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The Faith Middleton Show
7:31 am
Fri January 20, 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
2:43 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Authors of The Secret History Of Dreaming And Composed: A Memoir

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The Secret History of Dreaming

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:58 pm
Wed January 18, 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 Colin McEnroe Show
3:06 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Will Print Dictionaries Survive?

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The word "meme" is a great example of a meme and of a word that was very quickly and totally absorbed into the language.

Thinker Richard Dawkins proposed the word in 1976 to refer to a unit of information that can be passed around. My guess is that it sat pretty quietly until the 1990s until it became a perfect way to talk about the spread of ideas across the Internet. We would eventually coin another term for this: "going viral."

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:40 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Authors Of The Long Run, And The Secret Lives Of Boys

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The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

A New York City firefighter’s emotional and inspiring memoir of learning to run again after a debilitating accident, based on the wildly popular March 2009 piece in Runner’s World.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:50 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Authors of A Global Life, And The World In 2050

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A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:25 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Shock Of Gray, And You Already Know How To Be Great

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Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How It Pits Young against Old, Child against Parent, Worker against Boss, Company against Rival, and Nation against Nation

Shock of Gray is about Everyone, Especially You:

Is your family smaller than the one you grew up in"

Do you obsess about looking younger" Do you know why"

Do you know someone who planned to retire but now cannot"

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:40 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Book Show: December 30, 2011

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So many books, so little time. Faith and her book buddies share their list of recommended reads.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:58 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

New Art Online, A Novel For Young Adults, And Bruce Clements On Aging

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Design critic, Steve Heller, explains how the occupy movement has created new art online.

The young adult novel, Four SeasonsAllegra Katz has been playing piano since she was four. But these aren't just any piano lessons. She studies at the Julliard School in New York, where careers are being formed—or not.

Author, Bruce Clements, explores the meaning of aging.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:53 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

The Life & Legacy Of David Foster Wallace

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Why are we doing a show about David Foster Wallace?

It's the kind of question Wallace himself would have enjoyed asking.  He might have even made it a central issue in the show, returning to it over and over again, palpating it.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:52 am
Wed November 23, 2011

An Uncommon History Of Common Courtesy, And Pearl Harbor Christmas

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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:45 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

What Makes An Educated Person, Sparking Creativity, and Assasins of the Turquoise Palace

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Gina Barreca talks about what makes and educated person. Psychologist Nancy Horn gives some ideas on how to have more creativity in your life, and author Roya Hakakian discusses the complexities of Iran in her new book, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace.

Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

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The Colin McEnroe Show
1:57 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Alexandra Styron On 'Reading My Father'

Jill Krementz

Few novelists of the past 50 years have enjoyed the huge success and lengthy renown of William Styron. With Sophie’s Choice, Lie Down in Darkness, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner, Styron established himself as a masterful chronicler of the American experience. But his gift for fiction came at a heavy price. The last twenty-five years of Styron’s life were marked by episodes of devastating depression, the first of which he documented with stunning candor in Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:57 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Faith Middleton Show: How To Be A Better Writer, The Art Of Friendship, And An Interesting Book

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Amy Bloom talks about how to be a better writer. Psychologist Nancy Horn explains the art of friendship. And, a new way to look at books.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:04 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Book Show: November 11, 2011

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Whether you seek to learn or escape into a different world, The Book Show crew has recommendations on great reads to help you make your way through your library, local bookstore, and the internet.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:08 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Obsessing About Weight, And Exploring The Human Smile

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Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex, and Politics

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:05 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Problem Talkers And Rosamond Bernier's Memoir, Some Of My Lives

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the world's most revered lecturers on art, Rosamond Bernier, joins Faith Middleton to talk about her knock-out memoir, Some of My Lives. And an exploration of the problem conversationalist, from interrupting to not listening, with Jane Stern.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:31 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Maximum Healing

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Maximum Healing: Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:23 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Cooking With Jams And Chutneys

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Cooking with Jams and Chutneys; Recipes from Beth's Farm Kitchen

Cookbook of jams, chutney recipes made from 100% natural products of Beth's Farm Kitchen, Hudson Valley, New York. Includes memoirs of Beth Linskey, founder of the company, including her 30 year contribution to the New York Green Market and Slow Food movements.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:56 am
Sat October 22, 2011

The Memoir Project

ShellyS

The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life

A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently understand that writing a memoir-whether it's a book, blog, or just a letter to a child-is the single greatest portal to self-examination.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:14 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Keeping Your Child In Mind

Mindaugas Danys

Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes

Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child’s mind and sense of self to grow.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:38 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Steve Almond's America

"Never be deceived by a humorist, for if he is any good he is a deeply serious man moved by a quirk of temperament to speak a certain kind of truth in the form of jokes. Everybody can laugh at the jokes; the real trick is to understand them."

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:43 am
Mon October 17, 2011

The End Of Overeating And A Halloween Magic-Lantern Show

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and salt.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:20 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Halloween Memories & The Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt

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Scaring Up Memories of Halloweens Past

Faith talks with author Katharine Weber about her best and worst Halloween costumes, candy trading, and trick-or-treating. 

Weber's most recent book, The Memory of All That, is a memoir about her family. Her novels include True Confections, Triangle, The Little Women, The Music Lesson, and Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:05 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Book Show: What Material Possessions Would You Give Up To Retire?

Jan H.

Faith Middleton's book buddies explore the notion of life after retirement. Plus, their recommendations on good reads.

The Faith Middleton Show
2:21 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Should Your Children Attend Every Event? And Gary Noesner's Stalling For Time

Molly

Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:41 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Rat Island with William Stolzenburg

Ed Yourdon

Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue

Rat Island rises from the icy gray waters of the Bering Sea, a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra, midway between Alaska and Siberia. Once a remote sanctuary for enormous flocks of seabirds, the island gained a new name when shipwrecked rats colonized, savaging the nesting birds by the thousands. Now, on this and hundreds of other remote islands around the world, a massive-and massively controversial-wildlife rescue mission is under way.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:24 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Amy Bloom Talks About The Do's & Don'ts Of Breaking Up

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On today's show Author Amy Bloom talks about the do's and don'ts of breaking up. Plus, Faith is in the hot seat. The producers choose a mystery guest and Faith conducts an interview without any preparation.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:32 am
Wed September 28, 2011

What Do You Want To Happen To Your Body Once You Kick The Bucket; The Memory

David Denicolò

The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:34 pm
Sun September 25, 2011

Book Show: If You Criticize Your Country Are You Unpatriotic?; Book

Adam Bailey

The book show starts with the question, "If you criticize America, are you unpatriotic?" Join Faith and her book buddies for their interesting perspectives and their recommendations on good reads.

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