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The Faith Middleton Show
4:32 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

South Fork Natural History Museum And Yellow Dirt

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The mission of the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center – SoFo is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment, with special emphasis on the unique natural history of Long Island’s South Fork.

The goals of the museum and nature center are to:

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:52 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Unconventional Shakespeare

Chion Wolf

How influential is Shakespeare?

Bernard Levin writes:

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:54 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Solving The City

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Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Shaping Our World
by Doug Saunders

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:37 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Technology's Inexorable Forward Momentum

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Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
by Sam Howe Verhovek

The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:24 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Food Schmooze: Boozehound Jason Wilson And The Best Of Recipes For Health

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Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits
by Jason Wilson

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:32 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Marsha Norman And Former FBI Hostage

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Stalling for Time
by Gary Noesner

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:28 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Environmentalist and Journalist Bill McKibben And How Pleasure Works

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Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
by Bill McKibben

A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:15 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Fan Fiction Keeps 'Harry Potter' Alive; Sheds Light On Spock's Evening Wear

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"Lay down some cover fire for me," I told Commander Troi, Buffy and Bill Curry. "I have to get back to Earth and do a show about fan fiction."

The vampire slayer and the busty Betazoid Starfleet counselor crouched behind the body of the slain Chewbacca while Curry scrambled to fetch the phasers and I activated the escape pod, setting the controls for the Dankosky Building on planet Earth in the Delta Quadrant. I hit warp speed and was gone in a flash.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:28 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Painter April Gornik; An Extraordinary New Map Of The Universe

Faith Middleton talks with renowned artist April Gornik about a project involving art, a big truck, and the start of a new conversation about what matters in life. Plus, a new era in citizen science thanks to a new map of the universe

A Grand and Bold Thing: An Extraordinary New Map of the Universe Ushering In A New Era of Discovery

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:37 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

What Do Comic Books Say About Popular Culture?

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So much has changed. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:05 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Reynonlds Dodson, Author Of A Cockeyed Guide To The Hamptons; A CT Hot Dog

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If you've never been there, or you've known the place for a long time, you'll enjoy the witty Cockeyed Guide to the Hamptons. Plus, the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour film, and Faith's on The Hot Seat, one mystery guest, no preparation and she has to do an interview.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:57 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Food Schmooze: Beat This!

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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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:12 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Is Charlotte's Web The Greatest Children's Book Ever?

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"But, Charlotte," said Wilbur, "I'm not terrific." 

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:46 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wrap

Matej Novak

When it comes to eating on the run, it’s not always easy to make smart choices. In her new book, celebrity fitness trainer and nutrition expert Nancy Kennedy introduces her foolproof solution for weight-conscious dining at home or away with 100 recipes for sleek and sexy wraps. You can put together these nutritious, low-calorie meals in minutes and pack them along wherever your busy day takes you.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:53 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Colin Quinn

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In Colin Quinn Long Story Short, Quinn focuses his articulate brand of comedy on the demise of empires, including our own. More than standup comedy, Long Story Short is a hilarious blend of incisive observation, sharp commentary, and Colin’s channeling of the personalities of the past. From Socrates to Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Colin Quinn Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:57 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Toxins in Our Lives Could Affect the Intelligence of Babies in the Womb

woodleywonderworks

We are all shaped by our genetic inheritance and by the environment we live in. Indeed, the argument about which of these two forces, nature or nurture, predominates has been raging for decades. But what about our very first environment—the prenatal world where we exist for nine months between conception and birth and where we are more vulnerable than at any other point in our lives?

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:17 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Eternal Life

The Faith Middleton Show
9:20 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Conversation With Ray Merritt, Author, Attorney, And Former UNICEF Director

UNICEF Sverige

Today on The Faith Middleton Show...the man seeding the waters with scallops, oysters and clams with help from the government, and Ray Merritt, protecting the world's endangered children through his work at the United Nations and beyond. Plus The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:54 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

'Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History Of Pseudonyms'

Chion Wolf

For me, the champion of the nom de plume game will forever be Brian O'Nolan who wrote great modernist novels under the name Flann O'Brien and an important newspaper column in the Irish times under the pen name Miles nagCopaleen. (Miles of the Little Ponies.)

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:25 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Award-Winning Author James Villas

A North Carolina native, Villas doesn't just present the region's best pork recipes but also brings the spirit of Southern cooking alive with tasty cultural and historical tidbits and favorite recipes from beloved restaurants like Louis Osteen's on Pawley's Island in South Carolina and Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He examines every part of the pig and shows you what to do with each—hocks to trotters, pork belly to fatback—and even includes a glossary that covers virtually every dish you can think of, from Cajun boudin sausage to traditional salt pork.

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Literature
1:49 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Final Chapters Of 'Gone With The Wind' Aren't Gone

For years, the original manuscript of the novel Gone With the Wind was believed to have been destroyed.  But as WNPR’s Diane Orson reports, the last four chapters recently re-appeared in a Southport, Connecticut library.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell tells the sweeping story of a headstrong Scarlett O’Hara and her turbulent love affair with Rhett Butler – set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh received ten Academy Awards. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:58 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

The Supremes

At their height, they were "living the dream, looking impeccable and flawless to a fault."  They began as four girls from the projects of Detroit who just loved to sing - four girls who were desperate to get on the road.  In The Supremes, Mark Ribowsky charts the rise of the most successful female singing group of all time - the first "girl-group" ever to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - as well as the ruthlessness that fed their breakup. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:47 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

The Beauty of Hospice Care

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Connecticut Magazine editor Charlie Monagan's new musical based on real events in Waterbury, Connecticut. And, big news -- a new hospice facility is about to be built on the east end of Long Island. Plus, Yale law professor Stephen Carter talks about his latest novel Jericho's Fall.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:46 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Overcoming Tough Times Financially

Our roller coaster economy has been a leveler - throwing the formerly rich and lower income people into the same basket. We thought we'd talk about debt, credit cards and bankruptcy with Mitchell Allen, author of A Survival Guide to Debt. He has been a debt counselor to many.

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Arts/Culture
10:26 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Sriracha Cookbook

Receive a copy of this cookbook as our thank you when you make a contribution to help support WNPR and The Faith Middleton Show.

Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as:Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Food Schmooze: The Sriracha Cookbook

Receive a copy of this cookbook as our thank you when you make a contribution to help support WNPR and The Faith Middleton Show.

Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as:Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:24 am
Fri May 27, 2011

The Liar in Your Life

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:24 am
Fri May 27, 2011

The Liar In Your Life

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Loyalty

The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Loyalty

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