The Faith Middleton Show

The Faith Middleton Show airs Mondays through Thursdays at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Wednesdays feature The Food Schmooze, which also airs Saturday at noon. You can always stream WNPR live.

For 34 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 3:00 pm hour at (203) 776-WNPR. Join the conversation by email at faithwnpr@aol.com, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:59 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Authors of Your Brain on Food and Holy Ghosts

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Does what we eat control our thoughts and feelings? After many studies, a neuroscientist says it's true.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:14 am
Sat April 14, 2012

CT Education Reform, The Realistic Joneses at Yale Rep

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Connecticut is going for education reform. We hear from teachers this time about what reforms they think will provide the best outcomes for students.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:06 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Food Schmooze: 1,000 Easy Recipes

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Discover restaurants, cookbooks, easy recipes and food trends with Faith and the gang on The Food Schmooze Party.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:30 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Monaco Award Winner Michele Bell and Author Amy Bloom

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Faith Middleton talks with novelist and former therapist Amy Bloom about how interfaith couples negotiate life together. And, an award-winning Yale scientist has data showing climate change is affecting human health and mortality.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:58 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Robert Kreitler, Steven Heller, and Lilly Ledbetter

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Faith interviews Lilly Ledbetter, who took on the Goodyear corporation. And a financial analyst tells us what to watch for to protect and grow your assets, and what to expect from the economy.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:48 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Book Show: April 6, 2012

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In a world filled with books we search out interesting reads, and soon we'll be taking calls from book clubs across our region to hear what you love, so make your lists, and stay tuned for that.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 5, 2012

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In this partisan world, what are the chances of getting anything substantial out of Washington in the midst of a presidential race?

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:32 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Food Schmooze: Salad Days

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A satire about Why French Women Don't Get Fat. Delicious salads for every month of the year from a salad dressing chef—who knew there was one? And useful kitchen tips and tricks.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:20 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Authors of Hot Cripple, Alone and Invisible No More, and Unprotected Texts

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Alone and Invisible No More is the true story of a new way of caring for the elderly in Maine that is cost-effective and promises humane end-of-life care. Plus, a look at what The Bible says in contradictory ways about sex and desire.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:03 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Red at TheaterWorks and You Are What You Wear

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There is a remarkable play at TheaterWorks in Hartford about the life of one of America's greatest painters, Mark Rothko, and his struggle to be heard and seen in the way he hoped to be understood. And a look at the art and psychology of fashion with Bruce Clements and a fashion psychologist.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:49 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Carl Zimmer on Our Planet of Viruses and the Author of Rethinking Depression

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While we're obsessed with keeping germs away, our go-to science guy, Carl Zimmer, says we and the planet are covered in viruses. Which ones are harmless and which can do us in?

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:06 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Politics, Burgers & Beers: March 29, 2012

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What will be the key issues that decide the outcome of the next presidential election? How will money and super pacs affect the bottom line?

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:38 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

The Albert Schweitzer Institute and Dr. Ron Savin

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Why can't they cure baldness in men and women? Connecticut's Albert Schweitzer Institute is trying to save the world humanely, one village at a time. And how revered economist John Maynard Keynes would solve our fiscal crisis today.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:31 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Shirley MacLaine

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“An actor has many lives and many people within him.  I know there are lots of people inside me.  No one ever said I’m dull.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:10 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Food Schmooze: March 21, 2012

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Discover the dairy and cheese bar that has eyes popping in Bantam, Ct. And learn how you can compete to have a food truck and travel the country in it for The Food Network.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:50 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Authors of The One and Find Fix Finish

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A UConn cardiologist weighs in on the statin controversy. The remarkable life of soul music performer James Brown. And, a U.S. counter terrorism expert reveals how our new policies resulted in Bin Laden's capture. Can we stay safe?

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:18 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Bell, Book & Candle On Stage in Connecticut and The Variations

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We look at the play on now in Connecticut — Bell, Book and Candle. And the novel, The Variations, about a catholic priest, is featured.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:04 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Politics, Burgers & Beer: March 15, 2012

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Don't miss a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer with Faith, Rich Hanley, and special guest John Heilemann of New York magazine, for a look at the presidential race.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:13 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Occupy New Haven, Architect Mark Simon, And "The Best Care Possible"

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Occupy New Haven protestors save the encampment on the Green for another two weeks, but not without an interesting twist. Paul Bass, from the New Haven Independent, has the story as it unfolds.

Architect Mark Simon, from the award winning architectural firm Centerbrook Architects, talks about thinking in three dimensions and how technology has changed the industry.

The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:44 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Misophonia, The Death of Common Sense, and Carl Zimmer on Animal Friendships

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We'll look at whether animals have friendships with one another the way humans do. And discover why some people become full of rage after hearing normal sounds, like clearing your throat. Plus: why laws can sometimes mean The Death of Common Sense.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:39 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Bringing President Clinton to Connecticut, Plus the Authors of I Want To Be

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President Bill Clinton is coming to speak in Hartford. What goes on behind the scenes to snag a high profile personality? That and other surprises coming your way…

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Book Show: March 9, 2012

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So many books, so little time. Don't miss The Book Show. She and the gang will recommend books in all categories, fiction and non-fiction.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:15 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Food Schmooze: Handheld Pies

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Join The Food Schmooze party to learn about Connecticut moonshine, the new spirit on the block. And, how to make your own homemade pop tarts for kids and those of you who can't forget them.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:34 am
Sat March 10, 2012

Focusing On Education: New Haven Promise

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New Haven Promise

New Haven Promise (NHP) is a visionary program for the purposes of promoting college education as an aspiration for all New Haven Public School (NHPS) students; assisting graduating students from NHPS to pursue education after high school; and enhancing the growth, stability, and economic development of the City of New Haven.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:39 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Financial Advisor Bob Kreitler

Get the latest on the economy, and protecting and growing your money. Tips from our financial analyst. Plus a look at the novel about a real life experiment, having college students raise babies from adoption centers. Learn how it changed the lives of the children and students.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:40 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Novelist Margot Livesey, Designer Steven Heller, and Architect Duo Dickinson

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Margot Livesey talks about her popular new novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. And architect Duo Dickinson explains how to stay in the house you're in using novel ways to change it.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:15 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Food Schmooze: Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking

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The Food Schmooze gang gets into quick and easy weeknight Mexican cooking at home. Plus, the new surprising foodie thing at one hotel chain.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:50 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Music, Music, Music

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Enjoy the power of music with Faith: the life stories of Mick Jagger and Roseanne Cash, and the world premiere of the musical February House at Long Wharf Theatre.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:54 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Authors Of A Global Life, And The World In 2050

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A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:28 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Shock Of Gray, And You Already Know How To Be Great

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Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How It Pits Young against Old, Child against Parent, Worker against Boss, Company against Rival, and Nation against Nation

Shock of Gray is about Everyone, Especially You:

Is your family smaller than the one you grew up in"

Do you obsess about looking younger" Do you know why"

Do you know someone who planned to retire but now cannot"

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