Lori Mack

Senior Producer

Lori is Senior Producer for the award-winning Faith Middleton Show.

She came to WNPR after working as News Operations Coordinator for WCBS Radio in New York City, covering stories for one of the nation's largest AM news stations. She went on to work as a reporter and afternoon news anchor with WWYZ and WATR in Waterbury, Connecticut. Lori also helped to start a morning drive show for the Fox News Radio Network in New York.

She lives in Branford with her daughter and The Dog from Hell.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:44 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Smithsonian: Meaning of Family Heirlooms

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Today's show originally aired February 24, 2014.  

From Faith Middleton: A chair… letter… diary… clock… coin… jewel… car… house… meat grinder… what makes a family heirloom have powerful meaning, even if it has little monetary value? That question will be answered when you read The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:24 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Miss Manners Takes On Workplace Etiquette

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The "doyenne of civility," Judith Martin, a.k.a. Miss Manners, has decided that the fast-changing modern workplace could use some tips on what is and is not okay. And she delivers it in her characteristic dry, witty way, in the book she has co-authored with her son, Nicholas Ivor Martin, Miss Manners Minds Your Business.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:47 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

The Vacation Survival Guide: How To Be Happy Leaving and After You Get Back

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Is it even possible, you might be wondering, to like all parts of a vacation, including re-entry? We think so. Our senior contributor, New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn, explains what goes into making vacation a less stressful experience, and also less about perfection. This is one of those podcasts worth listening to.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Food Schmooze: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp With Basil and Grilled Peaches

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Every shrimp gets a leaf of fresh basil and together they're wrapped in a slice of prosciutto and grilled; the outside gets crispy, and the shrimp is succulent. The flavor trio of basil against sweet shrimp and salty prosciutto is fantastic. Sprinkle a little sugar on fresh peach halves before grilling and you get caramelized beauties to go with your prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and basil. We adore this dish, it's so easy, and you can prep it before your guests arrive. No grill? No worries! The whole thing can be done in a cast-iron skillet indoors.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Great Ideas Including Free Lunch at the Library

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This hour: a call-in on great ideas past, present, and future. Tell us about things in technology, psychology, science, education, art, culture, and design that rank as great ideas. If it's not invented yet, tell us what you dream of—you never know who's listening. The world is filled with great ideas; it's fun and interesting to notice them. Many more are on the way from Apple and others.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Drunk Tank Pink

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This hour: 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
12:39 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Celebrate the Goodness of Ordinary People

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Celebrate someone you know, even a stranger who offered some kindness. Was a nurse or doctor there for you, a teacher, a neighbor, your mate, or a friend? Today we pay tribute and remember the goodness of ordinary people.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:08 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa

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On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze: Ariston's Pizza-Flavored Olive Oil, and how farmers' markets are booming right now, including the full-service North End weekly market in Hartford. Cook corn on the cob in your microwave, and don't miss a recipe for mouth-watering, no-bake chocolate mousse pie. Make your salmon fantastic with a simple recipe for fresh peach-jalapeño salsa.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:11 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Celebrate the Pleasure of Summer Living

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Since the days are speeding by we thought, hey, let's celebrate summer. What is it about this season that is worth noticing, that makes us happier? Breezes, food, gardens, friends, sex, parties, swim, seersucker, the new and tradition. Celebrate summer with us.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:51 am
Mon July 7, 2014

ADHD and Managing Emotions

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We focus this hour on one of the nation's most respected clinicians and researchers working with teens and adults who have ADHD. Dr. Thomas E. Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. (There is sometimes a link between ADHD and autism.)

Dr. Brown's new book, Smart but Stuck, looks at how managing emotions plays a key role in the lives of those with ADHD, including those who have high I.Q. scores.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:33 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

How Personality Shapes Our Lives

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Respected researcher and psychologist John Mayer says we can become the best version of ourselves by building our “personal intelligence” to understand ourselves and perceive what makes others tick.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:05 am
Wed July 2, 2014

No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake

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Chill with a brandy-laced sangria by Alex Province, and while you're sipping, try our lip-smacking chicken burgers, juicy from buffalo-style wing sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:30 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Artists Call In: Straight From the Studio

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No matter what kind of work artists do, each of them faces tension and release. The biggest challenge is beginning, of course, and yet once an artist takes a first step, release is the gift. Does that mean every work of art is satisfying? Sadly, no. But there is something confidence-building about accumulated beginnings, even the ones that end up in the trash.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:06 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Fun Things to Do This Summer

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Our region has exploded with fun things to see and do, from new happenings to traditional events. Feed your mind and body by checking out the Connecticut Tourism Guide. Your local newspaper will have lots of activities listed. And so will the wall at your local supermarket, library and post office.  Get out and enjoy; it will your vacation state of mind.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:21 am
Thu June 26, 2014

The Book Show: June 26, 2014

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Faith's motto on The Book Show is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.

Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings

Check out our collection of world class potato salad recipes. Since we love brown butter everything, we discovered that it's phenomenal as a potato salad base, especially mixed with snappy fresh lemon juice and capers. And then Chris Prosperi created a crispy chorizo potato salad, which we could not stop eating, although we did pause to delight in Alex Province's favorite buttermilk, wine and radish creation inspired by Ina Garten.

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Reality Television
8:58 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hush-Hush A&E Reality Series Being Filmed in Connecticut

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New Jersey has Jersey Shore, and now Connecticut's coast has its own controversial reality TV series in the works.

For weeks, rumors have circulated around the village of Stony Creek about a "top-secret" project on Belden Island, one of the 300 islands that make up the rocky grouping known commonly as The Thimbles off the coast of Stony Creek.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:18 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Tips on Animal Care: June 24, 2014

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Barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, animal rescue. Top flight advice from vet Dr. Todd Friedland. Don't miss his adventures with animals of all kinds.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:51 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Treating Persistent Pain

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Whether chronic pain is physical or emotional, how do we handle its presence in our lives without it becoming all of who we are? That is the question Faith and Bruce Clements explore on the show. If you have found a way to achieve even a modicum of balance, despite pain, please tell us what's been useful.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:06 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

An 11-Year-Old Wants to Open a Restaurant

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This is a story about a little girl named Chelsea Wheeler, who lives in rural Oxford, the kind of small town that used to have a post office barber shop in one room. It's also the kind of town where citizens contributed at Town Hall to a giving tree set up in the Wheeler family name.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:01 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry

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The Paleo diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:43 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Choose the Life You Want

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In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Insiders' Guide to Connecticut

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We get you in the mood to explore our state with the author of Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, the best state guide on the market. It's pure pleasure cover to cover. And we'll send the book to your door.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The Book Show: June 12, 2014

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Faith's motto on The Book Show is… Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.

Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:04 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style

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Mix fresh tomatoes with a touch of butter and you have a dreamy summer pasta… grilled vegetables Italian-style require only some herbs and olive oil to make them special… Lobster Landing in Clinton, Ct., is making, arguably, the best hot lobster roll in Connecticut, and they'll serve it on a gluten-free roll if you need one. Barrel-aged cocktails at Ordinary's in New Haven, to go with your BBQ.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:39 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Practical Strategies for Treating Rejection, Guilt, Failure

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The emotional cuts of daily life are endured by all of us, but one of the most frequent cuts, rejection, can lead to profound consequences—four different psychological wounds.

According to our show guest, Dr. Guy Winch, The Squeaky Wheel blogger for Psychology Today, "Rejections elicit emotional pain so sharp it affects our thinking, floods us with anger erodes our confidence and self-esteem, and destabilizes our fundamental feelings of belonging." 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:53 am
Mon June 9, 2014

An Epic, Multimedia Outdoor Spectacle: Terra Tractus 2014

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An epic meditation, multimedia outdoor spectacle with lasers, dance, drums, music, sculpture, water, fire, science, technology, climbers, shadows, and projections: Witness the geological, climatic anthropological history of the Stony Creek Quarry as it evolves through ancient history to our projected future. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:41 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Gina Barreca: What Would You Take Back If You Could?

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A remark? A cash loan? An affair? It's impossible to get through this life without wishing you could take something back. Torturing your sibling? Deciding to leave one job for another? Or, deciding to stay at a job long after you realized you had bigger fish to fry?

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House

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If you think only “mixologists” can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:19 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Politics, Burgers and Beer: June 3, 2014

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Sergeant Bergdahl returns from Afghanistan, and a prisoner swap becomes political. A fellow political junky and I are here to keep you up to date on the latest in Washington and how it affects us here at home. We talk about jobs, the economy, the deficit, taxes, and whether our political leaders have the courage to do what's right for America.

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