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
12:47 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories

The Faith Middleton Show
12:36 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

J.D. Salinger

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Will Hochman, who teaches at Southern Connecticut State University, is one of these walking encyclopedias of all things J.D. Salinger.

Mr. Salinger, of course, wrote the iconic Catcher in the Rye, and other books, then stopped communicating with the outside world in 1965.  As with any famous recluse, absence creates a sensation of interest and for him the long cat and mouse game began.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:57 am
Sat February 19, 2011

Hot Seat!

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Today's guest is Jackie Farrelly.  She's the Property Manager at Long Wharf Theatre, where she's been responsible for set dressing and props for over one hundred productions during her tenure. Jackie, a Connecticut native, lives in North Haven.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:14 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Blue for Oceans

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First among all poetic virtues, according to Ezra Pound, is the heart's tone. In the poems of this debut collection, the tone of the poet's heart sounds clearly.

Set within an American family in the second half of the twentieth century, the poems move from California to New England, from boyhood to ailing parents, from a long marriage to love's dissolutions, from childbirth to children leaving home.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:02 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Budgets, Budgets

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It’s a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer with Rich Hanley! PB&B regular, New York magazine’s John Heilemann, joins us to talk about President Obama’s response to the upheaval in Egypt, the proposed federal budget, and Governor Malloy's proposed state budget—plus conversation on all the newest news and developing developments in the world of politics.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:59 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Dog, Inc.

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What Stiff did for the dead and Fast Food Nation did for the burger, Dog, Inc. does for the stranger-than-fiction world of commercial dog cloning. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:21 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Growing and Protecting Your Money

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Bob's simple saving rules.

1. Every month pay off the balance on your credit cards.

2. By age 30 save 15% of your income.

3. Pay yourself first (save before you spend)

4. When your portfolio is twice the size of your salary, become knowledgeable about investing and pay attention to your portfolio (gain in portfolio should be equal to or greater than what you are saving.)

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:02 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Food Schmooze: Beef Barley Soup

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Chris Prosperi's Beef Barley Soup

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:37 pm
Sun February 13, 2011

Heart of the City

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The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:13 pm
Sun February 13, 2011

Invasion of the Mind Snatchers

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"Eric Burns, a bona fide TV historian, has pulled off a difficult task—he has brought our early, grainy television history to life in living color. His book is a tour of our times, from cowboys and Indians, and scoundrels and healers, to televised hearings and game show hosts. Invasion of the Mind Snatchers is a television-lover's portrait of how we got here, for better or worse, and Burns reminds us that what we were watching all those years was our own history unfolding." — Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:59 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Food Schmooze: Crazy For Couscous

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Download Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 as a PDF file by clicking here.

Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 features eight recipes, including:

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:56 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Food Schmooze: Best New England Recipes

Just in time for Yankee Magazine’s 75th anniversary.  A brand-new collection of more than 150 easy and delicious recipes from New England’s finest cooks, just for your kitchen!

The Faith Middleton Show
6:43 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

The Low GI Handbook

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:31 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Food Schmooze: Great Italian Food With Ease And Comfort

Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual “crockpot” fare into the dimension of fine food.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:54 am
Fri February 4, 2011

American Chinatown

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:43 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Pink Brain, Blue Brain

The Faith Middleton Show
5:55 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: The Promise of the Obama Presidency

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Newsweek's Jonathan Alter joins Faith and Rich Hanley to talk Egypt, the Obama presidency, and all the newest news and developing developments in the world of politics.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:57 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Food Schmooze: Helen Chen's Easy Asian Noodles

Whether they're served cold, pan-fried until crunchy, or simmered in soup, noodles are a major part of Asia's cuisine. Each country has its own signature dish, from China's Pork Lo Mein to Thailand's Pad Thai to Japan's Yaki-Soba, and the noodles themselves might be made from wheat, rice, or even mung beans. All these dishes have one thing in common, though: They're uniformly delicious. And now, thanks to noted Asian cooking expert Helen Chen, they're a snap to prepare at home. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:30 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Finding Pete

The Faith Middleton Show
9:17 am
Tue February 1, 2011

The Great Depression

When the stock market crashed in 1929, Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. After he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, he decided to set down his impressions in his diary.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:37 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Food Schmooze: Rose's Heavenly Cakes

This extraordinary collection of heavenly cake recipes from "Diva of Desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum, the award-winning author of The Cake Bible, is an essential kitchen companion for anyone who loves to bake. Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color photography, the book's meticulously tested, easy-to-follow recipes are all you need to create spectacularly beautiful cakes in your home kitchen.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:48 am
Mon January 31, 2011

The Lost Cellos Of Lev Aronson

The Faith Middleton Show
5:25 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Knives At Dawn

An exciting chefs-as-athletes story following the 2009 U.S. team's attempt for the gold at the "Olympics of food"—-the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most prestigious cooking competition.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:38 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Guardians Of Being

This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:55 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

A Paradise Built In Hell

A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters.  Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster — whether manmade or natural—people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find
in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities?

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:48 am
Thu January 27, 2011

On Thin Ice

Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, polar bears are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. Today, as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to symbolize the peril that faces all life on earth as a result of harmful human practices. Here, the acclaimed science writer Richard Ellis offers an impassioned and moving statement on behalf of polar bears—and all they stand for.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:31 am
Thu January 27, 2011

I Shudder

From his classic plays and screenplays to his sidesplitting pieces for The New Yorker and Premiere, Paul Rudnick is one of our most adored humor writers. Now, in this long overdue collection, he casts his gleefully wicked eye on the world as he sees it: a landscape of stylish dowagers, irascible producers, and full-tilt eccentrics.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:55 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes

An inspiring collection of kosher recipes-from the simple to the sublime-all created with the slow cooker.

In Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, the encore to her classic book, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons, Laura Frankel, a respected kosher chef and mother of three teenagers, shares more than 120 easy, delicious recipes for everyday and holiday meals-- all conveniently prepared in the slow cooker-a staple of Sabbath cooking which Frankel affectionately calls her "Shabbat miracle machine."

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:46 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Food Schmooze: Absolutely Chocolate

The Faith Middleton Show
5:54 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Green Metropolis

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 City.

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