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
2:22 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: Comfort & Spice and Cindy's Supper Club

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins — Envy

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Join Faith as she takes a closer look at the deadly sin of Envy. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins — Envy

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:13 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Predictive Health

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:13 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Predictive Health

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:54 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Fresh and Green Table and Lard

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Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:54 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Fresh & Green Table and Lard

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Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:37 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Samuel Arbesman on The Half-Life of Facts

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Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that Pluto was a planet. For decades, we were convinced that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. But it turns out there’s an order to the state of knowledge, an explanation for how we know what we know. Samuel Arbesman is an expert in the field of scientometrics—literally the science of science, and he’ll join us to look at The Half-Life of Facts.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:37 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

The Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival, the Essex Steam Train, and Facts

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Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that Pluto was a planet. For decades, we were convinced that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. But it turns out there’s an order to the state of knowledge, an explanation for how we know what we know. Samuel Arbesman is an expert in the field of scientometrics—literally the science of science, and he’ll join us to look at The Half-Life of Facts.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:19 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Fast-Forward Family

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:19 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Fast-Forward Family

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:56 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 4, 2013

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:56 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 4, 2013

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:22 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Sticks and Stones — Emily Bazelon on Bullying

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Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. Slate’s Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, joins Faith in studio to talk about bullying in the 21st century.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Regaining Balance

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Everybody gets knocked off course. How do you rebalance in an unpredictable world? Bruce Clements joins Faith to talk about the art of restoring balance. Are there go-to tactics that work for most people? Or is the answer different depending on what happens to you? What can we learn from others? How do you get perspective when the clear mind you need is clouded and confused?

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Regaining Balance

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Everybody gets knocked off course. How do you re-balance in an unpredictable world? Bruce Clements joins Faith to talk about the art of restoring balance. Are there go-to tactics that work for most people? Or is the answer different depending on what happens to you? What can we learn from others? How do you get perspective when the clear mind you need is clouded and confused?

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:17 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

The Sublime Engine and Previvors

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The heart has consistently captured the human imagination. It has been singled out as a cultural icon, the repository of our deepest religious and artistic impulses, the organ whose steady functioning is understood, both literally and symbolically, as the very life force itself. The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart explores the profound sense of awe every person feels when they ponder the miracle encased within their ribs. Author Stephen Amidon and Yale cardiologist Sandip Mukherjee join us to examine this most vital of organs.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:11 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Drunk Tank Pink

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Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:49 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

A Look at War

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As we approach its tenth anniversary, we’ll talk to two veterans of the Iraq war. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. His book, The Long Walk, chronicles his ‘story of war and the life that follows.’ When veteran Kevin Powers returned from Iraq, he turned his experiences there into The Yellow Birds, a novel about two young privates trying to stay alive at war. Castner and Powers join us for the full hour.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

A Look at Libraries

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Think about your local library. Do you still picture a dusty old building full of dusty old books? Do you imagine little old ladies with their glasses down at the ends of their noses, shushing you every time you speak?

Today we’ll check in with the libraries of the 21st century. Ebooks, the Internet, audiobooks. Music, movies, videogames. Coffee bars, couches, comic books… And no shushing? It’s a whole new world in the world of libraries.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:32 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

The Latest in Mammography Technology and the Documentary Film Girl Rising

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"One girl with courage is a revolution." Girl Rising, a documentary film directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard Robbins, tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. Martha Adams, from The Documentary Group, joins us to discuss the film.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Food Schmooze: Corned Beef and Cabbage Sandwiches

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This week, the Food Schmooze gang gets you ready for spring and for St. Patrick's Day. We've got a modern take on corned beef and cabbage—sandwiches. We've got a great tip for organizing your fridge that'll lead you toward healthy foods rather than processed junk. Plus: a shortcut for making steel-cut oatmeal in ten minutes—apple cinnamon or cranberry orange.

The Faith Middleton Show
12:22 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Superstitions

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Mirrors, ladders, black cats, salt, cracks in the sidewalk, pennies, rabbits' feet, umbrellas, crossed fingers, crossed hearts, crossing yourself…

Today: Superstitions. We'll look at how and why irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane. Call us with yours: 203 776-WNPR.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:13 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Laurie Santos on Sex, Evolution, Human Nature, and More

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Today: Sex! Or. Well. Not sex. But talk about sex. Laurie Santos is back again. She teaches Sex, Evolution and Human Nature at Yale, and she'll take your calls! So call us with your questions, your concerns, your anecdotes. Or maybe not your anecdotes so much. But your questions and your concerns! If nothing else, this promises not to be your standard hour of public radio.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:52 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Book Show: March 14, 2013

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The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:22 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Meditation and Psychotherapy

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Today Faith tackles meditation and its affects on psychotherapy. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:06 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: March 7, 2013

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Through various quirks of the calendar, we haven't done a Politics, Burgers & Beer since January. Holy Moly. So Rich Hanley returns to talk issues, arguments, budgets, controversies, news, Obama, Malloy, Washington, Hartford, and other people and places with names. And as it's only Monday, this is just a guess, but I bet by Thursday the word 'sequestration' still gets mentioned once or twice or 39 times.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Food Schmooze: Chris Prosperi's Fish Tacos

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CHRIS PROSPERI'S FISH TACOS

For the Salsa

3 medium tomatoes about 8 ounces each
1 jalapeño
3 cloves garlic
1 8 ounce white onion
1/2 bunch cilantro about 2 ounces

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Do We Really Want To Live Without the Post Office?

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:42 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Regret Insurance

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Why feel regret when you can take out regret insurance? On today's show, call and tell Faith about a time when you said the words you should have said, no regrets, or like many of us, wished you had. Counselor Robert Levithan is our guest. He's a believer in regret insurance- making sure you don't leave the important things unsaid. We'd love to hear from you about regrets or no regrets.

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