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
9:20 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Alan Arkin

The Faith Middleton Show
8:39 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Food Schmooze: Mr. Sunday's Soup

Salmon Chowder

Serves 6

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:11 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Tech Talk: Microsoft and Skype and Google, Oh My!

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:07 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Politics, Burgers and Beer: Torture, Pakistan and Bin Laden's Death

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Today the president was in New York to meet with 911 families and responders. In this hour we look at the renewed debate on torture to extract evidence, and at President Obama's decision not to release the bin Laden death photos. Plus, Pakistan...what do its nuclear bombs have to do with our administration's refusal to abandon that country...even as we wonder, what they knew and when they knew it.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:21 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Food Schmooze: Just Married and Cooking

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Italian Sausage Pitas with Feta and Watercress

serves 4

1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced  

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

6 pieces italian sausage (hot or sweet)

1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed

5 oz feta cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons mint leaves, torn

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 pitas with pocket

Combine the sliced onions and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:40 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

The Aftermath of the Bin Laden Aftermath

The White House

Today, a special edition of the show: A post mortem on the bin Laden post mortem, a look at the minds and mindsets behind the story.

We start with a discussion on the mass psychology behind reactions to bin Laden's death—your reactions, our reactions… everyone's reactions.

Then we'll talk to the first chief of the CIA's bin Laden task force about the mind of the man—Osama bin Laden, himself.

And finally, NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss the media's mindset during and following a story like this one.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:01 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Food Schmooze: Persian Food Bursting With Flavor

These rich, exotic recipes showcase the special heritage of the Persian community and introduce every cook to the spices and flavors unique to Persian cooking.

My Favorite Baked Salmon

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:01 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Earth Day 2011

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Thank you for supporting WNPR!

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:25 pm
Sat April 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Martinis Galore

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Calling All Martini Lovers...
The Food Schmooze Wants YOUR Help! YOU be the judge!

You're invited to The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition.

Sample every type of martini imaginable, and vote for the best--which will be declared Connecticut's Official Martini!

Thursday, June 23rd at 6 p.m.
At the Marquee, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Tickets: $75 per person
Call 860-275-7540 for tickets

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:06 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Mastering Creative Anxiety

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:50 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Report On the Dangers of Paint Fumes and Solvents

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Children who sleep with fumes from water-based paints and solvents are two to four times more likely to suffer allergies or asthma, according to a new scientific study. Swedish and U.S. scientists measured the compounds - propylene glycol and glycol ethers - in the bedroom air of 400 toddlers and preschoolers, and discovered that the exposed children had substantially higher rates of asthma, stuffy noses and eczema. The irony is that these compunds are supposed to be healthier than the old, high-polluting, oil-based paints and solvents.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:43 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

State of the Moment

Gallery 360, New Haven, is pleased to present Emilia Dubicki and Jonathan Waters: State of the Moment, in the expansive, light filled lobby gallery space of New Haven’s newest residential high rise. The exhibition pairs the New Haven area artists Dubicki and Waters for their first show as a duo.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:57 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Food Schmooze: Beat This!

In a book that has become a classic for its unique combination of irresistible recipes and hilarious prose, Ann Hodgman throws down a gauntlet that no self-respecting cook can ignore: here are more than 100 recipes for popular dishes she guarantees to be better than anyone else's.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:30 am
Thu April 7, 2011

The Book Show: Good Reads in All Categories

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See a list of the books metioned on this show here.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:26 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Veggie Burger Challenge

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Faith Middleton’s Indian Veggie Burgers

1 – 14 oz. can Chick Peas drained and chopped

1 – 14 oz. can Lentils drained and chopped

1/2 Cup Brown Rice cooked well and drained

1 small Red Pepper diced

1 small Green Pepper diced

6 Green Beans sliced thin

1 Cup Red Onion diced

1/2 Cup Mushrooms diced

1/2 Cup Corn frozen

1/2 Cup Carrots shredded

1/2 Cup Walnuts toasted and chopped

1 Tb Curry

1 Tb Kosher Salt

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

2 tsp. Hot Sauce

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:10 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

On the Road: PEZ!

Chion Wolf

Don't miss Chion Wolf's amazing photography from our trip to PEZ. No, seriously. Don't miss it. You'll be sorry.

PEZ was first marketed as a compressed peppermint candy over 83 years ago in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint... PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:14 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual

Emmy and Tony Award-winning Mandy Patinkin performs his critically acclaimed theatre concert, "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual," at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:55 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Do You Believe in Psychics?

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:26 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Connecticut Magazine

Chion Wolf

The April issue of Connecticut Magazine is on newsstands now. In this edition - "Top Docs 2011," answering the question, "Which doctors do the doctors recommend?"

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:12 pm
Sat April 2, 2011

Steven Heller

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Pop: How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture
“Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lenses of design, illustration, satiric and political art (and other things), is integral to a broader understanding of who we are and where we are going.”—Steven Heller, from the Introduction  

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:33 pm
Sat April 2, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer… Town Hall Style!

The White House

Today, it's Politics, Burgers & Beer with Rich Hanley—town hall style! We take your calls for the full hour. What's on your mind? What're you worried about? What're you hopeful for? Call us—203 776-WNPR—live at 3pm!

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:24 am
Sat April 2, 2011

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

Keith Scott Morton

The publications inform and inspire readers with original place-based features, architecture and art, including insider views of local real estate transactions, original articles featuring photos of local homes and gardens, entertaining and the good life. The award-winning magazines are oversized and designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, all written to the highest national standards and inspired by a local sense of place.

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:24 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Coq au Vin Blanc

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C O Q A U V I N B L A N C

From Farmhouse Kitchen FAVORITES

3 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more as needed

3 Lb organic boneless, skinless Chicken (white and dark meat), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 Cup Unbleached White Flour

2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp dried Thyme

Zest of 1 medium Lemon

1 large Yellow Onion, chopped

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1 medium Fennel bulb, cored and chopped

2 Cups assorted Mushrooms, sliced

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:20 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Join the Club

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:54 am
Mon March 28, 2011

NYC's Gibney Dance Company Gets a New Home

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:40 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Book Show: Recommendations in All Categories

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Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on interesting reads and other literary topics. To see a list of the books discussed on this show, click on R.J. Julia.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:36 am
Thu March 24, 2011

One of the Greatest Starsin Movie History

You might be able to construct an entire dining room table from the many books about actress Elizabeth Taylor.

This new one is intriguing because it explores how she knowingly or unknowingly created the culture of celebrity that we have today.

Elizabeth Taylor declared unheard of independence from the studio system that every noteworthy actor was tied to, for good and bad results.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Tech Talk: Hackers, Gadgets, and Cable TV

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On this fresh edition of Tech Talk, the guys from Digital Saviors tell us what's new and coming from CES and CeBIT, we check in with a reporter who covered the Pwn2Own hacker conference and competition, and Jim Willcox from Consumer Reports helps us look at Best Buy's new Buy Back Program and the pros and cons of ditching your cable television service.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:29 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Hartford Jewish Film Festival

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What makes a Jewish film, well, Jewish?

It's a question for which the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival has twenty-one star-studded answers, with an eclectic slate of first-run dramatic features, power-packed documentaries, biographies, musicals, comedies and shorts to amaze, inspire and entertain movie lovers. Our international search to discover new and unusual films that take Jewish storytelling to new heights yielded cinematic gems from Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Romania and the United States.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:14 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Going Nuclear

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Rich Hanley, Faith, and YOU talk Japan, the danger of the radioactive plume, and the pros and cons of nuclear power in this new context. Plus, the US Senate's OTHER Independent, Bernie Sanders of the great state of Vermont, joins the conversation.

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