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The Faith Middleton Show airs Mondays through Thursdays at 3 and 9pm. Wednesdays feature The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze, which also airs Saturday at noon. You can always stream WNPR live.

For thirty-four years, the two-time Peabody Award-winning Faith Middleton Show has been widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Faith offers her listeners some of the world's most fascinating people and subjects. The show, which is produced by Lori Mack and Jonathan McNicol, has been inducted into the Connecticut Magazine Hall of Fame as “Best Local Talk Show.”

Call in to our live show most days in the 3pm hour at 203 776-WNPR. Or join the conversation by email at faithwnpr@aol.com, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Food Schmooze: Off The Menu

Welcome Enterprises

Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America's Top Restaurantsby Marissa Guggiana

Baby Back Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Chef Jay Swift feels everyone should have a barbecue sauce of their own devising. Grocery-store shelves are full of them, but I never find one that hits just the right spot for me. In my estimation, they are often too sweet. If you need a starting point for your recipe, let this be it. Swift’s sauce—with its complexity, and its balance of sweet, spice, tart, and heat—stands up to any barbecue cut.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:32 am
Wed September 28, 2011

What Do You Want To Happen To Your Body Once You Kick The Bucket; The Memory

David Denicolò

The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:58 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

How To Handle A Nonstop Talker; Long Wharf's Theater Season

David Joyce

How to handle a non-stop talker at your next dinner party. Plus, a look at the Long Wharf Theater season with Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:34 pm
Sun September 25, 2011

Book Show: If You Criticize Your Country Are You Unpatriotic?; Book

Adam Bailey

The book show starts with the question, "If you criticize America, are you unpatriotic?" Join Faith and her book buddies for their interesting perspectives and their recommendations on good reads.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:25 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Food Schmooze: Chef Tyler Anderson Of The Copper Beach Inn; Make-Ahead Meals Made

Forrest Tanaka

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

Cook the best, most nutritious food for your family 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
10:25 am
Tue September 20, 2011

What Are Your Responsibilities to Your Dinner Host if You Have Food Issues?

Kristin Andrus

Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyond

Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern

Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:09 pm
Sun September 18, 2011

Gina Barreca Answers The Question "Should Your Lover Be Your Best Friend";

Marcela ferna♂dez

Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks about her starring role on the new season of The Good Wife on CBS. And, we riff on the question, should your lover also be your best friend?

Shrimp and Orzo Pasta1 tablespoon oil

1cup small diced onion

2 tablespoon curry powder

1 cup white wine

2 cups half and half

1 pound orzo pasta cooked in boiling salted water and drained

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 pound of cooked salad shrimp

¼ cup diced fresh tomato

4 tablespoons chopped chives (optional, for garnish)

Cook the orzo in a gallon of boiling salted water until just soft. Then drain and set aside until you make the sauce. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and curry powder then cook for an additional 2 minutes on medium low heat. Pour in white wine and reduce until almost evaporated. Incorporate the half and half and the orzo pasta then cook until the half and half is reduced and absorbed into the pasta. Season with the one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon sugar then add the cooked shrimp. Finish with diced tomatoes and chopped chives. Heat through and serve.

Makes 8 portions.

(Courtesy of Chris Prosperi)

The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Food Schmooze: Patricia Wells, Salad As A Meal

NatalieMaynor

Recipes from 
Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season

by Patricia Wells

Bar de la Croix Rouge Assiette Saint-Germain4 SERVINGS

4 thin slices Multigrain Sourdough Bread, toasted

1 tablespoon salted butter

1 tablespoon Homemade Mayonnaise

24 ultra- thin slices rare roast beef

2 handfuls of soft salad greens

Creamy Lemon- Mustard Dressing (see below)

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:18 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

The Lost Toys, Tastes And Trends Of The 70s & 80s; Retromania; Land

John Morgan

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s And 80s

If you owe a couple cavities to Marathon candy bars, learned your adverbs from Schoolhouse Rock!, and can still imitate the slo-mo bionic running sound of The Six Million Dollar Man, this book is for you.

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? takes you back in time to the tastes, smells, and sounds of childhood in the '70s and '80s, when the Mystery Date board game didn't seem sexist, and exploding Pop Rocks was the epitome of candy science.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:04 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Documentary Film Artists Max Scott And Vera Graaf; Environmental Writer Peter

Wolffer Estate

Conversation with two documentary film artists, and one of the great environmental writers around, Peter Matthiesen, a Buddist who describes what it's like to cheat at meditating.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:56 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: A Debate, A Speech, And… A Rat Emergency?

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Politics, politics, politics! Republicans debate last night (in front of a plane?). The President speaks tonight (in front of Saints-Packers?). There's plenty to talk about! Join us: 203 776-WNPR, @faithwnpr, or on Facebook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:13 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Bishop John Shelby Spong

The Faith Middleton Show
10:37 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: Indian Cuisine; Fast Breads

Prasad Chirnomula

Today we're sampling the regional cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula. Plus 50 easy and delicious fast bread recipes.

Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:28 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Pink Brain, Blue Brain; American Chinatown

Richard Stephenson

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps--and What We Can Do about It

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:49 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Secrets Of The Sommeliers; Quiches, Kugels And Couscous

Alex Ranaldi

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals

A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:22 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

Dan's Papers; The Things That Need Doing

Captain Mish

 Dan's Papers

Dan’s Papers recently celebrated its Golden Anniversary, having been an integral part of the Hamptons since its founding in 1960. From its first eight-page edition in Montauk, published while the founder was home for the summer from college, it has grown over the years to become the largest newspaper in the Hamptons, widely followed for its unique opinions, humor, news and the chronicling of the lives of the rich and famous.

The Things That Need Doing

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:18 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

Rabbi Donna Berman; The Dirty Life; Hot Seat Guest Wilson Faude

Brian Fitzgerald

Rabbi Donna Berman

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:46 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

The End Of Overeating; The Watermill Center

Photo by Lovis Dengler

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and salt.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:36 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

The Frugal Superpower; The Things That Need Doing; "Mad Bomber" The Musical

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The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:36 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Book Show: Good Reads; Meditation

Hans-Peter

If you love to read, Faith Middleton and her buddies have you covered. Don't miss new ideas on The Book Show. Plus, the art of meditating with teacher Amy Gross for those who want to go deeper, or reduce stress.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:25 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Food Schmooze: Comfortable In The Kitchen; Cooking With Healthy Girl

epSos.de

The Blue Jean chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen By Meredith Laurence

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:44 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Photographer Mary Ellen Bartley; Your Daughter's Bedroom

Mary Ellen Bartley

Faith Middleton talks with a photographer who aims to capture the texture of oceans; and psychiatrist Joyce McFadden explores how to handle sexuality with your daughter.

 

Your Daughter's Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women

Your Daughter’s Healthy Identity Starts With You

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:14 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Stratford's Garbage Museum; Don't Kill The Birthday Girl; In Defense Of

The Garbage Museum

The Garbage Museum in Stratford, Connecticut has a serious mission despite its clever Trash-o-saurus. Its mission, run by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, is to educate us about recycling and the endless amounts of garbage we generate.

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:21 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Farmland Preservation; East Hampton Veterinarian Jonathan Turetsky; The Dirty

Markles55

Faith meets a man trying to save farmland in a place where developers are hungry -- the exclusive Hamptons. And, meet one of the kindest vets on earth, a man who believes the last breath an animal takes should be as beautiful as possible. Plus, a memoir of farming, food and, love.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:03 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Don't Shoot! I'm The Guitar Man and The Noël Coward Reader

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Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man
by Buzzy Martin

Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man is the raw and moving account of Buzzy Martin's time teaching music classes at San Quentin State Prison, where he experienced everything from fear for his own safety to the human connection created by sharing in the transcendent power of music. Buzzy not only gave the inmates at the "Q" something positive to look forward to, he also learned from the inmates the hard truth about life in prison, which he was then able to relate to his juvenile hall students.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:22 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Food Schmooze: Quick & Kosher; One Big Table

Joseph DeLeo

Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes

Five years after her wedding, Jamie Geller is juggling a career and running a busy household - and she still has no time to cook! 

As her family and career rapidly grew, Jamie set out to learn how to cook with children around, how to cook meals that kids would eat (while not boring adult family and guests) and how to do it all without losing her cool.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:41 pm
Sun August 14, 2011

Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center

Pollock Krasner House & Study Center

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is regarded as the undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, he married fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and moved from New York City to Long Island’s East End. With a loan from art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, they purchased a small homestead on one and a quarter acres overlooking Accabonac Creek in The Springs, near East Hampton.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:53 am
Thu August 11, 2011

The Greatest Show On Earth; The Vertical Farm

The Vertical Farm

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on earth has existed in its present form since the beginning of time.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:20 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

Food Schmooze: Clinton Street Baking Company Cookbook; The Improvisational Cook;

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Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch and Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant

The Clinton St. Baking Company is one of the hottest brunch spots in a city obsessed with brunch. A tiny thirty-two-seat eatery on Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side, the restaurant draws long lines of customers who come from far and wide to sample fresh-baked goods, hearty omelets, sugar-cured bacon, and light-as-air pancakes with maple butter.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:19 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Green Metropolis and A Is For Admission

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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
by David Owen

In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York, New York.

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