Faith Middleton

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For more than 25 years, the two-time Peabody Award-winning Faith Middleton Show has been widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Faith Middleton offers her listeners some of the world's most fascinating people and subjects. The show has been inducted into the Connecticut Magazine Hall of Fame as "Best Local Talk Show".

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:02 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

What's Behind the Titles We Call Ourselves?

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If a doctor would call a restaurant for a reservation and immediately identify himself as Dr. Williams instead of Mr. Williams, why wouldn't a sanitation engineer call the same restaurant and identify himself by his profession? Titles announce something about us, and they say something about us when we choose to use them.

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Children
11:21 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Call for Child Writers About Experiences With Connecticut's DCF

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Connecticut Voices for Children has launched a campaign to create a book by children writing about their experiences with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Addressing potential contributors in a flyer, Connecticut Voices for Children says, "The book will be shared with the public, advocates, and government officials to help them better understand your experiences and create better laws based on your suggestions." Children who wish to can remain anonymous.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:10 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

'Facts' About Weight Loss That Are Wrong

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With the food-centric holiday season behind us, many of us would like to trim down a bit. Articles and studies about weight control are everywhere. But our returning metabolic specialist, Dr. Reza Yavari, says that most of the top ten weight loss tips are incorrect. You've heard a calorie is a calorie is a calorie? Not so much, according to Yavari.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:34 am
Thu January 15, 2015

On ICE: Celebrating Ideas, Creativity, Edge

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Listen to our show featuring ideas and inventions. We invite you to tell us what you've invented or would like to see invented, and to share your ideas on improving some aspect of life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:10 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Fun Cocktails, Velvet Slow-Cooker Chicken

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Make a "dirty" martini… the best and easiest slow-cooker chicken ever… broccoli rabe pesto pasta… and the nursery rhyme cocktail book for exhausted parents!

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:58 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Great Read: Elephant Company

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A man named Billy Williams became a legend during World War II, but not only for his heroic actions; Williams, stationed in Burma, became an elephant "whisperer." The book Elephant Company describes the man's exceptional ability to understand the elephants around him, and the stunning ability of the elephants to understand and communicate with him, in return.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:37 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Vet: The Window Litter Box Vented to Outdoors

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The Katio Window Litter Box has the potential to eliminate some of the household odor that goes with indoor litter boxes. It's such an obvious solution, but no one thought of it until Katio designed it to install and look like an air conditioner in your window.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:08 am
Thu January 8, 2015

The Book Show: January 8, 2015

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Faith's motto on The Book Show is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.

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.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:36 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Favorite Comfort Recipes

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On the Food Schmooze® menu... the best comfort foods, including dinner salad with crispy goat cheese honey poppers... hearty pastas... and your phone calls about your favorite comfort dishes.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:25 am
Tue January 6, 2015

How To Avoid Foot Surgery

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The congenial New York foot specialist Dr. Rock Positano is known nationally for helping patients avoid foot and ankle surgery. Which explains why he was featured on the front page of The New York Times expressing dismay at those women who choose cosmetic foot surgery to force their feet into high-end designer shoes. It happens regularly, says Positano, and then the same women seek his help to repair the damage done. "Sadly, I can't do a thing for them," he says. "It's too late."

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:08 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Smart Living: The Surprising Truth About How We Learn

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Sleeping is studying? Distractions are good?

Turns out both those things can help us learn faster and better. Cognitive scientists have been putting learning to the test, and once you cruise through the most important studies, you see myths about learning popping like balloons. Concentration? Repetition? Not so much.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Party Food Winners

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The Buffalo Chicken Editor reports on a new home cook dip... a crisp Long Island Palmer chardonnay pairs really well with winter fish... halibut with a delectable wine-butter sauce from The Real Food Cookbook by farmers market maven Nina Planck....

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:06 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

The New Science of Building Brain Power

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For over a century, IQ scores have been viewed by scientists as placing an upper limit on what a person can ever achieve: a cognitive glass ceiling, a number tattooed on the soul.

Shattering decades of that kind of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing that “fluid intelligence”—the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things—can be increased through training. But is it all just hype?

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:14 am
Mon December 29, 2014

There Is No Such Thing as Silence

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That's what we learned from neuroscientist Dr. Seth Horowitz of Brown University; true silence is non-existent. "In truly quiet areas," he writes in his book, The Universal Sense, "you can even hear the sound of air molecules vibrating inside your ear canals or the fluid in your ears themselves."

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Comfort Food: Ginger Snap Cookie German Pot Roast

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From the Saveur magazine cookbook, German Pot Roast (Sauerbrauten) has a secret ingredient -- ginger snap cookies... a velvet Palmer red wine from Long Island's North Fork is perfect for beef... spiced pork roast from Alex Province that is inexpensive and lusciously good....

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:33 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Finance: Watch Out for Capital Gains This Year

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The end of the year is fast approaching, and our contributors on financial matters advise us to keep a close eye on capital gains.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:10 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Retired Law Enforcement Working with Psychics To Find Missing Persons, Solve Murders

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When I first heard about the work of Find Me, I wasn't sure what to think. On a social visit, drink in hand, I stared across the living room at my impeccable source, Joni Evans, among the most respected and successful professionals in publishing, now retired as Publisher and President of Simon & Schuster and Random House. (Evans serves on the Find Me board of directors.) 

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:03 am
Thu December 18, 2014

The Book Show: December 18, 2014

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Faith's motto on The Book Show is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.

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.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Happy Holiday Food and Drink for Christmas and Hanukkah

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Lemony Veal Piccata from a cooking star... a beautifully balanced healthy noodle kugel... why you might try giant potato pancakes instead of lots of small ones... our favorite holiday cocktail, The Aperol Sour Martini... make roasted chestnuts at home in the oven or fireplace... Martha Stewart's warm apple skillet cake... and a fabulous and festive $15 rosé sparkler, Lamberti... it goes with everything!

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:26 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

The Science of When We Laugh and Why

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Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny—and why?

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The Faith Middelton Show
10:38 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Craft: Why Making Things Matters

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Carving birds? Knitting sweaters? Paper cutting? Blowing glass? If you're a crafts person, paid or unpaid, please call and tell us what it adds to your life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:06 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry

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The paleo 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. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Gluten-Free Baking: No One Will Know

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That was our test—could anyone tell Robert Landolphi's recipes were gluten free? None of us could, nor could anyone else who tried them. All we know is that they're delicious, and well they should be. Landolphi, head of culinary operations at UConn, says he spent 14 years perfecting these recipes after his wife was diagnosed with celiac disease.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:52 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Healthy Joints for Life

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No surgery. No medication. No drastic measures. Just healthy jointsfor life!

In Healthy Joints for Life, leading orthopedic surgeon and former NFL player Richard Diana applies his unique experience and training to tackle joint pain. Based on cutting-edge research that has clarified the crucial role of a molecule known as NFkB in regulating inflammation, Dr. Diana's proven eight-week program teaches you to harness the power of this research to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and rejuvenate your joints.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:27 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Dr. Raphael Kellman's Microbiome Diet

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Repair and boost the bacteria in the gut with the right food, prebiotics and probiotics, and you'll feel better and lose weight. That's the theory of Dr. Raphael Kellman of New York, author of The Microbiome Diet.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:08 am
Thu December 4, 2014

A Mini-Musical About the Shubert Theater, 100 Years Old

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If you charted the course of American musicals, a major stop on this extraordinary journey would be The Shubert Theater in New Haven. The Shubert was considered Broadway's try-out house, a stop where our local audiences determined whether New York producers had a hit or a disaster on their hands. How did this happen? Who got the nod and who earned thumbs down? 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:02 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Holiday Egg Nogs, Steak au Poivre, and Food and Wine Magazine's Dana Cowin

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On the menu... How to make superb steak with velvety peppercorn sauce... the perfect affordable holiday Bordeaux... Spiked Coquito and egg nog... how one of the best food magazine editors learned to correct all her mistakes (and you can, too)... plus holiday gift ideas for food-lovers...

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:34 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Share Your Own Dinner With Your Dog

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It's an ingenious recipe collection from a longtime dog lover and legendary cookbook editor, Judith Jones. Combing her two passions, Jones has written Love Me, Feed Me, her new book of tasty meals humans can make for themselves and share with their dogs.

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The Faith Middleton show
10:05 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Tips on Animal Care: December 1, 2014

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Barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, animal rescue. Top flight advice from vet Dr. Todd Friedland. Don't miss his adventures with animals of all kinds.

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