one of those podcasts worth listening to.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:47:31 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25460 at http://wnpr.org The Vacation Survival Guide: How To Be Happy Leaving and After You Get Back Food Schmooze: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp With Basil and Grilled Peaches http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-prosciutto-wrapped-shrimp-basil-and-grilled-peaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every shrimp gets a leaf of fresh basil and together they're wrapped in a slice of prosciutto and grilled; the outside gets crispy, and the shrimp is succulent. The flavor trio of basil against sweet shrimp and salty prosciutto is fantastic. Sprinkle a little sugar on fresh peach halves before grilling and you get caramelized beauties to go with your </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/best-kebabs-prosciotto-wrapped-shrimp-fresh-basil-peaches/" style="line-height: 1.5;">prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and basil</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We adore this dish, it's so easy, and you can prep it before your guests arrive. No grill? No worries! The whole thing can be done in a cast-iron skillet indoors.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25327 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp With Basil and Grilled Peaches Great Ideas Including Free Lunch at the Library http://wnpr.org/post/great-ideas-including-free-lunch-library <p>This hour: a call-in on great ideas past, present, and future. Tell us about things in technology, psychology, science, education, art, culture, and design that rank as great ideas. If it's not invented yet, tell us what you dream of—you never know who's listening. The world is filled with great ideas; it's fun and interesting to notice them. Many more are on the way from Apple and others.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25333 at http://wnpr.org Great Ideas Including Free Lunch at the Library Drunk Tank Pink http://wnpr.org/post/drunk-tank-pink-3 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour: the way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:57:23 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25192 at http://wnpr.org Drunk Tank Pink Celebrate the Goodness of Ordinary People http://wnpr.org/post/celebrate-goodness-ordinary-people <p>Celebrate someone you know, even a stranger who offered some kindness. Was a nurse or doctor there for you, a teacher, a neighbor, your mate, or a friend? Today we pay tribute and remember the goodness of ordinary people.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:54 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25064 at http://wnpr.org Celebrate the Goodness of Ordinary People Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-salmon-magic-peach-jalape-o-salsa <p>On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze:&nbsp;<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/ariston-olive-oil-chocolate-pizza-flavors/">Ariston's Pizza-Flavored Olive Oil</a>, and how farmers' markets are booming right now, including the full-service North End weekly market in Hartford. Cook <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/microwave-corn-cob/">corn on the cob in your microwave</a>, and don't miss a recipe for mouth-watering, <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chocolate-mousse-pie/">no-bake chocolate mousse pie</a>. Make your salmon fantastic with a simple recipe for fresh<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salmon-peach-salsa/"> peach-jalapeño salsa</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24976 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa Celebrate the Pleasure of Summer Living http://wnpr.org/post/celebrate-pleasure-summer-living <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the days are speeding by we thought, hey, let's celebrate summer. What is it about this season that is worth noticing, that makes us happier? Breezes, food, gardens, friends, sex, parties, swim, seersucker, the new and tradition. Celebrate summer with us.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:11:06 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24927 at http://wnpr.org Celebrate the Pleasure of Summer Living ADHD and Managing Emotions http://wnpr.org/post/adhd-and-managing-emotions-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We focus this hour on one of the nation's most respected clinicians and researchers working with teens and adults who have ADHD. Dr. Thomas E. Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. (There is sometimes a link between ADHD and autism.)</span></p><p>Dr. Brown's new book, <em>Smart but Stuck</em>, looks at how managing emotions plays a key role in the lives of those with ADHD, including those who have high I.Q. scores.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:51:57 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24840 at http://wnpr.org ADHD and Managing Emotions How Personality Shapes Our Lives http://wnpr.org/post/how-personality-shapes-our-lives-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Respected researcher and psychologist John Mayer says we can become the best version of ourselves by building our “personal intelligence” to understand ourselves and perceive what makes others tick.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:33:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24701 at http://wnpr.org How Personality Shapes Our Lives No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake http://wnpr.org/post/no-kidding-worlds-best-strawberry-shortcake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chill with a brandy-laced </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/alexs-sangria/" style="line-height: 1.5;">sangria by Alex Province</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and while you're sipping, try our lip-smacking </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/buffalo-chicken-burgers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burgers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, juicy from buffalo-style wing sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24576 at http://wnpr.org No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake Artists Call In: Straight From the Studio http://wnpr.org/post/artists-call-straight-studio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No matter what kind of work artists do, each of them faces tension and release. The biggest challenge is beginning, of course, and yet once an artist takes a first step, release is the gift. Does that mean every work of art is satisfying? Sadly, no. But there is something confidence-building about accumulated beginnings, even the ones that end up in the trash.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:30:29 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24571 at http://wnpr.org Artists Call In: Straight From the Studio Fun Things to Do This Summer http://wnpr.org/post/fun-things-do-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our region has exploded with fun things to see and do, from new happenings to traditional events. Feed your mind and body by checking out the </span><a href="http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/site/default.asp" style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut Tourism Guide</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Your local newspaper will have lots of activities listed. And so will the wall at your local supermarket, library and post office. &nbsp;Get out and enjoy; it will your vacation state of mind.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:27 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24510 at http://wnpr.org Fun Things to Do This Summer The Book Show: June 26, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-june-26-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:21:04 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24322 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: June 26, 2014 The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings http://wnpr.org/post/world-cup-potato-salads-plus-awesome-grilled-lemon-garlic-wings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Check out our collection of world class potato salad recipes. Since we love brown butter everything, we discovered that it's phenomenal as a </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/brown-butter-potato-salad-lemon-capers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> base, especially mixed with snappy fresh lemon juice and capers. And then Chris </span>Prosperi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> created a crispy </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chorizo-sausage-potato-salad/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chorizo potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which we could not stop eating, although we did pause to delight in Alex Province's favorite buttermilk, </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/potato-salad-radishes-crispy-bacon/" style="line-height: 1.5;">wine and radish creation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">inspired by Ina </span>Garten<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:57:23 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24184 at http://wnpr.org The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings Hush-Hush A&E Reality Series Being Filmed in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/hush-hush-ae-reality-series-being-filmed-connecticut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Jersey has Jersey Shore, and now Connecticut's coast has its own controversial reality TV series in the works.</span></p><p>For weeks, rumors have circulated around the village of Stony Creek about a "top-secret" project on Belden Island, one of the 300 islands that make up the rocky grouping known commonly as The Thimbles off the coast of Stony Creek.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:58:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24192 at http://wnpr.org Hush-Hush A&E Reality Series Being Filmed in Connecticut Tips on Animal Care: June 24, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/tips-animal-care-june-24-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, animal rescue. Top flight advice from vet </span><a href="http://www.northwindhamanimalhospital.com/locations/connecticut/north-windham-north-windham-animal-hospital/veterinarians/todd-friedland-dvm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Todd Friedland</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Don't miss his adventures with animals of all kinds.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:18:06 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24180 at http://wnpr.org Tips on Animal Care: June 24, 2014 Treating Persistent Pain http://wnpr.org/post/treating-persistent-pain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether chronic pain is physical or emotional, how do we handle its presence in our lives without it becoming all of who we are? That is the question Faith and Bruce Clements explore on the show. If you have found a way to achieve even a modicum of balance, despite pain, please tell us what's been useful.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24103 at http://wnpr.org Treating Persistent Pain An 11-Year-Old Wants to Open a Restaurant http://wnpr.org/post/11-year-old-wants-open-restaurant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is a story about a little girl named Chelsea Wheeler, who lives in rural Oxford, the kind of small town that used to have a post office barber shop in one room. It's also the kind of town where citizens contributed at Town Hall to a giving tree set up in the Wheeler family name.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:06:56 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23919 at http://wnpr.org An 11-Year-Old Wants to Open a Restaurant Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Paleo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:01:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23821 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry Choose the Life You Want http://wnpr.org/post/choose-life-you-want-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bestseller </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Happier</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, positive psychology expert Tal </span>Ben-Shahar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Choose the Life You Want</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:43:53 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23782 at http://wnpr.org Choose the Life You Want Insiders' Guide to Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/insiders-guide-connecticut-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We get you in the mood to explore our state with the author of Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, the best state guide on the market. It's pure pleasure cover to cover. And we'll send the book to your door.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23781 at http://wnpr.org Insiders' Guide to Connecticut The Book Show: June 12, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-june-12-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/term/book-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is… Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:38:19 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23508 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: June 12, 2014 Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style http://wnpr.org/post/best-hot-lobster-roll-and-grilled-veggies-italian-style <p>Mix fresh tomatoes with a touch of butter and you have a dreamy summer pasta… grilled vegetables Italian-style require only some herbs and olive oil to make them special… Lobster Landing in Clinton, Ct., is making, arguably, the best hot lobster roll in Connecticut, and they'll serve it on a gluten-free roll if you need one. Barrel-aged cocktails at <a href="http://ordinarynewhaven.com/">Ordinary's in New Haven</a>, to go with your BBQ. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:04:07 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23337 at http://wnpr.org Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style Practical Strategies for Treating Rejection, Guilt, Failure http://wnpr.org/post/practical-strategies-treating-rejection-guilt-failure-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The emotional cuts of daily life are endured by all of us, but one of the most frequent cuts, rejection, can lead to profound consequences—four different psychological wounds. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to our show guest, Dr. Guy Winch, </span><a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Squeaky Wheel blogger for <em>Psychology Today</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, "Rejections elicit emotional pain so sharp it affects our thinking, floods us with anger erodes our confidence and self-esteem, and destabilizes our fundamental feelings of belonging."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:39:16 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23360 at http://wnpr.org Practical Strategies for Treating Rejection, Guilt, Failure An Epic, Multimedia Outdoor Spectacle: Terra Tractus 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/epic-multimedia-outdoor-spectacle-terra-tractus-2014 <p>An epic meditation, multimedia outdoor spectacle with lasers, dance, drums, music, sculpture, water, fire, science, technology, climbers, shadows, and projections:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Witness the geological, climatic anthropological history of the Stony Creek Quarry as it evolves through ancient history to our projected future.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23291 at http://wnpr.org An Epic, Multimedia Outdoor Spectacle: Terra Tractus 2014 Gina Barreca: What Would You Take Back If You Could? http://wnpr.org/post/gina-barreca-what-would-you-take-back-if-you-could <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A remark? A cash loan? An affair? It's impossible to get through this life without wishing you could take something back. Torturing your sibling? Deciding to leave one job for another? Or, deciding to stay at a job long after you realized you had bigger fish to fry?</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:41:11 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23114 at http://wnpr.org Gina Barreca: What Would You Take Back If You Could? You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House http://wnpr.org/post/you-can-be-king-cocktails-your-house-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“</span>mixologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22973 at http://wnpr.org You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House Politics, Burgers and Beer: June 3, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/politics-burgers-and-beer-june-3-2014 <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/opinion/freedom-for-sgt-bergdahl-at-a-price.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Sergeant Bergdahl returns</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from Afghanistan, and a prisoner swap becomes political.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A fellow political junky and I are here to keep you up to date on the latest in Washington and how it affects us here at home. We talk about jobs, the economy, the deficit, taxes, and whether our political leaders have the courage to do what's right for America.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:19:02 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23009 at http://wnpr.org Politics, Burgers and Beer: June 3, 2014