The Faith Middleton Show

Mondays through Thursdays at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Saturdays at 12:00 pm.

For 35 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.”

The Faith Middleton Show airs Mondays through Thursdays at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Wednesdays feature The Food Schmooze®, which also airs Saturdays at 12:00 pm. 

Alan Arkin

May 19, 2011

Salmon Chowder

Serves 6

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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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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.

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.

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

Earth Day 2011

May 2, 2011
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Thank you for supporting WNPR!

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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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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.

State of the Moment

Apr 25, 2011

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.

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

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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

On the Road: PEZ!

Apr 5, 2011
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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.

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

Steven Heller

Apr 2, 2011
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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  

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!

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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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

Join the Club

Mar 28, 2011

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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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.

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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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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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.