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
4:56 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 4, 2013

WNPR's Jeff Cohen (Chion Wolf file photo)

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
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
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
12:46 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Dating After Divorce, the New Haven Green, and You are What You Speak

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What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way people use words. Now this sensational new book strikes back to defend the fascinating, real-life diversity of this most basic human faculty.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Guns in Our Post-Newtown World

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Banning guns and ammunition—does it make sense and will it make us safer? We have a Connecticut police lieutenant with twenty-six years of experience, a consultant internationally on violence prevention. We look at whether gun bans will work and what we need to do to protect soft targets like schools and churches. He's frank; he's seen a lot in the communities he visits. It's not just America's problem, it turns out. It's a worldwide problem.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:58 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Authors of Occult America and Bound to Last

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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Mitch Horowitz joins us to talk Occult America, his study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:20 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Disintegration and What Good is God?

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Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America 

The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson argues that over decades of desegregation, affirmative action, and immigration, the concept of Black America has shattered. Instead of one black America, now there are four:

• a Mainstream middle-class majority with a full ownership stake in American society; 

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:10 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Faith Middleton's Book Show: May 24, 2012

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Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on their favorite reads.

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:35 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Authors of Virtual Justice and Teacher at Point Blank

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Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Authors of Stealing the Mystic Lamb and Spellbound

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:31 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Authors of Virtual Justice, and Teacher at Point Blank

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Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:22 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Food Schmooze: Scallops

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Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook

Elaine Tammi and Karin A. Tammi

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:54 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Faith's In The Hot Seat, Bruce Clements Follows Fashion, And Jane Stern

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Bruce Clements on the purpose of fashion, and why we care. Jane Stern on why animal companions matter as much as they do. And a Hot Seat interview...mystery guest and Faith has to do a spontaneous interview.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:02 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Food Schmooze: Cook This Now

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Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make

Melissa Clark, New York Times Dining Section columnist, offers a calendar year's worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredients--replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding her own family and friends.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:40 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Book Show: December 30, 2011

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So many books, so little time. Faith and her book buddies share their list of recommended reads.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:51 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Presents, Baubles & Bells

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Join Faith for a call-in show on the joys of the holiday season, from family and friends to presents and donations to those in need. In this busy life, we'll pause to appreciate Christmas.

Our holiday playlist from today's show:

  • Fiona Apple / Frosty the Snowman
  • Sha Na Na / The Rockin' Dreidel Song
  • Dean Martin / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Straight No Chaser / You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Barenaked Ladies / Carol of the Bells
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The Faith Middleton Show
9:53 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Food Schmooze: Jonathan Waxman's Culinary Lesson In Italian Cooking And Chris

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Feel Good Chicken SoupChris Prosperi

2 qt chicken broth

1 quart water

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon honey

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dry

1 inch piece ginger cut in half

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

4 cups assorted chopped root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, celery root, etc)

Salt and black pepper to taste

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:08 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Tis The Season For Decorations

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On today's show: How do we find happiness with Dr. Nancy Horn, design critic Steve Heller, analyzes Christmas decorations, and protecting your money in this wild economy. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:08 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Know When To Call An Ambulance, And The Ins And Outs Of Open Relationships

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If you've wondered whether to call an ambulance, EMT Jane Stern has tips and information. Plus, Amy Bloom on why open relationships do and do not work.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:51 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

The "Look For The Good Project," Women In The Movies, And Adapting To Change

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Discover what happened when a young Connecticut woman used Kickstarter to help her get her idea off the ground. She wants postcards from anywhere and everywhere, with your explanation of what you're grateful for. Plus, Gina Barreca talks about women's roles in the movies, and psychologist Nancy Horn looks at how we adapt to change.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:58 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

New Art Online, A Novel For Young Adults, And Bruce Clements On Aging

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Design critic, Steve Heller, explains how the occupy movement has created new art online.

The young adult novel, Four SeasonsAllegra Katz has been playing piano since she was four. But these aren't just any piano lessons. She studies at the Julliard School in New York, where careers are being formed—or not.

Author, Bruce Clements, explores the meaning of aging.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:44 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: Holiday Gift Ideas, And The Apple Lover's CookBook

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The Apple Lover's Cookbook

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:35 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Holiday Sights And Attractions, John Grisham, And The Subject Of Blame

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Catch the spirit of the season. Join Faith Middleton for a call-in show on great things to see and do throughout the holidays. 

To start things off we talk with The New Haven Ballet's new Artistic Director, Jared Redick.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:04 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Food Schmooze: Sunday Roasts

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Sunday Roasts: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys, and Legs of Lamb

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:43 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Food Schmooze: Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy

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Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy: Exceptionally Delicious and Nutritious Freezer-Friendly Recipes You Can Prepare in Advance and Enjoy at a Moment's Notice

Dazzle your dinner table with home-cooked meals every night of the week!

Serve your family the best, most nutritious food AND save time and money with this mega-delicious guide to preparing meals you can fix-and-freeze now and enjoy any night of your crazy-busy week!

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:43 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Brisket Book

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The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes

Food writer, cookbook author, and brisket zealot Stephanie Pierson contends, "Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life."

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:52 am
Wed November 23, 2011

An Uncommon History Of Common Courtesy, And Pearl Harbor Christmas

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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:39 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Gift Giving, The Lost Art Of Album Covers, And Framing Works Of Art

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How to give the right present to the right person. What ever happened to record album covers? And how to frame something to bring out the best in your work of art.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:39 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Home for the Holidays and Finding Freedom

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Complex encounters when you go home for the holidays. How to have freedom in a confining atmosphere. And understanding autistic people.

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