The Faith Middleton Show

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

For thirty-four 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 3pm hour at 203 776-WNPR. Or join the conversation by email at faithwnpr@aol.com, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:19 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Fast-Forward Family

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:56 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 4, 2013

WNPR's Jeff Cohen (Chion Wolf file photo)

The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Regaining Balance

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Everybody gets knocked off course. How do you rebalance in an unpredictable world? Bruce Clements joins Faith to talk about the art of restoring balance. Are there go-to tactics that work for most people? Or is the answer different depending on what happens to you? What can we learn from others? How do you get perspective when the clear mind you need is clouded and confused?

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:11 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Drunk Tank Pink

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Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

A Look at Libraries

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Think about your local library. Do you still picture a dusty old building full of dusty old books? Do you imagine little old ladies with their glasses down at the ends of their noses, shushing you every time you speak?

Today we’ll check in with the libraries of the 21st century. Ebooks, the Internet, audiobooks. Music, movies, videogames. Coffee bars, couches, comic books… And no shushing? It’s a whole new world in the world of libraries.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:34 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Guns in Our Post-Newtown World

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Banning guns and ammunition—does it make sense and will it make us safer? We have a Connecticut police lieutenant with twenty-six years of experience, a consultant internationally on violence prevention. We look at whether gun bans will work and what we need to do to protect soft targets like schools and churches. He's frank; he's seen a lot in the communities he visits. It's not just America's problem, it turns out. It's a worldwide problem.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:58 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Authors of Occult America and Bound to Last

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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Mitch Horowitz joins us to talk Occult America, his study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:20 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Disintegration and What Good is God?

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Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America 

The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson argues that over decades of desegregation, affirmative action, and immigration, the concept of Black America has shattered. Instead of one black America, now there are four:

• a Mainstream middle-class majority with a full ownership stake in American society; 

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:35 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Authors of Virtual Justice and Teacher at Point Blank

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Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Authors of Stealing the Mystic Lamb and Spellbound

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

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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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