The Faith Middleton Show

The Faith Middleton Show airs Mondays through Thursdays at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Wednesdays feature The Food Schmooze, which also airs Saturday at noon. You can always stream WNPR live.

For 34 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 3:00 pm hour at (203) 776-WNPR. Join the conversation by email at faithwnpr@aol.com, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Lidia's Favorite Recipes

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Lidia Bastianich—one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America—presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of the recipes that have become her go-to meals for her very own family. Lidia joins the Food Schmooze gang to talk Lidia's Favorite Recipes—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:22 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Is Science Broken?

Is scientific research unbiased and objective, or have money and politics gotten in the way? We've seen a steady stream of books charging scientists with the inability to deliver unbiased information. Today we'll explore this question with science journalist and host of NPR's Science Friday Ira Flatow.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:13 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Roots

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On this week's Schmooze, we look at root vegetables—from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the unfamiliar (jicama, salsify, malanga) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes)—with an author of the new cookbook, Roots. From Andean tubers and burdock to yams and yuca, we'll look at recipes for salads, soups, side dishes, main courses, drinks, and desserts that bring out the earthy goodness of each and every one of these intriguing vegetables.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:05 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

…Waiting

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You've got eight minutes to wait until our show starts. And then after the first minute of the show, you'll get to wait through 4½ minutes of news headlines and one minute of Bird Note. During the show, we'll make you wait through two ninety-second breaks. If you call in—203 776-WNPR—we'll put you on hold. Where you'll wait. You're probably waiting for me to stop saying 'wait' every seven words right now.

Today's show: Waiting. Top of the hour. Wait for it.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

YOUR Ideas

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Today. On the show. Right now: YOU tell US what YOU want US to cover. Issues, stories, ideas, events, concepts, people, places, things, animals, vegetables, minerals. Whatever you're interested in and you think other people should be interested in! Call us—203 776-WNPR—or post here!

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:46 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Dinner—A Love Story

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Inspired by her beloved blog, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Jenny joins the Food Schmooze gang to tell the unforgettable story of her transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyen—and to revel in the delectable dishes in Dinner.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:30 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

May I Be Happy and a Look at Germs

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

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
4:18 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Laurie Santos on Sex, Evolution, Human Nature, and More

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Today: Sex! Or. Well. Not sex. But TALK about sex. We had so much fun putting together last November's show on the ‘strange’ sex that people and animals have (separately—not together), that we've invited Laurie Santos—she teaches Sex, Evolution and Human Nature at Yale—back to do it again… but this time live, and with your calls! So call us—203 776-WNPR—with your questions, your concerns, your anecdotes. Or maybe not your anecdotes so much. But your questions and your concerns! If nothing else, this promises not to be your standard hour of public radio.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:13 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Book Show: February 14, 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
2:32 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Why Worry?

The Faith Middleton Show
2:24 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Jeanine Basinger's I Do and I Don't

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:51 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

A. M. Homes, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and a Look at Long Island Modernism

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Caroline Rob Zaleski’s research on the work of key figures in twentieth-century architecture, the relatively unknown aspects of their production, and their associations with clients, artists, and politicians chronicles a rich and little-known array of architecture on Long Island, a hotbed of modernism from the 1930s on. Zaleski documents the development of exurbia and the rise of visionary structures: residences for commuters and weekenders, public housing, houses of worship, universities, shopping centers, and office complexes, and she is our guest.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:04 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Mediterranean Slow Cooker

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First it was The Italian Slow Cooker. Then The French Slow Cooker. Now Michele Scicolone returns to The Food Schmooze with her new book, The Mediterranean Slow Cooker. With the combination of tradition, innovation, and ease that have made her recipes so popular, Scicolone gathers intriguing dishes from every corner of the Mediterranean and streamlines them for the slow cooker.

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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 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
2:01 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

On Coping with the Death of a Child

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“There are a few circumstances in life in which most people respond the same way, such as starvation. The emotional and psychological stance, as we'll as mental calculations, one takes to prevent starvation would all basically be the same.

“If your child dies, it's an assault on your life, and because of that there is a universal response — [and there are] some basic common elements to that response.” — Bruce Clements

Today, Bruce joins us for a live call-in show on coping with the death of a child.

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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
9:14 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Food Schmooze: Pad Thai And The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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 Chris Prosperi's Pad Thai recipe

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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
2:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Food Schmooze: Grain Mains

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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
1:01 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Food Schmooze: A History of Connecticut Food

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What is Connecticut food? Which crops, livestock and seafood have shaped the complex cuisines that its people have cherished for more than four centuries? From familiar comforts like chicken potpie and fried oysters to curious concoctions like Grape-Nuts pudding and steamed cheeseburgers, Connecticut's food history is long and varied. Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki, authors of A History of Connecticut Food, join us on The Food Schmooze.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:36 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Food Schmooze: Burgers, Bourbon And Soup

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Today we talk burgers, bourbon and soup. It's the usual crowd plus our special guests from Plan B Burger Bar.

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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
3:31 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: Authors of Bite Me and Pig

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Pork every which way, from the book Pig. Plus two sisters create inventive dinner party recipes explained in their book, Bite Me.

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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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