books

The Faith Middleton Show
12:56 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Make Your Brain Smarter

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:52 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

The Science of Skinny

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:33 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Daniel Handler Explains 'Why We Broke Up'

Each of us has a good break up story from youth. And most of us can manage now, to make it kind of funny.  Because that's the only possible response to such searing pain.

Breaking up, when it first happens, introduces us to a whole new kind of pain. We're in our teens. We've skinned our knees and broken our collarbones. We've had pets and maybe grandparents die. All kinds of other things have happened to us. What's the likelihood that life has some fabulously different type of pain to throw at us?

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:31 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Book Show: January 31, 2013

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The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:40 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Authors of Choke and You Had Me at Woof

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:38 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Bishop John Shelby Spong

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As a follow up to our very popular 2010 show, Bishop John Shelby Spong returns for the full hour. For two hundred years, scholars have been analyzing one of the most important books ever written—the Bible—and overturning much of what we once thought we knew. Everyday Christians, however, are not privy to this deeper conversation. Bishop Spong's Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World takes readers into the contemporary academic debate about the Bible.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:35 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

May I Be Happy

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:37 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

How Children Succeed with Paul Tough

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:46 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Dating After Divorce, the New Haven Green, and You are What You Speak

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What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the cloak of authority to control the way people use words. Now this sensational new book strikes back to defend the fascinating, real-life diversity of this most basic human faculty.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:23 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

How Correspondence Provides A Window Into The Past, Present, & Future Of Literature

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Today we're exploring the past present and future of literature, and we're using the notion of correspondence as a throughline. 

We start with Daniel Mendelsohn who began, at age 15, writing letters to novelist Mary Renault.

 The letters, recounted in a recent New Yorker essay, spanned years and half a continent and form a stately gavotte about gay identity, the Graeco Roman world and the writer's life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:18 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Sharon Salzberg on Faith

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In her book Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg offers discerning wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality. Through the teachings of Buddha and insight gained from her lifelong spiritual quest, she provides a road map for cultivating a feeling of peace that can be practiced by anyone of any tradition. Salzberg joins us live for the full hour.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:05 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Authors of The End of Country and Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:03 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Authors of Turning the Tide and Daughters of the Declaration

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:47 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Authors Of The Practicing Mind, Clarence Darrow, Plus An Inside Look At Choate Rosemary Hall

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The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life - Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process

In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:26 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Authors of New and Who Are We?

The Faith Middleton Show
5:24 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices

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If you've ever read a book on an e-reader, unleashed your inner rock star playing Guitar Hero, built a robot with LEGO Mindstorms, or ridden in a vehicle with child-safe air bags, then you've experienced first hand just a few of the astounding innovations that have come out of the MIT Media Lab over the past 25 years. We'll look at the transformative innovations that these digital magicians have up their sleeves for the coming years with Frank Moss, author of The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:40 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Bishop John Shelby Spong

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As a follow up to our very popular 2010 show, Bishop John Shelby Spong returns for the full hour. For two hundred years, scholars have been analyzing one of the most important books ever written—the Bible—and overturning much of what we once thought we knew. Everyday Christians, however, are not privy to this deeper conversation. Bishop Spong's Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World takes readers into the contemporary academic debate about the Bible.

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Where We Live
10:16 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Ralph Nader on the Seventeen Solutions

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Ralph Nader’s book “The Seventeen Traditions” was a postcard to his hometown - and the one where I now make my home - Winsted, CT. He wrote about small-town life and the lessons he learned in his father’s restaurant, in the local library, in the nearby woods.

His newest book builds on these traditions and presents “The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for our American Future.”

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:16 am
Sun December 23, 2012

The Author of Saul Steinberg: A Biography, and Diane Arbus: Guggenheim Grants

Saul Steinberg: A Biography

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:37 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Eating Mindfully

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Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations you experience when you eat, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. It is more about how you eat than what you eat. Today, Dr. Susan Albers joins us to talk Eating Mindfully.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:16 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Bunch of Amateurs

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From a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a fish’s glow-in-the-dark gene into common yogurt (all done in her kitchen using salad spinners) to a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes from his mobile home, Jack Hitt's Bunch of Amateurs not only tells the stories of people in the grip of a passion but argues that America’s history is bound up in a cycle of amateur surges. Hitt is our guest.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:18 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Eating Mindfully

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Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations you experience when you eat, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. It is more about how you eat than what you eat. Today, Dr. Susan Albers joins us to talk Eating Mindfully.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:00 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

The Author of Jerks in Connecticut History

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A look at the notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary—if misunderstood—thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Nutmeg State. Ray Bendici's Jerks in Connecticut History reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from CT’s past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. Bendici joins us.

The Faith Middleton Show
5:03 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Book Show: November 29, 2012

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The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:58 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Treasures from the Rubble, The New 60, and How To Find Out Anything

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How to Find Out Anything: Our guest, Don MacLeod, explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, MacLeod’s advice arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:22 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Artist Marianne Weil and the Author of America the Possible

Where We Live
11:31 am
Mon November 26, 2012

What's In A Short Story?

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We’ve talked on this show about the decline of the book - about how new technology and shorter attention spans make it harder for fiction writers to get their stories out in the “traditional” way - and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Here’s one thing we do know - this new world could mean good news for the writers of short stories.

Today, we’ll explore this form - that used to have a home in dozens of magazines and journals before TV and movies began to dominate the ‘story’ landscape.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:23 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

The Authors of Alone and Invisible No More

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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
3:41 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Authors of American Colossus and Chasing the Sun

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American Colossus explains how we transformed ourselves from an agrarian society to a booming industrial nation. Can we transform ourselves again? Plus, a biography of the sun.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:38 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Authors of American Wasteland and The Maid's Daughter

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American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It)
by Jonathan Bloom

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