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
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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The Faith Middleton Show
10:38 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

A Professor, a President and a Meteor

The Faith Middleton Show
8:13 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Technology's Promise

The Faith Middleton Show
3:06 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Hot Seat: Zoë Keating

Jeffrey Rusch

One guest, twenty minutes, zero preparation… Faith's on the Hot Seat!

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë's self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and she has amassed an incredible 1.3 million Twitter followers.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:22 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Will Shortz’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

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Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:34 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wraps

Xurble photo via Flickr Creative Commons

Buffalo Tempeh Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing

The Hollywood Wrap by Nancy Kennedy                                   

2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

8 ounces tempeh, cut into 4 equal squares

1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:16 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Celebrating Theater-Film Director and Acting Teacher Jack Garfein

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Having arrived in America as a teenage Holocaust survivor, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who's who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of which he founded.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:59 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Orchestra New England

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Orchestra New England is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra.

Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England has presented over 700 concerts with a passion for excellence and signature enthusiasm. Most of these performances were presented at ONE’s home base at Yale’s Battell Chapel, with other engagements taking place in concert halls throughout New England and along the Eastern seaboard.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:57 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

On the Road: New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:52 pm
Sun March 13, 2011

Food Schmooze: Peruvian Roast Chicken

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Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime

From Cook's Illustrated

Serves 4

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:00 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

The Silent Saboteurs

 In 2009, Dr. Nordquist published The Stealth Killer, a book that has become known as the #1 authoritative resource on the hugely important connection between oral spirochetosis and chronic inflammatory disease. 

Now, after having spent additional countless hours in deep study of the topic with co-author David Krutchkoff, DDS, MS, The Silent Saboteurs is here to expand on this groundbreaking subject. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:47 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Playdate

Inside their picture-perfect homes, the residents of this quiet California suburb are not at all what they seem.

Lance is a former weatherman, now a buff yogi, stay-athome dad, and manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop’s cookie distribution. Belle is his precocious and quick-witted daughter. Darlene is a classic Type A work-a-holic, she has little time or patience for the needs of her husband and daughter

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:17 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Wall-to-Wall Connecticut Politics Edition

Chion Wolf

It's wall-to-wall Connecticut politics for the full hour. We'll talk Governor Malloy's proposed budget, new poll numbers out of Quinnipiac University, conflicting constituencies, the tug of war of spending cuts and raising taxes… and more.

The New Haven Independent's Paul Bass and Capitol Report's Tom Dudchik join Rich Hanley, Faith, and YOU on this fresh edition of Politics, Burgers & Beer.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:17 am
Fri March 11, 2011

In Her Wake

Over one million people in the world commit suicide every year leaving millions more bereft.  

Harvard psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, author of the memoir In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide, was haunted for most of her life by her mother's suicide at the age of 34 that left her, and her five siblings, motherless.  Her mom left a suicide note and a grocery list when she killed herself in 1963 - the author was just for years old.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Fri March 11, 2011

The Cost of Multitasking

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We have oceans of information at our disposal, yet we increasingly seek knowledge in online headlines glimpsed on the run. We are networked as never before, but we connect with friends and family via e-mail and fleeting face-to-face moments that are rescheduled and interrupted a dozen times. Despite our wondrous technologies and scientific advances, we are nurturing a culture of diffusion, fragmentation, and detachment.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:56 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Stuck

In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but . . . Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and cultural criticism, Stuck is a wise and passionate exploration of the dreams we hold dearest for ourselves-and the road to actually achieving them.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:53 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Jewish Spies Sent Behind Enemy Lines in Nazi Germany

A never-before-told World War II story of Jewish soldiers on a dangerous mission within the Third Reich—a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:07 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Tech Talk

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It's Tech Talk time, featuring the guys from Digital Saviors in Simsbury. We'll tell you about tablet devices, computers, viruses, and apps. Whether you're a techie or new to the whole thing, don't miss our discussion of what's out there and what you need to know about it, including the new iPad 2, just unveiled.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:12 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Essex Winter Series

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The Essex Winter Series's goal is to bring the finest music, in live performance, to the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline Region during the winter months and to cultivate its appreciation to the widest audience.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:44 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Dear Mrs. Kennedy

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From the bestselling author of Kennedy Weddings and Diana and Jackie comes a powerful and moving collection of the condolence letters Jacqueline Kennedy received after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

In the weeks and months following the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy received more than one million letters. The impact of President Kennedy’s death was so immense that people from every station in life wrote to her, sharing their feelings of sympathy, sorrow, and hope. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:12 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Pets on Wheels of Connecticut

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Pets on Wheels of Connecticut believes that no one should be denied their own pet. They make a difference one pet and one person at a time. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:23 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Courtesy of Chris Prosperi

3 pounds corned beef raw with spice packet cut into 2 inch pieces

2 cups onions 1 inch dice

½ pound carrots cut into large pieces

1 pound red potatoes – scrubbed clean

2 cups low sodium beef broth

1 head cabbage cut into 2 inch pieces

½ cup whole grain mustard

¼ cup sour cream

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:05 am
Sun March 6, 2011

The Rage of Achilles

Blood. Guts. Pride. Wrath.

The ancient clash of armies outside the walls of Troy is a cornerstone of Western literature. In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins brilliantly reimagines that titanic encounter. His stunningly original telling captures the brutality of the battlefield, the glory and the gore, in language that never relents. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:23 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

 Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest film.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:22 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Cop in the Hood

The Faith Middleton Show
5:16 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Maintaining Independence as You Grow Older

creative common; Adam Jones, Ph.D.

As life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, the maintenance of physical independence among older Americans has emerged as a major clinical and public health priority.  The ability to move without assistance, is a fundamental feature of human functioning. Older people who lose mobility are less likely to remain in the community, have higher rates of morbidity, mortality, and hospitalizations and experience a poorer quality of life.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:17 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Farm Together Now

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:29 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Food Schmooze: Grilled Cheese

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Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 

  • Bread – country white, seeded rye, potato bread or whole wheat

  • Cheese – sharp, Extra Sharp or your favorite cheese

  • Toppings – Caramelized onions, sautéed crimini mushrooms, sliced tomato, sliced pickles, sliced prosciutto, crispy bacon, truffle oil, or any of your favorite toppings.

  1. Two slices of your favorite bread open faced.

  2. Cover each slice with your favorite cheese.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:56 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

How Pleasure Works

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:43 am
Fri February 25, 2011

The Book Show

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To see a complete list of the books discused on this show, go to R.J. Julia.

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