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We've Moved! - 09/18/2013

Faith's BLT Chicken with Grilled Buttered Cornbread   INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4)   4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts  4 strips crispy bacon Cornbread for 4, homemade or store-bought Cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch of diced scallions or 1 red onion, di... read more

Today: TERRIBLE TELEVISION. Storage Wars, Million Second Quiz, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of Orange County, American Idol, Deal or No Deal, Duck Dynasty… What's your guilty pleasure TV? Duck Dynasty is the highest rated cable TV show ever. No kidding. Ever. Call in at... read more

Museum attendance is up in Connecticut, New York, and nationwide—why do we go? What makes something art? If you don't understand it, does that make you feel dumb? AND: A look at the groovy new 1960s hippie show at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Join the conversation by email, on Twitter, o... read more

Happy New Year! It's Rosh Hashanah. The new television season is upon us. And… school's back in session. Today at 3 and 9pm, we'll look at this back to school season. Students, teachers, parents: How was your first day of school? Were you excited about the new school year? Dreading... read more

The recipe didn't come out like the picture, you used regular salt instead of kosher salt, your oven temperature was way off. Does any of this sound familiar? Today we're talking about kitchen disasters. ... read more

What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face—from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles... read more

On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this... read more

We all know love matters, but today, positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson joins Faith to show us just how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab... read more

Fall is finally almost kind of here, and to celebrate we devote most of the Food Schmooze to apples. Amy Traverso returns with her book, The Apple Lovers’ Cookbook. Plus, Ruta Kahate and her Quick-Fix Indian. ... read more

Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control. Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve p... read more

The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery—these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the groundbreaking ideas that push forward our lives, our society, our cult... read more

The Book Show gang joins Faith with recommendations in all categories. What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. ... read more

Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at post-summer grilling. Plus, the cookbooks Wine Bites: 64 Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine and The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors. ... read more

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the... read more

Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests? Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag? Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead? It happens to all of us. You’ve prep... read more

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... read more

The dog days of summer have arrived, kids are heading back to school, and have we got an hour of SIMPLE cooking planned for you: Food Schmooze all-star, and six-time James Beard Award-winner, James Peterson is back to talk about Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking. An... read more

The linguist John McWhorter joins us to talk about his book What Language Is (And What It Isn't, and What It Could Be). From Standard English to Black English; obscure tongues only spoken by a few thousand people in the world to the big ones like Mandarin—What Language Is celebrates the... read more

The Book Show gang joins Faith with recommendations in all categories. ... read more

Recipes galore! Jennifer Armentrout, editor of Fine Cooking magazine, has some great ideas for using what's fresh in the markets now. And Katherine Alford tells you how to make some delicious meals from her new cookbook 1,000 Easy Recipes. ... read more

In his new book, James Gustave Speth looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future tha... read more

In a climate of culture wars and economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel, using on-the-ground reporting... read more

Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. In 1989 Fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched... read more

On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze, we’ll look at Pam Powell’s Salad Days: Recipes for Delicious Organic Salads and Dressings for Every Season. And Food Schmooze all-star Jacques Pépin joins us to discuss Essential Pepin. ... read more

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 M... read more

One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos on the black market. In this cutthroat $200 million business, no one was more successful—or posed a greater ecological danger—than Yoshi Kojima. Jessica Speart’s Winged Obs... read more

The world’s most popular astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, joins us. Plus a look at Secret Sex Lives, Suzy Spencer’s year on the fringes of American sexuality. ... read more

At every restaurant, for every lunch and dinner service, there’s a staff meal. We’ll talk to Marissa Guggiana about Off the Menu, her cookbook of staff meals from small plates to multi-course extravaganzas. Plus, glorious recipes without gluten or lactose from The Intolerant Gourmet.... read more

In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of 32 dualworker middle class Los Angeles families between 2001 and 2004. The results are startling, and enlightening. Called "the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever c... read more

In Speaking for Spot, Dr. Kay provides an insider’s guide to navigating the overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine with a warmth, candor, and humor cultivated over 20-plus years of working with canine patients and their human companions. She explains the vet... read more

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 Amateu... read more

Scallop foodies Elaine and Karin A. Tammi, a mother/daughter team, have written a book about the scallop fishery that weaves together some of the best recipes in New England with interviews from Nantucket bay scallop fishermen, marine scientists, world-renowned chefs, shuckers, and sea... read more

Today, a previously unaired conversation with the late essayist, and now novelist, David Rakoff on the benefits of pessimism and anxiety. Rakoff: “I would hope that we could get to the point where it stops being pathologized for someone to have that anxious mental rehearsal where th... read more

Frank Oppenheimer was the brother of atom bomb maker, Robert Oppenheimer. Imagine their feelings and thoughts after seeing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What sort of life do you make for yourself after that?  Robert Oppenheimer didn't fare so well, but his brother, Fran... read more

Today we’ll talk to two veterans of the Iraq war. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. His book, The Long Walk, chronicles his ‘story of war and the life that follows.’ When veteran Kevi... read more

  Beer Trials: America's Most Popular Beers Blind-tasted and Rated by a Panel The essential guide to the world's most popular beers, The Beer Trials features brutally honest ratings, full-page reviews, and photos of the 250 most popular beers in the world, based only on brown-ba... read more

The Wave. Water waves. Not lazy surf lapping at your toes along the beach. Colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves; scientists scrambling to understand the phenomenon; and extreme surfers seeking the ultimate challenge. Susan Casey’s account follows the exploits of boarders conquering sui... read more

The Criminal Justice Club is the book about Walt Lewis' conversion from a young ACLU liberal, who sympathized with the criminal, into an advocate for crime victims and longer sentences for violent and career criminals. Lewis defines The Criminal Justice Club as a group of deputy dis... read more

Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educ... read more

Learn how to cook real Tex Mex on the grill, and the Meat-Lovers Meatless Cookbook. We have you covered if you're looking for great summer recipes. ... read more

Mirrors, ladders, black cats, salt, cracks in the sidewalk, pennies, rabbits' feet, umbrellas, crossed fingers, crossed hearts, crossing yourself… Today: Superstitions. We'll look at how and why irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane. ... read more

Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final... read more

For over 100 years, ADHD has been seen as essentially a behavior disorder. Recent scientific research has developed a new paradigm which recognizes ADHD as a developmental disorder of the cognitive management system of the brain, its executive functions. Dr. Thomas Brown's A New Underst... read more

For over 100 years, ADHD has been seen as essentially a behavior disorder. Recent scientific research has developed a new paradigm which recognizes ADHD as a developmental disorder of the cognitive management system of the brain, its executive functions. Dr. Thomas Brown's A New Underst... read more

Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvet Yourself at Any Stage of Life The Artist's Way meets What Color is Your Parachute? in an innovative approach to reinventing yourself at any stage of life. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, and Berthe Morisot are some o... read more

As the winningest man in barbecue, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, and a judge on the hit show BBQ Pitmasters on Discovery’s Destination America, Myron Mixon knows more about smoking meat than any man alive. Myron joins the Food Schmooze gang to talk Everyday Barbecue. Plu... read more


The backyard beekeepers now include a group of kids in Connecticut. An artist paints gorgeous, impressionistic scenes of World War II, including secret Nazi meetings that took place. There's lots of buzz about his work at the Sand Gallery in New York. And there's lots of buzz about the... read more

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! ... read more

In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offeri... read more

With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the r... read more

We'll look at the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Whether you’re a beginner or expert gardener, green thumb or black, Pam Penick's Lawn Gone... read more

When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foo... read more

For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived th... read more

Four years after the Revolutionary War, America's independence was still in doubt. To survive, the new nation needed money and a vital surge in trade. In the back rooms of Boston, a daring plan was launched by a group of merchants and ship owners: to send two ships on a desperate missio... read more

Today, it's our third annual cocktails special. Jonathan mixes up a Mtn Dewdriver. Faith whips up a recipe for an instant sangria sort of a red wine cocktail. And Mark Raymond stops by to show us how to make some, ya know… REAL cocktails. Plus music galore! All in advance of the 3rd... read more

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 hotb... read more

Rich Hanley joins Faith for Politics, Burgers & Beer. They’ll talk issues, arguments, budgets, controversies, news, Obama, Malloy, Washington, Hartford, and other people and places with names… and you should join the conversation! Call in: 203 776-WNPR. ... read more

You've seen them. Hanging on telephone poles and posted on supermarket bulletin boards. But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them? When her orange tabby, Zak, disappeared, Nancy Davidson did what countless people before her had done. She made a lost cat poster. An... read more

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! ... read more

  One of the world's most popular food blogs, RecipeGirl.com is the place to go for easy, family-friendly recipes. With hungry mouths to feed and little time to waste, busy moms and dads need simple options that don't involve a drive-thru, hard-to-find ingredients, or hours spent in... read more

Tell us about great things to see and do in Connecticut and New York this summer. Call in and tell us about an event—music, lectures, museums, films, festivals, benefits—that you want everyone to know about. The welcome mat is out. ... read more

From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture,... read more

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephen Talty Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that... read more

We all know love matters, but today, positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson joins Faith to show us just how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab... read more

Today, it's our third annual cocktails special. Jonathan mixes up a Mtn Dewdriver. Faith whips up a recipe for an instant sangria sort of a red wine cocktail. And Mark Raymond stops by to show us how to make some, ya know… REAL cocktails. Plus music galore! All in advance of the 3rd... read more

What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face—from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles... read more

Susquehanna County, in the remote northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, is a community of stoic, low-income dairy farmers and homesteaders seeking haven from suburban sprawl—and the site of the Marcellus Shale, a natural gas deposit worth more than one trillion dollars. In The End of Cou... read more

Five words: Dr. Ruth is our guest. ... read more

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! ... read more

Powered by a thriving online community and edited by noted food writers Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Food52.com spotlights the best recipes from talented home cooks all over the world. Their new book, The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2, features seventy-five of the latest community favo... read more

“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 you... read more

Collecting, enduring sports, writing, tell us what energizes your life. Whether you like diving with sharks, decorating cakes, marshal arts, painting, photographing whales, cooking, meditation, golf, tennis, community theater, you name it—if your passionate pursuit gives your life energ... read more

Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control. Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve p... read more

Rich Hanley joins Faith for Politics, Burgers & Beer. They’ll talk issues, arguments, budgets, controversies, news, Obama, Malloy, Washington, Hartford, and other people and places with names. There’s plenty to talk about… and you should join the conversation! Call in: 203 776-WNPR.... read more

Teaching to the test. Homework in kindergarten. What price are we paying for eliminating play in school? While parents and educators want the best for kids, what is the best? What if countries with high education success rates start those kids on a diet of free play in school? We never... read more

What does it mean to be ageless, no matter how young or old you are? Do you have parents or grandparents who want to be independent even in old age? Don't miss our story on the village-to-village network spreading across our region and the country. How to help your family age in place,... read more

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! ... read more

Based on Pépin’s 1978 and 1979 archetypal works La Méthode and La Technique, Jacques Pépin's Complete Techniques has become a cookbook classic in its own right, selling more than 140,000 copies. Completely revised and updated with more than 1,000 color photographs and 30% new techniques... read more

Gotham. The Big Apple. The Empire City. The City That Never Sleeps. The Capital of the World. Metropolis. THE City. Today: A paean to New York City. ... read more

For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived th... read more

The four Cs: Cupcakes, Candy bars, Cookies… and sugar Comas! The Food Schmooze gang tries cupcakes from Mr. D’s in Wallingford, CT. Our candy correspondent Katharine Weber joins us to talk candy bars with Susie Norris, co-author of Hand-Crafted Candy Bars. And Faith discovers a cuckoo c... read more

We all know love matters, but today, positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson joins Faith to show us just how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab... read more

What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face—from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles... read more

We'll 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. ... read more

We'll look at the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Whether you’re a beginner or expert gardener, green thumb or black, Pam Penick's Lawn Gone... read more

Discover which beautiful plants are as easy as they are gorgeous. One of the country's top experts from White Flower Farm will help snazz up your yard, and offer a gift certficate to you, our listener. ... read more

With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the r... read more

We'll 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. ... read more

When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foo... read more

The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit body sto... read more

Connecticut launches it's first barn trail complete with an iPhone app. Helen Higgins, from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, walks us through the process of how the barns are chosen and what the trail has to offer.   Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for... read more

Millions of people live with hypertension or chronic kidney disease, and for them, eating a diet low in sodium is a vital part of maintaining good health. And, on average, Americans consumer more than double the lower recommended daily intake. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough gre... read more

From slow cooked stews to quick stir-fries to easy skillet dinners, the one-pot meal is a worldwide staple. Across continents and cultures, everyone appreciates the simplicity and fuss-free nature of a meal made in one vessel, whether it's a wok, a pot, or a casserole dish. Famed cookbo... read more


In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of 32 dualworker middle class Los Angeles families between 2001 and 2004. The results are startling, and enlightening. Called "the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever c... read more

Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that Pluto was a planet. For decades, we were convinced that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is const... read more


Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother... read more

Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educ... read more

Our health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget—nearly $175 billion—is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betr... read more

The Huffington Post calls Ann Leary’s new New York Times bestselling novel, “A sophisticated turn on guilty-pleasure reading that is so well-written it won't make you feel guilty after all, except maybe about reaching for that third glass of pinot noir.” Leary joins us to talk about The... read more


  Full-flavoured, generous and easy to reproduce recipes have won food blogger Niamh Shields a huge following as well as critical acclaim (The Times included her in its top ten food bloggers from around the world). Today she joins us to talk about her book, Comfort & Spice. Niamh's... read more

Everybody gets knocked off course. How do you rebalance in an unpredictable world? Bruce Clements joins Faith to talk about the art of restoring balance. Are there go-to tactics that work for most people? Or is the answer different depending on what happens to you? What can we learn fro... read more

Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control. Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve p... read more


The heart has consistently captured the human imagination. It has been singled out as a cultural icon, the repository of our deepest religious and artistic impulses, the organ whose steady functioning is understood, both literally and symbolically, as the very life force itself. The Sub... read more

As we approach its tenth anniversary, we’ll talk to two veterans of the Iraq war. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. His book, The Long Walk, chronicles his ‘story of war and the life... read more

Think about your local library. Do you still picture a dusty old building full of dusty old books? Do you imagine little old ladies with their glasses down at the ends of their noses, shushing you every time you speak? Today we’ll check in with the libraries of the 21st century. Eb... read more

"One girl with courage is a revolution." Girl Rising, a documentary film directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard Robbins, tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. Martha Adams, from T... read more

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! ... read more

This week, the Food Schmooze gang gets you ready for spring and for St. Patrick's Day. We've got a modern take on corned beef and cabbage—sandwiches. We've got a great tip for organizing your fridge that'll lead you toward healthy foods rather than processed junk. Plus: a shortcut for m... read more

Mirrors, ladders, black cats, salt, cracks in the sidewalk, pennies, rabbits' feet, umbrellas, crossed fingers, crossed hearts, crossing yourself… Today: Superstitions. We'll look at how and why irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane. Call us with yours: 203 776-WNPR.... read more

Today: Sex! Or. Well. Not sex. But talk about sex. Laurie Santos is back again. She teaches Sex, Evolution and Human Nature at Yale, and she'll take your calls! So call us with your questions, your concerns, your anecdotes. Or maybe not your anecdotes so much. But your questions and you... read more


Through various quirks of the calendar, we haven't done a Politics, Burgers & Beer since January. Holy Moly. So Rich Hanley returns to talk issues, arguments, budgets, controversies, news, Obama, Malloy, Washington, Hartford, and other people and places with names. And as it's only Mond... read more

CHRIS PROSPERI'S FISH TACOS For the Salsa 3 medium tomatoes about 8 ounces each 1 jalapeño 3 cloves garlic 1 8ounce white onion 1/2 bunch cilantro about 2 ounces put tomatoes and jalapeño in a 4 quart sauce pot with 2 quarts of water and bring to boil simme... read more

"The postal service is not a federal agency. It does not cost taxpayers a dollar. It loses money only because Congress mandates that it do so. What it is is a miracle of high technology and human touch. It's what binds us together as a country." So begins Jesse Lichtenstein's piece in l... read more

Why feel regret when you can take out regret insurance? On today's show, call and tell Faith about a time when you said the words you should have said, no regrets, or like many of us, wished you had. Counselor Robert Levithan is our guest. He's a believer in regret insurance- making sur... read more

Financial analyst Robert Kreitler is back to tell us about his tricks for protecting portfolios—he monitors the world to decide what issues could threaten our financial lives. And a talk with talented artist Myrna Burks: How does an artist work with spontaneaity—her own and Faith's?... read more

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! ... read more

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 Fo... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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

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 th... read more

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 aga... read more

For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee—founder of New York’s world renowned OM yoga Center—understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions—dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher—Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle... read more

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 Fr... read more

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! ... read more

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—th... read more

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them—perhaps because, unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it... read more

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 hotb... read more

There always seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do—from nagging concerns to full-blown anxiety. It’s time to stop worrying and instead create a more peaceful, powerful, and purposeful life. Kathryn Tristan’s hands-on, solution-oriented book, Why Worry?, empowers you to brea... read more

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 intrig... read more

  The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit bo... read more

With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the r... read more

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! ... read more

 Chris Prosperi's Pad Thai recipe   PAD THAI SAUCE (Makes one gallon)   1 bottle chili sauce  (Mae Ploy brand 750 ml) 2 cups sugar 4 cups water 1 cup fish sauce 4 cups white vinegar   combine all in sauce pot  simmer for 30 seconds... read more

Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests? Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag? Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead? It happens to all of us. You’ve prep... read more

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... read more

For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee—founder of New York’s world renowned OM yoga Center—understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions—dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher—Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle... read more

We all know that choosing whole grains over processed ingredients is better for our health, yet the likes of millet, quinoa, and barley are still stuck on the culinary sidelines. On this week's Food Schmooze, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough join us in studio to help bring these unhe... read more

  “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... read more

  Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualit... read more

  Check out the "cool way to separate eggs."       Today we talk burgers, bourbon and soup. It's the usaul crowd plus our specail guests from Plan B Burger Bar. ... read more

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 hotb... read more

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

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... read more

The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline... read more

  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 d... read more

Susquehanna County, in the remote northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, is a community of stoic, low-income dairy farmers and homesteaders seeking haven from suburban sprawl—and the site of the Marcellus Shale, a natural gas deposit worth more than one trillion dollars. In The End of Cou... read more

It happens to all of us. we get so busy we throw together meals without thinking about health consequences. How to cook fast and healthfully on The Food Schmooze. ... read more

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... read more

The Wave. Water waves. Not lazy surf lapping at your toes along the beach. Colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves; scientists scrambling to understand the phenomenon; and extreme surfers seeking the ultimate challenge. Susan Casey’s account follows the exploits of boarders conquering sui... read more

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 diversi... read more

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 cheeseburger... read more

Why are we attuned to the latest headline, diet craze, smartphone, fashion statement?  Why do we relish a change of scene, eye attractive strangers, develop new interests? How did Homo sapiens survive near-extinction during an environmental crisis 80,000 years ago, while close cousins v... read more

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 M... read more

  Saul Steinberg: A Biography The issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on the cover unfolded Saul Steinberg's vision of the world: New York City, the Hudson River, and then...well, it's really just a bunch of stuff you needn't concern yourself with. S... read more

Two, four, six, eight. Who or what or where do you appreciate? ... read more

Party with us on The Food Schmooze: We've got kitchen tips for the holiday season, we'll introduce you to The Toaster Oven Lady, and Mark Raymond from Frederick Wildman & Sons drops by with a slew of recommendations: a gift wine, a champagne for celebrations, and more. Wine Recommen... read more

Banning guns and ammunition—does it make sense and will it make us safer? We have a Connecticut police lieutenant with twenty-six years of experience, a consultant internationally on violence prevention. We look at whether gun bans will work and what we need to do to protect soft target... read more

What are the right questions to ask after the shooting? What do we do now, after the violence in Sandy Hook, CT. We can't get to the right path without asking the right questions. Is there a way to make sense of any of this, to find one path out of this? Or does it require careful thoug... read more

  Baked Shrimp-Stuffed Red Bell Peppers By Jean Anderson   As a riff on an old Southern classic, I’ve substituted plump red bell peppers for the green our grandmothers would have used, added rice (sometimes white, sometimes brown), seasoned with fresh dill and parsley, a... read more

No one knows Southern cooking quite like Jean Anderson. A long-time food editor and the author of such books as A Love Affair with Southern Cooking and Falling Off the Bone, her encyclopedic knowledge of Southern food makes her the perfect author for this delicious down-home collection.... read more

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 Amateu... read more

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... read more

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... read more

The world’s most popular astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, joins us in advance of his appearance at the Connecticut Forum on Saturday. Plus a look at Secret Sex Lives, Suzy Spencer’s year on the fringes of American sexuality. ... read more

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! ... read more

Animal House. Diner. Footloose. Tremors. Flatliners. JFK. A Few Good Men. Apollo 13. Sleepers. Wild Things. Mystic River. Frost/Nixon. X-Men: First Class. Today: Kevin Bacon. ... read more

Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, joins Faith to talk The Killing of Sister George, the classic farce which brings Academy Award-nominee Kathleen Turner back to the Long Wharf’s stage as director and star. Plus, Gina Barreca returns for our continuin... read more

It's Thanksgiving week. You're probably spending a day or two—or MORE—cooking. Cooking and cooking and cooking. And eating some. But cooking mostly, right? In appreciation of that, we present to you this week easy easy easy recipes. Simple, set it and forget ideas for food. Chris Prospe... read more

In his new book, James Gustave Speth looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future tha... read more

Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. In 1989 Fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched... read more

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 th... read more

An environmental advocacy group that grew into an international powerhouse. We'll talk with John H. Adams, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose inspiring memoir tells how the world's preeminent environmental agency got started. Plus, Mosette Broderick, renowned archit... read more

American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It) by Jonathan Bloom Grocery prices and the forsaken foods at the back of your fridge seem to increase weekly. After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list... read more

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. ... read more

Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother... read more

Rich Hanley joins Faith for a special Election Day edition of Politics, Burgers & Beer. We’ll take your calls for the full hour: Have you voted yet? How was turnout at your polling place? Plus we’ll talk about the effect of Sandy on national politics, Republican Linda McMahon’s Vote for... read more

Activist John de Graaf joins us to talk about his book, What’s the Economy for Anyway? De Graaf and co-author David K. Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, th... read more

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. ... read more

It's a live, call-in edition of The Food Schmooze: What are you eating, and how are you cooking, while the power's out? ... read more

Call us with your best tips and tricks for hunkering down and battening all the hatches. ... read more

This is going to be a bad storm, but it doesn't have to be personally catastrophic. There will be considerable loss of property, but loss of life and limb doesn't have to be terrible if people will get out of the way of the water. Easy to talk about. The persuading can be hard.... read more

In a climate of culture wars and economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel, using on-the-ground reporting... read more

As the temperatures start to dip, the Food Schmooze gang talks soup. Plus, Jonathan Waxman breathes new life into Italian classics with Italian, My Way. And Betty Rosbottom returns with simple, delicious recipes for leisurely mornings: Sunday Brunch. ... read more

From its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence, physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer wi... read more

It’s the fiftieth anniversary of CPTV! Connecticut Public Broadcasting President and CEO Jerry Franklin joins us. David Shipley and Will Schwalbe's Send—the classic guide to email for office and home—has become indispensable for readers navigating the impersonal, and at times overwhelmi... read more

From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture,... read more

Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests? Why did you tank that interview or miss that golf swing when you should have had it in the bag? Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead? It happens to all of us. You’ve prep... read more

If it’s Wednesday, it’s The Food Schmooze: The gang takes a look at that favorite mainstay, pasta. Melissa Clark returns with her book Cook This Now. And we’re joined by special guests Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino from Bufalina restaurant in Guilford, CT. Their new book is T... read more

Does living with a pet really make people happier and healthier? What can we learn from biomedical research with mice? Who enjoys a better quality of life—the chicken destined for your dinner plate or the rooster in a Saturday night cockfight? Why is it wrong to eat the family dog? Draw... read more

Four years after the Revolutionary War, America's independence was still in doubt. To survive, the new nation needed money and a vital surge in trade. In the back rooms of Boston, a daring plan was launched by a group of merchants and ship owners: to send two ships on a desperate missio... read more

The heart has consistently captured the human imagination. It has been singled out as a cultural icon, the repository of our deepest religious and artistic impulses, the organ whose steady functioning is understood, both literally and symbolically, as the very life force itself. The Sub... read more

Both a rousing adventure story and a testament to the spirit of democracy, Ethan Allen is the landmark biography of a man whose temper and philosophy helped define a nation. Our guest, William Sterne Randall, gives us the first comprehensive portrait of Ethan Allen in decades, masterful... read more

Fall officially arrives this week, and to celebrate we devote most of the Food Schmooze to apples. Amy Traverso returns with her book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook. Plus, Ruta Kahate and her Quick-Fix Indian. ... read more

The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline... read more

Susquehanna County, in the remote northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, is a community of stoic, low-income dairy farmers and homesteaders seeking haven from suburban sprawl—and the site of the Marcellus Shale, a natural gas deposit worth more than one trillion dollars. In The End of Cou... read more

Why are we attuned to the latest headline, diet craze, smartphone, fashion statement?  Why do we relish a change of scene, eye attractive strangers, develop new interests? How did Homo sapiens survive near-extinction during an environmental crisis 80,000 years ago, while close cousins v... read more

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 M... read more

Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at post-summer grilling. Plus, the cookbooks Wine Bites: 64 Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine and The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors. ... read more

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... read more

The linguist John McWhorter joins us to talk about his book What Language Is (And What It Isn't, and What It Could Be). From Standard English to Black English; obscure tongues only spoken by a few thousand people in the world to the big ones like Mandarin—What Language Is celebrates the... read more

American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It) by Jonathan Bloom Grocery prices and the forsaken foods at the back of your fridge seem to increase weekly. After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list... read more

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the... read more

The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks by Megan & Jill Carle Every year, tens of thousands of hungry twentysomethings graduate college and rent their first apartment. They love food and want to learn how to cook. The First Real Kitchen Cookbook is the... read more

Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution by Christopher Phillips Thomas Jefferson believed that every generation of Americans should rewrite our Constitution from scratch—to mirror the progress of the human mind and, most of all, to maintain the revolutionary spir... read more

Join Faith for conversation with MSNBC's Chris Hayes. And a look at criminal justice from two angles, the psychology of the system, and whether a murderer can ever be redeemed. ... read more

The Ironman triathlon: a 2.4-mile open-water swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26-mile marathon run—all completed in seventeen hours or less. For some, that demonstration of stamina and quitlessness is a life-defining goal. Jacques Steinberg’s You Are an Ironman follows six hobbyist tri... read more

The dog days of summer have arrived, kids are heading back to school, and have we got an hour of SIMPLE cooking planned for you: Food Schmooze all-star, and six-time James Beard Award-winner, James Peterson is back to talk about Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking. An... read more

According to Kathleen Kelley Reardon, our success—or failure—in the workplace depends on how we handle ourselves in conversation with our colleagues, whether in one-on-one interactions or large meetings. Workplace conversations are like a chess game, Reardon argues. The outcome is all i... read more

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio stop by to discuss their book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. Their collection of profiles features a Japanese sumo wrestler, a Massai herdswoman, world-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria, an American competitive eater, and more, and expands ou... read more

  Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America  The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Euge... read more

Alan Khazei has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference throughout his life. As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, he turned down lucrative offers from corporate law firms to found a non-profit called City Year. City Year allows young people to serve their communi... read more

Join the Food Schmooze gang for a talk about all things mussels. Plus, a look at the cookbook Crêpes, a collection of fifty sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon to the cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. ... read more

How one American soldier doubted his mission but instead of quitting, decided to put his energy into helping the families and children in his midst. Plus a look at China's fundamental role in our globalized… globe. ... read more

Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir A new narrative of the famed case that finally solves its remaining mysteries, by the author of the bestselling Invitation to an Inquest Walter and Miriam Schneir’s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inq... read more

If you find out your friend's partner is cheating do you say something or keep it to yourself? Amy Bloom offers some suggestions. Vanity Fair contributing editor Ned Zeman writes an honest memoir about his life and diagnosis of manic depression. ... read more

Recipes galore! Jennifer Armentrout, editor of Fine Cooking magazine, has some great ideas for using what's fresh in the markets now. And Katherine Alford tells you how to make some delicious meals from her new cookbook 1,000 Easy Recipes. ... read more

What was poet Emily Dickinson really like? Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the riveting story of the Dickinson family and reveals some surprising discoveries. Gordon, through his unprecedented use of letters, diaries and legal documents, digs deep into the life and work of... read more

On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this... read more

Any person can learn to be creative and become innovative. Our guest, from Yale Law School, studies two bibles and says you might be surprised when you hear what he learned about God's relationship with us, humanity. And you cannot only be creative; you can use your newfound creativity... read more

Wendy Wasserstein was the first woman playwright to win a Tony Award. Her play, The Heidi Chronicles, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989. We’ll look at Julie Salamon’s biography, Wendy and the Lost Boys. Plus a conversation about Internet addiction. ... read more

On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze, we’ll look at Pam Powell’s Salad Days: Recipes for Delicious Organic Salads and Dressings for Every Season. And Food Schmooze all-star Jacques Pépin joins us to discuss Essential Pepin. ... read more

Regular contributor Bruce Clements helps us parse just what happens when adult children have to become parents to their mothers and fathers. Plus, local veterinarian Todd Friedland. ... read more

The director of the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine offers tips on problem sleep. How to build the inside of your house if someone else has completed the outside framing. And inspiring stories from young people with plans for innovative start-ups. ... read more

Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World by Jennifer Arnold A “transformative,” inspiring book with the power to change the way we understand and communicate with our dogs. Few people are more qualified to speak about the abilities and p... read more

The Wave. Water waves. Not lazy surf lapping at your toes along the beach. Colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves; scientists scrambling to understand the phenomenon; and extreme surfers seeking the ultimate challenge. Susan Casey’s account follows the exploits of boarders conquering sui... read more

It’s August (August?!), it’s Wednesday—it’s The Food Schmooze. At every restaurant, for every lunch and dinner service, there’s a staff meal. We’ll talk to Marissa Guggiana about Off the Menu, her cookbook of staff meals from small plates to multi-course extravaganzas. Plus, glorious re... read more

When you hear other people talk, how much does the language they use shape your opinion of them? Robert Lane Greene, international correspondent for The Economist, says that the way we look down our noses at ‘poor’ grammar, the way we hold up myths like the bloody origins of the word sh... read more

Is there a real difference in the brains of boys and girls when they're born? The author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain says the research shows there is. Plus, American Chinatown reveals the surprising number of Chinatowns that exist coast to coast. ... read more

Nutty spiritual ideas. Do you say something or let it be? Gina Barreca joins us for a conversation on spiritual beliefs. Plus, what makes one plant an unworthy weed and another one lovely? The author of Weeds is our guest.  ... read more

Almost everybody loves a good lobster roll, and while we usually eat them out, why not make your own at home? Plus, Michele Barboa talks about summer recipes that you can make ahead and freeze. And Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking.  ... read more

What do you do with someone who can't talk about their feelings, or who talks about them too much? Can someone like this change? Author Amy Bloom shares her insights. Plus, Gina Barreca talks about decisions—but not just ordinary decisions, the decisions that end up changing your life.... read more

Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class In Generosity Unbound, Claire Gaudiani mounts a spirited defense of philanthropic freedom addressed to conservatives, liberals and centrists. She acknowledges the good intentions of... read more

Join Faith for a special on manners and civility, featuring, among other notables, humorist Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? ... read more

  The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships by Robert Feldman 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 li... read more

Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season by Patricia Wells Culinary legend Patricia Wells is back with the definitive guide to creating delicious and hearty salads for any occasion—including more than 150 recipes and gorgeous color photographs. It's a simple... read more

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial” and gave voice to the populist m... read more

An environmental advocacy group that grew into an international powerhouse. We'll talk with John H. Adams, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose inspiring memoir tells how the world's preeminent environmental agency got started. Plus, Mosette Broderick, renowned archit... read more

Why Not Say What Happened? by Ivana Lowell An astonishing and at times outright comic memoir that marks the brilliant debut of a writer raised in a creative, bohemian household characterized by extreme privilege tinged with neglect. Born into one of the most celebrated Anglo-I... read more

Join Faith and Gina Barreca to explore what things in life give you a sense of permission. And, Bruce Clements on the physical and emotional challenges of caretaking. ... read more

Don't miss the Food Schmooze Party. We'll get you ready with recipes for scallops, featuring the New England Coastal Cookbook. ... read more

Join Faith, Rich Hanley and the gang to explore the mean boss syndrome. What is classic mean boss behavior, and how do you handle the power imbalance? Plus, how to capture the attention of your college students? Write a textbook for them called Theories of International Politics and Zom... read more

Pulitzer winner Garry Wills talks about his memoir observing and reporting on the great events of the modern era. And, if you wrote a guide to practical wisdom, what would be in it besides the golden rule? ... read more

What happens if your romantic partner buys and wants to display art you can't stand? Jane Stern is our special guest. Plus, the man who spent years working as a covert agent for MI6, the British Secret Service. He has stories to tell. ... read more

Learn how to cook real Tex Mex on the grill, and the Meat-Lovers Meatless Cookbook. We have you covered if you're looking for great summer recipes. ... read more

If you're looking for things to do, join Faith to hear which renowned artists are lined up for the free Flynn Concert Series in Clinton this summer. A little praise for Connecticut soil. And, the woman who advises CEOs worldwide tells us what they need to know. ... read more

Learn about the machine trying to figure out how we were created. And the story of Patrick Henry, the first of the founding fathers to call for a citizen revolt. Is history repeating itself? ... read more

Join Faith for conversation with MSNBC's Chris Hayes. And a look at criminal justice from two angles, the psychology of the system, and whether a murderer can ever be redeemed. ... read more

Conversation that should not be missed. Faith interviews Augusten Burroughs about his prickly self-help book. And the remarkable stage and film actor Charles Roc Dutton, about his life story, and training at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. ... read more

Faith continues her exploration of the seven deadly sins, focusing this time on greed. And, another edition of Lady Parts, a look under the hood for men and women about their health, with Dr. Mary Jane Minkin and Amy Bloom. ... read more

Yale economist Robert Shiller on how to create a good society. And a safari to Rome to see all that ancient design has in common with our own. ... read more

Join Faith and a financial analyst for a look at managing your money now. ... read more

In a world filled with books we search out interesting reads, and soon we'll be taking calls from book clubs across our region to hear what you love, so make your lists, and stay tuned for that. ... read more

Don't miss a special edition of The Food Schmooze Party, loaded with hot music, to get you ready for Faith's 2nd Annual Martini Cocktail Competition. Sold out last year. Get your tickets to this action-packed food and drink experience June 28th in Farmington.   FMS Cocktails Pla... read more

Join Faith for conversation with the wildman of the road. Kinky Friedman is on his bipolar tour. Ann Nyberg of WTNH starts a show online. And, The Longevity Project tells you why people live long lives. ... read more

Jean Chatzky is a personal finance expert and she talks about the simple path to lifelong security in her book, Money Rules. ... read more

The great Sara Moulton has a new cookbook, inspired by the best of Gourmet Magazine, where she was executive chef. It's all about making mouth-watering food on week nights. ... read more

We'll 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. ... read more

Set it and forget it. One of the best cookbook authors in America has a new book, The French Slow Cooker. She went to France and adapted the country's best dishes for the slow cooker. Make remarkably delicious French dishes this summer and year round. ... read more

Join Faith for a look at the novel, We Argued All Night. Amy Bloom and Sarah Moon on The Letter Q, asking well known authors who are gay to write letters to their younger selves. And, psychologist Dr. Nancy Horn on the art of connecting. ... read more

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. ... read more

Join Faith and Gina Barreca as they continue their provocative series of conversations about the seven deadly sins. This time, a look at lust. ... read more

Join Faith and Rich Hanley for Politics, Burgers and Beer. ... read more

Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvet Yourself at Any Stage of Life The Artist's Way meets What Color is Your Parachute? in an innovative approach to reinventing yourself at any stage of life. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, and Berthe Morisot are some o... read more

One of America's greatest living writers, Joan Didion, talks about her new memoir. A-list celebrities are quietly making their way to an artist's studio in New York City. And New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn on issues for couples. ... read more

No one has tried it before—a biography of the Atlantic Ocean, a remarkable history by Simon Winchester. And a graphic novel, Two Cents Plain, about a Jewish boyhood in Brooklyn. ... read more

Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book)... read more

Prepare for a frank discussion, adults only, on women and men's health and sexuality. The show features Dr. Mary Jane Minkin of Yale and novelist and former therapist Amy Bloom. ... read more

Join Faith for a special on manners and civility, featuring, among other notables, humorist Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? ... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on their favorite reads. ... read more

Schmooze with Faith and the gang as they discover a new food museum, give you useful kitchen tips, and show you how cool teen cuisine can be. ... read more

Learn how simple meditation calms stress from teacher Amy Gross. Discover the people who are saving Connecticut's farmland. And, from Washington to Obama, a look at the book, The Presidents & Their Faith. ... read more

Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds Tens of millions of people today are living part of their life in a virtual world. In places like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Free Realms, people are making friends, building communities, creating art, and making real money. Bus... read more

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The World's Most Coveted Masterpiece Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the ful... read more

Don't miss the start of Faith's new on-going series with Connecticut author Gina Barreca on the seven deadly sins. From serious to riotous, they'll start with conversation about the sin of pride. When does pride become a sin, and when is it justified? ... read more

Schmooze with Faith and the gang on the most fun food show on the air. You'll hear about the cookbook Party Like a Culinista, and discover a new line of bacon-inspired pottery. ... read more

Yes, there was a man named Birdseye who invented frozen vegetables. Author Amy Bloom on the complexities of assisting aging parents. And how to choose courage over fear. ... read more

Roxy's Forever Home is a children's book about a real life dog rescue. A father searches for his abducted son. And the latest on preventing Lyme Disease. ... read more

Any person can learn to be creative and become innovative. Our guest, from Yale Law School, studies two bibles and says you might be surprised when you hear what he learned about God's relationship with us, humanity. And you cannot only be creative; you can use your newfound creativity... read more

This time, it's a radio town hall meeting. We're asking you to call us and tell what issues you'd like to hear the presidential candidates address. They're busy taking shots at each other. The nasty, SuperPAC attack ads have started airing. But with Europe in turmoil, two expensive wars... read more

Party with us on The Food Schmooze and learn about Faith's Martini Competition in Farmington this June, plus how to make Asian dishes the easy way on any weeknight. ... read more

Three stars in their fields sit down for interesting conversation—interior designer Bunny Williams, sports essayist Frank Deford, and flutist Ransom Wilson. ... read more

The director of the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine offers tips on problem sleep. How to build the inside of your house if someone else has completed the outside framing. And inspiring stories from young people with plans for innovative start-ups. ... read more

So many books, so little time. Get lost in a great story and learn new things as Faith and the gang recommend great reads in all categories. And Faith invites book clubs to email her with your favorites. ... read more

Join Rich Hanley and Faith for a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer. We'll look at why this promises to be the most expensive presidential race in history, and whether the issues that matter most to voters will be discussed as much as they should. ... read more

Don't miss The Food Schmooze, featuring mental health code violations in restaurants, a restaurant discovery, and how easy it is to make crêpes for main courses or desserts. ... read more

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.... read more

Master any task by developing a love of the practicing mind. New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn on how to acknowledge another person's feelings even when you disagree. And Bruce Clements on why nature transforms us. ... read more

Why wouldn't we be pressured in such a fast-paced world? And if there are life events added in… well, that's why we're featuring the new book, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, steps to overcome worry and create the life you want. ... read more

The great Sara Moulton has a new cookbook, inspired by the best of Gourmet Magazine, where she was executive chef. It's all about making mouth-watering food on week nights. ... read more

Set it and forget it. One of the best cookbook authors in America has a new book, The French Slow Cooker. She went to France and adapted the country's best dishes for the slow cooker. Make remarkably delicious French dishes this summer and year round. ... read more

It's time to get in the car and enjoy New England. And so we offer a one-year subscription to Yankee magazine, filled with great things to see and do every month. ... read more

Discover which beautiful plants are as easy as they are gorgeous. One of the country's top experts, from White Flower Farm, will help snazz up your yard and offer a gift certficate to you, our listener. ... read more

We'll 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. ... read more

Jean Chatzky is a personal finance expert and she talks about the simple path to lifelong security in her book, Money Rules. ... read more

Only a skilled pastry chef and teacher could pull off Sweet & Skinny, one hundred desserts to enjoy without tipping the scales. What smart tricks she uses. ... read more

  Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families. Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter K... read more

Connecticut is going for education reform. We hear from teachers this time about what reforms they think will provide the best outcomes for students. ... read more

  Does what we eat control our thoughts and feelings? After many studies, a neuroscientist says it's true. ... read more

Discover restaurants, cookbooks, easy recipes and food trends with Faith and the gang on The Food Schmooze Party. ... read more

Faith Middleton talks with novelist and former therapist Amy Bloom about how interfaith couples negotiate life together. And, an award-winning Yale scientist has data showing climate change is affecting human health and mortality. ... read more

Faith interviews Lilly Ledbetter who took on the Goodyear corporation. And a financial analyst tells us what to watch for to protect and grow your assets, and what to expect from the economy. ... read more

In a world filled with books we search out interesting reads, and soon we'll be taking calls from book clubs across our region to hear what you love, so make your lists, and stay tuned for that. ... read more

In this partisan world, what are the chances of getting anything substantial out of Washington in the midst of a presidential race? ... read more

A satire about Why French Women Don't Get Fat. Delicious salads for every month of the year from a salad dressing chef—who knew there was one? And useful kitchen tips and tricks. ... read more

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. ... read more

There is a remarkable play at TheaterWorks in Hartford about the life of one of America's greatest painters, Mark Rothko, and his struggle to be heard and seen in the way he hoped to be understood. And a look at the art and psychology of fashion with Bruce Clements and a fashion psychol... read more

While we're obsessed with keeping germs away, our go-to science guy, Carl Zimmer, says we and the planet are covered in viruses. Which ones are harmless and which can do us in? ... read more

What will be the key issues that decide the outcome of the next presidential election? How will money and super pacs affect the bottom line? ... read more

Why can't they cure baldness in men and women? Connecticut's Albert Schweitzer Institute is trying to save the world humanely, one village at a time. And how revered economist John Maynard Keynes would solve our fiscal crisis today. ... read more

“An actor has many lives and many people within him.  I know there are lots of people inside me.  No one ever said I’m dull.” ~ Shirley MacLaine Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine has enraptured live audiences and moviegoers for five decades in such me... read more

Discover the dairy and cheese bar that has eyes popping in Bantam, Ct. And learn how you can compete to have a food truck and travel the country in it for The Food Network. ... read more

A UConn cardiologist weighs in on the statin controversy. The remarkable life of soul music performer James Brown. And, a U.S. counter terrorism expert reveals how our new policies resulted in Bin Laden's capture. Can we stay safe? ... read more

Occupy New Haven protestors save the encampment on the Green for another two weeks, but not without an interesting twist. Paul Bass, from the New Haven Independent, has the story as it unfolds. Architect Mark Simon, from the award winning architectural firm Centerbrook Architects, t... read more

We look at the play on now in Connecticut — Bell, Book and Candle. And the novel, The Variations, about a catholic priest, is featured. ... read more

Don't miss a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer with Faith, Rich Hanley, and special guest John Heilemann of New York magazine, for a look at the presidential race. ... read more

We'll look at whether animals have friendships with one another the way humans do. And discover why some people become rageful hearing normal sounds, like clearing your throat. Plus: why laws can sometimes mean The Death of Common Sense. ... read more

President Bill Clinton is coming to speak in Hartford. What goes on behind the scenes to snag a high profile personality? That and other surprises coming your way… ... read more

So many books, so little time. Don't miss The Book Show. She and the gang will recommend books in all categories, fiction and non-fiction. ... read more

Join The Food Schmooze party to learn about Connecticut moonshine, the new spirit on the block. And, how to make your own homemade pop tarts for kids and those of you who can't forget them. ... read more

  New Haven Promise New Haven Promise (NHP) is a visionary program for the purposes of promoting college education as an aspiration for all New Haven Public School (NHPS) students; assisting graduating students from NHPS to pursue education after high school; and enhancing the g... read more

Get the latest on the economy, and protecting and growing your money. Tips from our financial analyst. Plus a look at the novel about a real life experiment, having college students raise babies from adoption centers. Learn how it changed the lives of the children and students. ... read more

Margot Livesey talks about her popular new novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. And architect Duo Dickinson explains how to stay in the house you're in using novel ways to change it. ... read more

  A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank "As President Of The World Bank for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled global poverty with a passion and energy that made him a uniquely important figure in a fundamental arena of chang... read more

The Food Schmooze gang gets into quick and easy weeknight Mexican cooking at home. Plus, the new surprising foodie thing at one hotel chain. ... read more

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"... read more

Enjoy the power of music with Faith: the life stories of Mick Jagger and Roseanne Cash, and the world premiere of the musical February House at Long Wharf Theatre. ... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on their favorite reads. ... read more

  This extraordinary collection of heavenly cake recipes from "Diva of Desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum, the award-winning author of The Cake Bible, is an essential kitchen companion for anyone who loves to bake. Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color photography, the book's m... read more

India: A Portrait Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this dazzlingly panoramic book, Patrick French... read more

Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World by Jennifer Arnold A “transformative,” inspiring book with the power to change the way we understand and communicate with our dogs. Few people are more qualified to speak about the abilities and p... read more

On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this... read more

Chicken Chili courtesy of Chris Prosperi   1 tablespoon oil 1 cup chopped onion  1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano... read more

  Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class   In Generosity Unbound, Claire Gaudiani mounts a spirited defense of philanthropic freedom addressed to conservatives, liberals and centrists. She acknowledges the good in... read more

  An environmental advocacy group that grew into an international powerhouse. We'll talk with John H. Adams, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose inspiring memoir tells how the world's preeminent environmental agency got started. Plus, Mosette Broderick, renowned... read more

  Maximum Healing: Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal   Based on his CAIM (Complementary-Alternative-Integrative-Medicine) approach, Dr. H. Robert Silverstein outlines a program that integrates modern medical practices with alternative and ancient forms of healing. Recall... read more

  Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families. Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter K... read more

  Best Bake Sale Cookbook: Cookies for Kids Cancer Every cookie makes a difference! In December 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set the lofty goal of baking and selling 96,000 cookies during the holidays, all in the name of funding research for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease kill... read more

  Cake Simple Bundt-style cakes appeal to everyone busy home bakers appreciate how simple they are to make, and cake lovers adore the endless (and delicious!) variety of shapes and forms they can take. This collection of more than 50 recipes delivers retro fun with a sophisticat... read more

Get ready food lovers, we have mouth-watering southern pies and recipes for new cooks who need to know what equipment is necessary and how to make the basics in a delcious yet simple way. ... read more

Pulitzer winner Garry Wills talks about his memoir observing and reporting on the great events of the modern era. And, if you wrote a guide to practical wisdom, what would be in it besides the golden rule? ... read more

Learn about the machine trying to figure out how we were created. And the story of Patrick Henry, the first of the founding fathers to call for a citizen revolt. Is history repeating itself? ... read more

Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Shaping Our World by Doug Saunders Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will... read more

How one American soldier doubted his mission but instead of quitting, decided to put his energy into helping the families and children in his midst. Plus a look at China's fundamental role in our globalized… globe. ... read more

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

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. ... read more

Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvet Yourself at Any Stage of Life The Artist's Way meets What Color is Your Parachute? in an innovative approach to reinventing yourself at any stage of life. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, and Berthe Morisot are some o... read more

Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book)... read more

No one has tried it before—a biography of the Atlantic Ocean, a remarkable history by Simon Winchester. And a graphic novel, Two Cents Plain, about a Jewish boyhood in Brooklyn. ... read more

Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds Tens of millions of people today are living part of their life in a virtual world. In places like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Free Realms, people are making friends, building communities, creating art, and making real money. Bus... read more

Falling Off the Bone "As America reluctantly settles into what looks like a long recession, the great Jean Anderson delivers this timely tome about how to cook tough but inexpensive cuts of meat so that they come out meltingly fork-tender. She covers anatomy, history, and technique... read more

The Secret History of Dreaming "What do the first major oil discovery in Kuwait, Mark Twain's fiction, and Harriet Tubman's success conducting slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad have in common? They were all experienced first in dreams." "Dreaming is vital to the human s... read more

  Does what we eat control our thoughts and feelings? After many studies, a neuroscientist says it's true. ... read more

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The World's Most Coveted Masterpiece Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the ful... read more

  It happens to all of us. we get so busy we throw together meals without thinking about health consequences. How to cook fast and healthfully on The Food Schmooze. ... read more

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.... read more

  A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank "As President Of The World Bank for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled global poverty with a passion and energy that made him a uniquely important figure in a fundamental arena of chang... read more

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"... read more

  Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America  The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Euge... read more

Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook Elaine Tammi and Karin A. Tammi As one of the few cookbooks focusing solely on scallops, this collection captures the tradition, culture, and versatility of New England's most prized and valuable treasure. Scallop foodies Elaine and Karin... read more

Bruce Clements on the purpose of fashion, and why we care. Jane Stern on why animal companions matter as much as they do. And a Hot Seat interview...mystery guest and Faith has to do a spontaneous interview. ... read more

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

The premiere of Lady Parts, a kind of Car Talk version of women's health. The conversation will be frank, so we leave it to you to decide if you'd like the kids to listen. ... read more

Join Faith for a call-in show on the joys of the holiday season, from family and friends to presents and donations to those in need. In this busy life, we'll pause to appreciate Christmas. Our holiday playlist from today's show: Fiona Apple / Frosty the Snowman Sha Na... read more

Feel Good Chicken Soup Chris Prosperi   2 qt chicken broth 1 quart water 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tabelspoon honey 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dry 1 inch piece ginger cut in half 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped car... read more

  Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make Melissa Clark, New York Times Dining Section columnist, offers a calendar year's worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredients--replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding h... read more

On today's show: How do we find happiness with Dr. Nancy horn, design critic, Steve Heller, analyzes Christmas decorations, and protecting your money in this wild economy.  ... read more

If you've wondered whether to call an ambulance, EMT Jane Stern has tips and information. Plus, Amy Bloom on why open relationships do and do not work. ... read more

Discover what happened when a young Connecticut woman used kickstarter to help her get her idea off the ground. She wants postcards from anywhere and everywhere, with your explanation of what you're grateful for. Plus, Gina Barreca talks about women's roles in the movies, and psychologi... read more

Design critic, Steve Heller, explains how the occupy movement has created new art online. The young adult novel, Four Seasons: Allegra 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 caree... read more

Catch the spirit of the season. Join Faith Middleton for a call-in show on great things to see and do throughout the holidays.  To start things off we talk with The New Haven Ballet's new Artistic Director, Jared Redick. ... read more

  Sunday Roasts: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys, and Legs of Lamb Sunday Roasts contains 80 tantalizing recipes for slow-roasted meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables that compel a Sunday cook to enjoy good food and good liv... read more

  The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes   Food writer, cookbook author, and brisket zealot Stephanie Pierson contends, "Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life." Brisket is so easy to warm up to,... read more

  Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy: Exceptionally Delicious and Nutritious Freezer-Friendly Recipes You Can Prepare in Advance and Enjoy at a Moment's Notice   Dazzle your dinner table with homecooked meals every night of the week! Serve your family the best, most nutritiou... read more

An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural s... read more

  Wine Bites: 64 Simple Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine Wine Bites is an inspiring cookbook for those who entertain casually and frequently. More than 60 recipes for simple, tasty snacks include suggestions for an accessible wine to pair with each, while vivid color photog... read more

Complex encounters when you go home for the holidays. How to have freedom in a confining atmosphere. And understanding autistic people. ... read more

How to give the right present to the right person. What ever happened to record album covers? And how to frame something to bring out the best in your work of art. ... read more

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

  The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks Every year, tens of thousands of hungry twentysomethings graduate college and rent their first apartment. They love food and want to learn how to cook. The First Real Kitchen Cookbook is the just-graduated's g... read more

Connecticut Hospice in Branford marks an achievement matched by no other hospice in the nation. Reaction from Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, and a look at one of the programs that makes Connecticut Hospice THE palliative care center in the country.   ... read more

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. ... read more

  Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking Hundreds of recipes designed to get exceptional meals on the table in under an hour   With Kitchen Simple, James Peterson, one of America’s most celebrated cookbook authors and renowned cooking instructors, delivers a... read more

  Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex, and Politics When someone smiles, the effects are often positive: a glum mood lifts; an apology is accepted; a deal is struck; a flirtation begins. But not all smiles are equally benign: a rival grins to get u... read more

Have you ever been able to keep a secret in your life, without telling a single other person? Faith Middleton and Bruce Clements explore the art of secret keeping. Plus art critic Steve Heller, and a look at how to manage money in this economy. ... read more

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 Turqu... read more

  You Can Trust a Skinny Cook This is the ideal cookbook for anyone who wants to learn how to take control of her health by taking charge in the kitchen with nutritious, delicious meals served up in the proper portions. Trust Allison Fishman when she shows you how to get healthy... read more

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. ... read more

Is "faking it" as a person always a bad thing? Explore the art of hypocricy with Faith Middleton and Bruce Clements. Plus, a celebration of Aint Mishavin at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven for those who want a sassy good time. ... read more

  Maximum Healing: Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal   Based on his CAIM (Complementary-Alternative-Integrative-Medicine) approach, Dr. H. Robert Silverstein outlines a program that integrates modern medical practices with alternative and ancient forms of healing. Recall... read more

  Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Once a staple of Mexican street food, tacos have crossed the border to great popularity. Taco’s endless variety of great-tasting flavors satisfies any time of day—in all kinds of ways. Convenient, portable, and... read more

  Best Bake Sale Cookbook: Cookies for Kids Cancer Every cookie makes a difference! In December 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set the lofty goal of baking and selling 96,000 cookies during the holidays, all in the name of funding research for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease kill... read more

  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 t... read more

  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... read more

  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 importa... read more

  Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families. Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter K... read more

  Cake Simple Bundt-style cakes appeal to everyone busy home bakers appreciate how simple they are to make, and cake lovers adore the endless (and delicious!) variety of shapes and forms they can take. This collection of more than 50 recipes delivers retro fun with a sophisticat... read more

  From the Ground Up   Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve. Wi... read more

  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... read more

  Fine Cooking in Season: Your Guide to Choosing and Preparing the Season's Best Today’s home cooks want to embrace the bounty of every season and cook with unusual ingredients — or use their tried-and-true options in creative ways. Featuring 100 ingredients and 300 recipes arra... read more

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 includeTrue Confections,... read more

Psychologist Nancy Horn talks about the rules for fighting with partners, friends, work colleagues, and salespeople. Plus, live music and horror films at New Haven's Firehouse 12. ... read more

  Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food     Eggplant Cushions Serves 4   Thick slices of eggplant are lightly coated with oil on both sides, then baked in one layer on a baking sheet until soft. Cooked this way, the slices abs... read more

  Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator An enraged man abducts his estranged wife and child, holes up in a secluded mountain cabin, threatening to kill them both. A right wing survivalist amasses a cache of weapons and resists calls to surrender. A drug traffic... read more

  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... read more

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. ... read more

  Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America's Top Restaurants by Marissa Guggiana   Baby Back Ribs with Barbecue Sauce Chef Jay Swift feels everyone should have a barbecue sauce of their own devising. Grocery-store shelves are full of them, but I never find one that hit... read more

  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.  Her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was known both for her own music (she was the first woman... read more

How to handle a non-stop talker at your next dinner party. Plus, a look at the Long Wharf Theater season with Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. ... read more

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. ... read more

  Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy: Exceptionally Delicious and Nutritious Freezer-Friendly Recipes You Can Prepare in Advance and Enjoy at a Moment's Notice   Cook the best, most nutritious food for your family and save time and money with this mega-delicious guide to preparin... read more

  Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyond   Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern t... read more

Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks about her starring role on the new season of The Good Wife on CBS. And, we riff on the question, should your lover also be your best friend?   Shrimp and Orzo Pasta 1 tablespoon oil 1cup small diced onion 2 tablespoon cu... read more

  Amore: The Story of Italian American Song   Amore  is Mark Rotella’s celebration of the “Italian decade”—the years after the war and before the Beatles when Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett, among others, won the hearts of the American public with a... read more

  Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s And 80s If you owe a couple cavities to Marathon candy bars, learned your adverbs fromSchoolhouse Rock!, and can still imitate the slo-mo bionic running sound of The Six Million Dollar Man, this b... read more

Conversation with two documentary film artists, and one of the great environmental writers around, Peter Matthiesen, a Buddist who describes what it's like to cheat at meditating. ... read more

It was a sunny morning in Connecticut with no hint of the terror to come. When the day turned dark, its shadows stretched across the state in uncountable ways. As the airplanes struck their targets, they started the clock on a new era. Political fortunes rose and fell. Commuters who cro... read more

Politics, politics, politics! Republicans debate last night (in front of a plane?). The President speaks tonight (in front of Saints-Packers?). There's plenty to talk about! Join us: 203 776-WNPR, @faithwnpr, or on Facebook. ... read more

Today we're sampling the regional cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula. Plus 50 easy and delicious fast bread recipes.   Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread Best-selling author and baking authority Elinor Klivans presents 65 of the finest and fastest re... read more

  Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps--and What We Can Do about It In the past decade, we've heard a lot about the innate differences between males and females. So we've come to accept that boys can't focus in a classroom and girls are obsess... read more

Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Sins of Scripture, and many other books, is known for his controversial ideas and fighting for minority rights. In Eternal Life: A New Vision, a remarkable spiritual journey about his l... read more

  Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals   A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories. Rajat Parr’s profound knowledge of wines,... read more

  We just lived through a natural disaster, and I ask you to join me for a call-in on how you handle fear. Irene has had her way with us, and who knows what else is coming this season? Join us for a call-in show on fear. How do you react when you know possible disaster in on the... read more

If you love to read, Faith Middleton and her buddies have you covered. Don't miss new ideas on The Book Show. Plus, the art of meditating with teacher Amy Gross for those who want to go deeper, or reduce stress. ... read more

  The Blue Jean chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen By Meredith Laurence Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen is designed to teach basic techniques and then strengthen skills, each chapter contains basic recipes that will give you a solid understanding of how the dish works,... read more

Faith Middleton talks with a photographer who aims to capture the texture of oceans; and psychiatrist Joyce McFadden explores how to handle sexuality with your daughter.       Your Daughter's Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women Your Daughter’s Healthy Ident... read more

The Garbage Museum in Stratford, Connecticut has a serious mission despite its clever Trash-o-saurus. Its mission, run by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, is to educate us about recycling and the endless amounts of garbage we generate.   Don't Kill the Birthday Girl... read more

Faith meets a man trying to save farmland in a place where developers are hungry -- the exclusive Hamptons. And, meet one of the kindest vets on earth, a man who believes the last breath an animal takes should be as beautiful as possible. Plus, a memoir of farming, food and, love. ... read more

  Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes   Five years after her wedding, Jamie Geller is juggling a career and running a busy household - and she still has no time to cook!  As her family and career rapidly grew, Jamie set out to learn how to cook with children around, how to... read more

Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man by Buzzy Martin Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man is the raw and moving account of Buzzy Martin's time teaching music classes at San Quentin State Prison, where he experienced everything from fear for his own safety to the human connection created by... read more

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is regarded as the undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, he married fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and moved from New York City to Long Island’s East End. With a loan from art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, they purchased a small... read more

  The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution   In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on ear... read more

  Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch and Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant   The Clinton St. Baking Company is one of the hottest brunch spots in a city obsessed with brunch. A tiny thirty-two-seat eatery on Manhattan's trendy Lower... read more

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Designer Karen Comerford of Comerfod Collection With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Inven... read more

Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Orego... read more

Winemaker Roman Roth talks with Faith about Wölffer vinyards world class wines. The state-of-the-art winemaking facility is equipped with massive, computerized stainless-steel tanks, a laboratory, riddling rooms, a bottling line, and a cellar to hold the wines before distribution. I... read more

  The Domaine Chandon Cookbook: Recipes from Etoile Restaurant Domaine Chandon is a French-owned wine producer in Napa Valley. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, étoile, is the only fine-dining restaurant within a winery in the Wine Country. With a seasonal menu created to showcas... read more

  Nothing Left to Burn Nothing Left to Burn is a remarkable memoir that looks into the life of a family that has spent years harboring secrets, both dark and volatile. It eloquently tells the story of a son’s relationship with his father, the fire chief and a local hero, and his... read more

The Predictioneer's Game Game theory is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. A master practitioner whose forecasts have an amazing 90 percent accuracy rate, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and... read more

  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... read more

  Beer Trials: America's Most Popular Beers Blind-tasted and Rated by a Panel The essential guide to the world's most popular beers, The Beer Trials features brutally honest ratings, full-page reviews, and photos of the 250 most popular beers in the world, based only on brown-ba... read more

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 museu... read more

Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Shaping Our World by Doug Saunders Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will... read more

The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. That year, a $20,000 gift of gold bonds to the museum's former parent, the New Britain Institute, from industrialist John Butler... read more

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.  In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first gen... read more

Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits by Jason Wilson While some may wonder, “Does the world really need another flavored vodka?” no one answers this question quite so memorably as spirits writer and raconteur Jason Wilson does in Boozehou... read more

Stalling for Time by Gary Noesner An enraged man abducts his estranged wife and child, holes up in a secluded mountain cabin, threatening to kill them both. A right wing survivalist amasses a cache of weapons and resists calls to surrender. A drug trafficker barricades himself and... read more

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 At 37, the celebrated write... read more

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... read more

  Fresh From Maine: Recipes and Stories from the State's Best Chefs As Maine has exploded onto the national culinary scene in recent years, Americans have come to value the state's food and restaurants for the very close ties between producer and chef, the very short distance be... read more

    Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or Your Loved One Gets Older A must-have manual for anyone 40+ to take control of their health in a broken health-care system. Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively, instead o... read more

One of America's most talented modernist architects, Deborah Berke, who teaches at Yale, and does homes and commercial buildings across the world. She walks us through the process of designing a home that is also a work of art. Plus, green cleaning products, and the Yale Peabody Museum'... read more

Learn how to cook real Tex Mex on the grill, and the Meat-Lovers Meatless Cookbook. We have you covered if you're looking for great summer recipes. ... read more

  Dr. Reza Yavari, from Beyond Care, discusses losing weight, getting healthy, and his software application, The Yavari Indicator, which can determine the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. And from The East End of Long Island, discover why the region is considered a paradise... read more

Faith Middleton does an interview about health while walking on a moving treadmill. She dives into the subject of sharks. And, the film about gay activist musicians in the deep South, Whistlin' Dixie.   Whistlin’ Dixie invites the viewer to travel along as filmmaker Meredith Hei... read more

Find out who won The Food Schmooze Martini Competition, creating the state's official martini. And hear the play-by-play at the event as it unfolded. plus Karen Lee's tips on great cooking.     Bloodless Mary    House made Vegetable Vodka Infusion (All vegetables p... read more

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. ... read more

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. ... read more

  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. Yo... read more

Here's the answer if you have a busy life, and a family to feed. Or maybe you're just into what's extremely delicious and easy. Join Faith Middleton for the temptations of High Flavor, Low Labor, one of the best cookbooks around.  ... read more

 A visit to the Animal Resuce Fund's home for adorable dogs and cats who need homes, and often find them thanks to the group's amazing work.  ... read more

So, um, yeah. Politics show today. Guess what we're talking about. Rich Hanley is here. We'll run the Weiner presser. Join us. 203 776-WNPR. ... read more

  Karen Lee’s Marinade For one pound of fish 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 cloves of garlic, crushed A few sprigs of fresh rosemary, tarragon or thyme  ... read more

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.... read more

How to rock concert performers set up for huge stadium events? How do the singers on American Idol get that special sound to capture the attention of the judges? Find out when The Faith Middleton Show goes on the road to Connecticut's Sennheiser Corporation in Connecticut, where they wo... read more

  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 m... read more

Animal adoption activist and author Elise Lufkin has always been enthralled by the bond between humans and dogs.  During her volunteer work at animal shelters over the years, she has witnessed many special relationships that blossom when dogs are adopted. ... read more

On today's show...Financial advice, the upcoming Festival of Arts and ideas in New Haven, and from the Faith Middleton's satellite studio on The East End of Long Island, legendary publishing editor Jason Epstein. ... read more

Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Sins of Scripture, and many other books, is known for his controversial ideas and fighting for minority rights. In Eternal Life: A New Vision, a remarkable spiritual journey about his l... read more

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... read more

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. ... read more

Today, conversation  with three creative minds. Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond, who's won audiences over for years with his dead-on impersonations of various celebrities and political figures. And violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman talks about his life, teaching and perform... read more

Summer favorites - Pesto sauce, fish coated with chopped nuts, ratatouille and homemade sangria. Plus, an East Hampton restaurant recommendation. ... read more

Conntecticut 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.... read more

Caio Fonseca's work is collected privately and by museums around the world. Fonseca comes from a family of artists and is an accomplished pianist. He divides his time between New York and his hillside studio in Pietrasanta, Italy. ... read more

Joy Wulke  is an environmental sculptor with a host of creative abilities. Her work has incorporated lighting, glass, metal and natural materials. Joy Wulke has a 30 year history of collaboration with architects, designers, municipalities, percent for art agencies, and private clien... read more

  Inside their picture-perfect homes, the residents of this quiet California suburb are not at all what they seem. Lance is a former weatherman, now a buff yogi, stay-athome dad, and manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop’s cookie distribution. Belle is his precocious and qu... read more

Anybody who minds an obscenity or two in their cookbooks will want to skip this one.  The rest of you, I bet I have your undivided attention.   The cookbook in question is called Forking Fantastic.  Obviously you've got to be a little polite on the cover to get it into bookstores.  ... read more

We’re On the Road again! Today we take you to Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. We’ll explore the fascinating lives of whales, penguins, sharks, seals, sea lions—all the wonders of the undersea world. We’ll talk to scientists, trainers, educators, and explorers—and a few marine ma... read more

We’re On the Road again! Today we take you to Mystic Aquarium in Stonington, Connecticut. We’ll explore the fascinating lives of whales, penguins, sharks, seals, sea lions—all the wonders of the undersea world. We’ll talk to scientists, trainers, educators, and explorers—and a few marin... read more

A witty, provocative, story-filled inquiry into the indispensable virtue of loyalty—a tricky ideal that gets tangled and compromised when loyalties collide (as they inevitably do), but a virtue the author, a prizewinning columnist for The Wall Street Journal, says is as essential as it... read more

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... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for their latest recommendations on great books. ... read more

Rabbi Donna Berman   Rabbi Donna Berman is rabbi emerita of Port Jewish Center in Port Washington, New York, was the founder and co-chair of The South Bronx—Port Washington Community Partnership, a mutually beneficial collaboration between one of the poorest communities in the n... read more

Salmon Chowder Serves 6 Wild salmon is abundant in the spring, as the rivers start to thaw and the fish start to swim upstream to their spawning grounds. This pretty dish has all the ingredients of a heartier chowder, but the celery root, lemon, and dill give it a fresh spring t... read more

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.... read more

Alan Arkin knew he was going to be an actor from the age of five: "Every film I saw, every play, every piece of music fed an unquenchable need to turn myself into something other than what I was." An Improvised Life is the Oscar winner's wise and unpretentious recollection of the proces... read more

Mothers of Bedford is a feature length documentary film that follows five women incarcerated in New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.  The film examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as... read more

On today's Politics, Burgers & Beer, Connecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo joins Faith, Rich Hanley, and the New Haven Independent's Paul Bass for the full hour. We'll talk CT's fiscal/budget/labor situation, and we'd love it if you'd join the conversation: 203 776-WNPR. Live at 3pm... read more

    Italian Sausage Pitas with Feta and Watercress serves 4 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced   1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 6 pieces italian sausage (hot or sweet) 1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed 5 oz feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons mint... read more

An emotional debate concerning proposed changes to regulations governing nonprofit hospice care. We look at what those changes would mean for the patients. ... read more

Zina Davis, former director of the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School on the campus of the University of Hartford, talks about the world of art. ... read more

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 succes... read more

Today the president was in New York to meet with 911 families and responders. In this hour we look at the renewed debate on torture to extract evidence, and at President Obama's decision not to release the bin Laden death photos. Plus, Pakistan...what do its nuclear bombs have to do wit... read more

These rich, exotic recipes showcase the special heritage of the Persian community and introduce every cook to the spices and flavors unique to Persian cooking. My Favorite Baked Salmon All of my guests and friends, Persian or not, simply love this fish. I also love it because it... read more

Today, a special edition of the show: A post mortem on the bin Laden post mortem, a look at the minds and mindsets behind the story. We start with a discussion on the mass psychology behind reactions to bin Laden's death—your reactions, our reactions… everyone's reactions. Then... read more

  The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era   In this incisive new book, Michael Mandelbaum argues that the era marked by an expansive American foreign policy is coming to an end. During the seven decades from the U.S. entry into World War II... read more

  Calling All Martini Lovers... The Food Schmooze Wants YOUR Help! YOU be the judge! You're invited to The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition. Sample every type of martini imaginable, and vote for the best--which will be declared Connecticut's Official Marti... read more

Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Trafficgets under the hood of the everyday activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological, and technical factors that explain how traffic work... read more

From the bestselling author of Cultural Literacy, a passionate and cogent argument for reforming the way we teach our children. ... read more

  Gallery 360, New Haven, is pleased to present Emilia Dubicki and Jonathan Waters: State of the Moment, in the expansive, light filled lobby gallery space of New Haven’s newest residential high rise. The exhibition pairs the New Haven area artists Dubicki and Waters for their first... read more

Children who sleep with fumes from water-based paints and solvents are two to four times more likely to suffer allergies or asthma, according to a new scientific study. Swedish and U.S. scientists measured the compounds - propylene glycol and glycol ethers - in the bedroom air of 400 to... read more

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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. ... read more

  In his decades as a psychotherapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled “writer’s block,” “procrastination,” or “stage fright.” It’s the particular anxiety that, paradoxically, keeps creators from doing, completing, or sharing... read more

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, Hone... read more

Ask any pie lover—the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South's most famous... read more

See a list of the books metioned on this show here. ... read more

  Faith Middleton’s Indian Veggie Burgers 1 – 14 oz. can Chick Peas drained and chopped 1 – 14 oz. can Lentils drained and chopped 1/2 Cup Brown Rice cooked well and drained 1 small Red Pepper diced 1 small Green Pepper diced 6 Green Beans sliced thin 1 C... read more

Don't miss Chion Wolf's amazing photography from our trip to PEZ. No, seriously. Don't miss it. You'll be sorry. PEZ was first marketed as a compressed peppermint candy over 83 years ago in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint... PfeffErminZ.... read more

Emmy and Tony Award-winning Mandy Patinkin performs his critically acclaimed theatre concert, "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual," at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. ... read more

  The publications inform and inspire readers with original place-based features, architecture and art, including insider views of local real estate transactions, original articles featuring photos of local homes and gardens, entertaining and the good life. The award-... read more

The April issue of Connecticut Magazine is on newsstands now. In this edition - "Top Docs 2011," answering the question, "Which doctors do the doctors recommend?" ... read more


Today, it's Politics, Burgers & Beer with Rich Hanley—town hall style! We take your calls for the full hour. What's on your mind? What're you worried about? What're you hopeful for? Call us—203 776-WNPR—live at 3pm! ... read more

  C O Q A U V I N B L A N C From Farmhouse Kitchen FAVORITES 3 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more as needed 3 Lb organic boneless, skinless Chicken (white and dark meat), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 Cup Unbleached White Flour 2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper... read more

Do you sometimes wonder how your teen is ever going to survive on his or her own as an adult? Does your high school junior seem oblivious to the challenges that lie ahead? Does your academically successful nineteen-year-old still expect you to “just take care of” even the most basic lif... read more

How do we heal difficult relationships and nurture healthy ones?  What is the significance of relationships in our spiritual life?  In his book, John E. Welshons says:    For thousands of years spiritual teachers have taught us to love one another, but we make excuses, pointing fing... read more

  Praised by The New York Times for its “great intelligence and almost literary sensitivity,” Gibney Dance is a unique dance experience that couples powerful performers with intimate, richly textured choreography. The physical strength, flawless technique and elegant style that our... read more

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world. ... read more

  Pop: How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture “Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lense... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on interesting reads and other literary topics. To see a list of the books discussed on this show, click on R.J. Julia. ... read more

You might be Able to construct an entire dining room table from the many books about actress Elizabeth Taylor. This new one is intriguing because it ex;lores how she knowingly or unkowingly created the culture of celebrity that we have today. Elizabeth Taylor declared unheard of... read more

  Buffalo Tempeh Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing The Hollywood Wrap by Nancy Kennedy                                    2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces tempeh, cut into 4 equal squares... read more

When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the few farmers in the sleepy village. More importantly, it sparked the curiosity of Benjamin Silliman, a young chemistry professor at nearby Yale College. His rigorous i... read more

  What makes a Jewish film, well, Jewish? It's a question for which the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival has twenty-one star-studded answers, with an eclectic slate of first-run dramatic features, power-packed documentaries, biographies, musicals, comedies and shorts... read more

  With the onset of a knowledge economy, modern nations are hard at work using ever more sophisticated information systems to power a "technology revolution" that is transforming our lives. This book is based on the work of the TechCast Project, conducted over the past decade at the... read more

On this fresh edition of Tech Talk, the guys from Digital Saviors tell us what's new and coming from CES and CeBIT, we check in with a reporter who covered the Pwn2Own hacker conference and competition, and Jim Willcox from Consumer Reports helps us look at Best Buy's new Buy Back Progr... read more

  Orchestra New England is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra. Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England has presented over 700 con... read more

  Having arrived in America as a teenage Holocaust survivor, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who's who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of w... read more

One guest, twenty minutes, zero preparation… Faith's on the Hot Seat! Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Increasingly considered a role model for... read more

Rich Hanley, Faith, and YOU talk Japan, the danger of the radioactive plume, and the pros and cons of nuclear power in this new context. Plus, the US Senate's OTHER Independent, Bernie Sanders of the great state of Vermont, joins the conversation. ... read more

  Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime From Cook's Illustrated Serves 4 NOTE: This recipe calls for a vertical poultry roaster.  If you don’t have one, substitute a 12-ounce can of beer.  Open the beer and pour out (or drink) about half of the liquid.  Spray the c... read more

The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. That year, a $20,000 gift of gold bonds to the museum's former parent, the New Britain Institute, from industrialist John Butler... read more

  Inside their picture-perfect homes, the residents of this quiet California suburb are not at all what they seem. Lance is a former weatherman, now a buff yogi, stay-athome dad, and manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop’s cookie distribution. Belle is his precocious and qu... read more

   In 2009, Dr. Nordquist published The Stealth Killer, a book that has become known as the #1 authoritative resource on the hugely important connection between oral spirochetosis and chronic inflammatory disease.  Now, after having spent additional countless hours in deep study... read more

  Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more t... read more

We have oceans of information at our disposal, yet we increasingly seek knowledge in online headlines glimpsed on the run. We are networked as never before, but we connect with friends and family via e-mail and fleeting face-to-face moments that are rescheduled and interrupted a dozen t... read more

Over one million people in the world commit suicide every year leaving millions more bereft.   Harvard psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, author of the memoir In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide, was haunted for most of her life by her mother's... read more

It's wall-to-wall Connecticut politics for the full hour. We'll talk Governor Malloy's proposed budget, new poll numbers out of Quinnipiac University, conflicting constituencies, the tug of war of spending cuts and raising taxes… and more. The New Haven Indepent's Paul Bass and Capi... read more

Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Courtesy of Chris Prosperi 3 pounds corned beef raw with spice packet cut into 2 inch pieces 2 cups onions 1 inch dice ½ pound carrots cut into large pieces 1 pound red potatoes – scrubbed clean 2 cups low sodium beef broth... read more

A never-before-told World War II story of Jewish soldiers on a dangerous mission within the Third Reich—a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge. ... read more

In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but . . . Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and c... read more

Blood. Guts. Pride. Wrath. The ancient clash of armies outside the walls of Troy is a cornerstone of Western literature. In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins brilliantly reimagines that titanic encounter. His stunningly original telling captures the brutality of the battlefield... read more

It's Tech Talk time, featuring the guys from Digital Saviors in Simsbury. We'll tell you about tablet devices, computers, viruses, and apps. Whether you're a techie or new to the whole thing, don't miss our discussion of what's out there and what you need to know about it, including the... read more

With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introdu... read more

As life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, the maintenance of physical independence among older Americans has emerged as a major clinical and public health priority.  The ability to move without assistance, is a fundamental feature of human functioning. Older people who... read more

The Essex Winter Series's goal is to bring the finest music, in live performance, to the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline Region during the winter months and to cultivate its appreciation to the widest audience. ... read more

  Cop in the Hood is an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer on the front lines of the war on drugs. Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos became a cop in Baltimore's roughest neighborhood--the Eastern District,... read more

 Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest film. ... read more

  Grilled Cheese Ingredients:  Bread – country white, seeded rye, potato bread or whole wheat Cheese – sharp, Extra Sharp or your favorite cheese Toppings – Caramelized onions, sautéed crimini mushrooms, sliced tomato, sliced pickles, sli... read more

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value. ... read more

  From the bestselling author of Kennedy Weddings and Diana and Jackie comes a powerful and moving collection of the condolence letters Jacqueline Kennedy received after the assassination of John F. Kennedy In the weeks and months following the assassination of her husband, Firs... read more

  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 At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate t... read more

Pets on Wheels of Connecticut believes that no one should be denied their own pet. They make a difference one pet and one person at a time.  ... read more

To see a complete list of the books discused on this show, go to R.J. Julia. ... read more

It's a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer. We'll talk budgets, the state of the economy, how we got here, and how we'll fix it. Faith and Quinnipiac's Rich Hanley will be joined by Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman Phil Angelides, New York Times Wealth Matters column... read more

As a journalist and life-long deli obsessive, David Sax was understandably alarmed by the state of Jewish delicatessen. A cuisine that had once thrived as the very center of Jewish life had become endangered by assimilation, homogenization, and health food trends. He watched in dismay a... read more

Frank Stitt is a star in Alabama for his take in his restaurant, on combining Italy and the south. The James Beard Awards named him the best chef of the southeast. His cookbook, Frank Stitt's Bottega Favorita is filled with recipes for adventurous cooks with time on their hands, man... read more

Will Hochman, who teaches at Southern Connecticut State University, is one of these walking encyclopedias of all things J.D. Salinger. Mr. Salinger, of course, wrote the iconic Catcher in the Rye, and other books, then stopped communicating with the outside world in 1965.  As with a... read more

  When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift and narcissism, that she was instantly celebrated as a voice of her gener... read more

In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children’s Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to vol... read more

First among all poetic virtues, according to Ezra Pound, is the heart's tone. In the poems of this debut collection, the tone of the poet's heart sounds clearly. Set within an American family in the second half of the twentieth century, the poems move from California to New England,... read more

  Today's guest is Jackie Farrelly.  She's the Property Manager at Long Wharf Theatre, where she's been responsible for set dressing and props for over one hundred productions during her tenure. Jackie, a Connecticut native, lives in North Haven. ... read more

It’s a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer with Rich Hanley! PB&B regular, New York magazine’s John Heilemann, joins us to talk about President Obama’s response to the upheaval in Egypt, the proposed federal budget, and Governor Malloy's proposed state budget—plus conversat... read more

Chris Prosperi's Beef Barley Soup 1/2 lb. barley 2 quarts water 1 lb. diced beef (I used stew meat. It was cut in 1-inch cubes and I quartered it.) 1 tablespoon oil 2 cups diced onions 1 cup diced carrot 1 cup diced celery 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cups re... read more

What Stiff did for the dead and Fast Food Nation did for the burger, Dog, Inc. does for the stranger-than-fiction world of commercial dog cloning.  It all began with a pit bull named Booger. Former Miss Wyoming Bernann McKinney was so distraught over the death of her dog, whom she... read more

"Eric Burns, a bona fide TV historian, has pulled off a difficult task—he has brought our early, grainy television history to life in living color. His book is a tour of our times, from cowboys and Indians, and scoundrels and healers, to televised hearings and game show hosts. Invasion... read more

The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate studen... read more

Bob's simple saving rules. 1. Every month pay off the balance on your credit cards. 2. By age 30 save 15% of your income. 3. Pay yourself first (save before you spend) 4. When your portfolio is twice the size of your salary, become knowledgeable about investing and pay a... read more

Download Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 as a PDF file by clicking here. Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 features eight recipes, including: Faith's Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Couscous with Lime and Cilantro Faith's Couscous and Clam Sauce with Baco... read more

 Just in time for Yankee Magazine’s 75th anniversary.  A brand-new collection of more than 150 easy and delicious recipes from New England’s finest cooks, just for your kitchen! ... read more

With over 1 million copies sold of the three previous editions, The New Glucose Revolution is the go-to book for all things GI. Now in its fourth edition, The New Glucose Revolution is completely revised and updated, expanding on the most recent scientific findings related to GI and hea... read more

  Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual “crockpot”... read more

  In the past decade, we've heard a lot about the innate differences between males and females. So we've come to accept that boys can't focus in a classroom and girls are obsessed with relationships: "That's just the way they're built." In Pink Brain Blue Brain, neuroscientist Lise... read more

  CHINATOWN, U.S.A.: a state of mind, a world within a world, a neighborhood that exists in more cities than you might imagine. Every day, Americans find "something different" in Chinatown's narrow lanes and overflowing markets, tasting exotic delicacies from a world apart or barter... read more

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter joins Faith and Rich Hanley to talk Egypt, the Obama presidency, and all the newest news and developing developments in the world of politics. ... read more

Whether they're served cold, pan-fried until crunchy, or simmered in soup, noodles are a major part of Asia's cuisine. Each country has its own signature dish, from China's Pork Lo Mein to Thailand's Pad Thai to Japan's Yaki-Soba, and the noodles themselves might be made from wheat, ric... read more

  This extraordinary collection of heavenly cake recipes from "Diva of Desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum, the award-winning author of The Cake Bible, is an essential kitchen companion for anyone who loves to bake. Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color photography, the book's m... read more

  When the stock market crashed in 1929, Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. After he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, he decided to set down his impressions in his diary. This collection of those entries reveals anot... read more

  Two days after Jill Hunting turned fifteen, she lost her only brother, a volunteer with International Voluntary Services and one of the first civilian casualties of the Vietnam War. News broadcasts and headlines announced to the world that Pete had been led into an ambush by frien... read more

An exciting chefs-as-athletes story following the 2009 U.S. team's attempt for the gold at the "Olympics of food"—-the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most prestigious cooking competition. ... read more

Musical instruments once carried European Jews from outsider status into mainstream European culture.  Later they were inadvertent partners in the expulsion.  In The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson, author Frances Brent explores the fate of Lev Aronson and the instruments that passed through... read more

A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters.  Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster — whether manmade or natural—people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins an... read more

  This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought... read more

  From his classic plays and screenplays to his sidesplitting pieces for The New Yorker and Premiere, Paul Rudnick is one of our most adored humor writers. Now, in this long overdue collection, he casts his gleefully wicked eye on the world as he sees it: a landscape of stylish dowa... read more

  Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, polar bears are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. Today, as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integr... read more

For years, most cooks only worried about choosing between semi-sweet and milk chocolate when whipping up chocolate creations. These days, however, it's vital to know the origins, varieties, and unique characteristics of chocolates available. The experts at Fine Cooking magazine have tak... read more

An inspiring collection of kosher recipes-from the simple to the sublime-all created with the slow cooker. In Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, the encore to her classic book, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons, Laura Frankel, a respected kosher chef and mother of three teenagers, shares more... read more

A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions. ... read more

  In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York City. Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares---... read more

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... read more

Despite the calls for massive spending and “stimulus,” if the current financial crisis has taught us anything, it is to save, not just spend. In fact, over the years “thrift” has become America’s lost or forgotten virtue, rarely mentioned and never celebrated, despite its historical sig... read more

  Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers–Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas–and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer and finds even more questions as he re... read more

Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel — a country of 7.1 million, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war, with no natural resources — produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful nations like Canada, Japan, China, India, and th... read more

In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China, and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States—by far the most plentiful among all our ethnic eateries. Now, in Chop Suey Andrew Coe... read more

On December 31, 2006, sixty-seven-year-old scholar and grandmother Haleh Esfandiari was on her way home to the United States from Iran when she became the victim of a far-fetched conspiracy theory. On the suspicion that she was part of an American plot to bring "regime change" to Iran,... read more

  Before she even knew what they were used for—and long before the Los Angeles Times named her "America's queen of Mediterranean cooking"—Paula Wolfert started to collect clay cooking pots. After decades of picking up pots and companion recipes wherever she traveled, Wolfert now own... read more

Game theory is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. A master practitioner whose forecasts have an amazing 90 percent accuracy rate, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior... read more

In his collection, Heroes and Villains, David Hajdu writes essays about singer Billy Eckstine.  Esckstine may not be a houshold name, but in Hajdu's hands he becomes one of the most important and influential pop stars of the last century.  Eckstine was the first black singer to sing rom... read more

  Barbara Smith, the famed fashion model who was the first African American to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine, went on to build an empire that includes television shows, restaurants, her own furniture line (another first for an African American woman), and other lifest... read more

Growing up between Baptist Endtimers and apocalyptic Greens—a rollicking tale of survival. Peterson's life story explores this overlap: with their fear of future consequences, talk of apocalyptic doom, holier-than-Thou judgment, and inability to appreciate the present moment, Baptis... read more

We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you?  JUST FOOD does for fresh food what Fast Food Nation... read more

Noted scholar M.V Lee Badgett offers a rare look at how gay marriage is actually working, by taking readers to a land where it has been legal for same-sex couples to marry since 2001: the Netherlands. Badgett shows how the institution itself has been altered, demonstrating that allowing... read more

Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love-the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" who's driven to catch... read more

Fire up your ovens! With 176 sweet and sumptuous cake recipes within reach, it will be impossible to resist having your cake and eating it too. With her straightforward approach, chef Bev Shaffer walks bakers of all talents and tastes through a crash course in cake creation that results... read more

  A renowned chef and nutritionist has the recipe for delectable meals with a healthy Mediterranean focus, featuring more than 100 recipes for flavorful, seasonal local food   Hailed as the Napa Valley of the East, New York's Hudson Valley has become a major hub for... read more

Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Trafficgets under the hood of the everyday activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological, and technical factors that explain how traffic work... read more

From the bestselling author of Cultural Literacy, a passionate and cogent argument for reforming the way we teach our children. ... read more

  When Larry Dossey was in his first year of medical practice, he experienced a week of premonitions about patients, all of which came true. He had never had them before; they seemed to have come out of left field. After the sensations stopped, writes Dossey in The Power of Premonit... read more

  Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to “come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, wit... read more

Ninety-eight thousand people die every year from medical errors, making it a leading cause of death in the United States, but the subject has long been taboo. All that changed with Josie. Sorrel King’s eighteen-month-old daughter was badly burned by a faulty water heater in the family’s... read more

Tears in the Darkness is an altogether new look at World War II that exposes the myths of war and shows the extent of suffering and loss on both sides. ... read more

  Cookie Swap gives detailed plans for eight themed swaps - including Valentine's Day, bridal showers and garden parties.  The recipes are categorized by skill level, time commitment and type.  Usher gives transporting suggestions, plus party ideas and decorating tips. ... read more

  "When I was growing up, my mother did all of the cooking at home and the variety was endless. But it was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I remember best—the often-revisited stir-fry dishes that are simple, easy, delicious, and part of the culinary repertoire of most Chinese... read more

In 2001, journalist Jessica DuLong ditched her dot-com desk job for the diesel engines of a rusty antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, and the storied waters of the Hudson. My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson tells the story of this mechanic's daughter and Stanford... read more

Playboy was more than a magazine filled with pictures of nude women and advice on how to mix the perfect martini. Indeed, the magazine's vision of sexual liberation, high living, and "the good life" came to define mainstream images of postwar life. In exploring the history of America's... read more

  In Beyond the Homestretch, Lynn Reardon shares an unlikely story. In 2002, she quit her Washington DC–area office job and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 725 tho... read more

Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W. H. Auden to Sylvia Plath. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, th... read more

Mississippi seems a place set apart from the rest of the country. The home of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams is also the state that bred men like Byron De La Beckwith (convicted in the murder of Medgar Evers), Edward Ray Killen (convicted in the murders of Michae... read more

The Power of rumor, It's not all Facebook and TMZ. In The Watercooler Effect, psychologist Nicholas DiFonzo explores the anatomy of rumors and probes how they flourish at the world's "watercoolers." Are rumors the same as gossip?  Are rumors mostly problematic, or just part of h... read more

  CHOUCROUTE 6 strips bacon, coarsely chopped 2 cups chopped (about 1/2-inch pieces) onion 1 cup chopped (about 1/2-inch pieces) celery 1 cup chopped (about 1/2-inch pieces) carrot 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 pound fresh pork, cubed (about 1-inch pieces) 3 chicken s... read more

American chef Jessica Theroux spent a year traveling throughout Italy, cooking and talking with Italian grandmothers, learning their secrets and listening to their stories. The result is a charming and authentic collection of recipes, techniques, anecdotes, and photographs that celebrat... read more

  In 2000, President Bill Clinton signaled the completion of the Human Genome Project at a cost in excess of $2 billion. A decade later, the price for any of us to order our own personal genome sequence—a comprehensive map of the 3 billion letters in our DNA—is rapidly and inevitabl... read more

This compelling new book covers the most important revolution since Darwin—how cutting-edge genetic science will soon allow us to speed up and transform our own evolution, and the moral choices we must make as we improve, alter, and even duplicate ourselves.  The fact is that, unti... read more

He is the longest serving contributor to the Faith Middleton Show in its three decades on the air, Bruce Clements joins Faith to talk about the art of talk.  Why we choose to engage, what it means when we choose not to talk, toasts, gabbing, and when words get in the way of meaning.... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for good reads and recommended gift books.   Click R.J. Julia  for the list of books discussed on this show. ... read more

Lena DiGenti is here from Plan B Burger Bar in Glastonbury, Simsbury and West Hartford, Connecticut.  They have an amazing array of burgers on the menu, plus beers and bourbons.     Featured Wines Ondarre Cava: Straw yellow with golden highlights.  Fruity, yeasty aroma.  Liv... read more

Our Digital Saviors are here...John and Ben Corallo talk about virus protection, cable alternatives and smartphone options. ... read more


Which of America’s essential international commitments can we afford to keep in this time of diminished financial resources? ... read more

  Is clutch performance innate-or can it be learned? Sooner or later everyone encounters a situation in which the stakes are high and the outcome is crucial. And even top performers can crumble when faced with such extreme pressure. Consider the CEO who panics in a desperate att... read more

  The first career retrospective by the award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander, including her poem delivered at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration We crave radiance in this austere world, light in the spiritual darkness. Learning is the one perfect religion, it... read more

On this fresh edition of Politics, Burgers & Beer with Rich Hanley, President Obama's inaugural poet, Elizabeth Alexander, discusses that experience. And Vice President Biden's biographer, Jules Witcover, joins us. Plus all the latest on the current legislative debates over Don't Ask, D... read more

"McClatchy's heroic labor is a remarkable achievement. . . . Mozart and Da Ponte will be smiling down on this volume."—Richard Wilbur ... read more

  Slow Beef Burgundy Serves 6 to 10   2 pounds boneless beef top round steak, cut about 1-inch thick ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1½ pounds waxy potatoes, such as Red Bliss or Yukon gold, peeled and cut into 1... read more

One of America's most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary turns his irreverent eye and scathing humor on everything you love and cherish-and now he does it with a hilarious, illustrated collection of Tweets! Like a quiver full of arrows, Suck On This Year's barbs will hit y... read more

WomenArtists@NewBritainMuseum Dec. 18, 2010 – Mar. 20, 2011 A landmark, large-scale exhibition of art by women at The New Britain Museum of American Art. For hundreds of years women could not become artists because they were excluded from the art schools. In particular, they c... read more


  Did they, or didn't they? Did she, or didn't she?   Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . .... read more

  What makes us the way we are? Some say it’s the genes we inherit at conception. Others are sure it’s the environment we experience in childhood. But could it be that many of our individual characteristics—our health, our intelligence, our temperaments—are influenced by the conditi... read more

Faith and her book buddies give gift recommendations and talk about great reads in all categories. Click R.J. Julia for the list of books discussed. ... read more

On this fresh edition of Politics, Burgers, and Beer, Quinnipiac's Rich Hanley and Slate's Emily Bazelon help us understand President Obama's compromise on tax cuts; Faith calls for the richest Americans to take an Economic Patriotism Pledge; and former Vice President Walter Mondale joi... read more

Have you ever accompanied an evening of game-playing with a bowl of salty chips or slabs of pizza? If so, you know that greasy fingers can be a distraction, with players interrupting the game to grab napkins or even lick their fingers—immediately before grabbing the communal spinner. Go... read more

    International film star and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacqueline Bisset reprises the role of "Isabella Crawford" in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Hallmark Channel is the... read more

  The towering mountains and iceberg-filled seas of the western Antarctic Peninsula have for three decades formed the backdrop of scientist Bill Fraser's study of Advélie penguins. In that time, this breathtaking region has warmed faster than any place on earth, with profound co... read more

Tech Talk - Explaining what's out there, how it works, and what to avoid.  Our experts are from Digital Saviors in Simsbury, Connecticut. ... read more

Whether you're a new to  vegan cooking, a long-time vegan, or someone who is just trying to eat meatless meals a few times a week, this is the book for you. You will have a lifetime of recipes and inspiration. These delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in be... read more

Connecticut Magazine Editor, Charlie Monagan highlights the magazine's holiday issue. In this edition...Connecticut's famous 50:  Tracking the ups and downs of Connecticut's resident celebrities,UCONN's fabulous Maya Moore, Polytechnic ON20's chef Noel Jones, and so much more.... read more

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory... read more

Eclectic singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright follows up 2007's studio recording "Release The Stars" with "All Days Are Nights". While Wainwright's voice recalls the late Jeff Buckley, there has always been an added sense of mischief and theatre about his style.  Wainwright talks abou... read more

The stunning paintings of Connecticut artist Matt Wood - collected by many. The depth and dimension of each piece is measured only in your imagination from the perspective of your mind’s eye. Introspective, whimsical, inspirational and evocative are just a few descriptive phrases us... read more

One of America’s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country’s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years.  Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half... read more

In this smart and timely book, the distinguished moral philosopher Sissela Bok ponders the nature of happiness and its place in philosophical thinking and writing throughout the ages. With nuance and elegance, Bok explores notions of happiness—from Greek philosophers to Desmond Tutu, Ch... read more

Download Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 as a PDF file by clicking here. Faith Middleton's Couscous Recipe Kit 2010 features eight recipes, including: Faith's Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Couscous with Lime and Cilantro Faith's Couscous and Clam Sauce with Baco... read more

  Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying—of patients, and of his own family—he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's,... read more

P.A. LaFlamme's memoir, New Beginnings, he describes what it has meant to be a Catholic priest and a gay man. In this his debut, he speaks of a life so indoctrinated by faith that when he came to understand his sexual orientation he was forced onto a whole new career path and a whole ne... read more

  Grated Latkes Use a baking potato like a Russet for latkes. Grate the potatoes and onion using a four-side box grater, a mandoline slicer fitted with a grater plate or use a food processor with a grating disc.  2 pounds potatoes  1 onion,... read more

  In Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina proves once again that it doesn’t take complicated techniques, special equipment, or stops at more than one grocery store to make wonderful dishes for your family and friends. Her newest must-have cookbook is all about saving time and avo... read more

  The unsentimental education of an idealistic, brilliant American naval officer. It begins in 2001. Christopher Brownfield is a naïve young midshipman. His heroes at the time: Oliver North and John McCain. In My Nuclear Family, Brownfield writes about how he loved the navy... read more

"Eric Burns, a bona fide TV historian, has pulled off a difficult task---he has brought our early, grainy television history to life in living color. His book is a tour of our times, from cowboys and Indians, and scoundrels and healers, to televised hearings and game show hosts. Invasio... read more

Anticipating leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Chris Prosperi recommends turkey sliders. Listen for other ideas and recipes, as well as holiday gift ideas. ... read more

In "I Did It" in the October 3, 2010, issue of New York magazine, reporter Robert Kolker examines the phenomenon of people confessing to crimes they didn't commit and what it means about the way the police interrogate suspects. ... read more

A two-part show focused on musical icons associated with Yale University December 3rd. The first half is a tribute to Cole Porter featuring the Yale Concert Band, with New York city cabaret artist Steve Ross.   The second half is a re-enactment of portions of the Glenn Miler Arm... read more

Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented—and wealthiest—men alive: Paul McCartney. Fab is th... read more

Doug Wilson is a designer, photographer and filmmaker. He is the proprietor of a private letterpress concern, The Scarlett Letter Press, he has taught typography at the university level, and with his trusty Polaroid camera, he has documented over 600 examples of vernacular typography. H... read more

  Poet and cartoonist Austin Kleon has discovered a new way to read between the lines. Armed with a daily newspaper and a permanent marker, he constructs through deconstruction—eliminating the words he doesn't need to create a new art form: Newspaper Blackout poetry. Highly orig... read more

Faith Middleton and Rich Hanley of Quinnipiac University grill the editor of CT Capitol Report.com about what governor elect Dan Malloy is likely to do to create jobs while eliminating the state's jaw-dropping debit crisis.  Callers add their voices.   You can add your voice anytime by... read more

Chris Prosperi slaves over a hot oven and puts us to the turkey challenge. Will we be able to taste the difference between a fresh vs. frozen turkey?   Featured wines by World Wide Wines El coto Crianza 2006 $10 - $11 El coto Reserva 2004 $20 ... read more

Get the kids ready; grown-ups too, because we're about to tell you why Connecticut is Dinosaur Capitol of the Universe. That's a little over the top, I'll admit, but what I'm about to tell you is exciting because it involves dinosaur tracks, dinosaur skeletons, and even a chance to slee... read more

  The legacy of torture in the “War on Terror,” told through the story of one tank battalion. ... read more

  The "left-handed designer," Seymour Chwast has been putting his unparalleled take—and influence—on the world of illustration and design for the last half century. In his version of Dante's Divine Comedy, Chwast's first graphic novel, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wand... read more

  Jaffee’s inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD since 1955. To date he has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire, and continues to bring millions of childhoods to untimely ends with the knowledge that parents are hypocrites,... read more

This is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month.   On this show Faith Middleton talks about the latest medical findings as well as medications, their side effects, and symptoms.  ... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for their recommendations on good reads. You can go to R.J. Julia for the list of titles discussed. ... read more

  On today's Politics, Burgers, and Beer, Rich Hanley and New York magazine's John Heilemann talk about future President Sarah Palin? Plus, past President Clinton, future Speaker of the House John Boehner, and so much more…  ... read more

  Fresh Herb and Salt-Rubbed Roasted Turkey by Maria Helm Sinskey A dry brine (an herb and salt rub applied directly to the turkey) creates satiny leg meat and juicy, perfectly seasoned breast meat. Air-drying the turkey on the last day of the 4-day process will make its ski... read more

Now more than ever, Americans are giving careful thought to where their food comes from. And farmers, formerly anonymous suppliers of bounty, are proving an inspiration to chefs everywhere. This book celebrates the collaboration between farmer and chef—and the journey from land to table... read more

Consumers Union named Making the Most of Your Money the best personal finance book on the market. Now Jane Bryant Quinn's bestseller has been completely revised and updated for 2010 and beyond. America's most trusted financial adviser, who helped millions of readers meet their goals in... read more

Raj Patel is an author and lecturer on the high cost of cheap food.  And he explains how we construct our food systems here and around the world, following the food from seed to store to plate.  The global food system is a mess, and not the least bit fair, when you consider some cou... read more

While Hamas and Al Qaeda are certainly dangerous to Israel and the West, Hezbollah and its millions of foot soldiers are the premier force in the Middle East.  Veteran Middle East correspondent Thanassis Cambanis offers the first detailed look at the surprising cross section of peo... read more

Find out how making art helps young patients at Yale New Haven Hospital through The Child Life Arts and Enrichment Program. ... read more

Conversation with renowned Yale researcher Dr. David Hafler about his search for genes that cause Multiple Sclerosis and how it might lead to a cure. ... read more

  Today on Politics, Burgers, and Beer, we cover elections results and Connecticut's resultless elections with Rich Hanley from Quinnipiac University and Paul Bass from the New Haven Independent. We'll cover breaking news as it's breaking. ... read more

  Chorizo and Corn Bread Stuffing 1 tablespoon oil 2 cups small diced onion 2 cups small diced celery 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1pound chorizo sausage cut into ¾ inch pieces 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon thyme 1... read more

In the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook, owners DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg share more than 100 treasured recipes that have made their restaurant a sensation. Learn the secret to their house-made buttermilk biscuits and tomato jam, irresistible muffins and scones, delicious soups... read more


In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have achieved something the United States can?t seem to do: provide health care for everybody at a reasonable cost. In his global quest to find a possible pres... read more

A brief look at the Garden Club of New Haven Tree Project - to create awareness of the elm tree on the New haven Green and its neighborhoods.  If they achieve their goal, disease resistant seedlings will be planted again. If you'd like to look out this spring and see beautiful flowe... read more


Faith and friends  talk about the books they've read, and would recommend, in all categories. To see a list of the books discussed go to R.J. Julia. ... read more

"In national progress tests given to 4th and 8th graders, results showed that low-income students in Connecticut performed at dramatically lower levels than non-low-income students, sometimes up to three grade levels behind."  (Report from the Connecticut Commission on Educational Achie... read more

  When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, “You write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person... read more

Fine Cooking Magazine brings you recipes, tips and detailed how-to instructions on all things food.  This is a magazine for people who love to cook and eat. ... read more

The host of a new series on Food Network, Miller provides recipes, timesaving tips, and strategies for serving up fresh, healthy meals every day with the least possible effort. (Taunton Press) ... read more

 Just in time for Yankee Magazine’s 75th anniversary.  A brand-new collection of more than 150 easy and delicious recipes from New England’s finest cooks, just for your kitchen! ... read more

  That deep golden brown, slightly crisp surface and succulent, tender interior are the qualities of a perfectly cooked steak, chop, chicken breast, or fish fillet at a fine restaurant. You try to duplicate the recipe at home, but the flavors just aren’t as rich, the textures just n... read more

Whether you've had a hard day at work, have been on the go all day, or are planning an impromptu get together for friends, nothing will end your day better than something sweet and satisfying. Thanks to baking expert Abigail Johnson Dodge, you can whip up a delicious dessert with just 4... read more

Completely revised and updated edition of the guide the New York Times named “the bible for women with breast cancer.” ... read more

  Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual “crockpot”... read more

With over 1 million copies sold of the three previous editions, The New Glucose Revolution is the go-to book for all things GI. Now in its fourth edition, The New Glucose Revolution is completely revised and updated, expanding on the most recent scientific findings related to GI and hea... read more

  Pan Roasted Pumpkin with Bacon and Garlic 6 strips bacon chopped 2 cloves garlic sliced ¼ cup water 6 cups ¾ inch cubed, peeled and seeded, fresh pumpkin or any autumn squash 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sa... read more

Writer Henry Alford invites a New York City health inspector into his home kitchen during a dinner party, he fails miserably.  What were the culprits? ... read more

Ukulele pros, Liz and Jim Beloff have just released, nationally, The Daily Ukulele.   This is a huge compendium of daily ukelele songs, published by Hal Leonard, the world's largest music print publisher, teaming up with the couple's own publishing house, Flea Market Music. You can... read more

Historical documentarian Harriet Reisen presents a vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, the first complete biography of the beloved author whose work has delighted millions of readers. ... read more

Adults and children welcome for the Halloween afternoon free concert at Connecticut Hospice by legendary singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. ... read more

Here's a show opening now in Florida and might end up here in a theater near you. The multi character, one woman show is a called Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa - Dancing on Hitler's Grave.  The star is blonde-haired Frannie Sheridan,  who is of Orthodox Jewish heritage, but pretend... read more

People throw pharmaceutical drugs in the trash, and they end up in landfills, leaching into the groundwater.  Or, they're thrown in the toilet, or end up there in the urine we excrete - into the the groundwater it goes. When you mix all the pharmaceuticals together - anti depressant... read more

Ever since the earliest human ran from T-Rex, we have known stress.  In the modern age we don't have T-Rex, we have other worries - mortgages, relationships, aging relatives, dying friends, overly demanding workplaces, or no workplace at all.  I'm sure you could add to the list. The... read more

It's zombie weekend at the Mark Twain House and Museum October 30 and 31st.  Writers featured include our guests, Don Borchert, the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead; and by phone, W. Bill Czolgosz, author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim.  And to set... read more

  R.A.C.E.(Remission and Cures Everywhere), Inc. is a group of experienced boating enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing a way for people with cancer and their caregivers to enjoy Long Island Sound by boat in a safe, supervised environment.   R.A.C.E. believes that the... read more

International Business Machines Corporation lore says that, in the early 1960s, CEO Tom Watson Jr. summoned to headquarters an executive who was responsible for a venture that lost $10 million. Watson, whose fierce temper was legendary, asked the man if he knew why he’d been cal... read more

From Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Garry Wills comes this groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy and why we have been in a state of war alert ever since. (Penguin Group Publishing) ... read more

  When the leaves start to fall and the temperature begins to drop, it's time to cozy up with comfort food that takes full advantage of the season's flavors. From squash and root vegetables to cranberries and quince to hearty, savory dishes, Autumn Gatherings will help you make the... read more

  In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris —a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild s... read more

A clinically proven 6-step program for beating depression by reclaiming lifestyle elements from our evolutionary past ... read more

The latest in tech gadgets and how they work...laptops, apps and smart phones. ... read more

The first time story of the Green Beret Team dropped secretly into enemy territory in Afghanistan. The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the most important mission in the early days of the Global War on Terror, when the men on the ground knew little about the enemy and their com... read more

Fall provides a colorful palette in Connecticut, and a nice time for local weekend getaways.  In this month's issue you'll find some great Connecticut places to spend a day or weekend. Also, the issues facing the state's new Governor.  ... read more

The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat.  It's a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over one-thousand members... read more

Financial analyst, Robert Kreitler talks about growing and protecting investments, how politics and news effect the market, and the latest on gold and bonds. ... read more

Join Faith and her book buddies for their recommendations on "good reads." To see the list of books discussed go to RJ Julia  ... read more


  GRILLED SHRIMP WITH AVOCADO SALSA   1 pound (size 21-25) raw shrimp 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 6- to 8-inch thin wooden skewers SALSA: 1 ear f... read more

The trick to opening oysters from one of the Queens of the trade... ... read more

  After learning the art of cooking from his grandmother, Silvio Suppa brought his knowledge of l'arte della cucina to the United States in 1968, where he became one of the architects of the cuisine now known as "New Haven Italian." After cooking at New Haven's famed Del Monaco'... read more

Who among us hasn't eavesdropped on a stranger's conversation in a theater or restaurant? Indeed, scientists have found that even animals eavesdrop on the calls and cries of others. In Eavesdropping, John L. Locke provides the first serious look at this virtually universal phenomenon. L... read more

The internet and technology...products made simple.   ... read more

  Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corri... read more

A maverick business journalist investigates how global economic power is increasingly controlled by foreign countries and private investors in ways that the U.S. government can't control and that the average American knows nothing about. (Tantor Media) ... read more

Hot Seat works like this; the producers of the show pick the guest of their choice, without Faith's knowledge.  The mystery guest is introduced on the air, at the time of the interview. Faith has no, and I mean NO, preparation time.  She's given some key facts like...the guest's name, w... read more

The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, this is a beautiful celebration of that bygone era. Titcomb’s lyrics are matched by Wendell Minor’s handsome, richly-detailed paintings. (Roa... read more

The fascinating story of the development of American capitalism—for better and worse—through the history of the company town. (Basic Books Publishing) ... read more

  A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America s financial history by an acclaimed New York Times Reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression d... read more

In this book part wine primer, part cultural exploration, part introduction to the Argentine lifestyle discover where to eat, what to see, and how to travel like a local with Laura Catena, the Argentina-born, United States-educated, globetrotting wine star. The world's fifth largest pro... read more

Gripping is the only word for this.  The book is Hellhound On His Trail:  The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin.  Author Hampton Sides brilliantly recreates the eye-opening and fascinating tale behind this tragic, historical event in vivid d... read more

Spoon Fed is a memoir.  It has what a memoir needs these days - dramatic tension - in this case, will she quit drinking, stay sober, and find a rich satisfying life? But a good memoir and this is one of them, also needs to make our worlds feel larger for having read the book. Sp... read more

Smart phones are continuously changing.  If you're thinking about switching or trying one for the first time Scott Stein, Senior associate editor of CNET.com walks you through the process. ... read more

What's the fastest a human can run the 100-meter sprint?  What's the longest a human can hold his breath?  What are the limits of human performance? Welcome to The Perfection Point.  Until 1954, common wisdom and scientific knowledge considered a sub-four-minute mile an im... read more

One of the best reasons to be in New England and New York State - the fall foliage season, a miracle of nature, hillsides awash in colors, cars lined up, sometimes bumper to bumper, occupants raving about a certain vista, the drivers trying to keep their eyes on the road, and young adol... read more

There is  a wonderful little antiques district in Seymour, Connecticut, with lots of shops of all kinds.  Among them is a large building called Seymour Antiques.  That's where we met Pia Migani, who runs the place. ... read more

            To see a list of the books discussed go to RJ Julia Booksellers  ... read more


    Lobster and Orzo Pasta 1 tablespoon oil 1cup small diced onion 2 tablespoon curry powder 1 cup white wine 2 cups half and half 1 pound orzo pasta cooked in boiling salted water and drained 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 pound of cooked chopped lob... read more

This new bible for all things vegetable from Fine Cooking's Vegetable Queen is ideal for the millions of eaters who want to get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and greens into their daily diet. Susie Middleton shares her love of healthful, delicious veggies with a guide... read more

A legendary journalist exposes how the very architects of our financial calamity now engineer the recovery program. (Avalon Publishing) ... read more

The colonists who settled the backcountry in eighteenth-century New England were recruited from the social fringe, people who were desperate for land, autonomy, and respectability and who were willing to make a hard living in a rugged environment. Mark Williams' microhistorical approach... read more

Walter Isaacson has been an important presence in American Journalism.  He's met lots of interesting and powerful people, some of whom he profiles in his book, American Sketches. Henry Kissinger, Woody Allen, Bill Gates, The Clintons, Ronald Reagan and others are examined. Isaac... read more

The first big, narrative nonfiction book about the U.S. Coast Guard, from its founding in 1790 to the present, including dozens of gripping stories of dangerous rescues and first-person reporting, by an award-winning journalist, David Helvarg. (St. Martin's Press) ... read more

On this Show:   Was Obama's big mistake pushing for healthcare instead of jobs? Is the President's new message on the campaign trail strong enough to energize Democrats to get out and vote this November, because Republicans are very motivated to vote. ... read more

Summer Classics     Tomato Salad 4 cups chopped (1 inch dice) assorted tomatoes ½ cup sliced red onion 1 cup assorted marinated olives from the deli section of the supermarket ¼ cup chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vin... read more

  The bestselling author of Italian Grill and Molto Italiano delivers a gorgeous collection of mouthwatering recipes to bring some Italian favorites home.   Chef Mario Batali's zest for life infuses the casual Italian fare that has made his restaurant Otto Enoteca Pizzeria a... read more

Veteran news correspondent Greg Dobbs has spent has spent more than 40 years covering major news events spanning 80 nations around the globe.  For 23 years, he worked at ABC News, first as a producer, then for most of his career as a correspondent, including ten years overseas. ... read more

Consider this:  The dust in your home, your car and your office contains particles from the cosmos.  For thousands, even millions of years, meteorites have struck Earth, peppering fields, pounding earth into craters, and shaping the planet.  They continue to do so today, and enthusiasts... read more

Zina Davis, former director of the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School on the campus of the University of Hartford, talks about the world of art. ... read more

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 succes... read more

  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 m... read more

Animal adoption activist and author Elise Lufkin has always been enthralled by the bond between humans and dogs.  During her volunteer work at animal shelters over the years, she has witnessed many special relationships that blossom when dogs are adopted. ... read more

Bread-struck New Yorkers line up outside Amy's Bread, a bread-lover's haven, where Amy Scherber and staff turn out dozens of miraculous loaves. But the truly remarkable thing about these breads is that they can be made by anybody. This book includes recipes simple enough for even the mo... read more

There's nothing like a home-cooked meal made with love. And here's your chance to share the love with Mother's Best -- 150 delicious recipes for comfort food that will soothe the soul and satisfy even the most ravenous appetite. All you have to do is follow the directions and sprink... read more

"The Nicholas Effect" is the story of the shooting of seven-year-old Nicholas Green. It tells how the Greens' decision to donate their son's organs saved the lives of five Italians and restored the sight of two others. It covers the murder trial, the making of "Nicholas' Gift," the Jami... read more

Are the rich compatible with democracy? Should we accept such a high degree of inequality in our society? Does the profit system glorify greed? In /Are the Rich Necessary?/ Hunter Lewis presents the most fundamental and provocative economic arguments that underlie society. Lewis connect... read more

We live in a time when lots of people are looking at the economy and are looking for somebody to blame! On the dart board we have watchdog agencies that didn't foresee the meltdown; wall street, hedge funds; and our focus for this interview, corporate boards. Have these corporate bo... read more

Michael Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, are enjoying the early years of retirement in their dream house, a beautiful 350-year-old stone farmhouse in the central Italian province of Umbria, when life rears its ugly head on their summer plans. Jill’s mother’s second husband, Ralph,... read more

P. W. Singer’s previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers— predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb—the advent of robotic warfare. We are jus... read more

  Whether you are vegan (eating no meat, dairy, or other animal products) or are simply trying to add healthful variety to your daily meals, you know how tough it is to keep your home-cooked meals exciting and delicious. Eating well day-in and day-out requires inspiration and creati... read more

If you've ever put Cheetos in a bowl next to a game of Life, you know that sticky orange stuff gets everywhere, plus players have to interrupt the game to grab napkins or even lick their fingers - immediately before grabbing the communal spinner.  Gourmet Game Night has the solution:  c... read more

  An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. Eponymous, adj. Giving one’s name to a person, place, or thing. Anonymous, adj. Anonymous.... read more

Here's a question - do we fear science at least as much as we embrace it?  Antipathy toward the ideas of progress and discovery represent a fundamental shift in the way we, in the twenty-first century, approach the world.  Where we once celebrated scientific achievement, we now see lead... read more

  The journalist who famously lived as a man commits herself- literally Norah Vincent's New York Times bestselling book, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months living disguised as a man, Vincent felt she was a danger... read more

  In this provocative book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s president, and turned him into a bronze icon to revive their fading ideol... read more

Like a scene from Where Eagles Dare, a small team of American spies parachutes into Italy behind enemy lines. Their orders: link up with local partisans and sabotage the well-guarded Brenner Pass — the Nazis' crucial supply route through the Alps — thereby bringing the German war effort... read more

  In The Three Marriages, David Whyte, the bestselling author, poet, and speaker, asks you to think about your significant relationship to your partner, your work and your inner self in a radically different way by drawing them into a mutually supportive conversation. According... read more

Do you sometimes wonder how your teen is ever going to survive on his or her own as an adult? Does your high school junior seem oblivious to the challenges that lie ahead? Does your academically successful nineteen-year-old still expect you to “just take care of” even the most basic lif... read more

How do we heal difficult relationships and nurture healthy ones?  What is the significance of relationships in our spiritual life?  In his book, John E. Welshons says:    For thousands of years spiritual teachers have taught us to love one another, but we make excuses, pointing fing... read more

From two South Carolina-bred brothers comes the ground-breaking cookbook for new Southern cooking: The Lee Bros. Simple, Fresh, Southern. Matt and Ted Lee were raised on long-simmered greens, slow-smoked meats, and deep-fried everything. But after years of traveling as journalists and w... read more

  Although Barbara Lynch was born and raised in South Boston, not Tuscany, many critics believe her food rivals the best of Italy. It has been praised by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, and many more.   Lynch’s cuisine is all the more remarkable because it is self-tau... read more

A never-before-told World War II story of Jewish soldiers on a dangerous mission within the Third Reich—a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge. ... read more

In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but . . . Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and c... read more

In the life-or-death world of extreme adventure sports, there is one thing that athletes often keep quiet about: the "forbidden" territory of paranormal experiences. Ranging from fleeting moments of transcendence to full-blown encounters with ghosts and everything in between—visions, ne... read more

No organization can survive without iconoclasts — innovators who single-handedly upturn conventional wisdom and manage to achieve what so many others deem impossible. Though indispensable, true iconoclasts are few and far between. In Iconoclast, neuroscientist Gregory Berns expla... read more

  Cop in the Hood is an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer on the front lines of the war on drugs. Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos became a cop in Baltimore's roughest neighborhood--the Eastern District,... read more

 Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest film. ... read more

UNFORGETTABLE DESSERTS: More than 140 Memorable Dessert Recipes for All Year Round contains a collection of desserts that are exotic, extravagant, and utterly remarkable. While there are recipes to challenge even accomplished bakers, beginners need not be intimidated. Many of the recipe... read more

    Enjoy empanadas filled with creamed corn, a crispy-edged, juicy skirt steak doused in tangy chimichurri, or the divine layers of moist angel food cake, strawberries, and whipped cream of the Strawberry Delicia, all of which Daisy Martinez brings to life in her latest collect... read more

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.... read more

Heidegger And A Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates:  Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between.  The new book by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, is an amusing take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immo... read more

On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you." What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years the... read more

As a journalist and life-long deli obsessive, David Sax was understandably alarmed by the state of Jewish delicatessen. A cuisine that had once thrived as the very center of Jewish life had become endangered by assimilation, homogenization, and health food trends. He watched in dismay a... read more

Frank Stitt is a star in Alabama for his take in his restaurant, on combining Italy and the south. The James Beard Awards named him the best chef of the southeast. His cookbook, Frank Stitt's Bottega Favorita is filled with recipes for adventurous cooks with time on their hands, man... read more

In this landmark, character-driven history, Greg Behrman tells the story of the Marshall Plan, the unprecedented and audacious policy through which America helped rebuild World War II-ravaged Western Europe. With nuanced, vivid prose, Behrman recreates the story of a unique American ent... read more

The rousing story of Samuel Adams, the Founding Father who has been undeservedly overlooked by history but who, in Thomas Jefferson's words, was "truly the Man of the Revolution." ... read more

The Criminal Justice Club is the book about Walt Lewis' conversion from a young ACLU liberal, who sympathized with the criminal, into an advocate for crime victims and longer sentences for violent and career criminals. Lewis defines The Criminal Justice Club as a group of deputy dis... read more

Toasts at a wedding or dinner party can leave you in total delight or squirming in your chair.  Some prepare to deliver them, others wing it. But when they're good, toasts leave us remembering the occasion with a permanent glow. So let us cruise through some terrific toasts (and... read more

Over one million people in the world commit suicide every year leaving millions more bereft.   Harvard psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, author of the memoir In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide, was haunted for most of her life by her mother's... read more

We have oceans of information at our disposal, yet we increasingly seek knowledge in online headlines glimpsed on the run. We are networked as never before, but we connect with friends and family via e-mail and fleeting face-to-face moments that are rescheduled and interrupted a dozen t... read more

Nobody writes about music the way Tim Page does.  His criticism has been devoured in the New York Times, The Washington Post and Newsday. And then in 1997, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his insightful and original pieces. Music saved Tim Page.  Growing up in Connecticut he... read more

Roxanne Black was diagnosed with Lupus at the young age of fifteen.  Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can attack the vital organs of the body.  Her life as a teenager, going out with friends, and competing on the crew team, changed forever.  She yearned to connect firsthand... read more

Southern Italian food—from bruschetta and tomato sauce to spaghetti and meatballs—is the most talked about and home cooked food in America. And the area's sleepy hill towns and rocky coastlines have become "it" destinations for in-the-know foodies and travelers from all over the world.... read more

On March 19, 1969, First Lieutenant Homer Steedly, Jr. turned a bend in a trail in the Pleiku Province and came face to face with a North Vietnamese soldier, his weapon slung over his shoulder. The two stared at each other for an instant: a split-second later, Homer’s bullets smashed in... read more

Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club.  Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, describes his encouters with murderers, thieves and other criminals. At nineteen, Jake went t... read more

"I want my wines to tell a good story. I want them natural and most of all, like my dear friends, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue,” says Alice Feiring. Join her as she sets off on her one-woman crusade against the tyranny of homogenization, wine consultants, and, of cour... read more

  With the onset of a knowledge economy, modern nations are hard at work using ever more sophisticated information systems to power a "technology revolution" that is transforming our lives. This book is based on the work of the TechCast Project, conducted over the past decade at the... read more

We talk with the author of 29 Gifts about her battle with multiple sclerosis - and how it led her to an unconventional treatment - giving gifts to friends and strangers.  This act of giving to others ended up revitalizing her.  No, it isn't an actual cure for a disease, but it might be... read more

We've been preached at, cajoled, screamed at and ridiculed, all because of our addiction to traditional fossil fuels.  You might expect more of the same from environmental writer, Amanda Little.  Think again.  She crosses the country to meet the people and power brokers behind our energ... read more

 Excerpt from:                                                                                                                                  Pastry Queen Parties                                                                                                                          ... read more

We focus so often on recipes using meat - here's something for the vegetarian crowd. The Moosewood Collective has been a respected name in whole foods cooking for more than 35 years, serving globally-inspired, vegetable-based cuisine at their restaurant in Ithaca, New York.  In Moos... read more

Frank Oppenheimer was the brother of atom bomb maker, Robert Oppenheimer.  Imagine their feelings and thoughts after seeing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What sort of life do you make for yourself after that?  Robert Oppenheimer didn't fare so well, but his brother, Fra... read more

In an age when some parents will pay more than $45,000 for college admissions counseling, and even some elementary schools host college fairs, Gwyeth Smith has made a national reputation by ignoring the conventions of the application ritual.  As a guidance counselor at Oyster Bay High,... read more

Excerpt: Speaking For Spot by NANCY KAY Chapter One Medical Advocacy 101 You've now found yourself totally enamored of a hairy, four-legged creature and will want to do the very best possible job you can to care for him. You feed him high quality food, and provide him with reg... read more

Nothing turns a baby’s head more quickly from nursing or playing than the sight of a dog or any animal. Made for Each Other lays out both sides of this deep mutual connection and the way it has evolved since prehistoric times. Drawing on the fascinating work of scientists in many fields... read more

Mississippi seems a place set apart from the rest of the country. The home of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams is also the state that bred men like Byron De La Beckwith (convicted in the murder of Medgar Evers), Edward Ray Killen (convicted in the murders of Michae... read more

The Power of rumor, It's not all Facebook and TMZ. In The Watercooler Effect, psychologist Nicholas DiFonzo explores the anatomy of rumors and probes how they flourish at the world's "watercoolers." Are rumors the same as gossip?  Are rumors mostly problematic, or just part of h... read more

Summer favorites - Pesto sauce, fish coated with chopped nuts, ratatouille and homemade sangria. ... read more

You might be Able to construct an entire dining room table from the many books about actress Elizabeth Taylor. This new one is intriguing because it ex;lores how she knowingly or unkowingly created the culture of celebrity that we have today. Elizabeth Taylor declared unheard of... read more

Mary Karr writes riveting memoirs.  The Liars' Club and Cherry were bestseller accounts of her apocalyptic childhood and outlaw adolescence. Her newest memoir is called Lit, it's about her rocky road to adulthood, through alcoholism and depression and the threatened loss of her son.... read more

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent... read more

The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so  ... read more

Saved: Rescued Animals And The Lives They Transform "This book is about people trying to heal the damage done to animals and how animals heal suffering human beings. Some people do it one animal at a time, making room in their urban backyards, basements, and bedrooms. Others have carv... read more

He teaches the perfect course at Yale Law to create this thriller - Professor Stephen Carter teaches a course in secrets. Carter is the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park.  His newest book, Jericho's Fall , is just being released in paperback. This is a thriller se... read more

Anybody who minds an obscenity or two in their cookbooks will want to skip this one.  The rest of you, I bet I have your undivided attention.   The cookbook in question is called Forking Fantastic.  Obviously you've got to be a little polite on the cover to get it into bookstores.  ... read more

Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Sins of Scripture, and many other books, is known for his controversial ideas and fighting for minority rights. In Eternal Life: A New Vision, a remarkable spiritual journey about his l... read more

    Lauded by some, despised by others, Mike Roselle is one of the most controversial figures in the crusade to protect the environment. Mike has succeeded in stopping a lumber project by spiking trees, struggled with death threats and the car bombing of fellow activist Judi Bar... read more

You know the drill.  You're just out of the shower, the doorbell rings.  You think you'll ignore it.  It rings again.  These people won't go away.  You throw a robe on and stomp to the door, all mad and everything.   And standing there before you on the front step are two people you've... read more

          Featured Wine: Christian Moreau 2008 $25 - Frederick Wildman and Sons   (featured recipe from A Return To Cooking) Poached Snapper with Coconut MiLk and Tomatoes SERVES 6   1 tablespoon canola oil 3 shallots, minced 2 gar... read more

So many people are getting ready to attend the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Talcott Mountain Music Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary season, now through July 16th. Concertgoers bring picnics ranging from simple to candelabra spectacular, ready to enjoy friends, make new on... read more

For many years on this show, we've featured the stories of alcoholics who had found the courage to stay sober, one day at a time, by going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. These recovering alcoholics we met and those who phoned in, were from all walks of life.  They had all hit bottom;... read more

Dr. Eric Hurwit is a Connecticut vet who has no office practice.  He created a mobile unit and your living room is his office.  He'll go anywhere in Connecticut to see your companion animal.  Are there advantages to seeing pets at home?  What about surgery?  Is it affordable?  Dr. H... read more

It's not easy to make plastic, it turns out, so companies who make it use a plasticizer or resin that makes plastic softer.  It's called DEHP.  It's in everything - the coating on cans, adhesive paper, plastic container, cellophane, metal foil, food wrappers, those water bottles we all... read more

Dr. Gina Barecca is now a regular on the book show.  She is also professor of literature at the University of Connecticut.  Her book, It's Not That I'm Bitter, is just out in paperback.  Gina Barreca and her husband, Michael Meyer, have established a fund at the Windham Hospital Fou... read more

We help you make your way through a book store or local library by making recommendations on books in all categories that are terrific reads. See the list of books discussed from R J Julia. ... read more

Join Faith and Rich Hanley as they look at some of the issues facing the Obama administration - including the BP oil crisis, college graduates looking for work and good news from General Motors. ... read more

 Grilled Kielbasa and Vegetables 1 pound package of turkey kielbasa 3 medium red onions – peeled and cut into ¾ inch slices 2 large green peppers 1 large red pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons bal... read more

Creativity is a fundamental life force, whether you express your own, or find yourself in the presence of something that reaches you - a painting, sculpture, photograph, a handmade quilt, or a piece of music.  The list of things that can speak to us is endless, from cooking to watching... read more

The Wannabees is a club for kids and family members started a year ago to teach children to be beekeepers.  they manage a hive on the Aspetuck Land Trust property in Easton off Rt. 58 near the Apple Barn. The children who do this range in age from 7 to 15 years old; some casual juni... read more

The latest on eye health with Yale surgeon Dr. Scott Soloway.  Treatments for glaucoma, cataracts and what everyone should know about laser treatment. ... read more

Random House A rediscovered trove of historical documents. A new view of American beginnings. An intensely personal power struggle between two men, which would change history. From out of the mists of the past, a forgotten American hero. The Island at the Center of the World... read more

Published by Alfred A. Knopf  “What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?” That’s the question that sets th... read more

It's safe to say a majority of the American people believe in protecting the environment and creating a better energy policy. But when it comes to individual action at home - which many experts say would make a huge dent in saving oil - we're all confused about what changes to make.... read more

This is going to have everybody talking - a new report showing where energy efficiency collides with human health. The U.S. Green Building Council has a LEED certification program.  Architects study and take tests now to be LEED qualified.  Then some go on to build LEED certified ho... read more

Billy Boyle is sent to Northern Ireland, at the request of the British government, to investigate links between the Irish Republican Army and the Germans. Automatic weapons have been stolen from a U.S. Army base, and an IRA man has been found dead, shot in the head and left with a pound... read more

John F. Kennedy’s advisors were enormously influential in the shaping of American foreign policy at a crucial time. After struggling in his first year as president, Kennedy employed the guidance of a core group including McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Maxwell Taylor an... read more

Simon and Schuster An all-access pass to America's first (and favorite) reality television program -- boasting over ten million viewers each week -- Antiques Roadshow! If you're a fan of PBS's top-rated Antiques Roadshow, you've probably wondered -- what would it take to get you... read more

Lobster Rolls 2 - 1 1/4 pound lobsters steamed and cleaned  1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup small dice celery 2 tablespoons chopped chives salt and pepper to taste 4 strips of crispy bacon chopped mix all together in a small mixing bowl 4 New England style hot dog buns... read more

The Pomperaug River Watershed 10th Anniversary Celebration is set for June 19th at Mill House Antiques in Woodbury, CT. The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition isn't a name that explains itself, unless you live in and around the Connecticut towns of Roxbury, Morris, Washington, Wate... read more

What Fraser and Marian Robinson created for their children on the Southside of Chicago was a life of riches - safety, intimacy, humor, playfulness, courage, curiosity, encouragement, discipline and respect. If we give out Oscars for movies, shouldn't there be a Nobel Prize for parenting... read more

The Council Of Dads is the book Bruce Feiler never expected to write.  For years, he captivated readers with his insightful storytelling, chronicling his heart-stopping adventures around the world in such bestsellers as Walking the Bible, Abraham and America's Prophet. But in 2008,... read more

Art therapy is used to help sick children and adults, the dieing, prisoners, PTSD sufferers and survivors of trauma, among others. I once shadowed an art therapist as she made her rounds through the children's wing at Yale New Haven Hospital.  I learned that children who said little... read more

In this morning's paper, I read about the heartbreaking BP oil spill threatening Louisianna.  And then I read that pirates in a jungle are stripping the land of some of the most ancient redwood trees on earth, selling them to China. It made us think about whether, as a world, we hav... read more

Among the topics on this episode of Politics, Burgers and Beer: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than originally thought.  The Obama Administration takes some heat. Connecticut stands behind Richard Blumenthal; The latest Quinnipiac poll findings. Callers express... read more

Among Faith's guests, Ian Phillips, owner of The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, Connecticut housing two restaurants. Get ready for a live report from the floor of the Chicago Candy Convention.  Our buddy Katharine Weber, author of True Confections, is there.  Now that's a great assig... read more

Small business is the key to economic recovery, so I like to root for start-ups.  I was looking at all kinds of start-ups online, marveling at peoples ingenuity, when I became curious about one in Wallingford, Connecticut, called Herbasway Laboratories. They employ about 20 people a... read more

There are some areas of home repair that seem to appeal to shady operators - re-surfacing driveways, refacing windows, siding and roofing. Perhaps this is so because these repairs are expensive.  Because they are so expensive, from time to time we plan to offer advice from people wh... read more

He calls it newspaper blackout poetry.  Poet and cartoonist Austin Kleon uses two tools, a page from a newspaper and a black magic marker.   He looks at a column of print and begins blacking out lines until he comes to words he likes and leaves them just as they are. The end res... read more

The job market being what it is - we ask one question - will anyone enrolling in college want a liberal arts degree?  Or will most students opt for fields they believe will hire? What is the value of a liberal arts degree in any climate? We talk about it with Dr. Elsa Núñez, Pre... read more

It is one of the best events in the region:  The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, June 12-26.  The festival, now celebrating its 15th year, features performances from across the country and around the world - dance, music, theater, art installations, and conversation... read more

Years ago I spent lots of time with someone who had a small, all-white dog and whenever I was upset, that dog would race to my side, jump in my lap, put its paws on my chest and look into my face with urgency. Many people who have animal companions know what I'm talking about.  ... read more

We help you make your way through a book store or a local library by making recommendations on books in all categories that are terrific reads.   See the list of books discussed from RJ Julia . ... read more

Rich Hanley joins Faith Middleton for an interesting and sometimes comical look at the political scene.  Listen as they  zero in on the saints and sinners across the political spectrum, here at home and nationally.  ... read more

Jason Sobocinski,  owner of Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro, brought an assortment of cheeses, along with his favorite beer, chocolate, pulled chicken barbecue sandwiches and one of the specials of the week; stinky cheese nachos.   Following closely behind was his cheese truck, a virtu... read more

You might recall mystery meat and other unidentifiable substances that appeared before you in the lunch line when you were in school. Thanks to a major push from First Lady Michelle Obama, there is increased attention on what schools are serving students for breakfast and lunch and... read more

Greece is in trouble.  Europe has bailed out the country, but is it enough to keep the near collapse from spreading?  Whatever happens from here it is further evidence that we are in a time of enormous change and uncertainty.  What does the investor do in this climate to protect and gro... read more

When actor Paul Newman was alive he refused to be honored or praised for raising so much money for charities through the family's Newman's Own food products.   Newman started Newman's Own with his lifelong friend, A.E. Hotchner. Hotchner has written the perfect memoir about thei... read more

For centuries we believed that humans were the only ones that mattered.  The ideas that animals had feelings was dismissed or considered heresy.  today, new scientific studies of animal behavior reveal perceptions, intelligences, awareness and social skills that would have been deemed f... read more

All Parents want to raise happy and healthy children.  And all parents have opinions about the best way to do that.  But what happens when two parents have opposing views on how to raise their kids? This can place strain on a marriage, with negotiations taking place not only between... read more

Rich Hanley joins Faith to discuss changes in financial regulations, the primaries leading up to the Congressional elections, the Tea Party effect, and more!   ... read more

A lot of people who don't have pets also don't understand how hard it is when your beloved companion passes away.  Dr. Jonathan Swift and his dog, Sophie, join Faith in-studio to talk about how to help people cope with their special loss. ... read more

From www.powells.com: Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and pho... read more

From nhbooksellers.com: She is a Seneca, a unique, courageous and adventurous woman. He is a slave, a Continental soldier fighting for his freedom. In their journey, they fall in love and cross paths with Cornplanter, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Lafayette... read more

Hear from a man who built a garden in his backyard, a master wine maker in California and great recipe ideas from Faith and her food buddies, Cameron, Lori and Chris! Spring Poached Eggs with Truffle Oil and Morrell Mushrooms 1/2 pound mushrooms trimed and cut in half  1 table... read more

Faith chats with Paula Vogel and her students from the Yale School of Drama, Michael Mitnick, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Kimberly Rosenstock about writing method, and how they got to the point they're at with their craft. For more information, visit Yale School of Drama | 2010 Carlo... read more

National Geographic explorer Dr. Robert Ballard joins Faith for a fascinating converstation about historical underwater finds and future aspirations of deep sea exploration and habitation. June 15 will be the launch of his 24/7 interactive website, www.oceanexplorationtrust.org.... read more

Get a preview of the Kantor home, a new energy-saving home opening soon in Connecticut for public inspection, sponsored by the CT Clean Energy Fund and PACE Clean Energy!  The tour is Saturday, May 15, 2010, rain or shine. ... read more

From Publishers Weekly More a guide to smarter shopping than cooking, the latest from Alexander (The Biggest Loser Cookbook) gives dieters largely healthy options in 150 basic low-calorie recipes. Alexander admits her recipes are geared for convenience, unabashedly utilizing process... read more

Product Description from Amazon.com: 150 recipes from northern Italy’s agriturismi, with beautiful full-color photographs. The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy.... read more

From Amazon.com: A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that’s going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a sa... read more

Join Faith Middleton for a look inside a high-tech, crime-solving forensic laboratory in Meriden, Connecticut. ... read more

  Revisit a conversation from two years ago between Faith and Lynn about what it means to leave a mark before you die. ... read more

  "Just because it's common doesn't mean it's normal", so says Dr. Young Shin Kim of Yale University.  She talks with Faith about bullying in school, and what it could mean for a person psychologically. ... read more

  Director Kevin Sullivan chats with Faith about upcoming events at The Children's Museum! The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity a... read more

From Ad Hoc at Home: Buttermilk Fried Chicken If there's a better fried chicken, I haven't tasted it. First, and critically, the chicken is brined for 12 hours in a herb-lemon brine, which seasons the meat a nd helps it stay juicy. The flour is seasoned with garlic and onion p... read more

The stock market, the Times Square terrorism attempt, the economy and more are covered in this edition of Politics, Burgers & Beer! ... read more

Hear from Gina Barreca, Roxanne Coady, Lee Jacobus, and Rose Quiello on Faith Middleton's Book Show! Get recommendations on great reads from classics to the newest releases. ... read more

There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and citie... read more

FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 05/06/2010
The stock market, the Times Square terrorism attempt, the economy and more are covered in this edition of Politics, Burgers & Beer!    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 05/06/2010
From Ad Hoc at Home: Buttermilk Fried Chicken If there's a better fried chicken, I haven't tasted it. First, and critically, the chicken is brined for 12 hours in a herb-lemon brine, which seasons the meat and helps it stay juicy. The flour is seasoned with garlic and onion powde... read more
FMS: Remembering Lynn Redgrave - 05/05/2010
Revisit a conversation from two years ago between Faith and Lynn about what it means to leave a mark before you die.    ... read more
FMS: The Children's Museum - 05/05/2010
Director Kevin Sullivan chats with Faith about upcoming events at The Children's Museum! The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the nat... read more
FMS: CT Forensic Science Lab - 05/03/2010
Join Faith Middleton for a look inside a high-tech, crime-solving forensic laboratory in Meriden, Connecticut.    ... read more
FMS: "The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain" - 05/03/2010
Product Description from Amazon.com: A leading science writer examines how the brain's capacity reaches its peak in middle age For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking,... read more
FMS: "Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older" - 04/30/2010
From Amazon.com: Sooner or later, every older gardener faces a similar challenge. At some point, we all find ourselves asking “If I can’t get out there and dig, plant, and prune as I used to, what am I going to do?” The garden has been an everyday part of Sydney Eddison’s life for o... read more
FMS: "The Season of Second Chances" - 04/30/2010
From Amazon.com: A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that’s going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe lif... read more
FMS: Green Building with the Kantor Home - 04/30/2010
Get a preview of the Kantor home, a new energy-saving home opening soon in Connecticut for public inspection, sponsored by the CT Clean Energy Fund and PACE Clean Energy!  The tour is Saturday, May 15, 2010, rain or shine.    ... read more
FMS: "Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City" - 04/29/2010
Amazon.com Review The insider's food guide to New York City-from trusted New York food expert and TV/radio host Michael Colameco New York is the food capital of the United States, with an incredibly rich and diverse dining scene that boasts everything from four-star French restaurant... read more
FMS: "The Italian Farmer's Table" - 04/28/2010
Product Description from Amazon.com: 150 recipes from northern Italy’s agriturismi, with beautiful full-color photographs. The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy.  ... read more
FMS: "I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening!" - 04/26/2010
From Publishers Weekly More a guide to smarter shopping than cooking, the latest from Alexander (The Biggest Loser Cookbook) gives dieters largely healthy options in 150 basic low-calorie recipes. Alexander admits her recipes are geared for convenience, unabashedly utilizing processed... read more
FMS Podcast - Sponsored by NewAlliance Bank - 04/25/2010
Funding for The Faith Middleton Show comes from our members and from: NewAlliance Bank, offering cash management services for businesses including automated reporting and collection / payment, allowing them to spend more time doing their thing. NewAllianceBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal housi... read more
FMS: "The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook" - 04/23/2010
From Amazon.com: The prevalence of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity among millions of adults and children has created the need for gluten-free recipes that are as nutritious and tasty as their traditional counterparts. Popular food blogger Elana Amsterdam offers ninety-nine famil... read more
FMS: "The Garden Primer" - 04/22/2010
From Publishers Weekly "Keep gardening simple" is the reassuring maxim invoked by Damrosch ( Theme Gardens ) time and again in this outstanding compendium of garden lore, information and advice for novices and old-timers. The author, an "old-fashioned dirt gardener," advocates common s... read more
FMS: The Coupon Mom - 04/21/2010
A book that pays for itself! The creator of couponmom.com, with 1.6 million subscribers and counting, shares her strategic money-saving techniques for saving big while living well Americans are hungry for bargains these days, but one woman has developed the ultimate strategy for e... read more
FMS: "Cast Iron Cookbook: Delicious and Simple Comfort Food" - 04/20/2010
From Publishers Weekly Though the Griswold company has been making top-of-the-line cast iron cookware since the 1800s, this is their first commissioned cookbook. The recipes, compiled by food writer and cookbook author Pruess (Seduced by Bacon) fittingly mirror the company's century-pl... read more
FMS: Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City - 04/19/2010
Amazon.com Review: Product Description The insider's food guide to New York City-from trusted New York food expert and TV/radio host Michael Colameco New York is the food capital of the United States, with an incredibly rich and diverse dining scene that boasts everything from four-... read more
FMS: "Fast Food My Way" - 04/16/2010
Amazon.com Review Over time, in his cookbooks, and on his TV series, Jacques Pépin has taught people how to cook simple, fully flavored dishes--food that reflects his French training while embracing American informality. Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way takes this approach one step furt... read more
FMS: New Haven's Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi - 04/15/2010
From MetroTaxiCT.com: MetroAccess, Connecticut’s first wheelchair-accessible taxicab means new freedom for people with mobility disabilities. The taxi complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act and is a rear-entry ramped vehicle that includes tie-downs to secure the passenger a... read more
FMS: "Overkill" - 04/15/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: At the start of West's sophisticated second Emma Streat mystery (after 2007's Without Warning), Emma, a former diva who still mourns her late husband as well as the loss of her singing voice and her house on the Connecticut River (now a pile of bombed out rubbl... read more
FMS: "A Time to Betray" - 04/15/2010
From Amazon.com: A true story as exhilarating as a great spy thriller, as turbulent as today's headlines from the Middle East, A Time to Betray reveals what no other previous CIA operative's memoir possibly could: the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as wit... read more
FMS: Grove Street Cemetery - 04/15/2010
Noah Webster, Roger Sherman, Eli Whitney and many other historical figures are buried in the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, along with 14,000 other people, and plots are still for sale! Tune in to hear about the fascinating history of this land with John Edwards, a member of the Board... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 04/14/2010
Puttanesca sauce 2-3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup minced red onion 8 cloves garlic minced 5-6 anchovies minced ½ cup white wine ¼ cup minced green olives ¼ cup minced kalamata olives 3 tablespoons capers Couple grinds black pepper 3 cups favorite marinara sauce 2 tables... read more
FMS: The Whole Green Catalog - 04/13/2010
From The Whole Green Catalog: Think of the choices we can make—do make—every day as small steps, in either a positive or a negative direction. Each choice can work to benefit you, me, and our whole community—and ultimately, our global environment. How can we make those right choices?... read more
FMS: "Prospero's America" - 04/13/2010
From Amazon.com: Prospero's America examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by one of English colonization's early giants, John Winthrop, Jr. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition a... read more
FMS: Hancock Shaker Village & the Gunn Library - 04/12/2010
Hear all about the "Library Luminaries" fundraiser to benefit the Gunn Library in Washington, CT, and great things to see at Hancock Shaker Village!    ... read more
FMS: "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children" - 04/12/2010
From Publishers Weekly The central premise of this book by Bronson (What Should I Do with My Life?) and Merryman, a Washington Post journalist, is that many of modern society's most popular strategies for raising children are in fact backfiring because key points in the science of chil... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 04/09/2010
Get recommendations for great reads in all categories with Faith and her book buddies!    ... read more
FMS: Robert Kreitler & Your Money - 04/06/2010
From www.kreitlerassociates.com: We are an eight person, family owned, financial planning firm with over 20 years of experience. We are an independent branch office of Raymond James and have access to TIAA/CREF's Independent Advisor's program. Our emphasis on understanding risks inhere... read more
FMS: CT Photographer Sean Kernan - 04/05/2010
This exhibition features work from six portfolios by Sean Kernan. Pura Cara, Secret Books, Kampala Boxing Club, Pregnant Angel, From Prison and includes works from After The World, its first exhibit in the United States. March 25 - April 17, 2010    ... read more
FMS: Writing the Earth: 2,000 Years of Geography and Mapping - 04/05/2010
From the Bruce Museum: Writing the Earth: 2,000 Years of Geography and Mapping features a selection of world maps that were printed between 1511 and 1800 and are on loan from a private collection. The exhibition is supported by the Bruce Museum Youth Committee of Honor and the Char... read more
FMS: "Overboard!" - 04/05/2010
From Booklist Tougias, who with Ten Hours until Dawn (2005) rivaled Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm, 1997) in the telling of harrowing experiences at sea, returns with the tale of the yachts Almeisan and At Ease. Caught in a vast storm off the East Coast in spring 2005, the two exp... read more
FMS: "Sex, Lies & Handwriting" - 04/02/2010
From Amazon.com: Looks can be deceiving, but handwriting never lies. Handwriting profiling is an amazingly accurate tool for assessing how people think, feel, and act. In fact, handwriting profiling is so accurate that the FBI, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad use it... read more
FMS: "Love What You Do" - 04/02/2010
From Amazon.com: Starting or changing careers can be an intimidating process. For those seeking their first job, there is much to learn, while career changers may face doubts about their options or obstacles in pursuing their dream. LOVE WHAT YOU DO demystifies the career decision proc... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer! - 04/01/2010
The latest on the future of health care reform in the Senate, the controversy with the Pope's immunity in child abuse cases, and what's in the pipeline to help with job growth.    ... read more
FMS: Michael Sloan - 03/30/2010
About Michael Sloan from his website: I spent several years working as a printmaker in Paris, France and Venice, Italy.  My illustrations first appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, where I remain a contributor to the Letters column (my 100th Letters illustration was publis... read more
FMS: Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary - 03/30/2010
From Amazon.com: A 40-year project in the making, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first historical thesaurus to include almost the entire vocabulary of English, from Old English to the present day. Conceived and compiled by the Department of English La... read more
FMS: "Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show" - 03/30/2010
From Booklist Delaney pulls out all the stops as he tips his hat to two great and all but indistinguishable Irish traditions: the theater and politics. Readers will be enchanted as the author spins a tale so glib, so charming, and so amusing that—begorrah—you can almost imagine him sly... read more
FMS: "Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show" - 03/30/2010
From Booklist Delaney pulls out all the stops as he tips his hat to two great and all but indistinguishable Irish traditions: the theater and politics. Readers will be enchanted as the author spins a tale so glib, so charming, and so amusing that—begorrah—you can almost imagine him sly... read more
FMS: "Working in the Shadows" - 03/29/2010
From Publishers Weekly Thompson (There's No José Here) details working alongside undocumented workers in this stirring look at the bottom rung of America's economic ladder. Thompson's project feels initially like a gimmick; that this middle-class white American can go undercover in the... read more
FMS: "Crown Island" - 03/29/2010
From R.J. Julia: Description - Crown Island, the most beautiful of the Granite Islands ranging out from Quarrytown, a harbor community in Connecticut, is the magical world of Marie Wainwright and Peter Chello. Their love defies their differences in class, status, age, and cultu... read more
FMS: Charlie Monagan & CT Magazine - 03/29/2010
Hear about the state unemployment fund that's almost empty, Governor Rell on her way out of office, and the landmark turbine that you may see more of with the editor of Connecticut Magazine, Charlie Monagan.    ... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 03/26/2010
Get recommendations for great reads in all categories!  Faith is joined by Rose Quiello and Lee Jacobus.    ... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer! - 03/25/2010
Get an update on the health bill, the package of fixes to the reform legislation, the violence faced by those who voted in favor of the healthcare bill, and more!      ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 03/24/2010
Faith chats with her Food Buddies, producers Cameron Henning and Lori Mack, about quick and easy cooking tips, recipes and flavors to brighten up any meal!  Get your pens and paper out to write down great treat suggestions, too!    ... read more
FMS: "Qualities of Light" - 03/23/2010
From Amazon.com: Review - How many writers have caught that lightning-in-a-bottle that is young love? And made it glow with all the sweetness, sweat, and anguished joy that characterize it? Very few, I venture to guess, but here's one to add to the list and love. In prose both elegan... read more
FMS: Homeschooling - 03/23/2010
How many people in the USA are homeschooling their children?  How does it work?  What are the upsides and downsides of homeschooling?  Faith chats with three parents who are taking it on themselves.    ... read more
FMS: "The Rise & Fall of the American Medical Empire" - 03/23/2010
From Amazon.com: There are four major dilemmas at work in the rapid decline of the United States' healthcare system: the disappearing primary care sector, healthcare insurance reform, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine, and reform of malpractice l... read more
FMS: "We Are Going to Pick Potatoes" - 03/22/2010
From www.andersonvision.com: "We are going to pick potatoes." That's what the family housekeeper told four-year-old Irene Levin when she was whisked off from her playgroup in the park to flee German-occupied Norway. In 1942, Irene Levin was one of 1,200 Norwegian Jews who escaped to S... read more
FMS: "Mark Twain: Man in White" - 03/22/2010
From Publishers Weekly Shelden (Orwell) centers on the writer's signature white suit—which first raised a ruckus when he donned it in the wintery month of December 1906 for an event at the Library of Congress. Shelden also sets the record straight with respect to Twain's continuing hum... read more
FMS: "Trust The Dog" - 03/22/2010
From Amazon.com: From a pioneering guide dog organization comes the first book to explore one of the most profound and inspiring relationships between humans and animals. In Trust the Dog, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation introduces readers to a group of extraordinary people who,... read more
FMS: The Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 03/19/2010
A letter from Harriet Dobin, Director of the Hartford Jewish Film Festival: Dear Festival Friends, Welcome to the Mandell JCC’s Hartford Jewish Film Festival, our 14th annual celebration of Jewish life and people on the big screen. We are proud to present a record 30 superb films – m... read more
FMS: Winvian in the Litchfield Hills - 03/19/2010
In a series about Connecticut spas, inns and hotels, hear about Winvian in the Litchfield Hills.  Faith chats with Managing Director, Heather Smith and Executive Chef, Chris Eddy.    ... read more
FMS: Christian Burials - 03/19/2010
From Amazon.com: Long, a homiletics professor and well-regarded preacher, argues that funerals have become spiritually impoverished and need revitalization. Providing a comprehensive review of the history, traditions and theology of Christian funerals, Long notes that recent decades ha... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer! - 03/18/2010
Hear about the cost, spoilers and heroes of the rapidly unfolding healthcare debate.  Guests include Rich Hanley of Quinnipiac and David M. Walker, author of "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility".... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 03/17/2010
Grilled lamb pita: 6 flat pitas 12 ounces of grilled lamb leg sliced 1 romaine heart shredded 4 plum tomatoes 1 red onion sliced ¼ cup kalamata olives ¼ pound feta cheese FOR THE SAUCE ¼ cup sour cream Juice of 1 lemon ½ teaspoon celery salt 1 tablespoon tomato paste   First... read more
FMS: "Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It " - 03/15/2010
From Amazon.com: The classic guide to understanding and controlling one of the most common and frustrating behavioral problems. Based on years of counseling, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and sometimes humorous look at the problem that trouble... read more
FMS: "Making the Most of Your Money" - 03/15/2010
From Amazon.com: This classic book of solid and practical financial advice has been completely refocused to address new tax laws, new ways of paying for higher education, new forms of health insurance, and the completely new investment climate. As a financial planning tool, the original... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 03/12/2010
From classics to the newest releases, get suggestions and insights into some great books!    ... read more
FMS: "A Dawn Like Thunder" - 03/11/2010
From Booklist: Novelist and former U.S. congressman Mrazek has written an admirable history of the Torpedo Squadron Eight, legendary to World War II buffs. Most of the squadron, flying off the U.S.S. Hornet for the Battle of Midway in obsolete Devastators, perished in a famous low-level a... read more
FMS: "Snark" - 03/11/2010
From Amazon.com: What is snark? You recognize it when you see it -- a tone of teasing, snide, undermining abuse, nasty and knowing, that is spreading like pinkeye through the media and threatening to take over how Americans converse with each other and what they can count on as true. Snar... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 03/10/2010
Chris Prosperi's Simple Fish Stew Recipe:   1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped fennel 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup diced fresh mushroom 4 garlic clove sliced 2 plum tomatoes chopped 1 tablespoon curry powder ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 1/8 teaspoon red pepper... read more
FMS: "Blind Faith" - 03/08/2010
From Publishers Weekly: Thanks to some studies and to accounts by physicians, patients and theologians, it has become popular to believe that prayer can heal the sick and that attending religious services regularly can extend one's life. But does the evidence for a link between religion a... read more
FMS: "Lies My Teacher Told Me" - 03/08/2010
From Publishers Weekly: Loewen's politically correct critique of 12 American history textbooks—including The American Pageant by Thomas A. Bailey and David M. Kennedy; and Triumph of the American Nation by Paul Lewis Todd and Merle Curti—is sure to please liberals and infuriate conservati... read more
FMS: The Danger of Tanning Salons - 03/05/2010
Tanning salons are popular, but what price is really paid for that golden glow?  Faith chats with Nancy Alderman of Environment & Human Health, Inc., of North Haven, CT about the latest legislation for a bill affecting who can use tanning salons.    ... read more
FMS: "A Chemical Reaction" - 03/05/2010
From pfzmedia.com: "A Chemical Reaction" is a documentary movie that tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America. It started with one lone voice in 1984. Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist, noticed a connection between her... read more
FMS: "Mission: Blacklist #1" - 03/04/2010
From Publishers Weekly: In 2003, Staff Sgt. Maddox was an army interrogation specialist on his first field assignment in Iraq gathering information on bad guys. The unexpectedly rapid collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime made that category a broad one. Sent to Tikrit, Saddams home town, Ma... read more
FMS: "Wired For War" - 03/04/2010
From Publishers Weekly: Brookings Institute fellow Singer (Children at War) believes that we resist trying to research and understand change in the making of war. Robotics promises to be the most comprehensive instrument of change in war since the introduction of gunpowder. Beginning with... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 03/03/2010
Attend the wine event of the year - the French Legends Wine Dinner at the French Culinary Institute, May 8 in NYC.  Email AWilliamson@cptv.org for more information and to reserve your spot today!  Proceeds benefit WNPR and the Food Schmooze, and seating is filling up fast! Baking Unplugge... read more
FMS: "Bomb Power" - 03/02/2010
From Amazon.com: The demands of nuclear weapons policy have poisoned the American polity, according to this unfocused jeremiad. Historian Wills (Lincoln at Gettysburg) argues that the project of deploying and defending against nuclear weapons transformed America into a national security s... read more
FMS: True Colors - 03/02/2010
The True Colors conference brings workshops to LBGT youth, and is attended by over 3,000 students, volunteers, teachers and straight allies.  Faith speaks with founder and Executive Director of True Colors, Robin McHaelen. From www.ourtruecolors.org: True Colors is a non-profit organizat... read more
FMS: Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation - 03/02/2010
From the BWAF website: The mission of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is to expand the historical knowledge and cultural recognition of American women architects of the 20th century. BWAF supports research about women practitioners in the fields of architectural and envi... read more
FMS: Rating CT's Small Towns - 03/01/2010
Connecticut Magazine's Charlie Monagan joins faith to talk about the cover story, "Rating Connecticut's Small Towns".  What makes a small town great?  Listen and find out!    ... read more
FMS: "Crude World" - 03/01/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: Maass (Love Thy Neighbor) brings fresh detail to a familiar topic in this worrying but never sensationalistic look at the murky world of oil. Supplies of the resource may already have entered a period of rapid decline, with Saudi Arabia, long the world's largest o... read more
FMS: "Comeback America" - 03/01/2010
From Amazon.com: He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. Now David M. Walker sounds a call to action. Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on t... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 02/27/2010
It's the Book Show!  Get recommendations in all categories - fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and more!  Hear from Book Buddies Lee Jacobis and Roxanne Cody about the books they want to share.    ... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 02/25/2010
Get the latest analysis of Obama's bipartisan summit on health insurance reform at the Blair House in Washington, DC.  Also, hear opinions from David M. Walker, author of "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility".    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 02/24/2010
It's a busy, funny, sweet and spicy show today as Faith and her expanding collection of food buddies share recipes, cooking tips and wine suggestions on the Food Schmooze!  Hear about making original and beautiful sushi from Bun Lai of Miya restaurant in New Haven, and hear about affordabl... read more
FMS: The Art of Robert Reynolds - 02/23/2010
From ReynoldsArt.com: Robert Reynolds had a love of the arts from a very young age. At three years he took up the habit of drawing with a long, bent 16d nail. He'd carry his nail around with him everywhere he went, and draw on any surface at every opportun... read more
FMS: Investing in This Economy - 02/23/2010
Robert Kreitler from Kreitler Associates in New Haven to talk about investing in this economy with Faith. From Kreitler Associates: Robert Kreitler, CFP®, manages a New Haven branch office of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. where he has been a member of its elite Chairman’s Counci... read more
FMS: "Wah-Say-Lan" - 02/22/2010
From nhbooksellers.com: She is a Seneca, a unique, courageous and adventurous woman. He is a slave, a Continental soldier fighting for his freedom. In their journey, they fall in love and cross paths with Cornplanter, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Lafayette and R... read more
FMS: "The Bauhaus Group" - 02/22/2010
From www.powells.com: Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photograp... read more
FMS: Animal Bereavement Therapy - 02/22/2010
A lot of people who don't have pets also don't understand how hard it is when your beloved companion passes away.  Dr. Jonathan Swift and his dog, Sophie, join Faith in-studio to talk about how to help people cope with their special loss.    ... read more
FMS: Barker Cartoon Museum - 02/19/2010
From The Barker Museum: The Barker Museum houses one of the country's largest collections of character toys & artifacts, spanning fifteen decades of American history. No matter how old or young you are, you will recognize something from your life, whether it's a cap pistol, Partridge Fami... read more
FMS: Bullying in School - 02/19/2010
"Just because it's common doesn't mean it's normal", so says Dr. Young Shin Kim of Yale University.  She talks with Faith about bullying in school, and what it could mean for a person psychologically.    ... read more
FMS: "Eating Animals" - 02/19/2010
From Amazon.com: The latest from novelist Foer is a surprising but characteristically brilliant memoir-investigation, boasting an exhaustively-argued account of one man-child's decade-long struggle with vegetarianism. On the eve of becoming a father, Foer takes all the arguments for and a... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 02/18/2010
The latest edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer include the latest updates on what's going on in Washington, and how it affects us here in Connecticut.  Also, hear from author of "Starting Over", talking about how to get the country back on track.    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 02/17/2010
From Amazon.com: Psilakis, highly acclaimed chef and owner of New York City's Kefi and Anthos, honors Greek cuisine in this nostalgic and charming book. More than a collection of recipes, this book is a celebration of Greek culture and its extraordinary effect on the author. Each section... read more
FMS: After School Arts & Pilobolus - 02/16/2010
The dance theater company, PILOBOLUS, will perform at Pomperaug High School Auditorium in Southbury on February 19 & 20, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00pm. From ASAP: The After School Arts Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artistic opportunities for children, adults, and memb... read more
FMS: The Arthritis Affliction - 02/16/2010
Tens of millions of people have some form of arthritis, and with baby boomers aging, there's only going to be more people in need of therapy, medications and explanations.  Faith is joined by Dr. Robert Schoen, of the Connecticut Rheumatology Association to talk about the present and futur... read more
FMS: Singer/Songwriter Nancy Tucker - 02/16/2010
From www.NancyTucker.info: Nancy Tucker blends outrageous squeaky clean comedy, spirited guitar instrumentals and moving songs of human experience in her shows for people of all ages. Her music and comedy center around a passion for life and laughter. Her guitar instrumentals have been c... read more
FMS: The Book Show - 02/12/2010
Faith is joined by her book buddies, Lee Jacobis and Rose Quiello to bring you great titles to check out in all reading categories!   ... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 02/11/2010
Join Faith Middleton and Rich Hanley for a fresh edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer. Health insurance reform, the start of the primary season and what it means for the next elections, plus the latest on job creation.... read more
FMS: "Slow & Easy" - 02/10/2010
From Amazon.com: Slow cookers are incredibly popular among home cooks, and with good reason -- easy to use and cost, time, and energy-efficient, slow cookers are an ideal way to get dinner on the table fast. This book will provide slow cooker aficionados with expert advice on choosing the... read more
FMS: "Making Jack Falcone" - 02/09/2010
From Amazon.com: "Petey Chops wasn't kicking up. And if he didn't start soon, he was going to get whacked." So begins Making Jack Falcone, the extraordinary true story of an undercover FBI agent's years-long investigation of the Gambinos, which resulted in a string of arrests that cripple... read more
FMS: The Blizzard of '78 - 02/08/2010
Faith chats with meteorologist Dr. Mel Gol stein from WTNH and hears your stories about the epic Blizzard of '78!      ... read more
FMS: "True Confections" - 02/05/2010
From Amazon.com: In this winning, offbeat tale, Weber unfurls Alice Tatnall's insecure Unitarian adolescence, which leads to her approval-seeking adulthood as the wife of candy heir Howard Howdy Ziplinsky. Alice has felt ostracized by family and peers after accidentally burning down a cla... read more
FMS: "Wesley the Owl" - 02/05/2010
From Amazon.com: Owls permeate literature and mythology, an ancient animal ("some 97 million years" old) that has fascinated for centuries; still, few people have had as intimate an encounter with the mysterious night birds as biologist O'Brien. As a student researcher at Caltech, she fel... read more
FMS: "How We Decide" - 02/05/2010
From Amazon.com: The first book to use the unexpected discoveries of neuroscience to help us make the best decisions. Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate, or we blink and go with our gut. But as s... read more
FMS: "American Therapy" - 02/04/2010
From Amazon.com: Since 50% of Americans will reportedly undergo some form of psychotherapy in their lifetimes, Engel, a professor of health care policy and management at Seton Hall University, presents a complete survey of the 100-year-old history of American mental health practitioners.... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 02/03/2010
Hear from Faith and her food buddies, Cameron Henning, Lori Mack and Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis Restaurant on The Food Schmooze!  Get mouth-watering recipes and cooking tips, like how to use vinegar in your dish washer as an affordable, environmentally friendly rinsing agent!  Also, check... read more
FMS: "Luisa May Alcott" - 02/02/2010
From Amazon.com: Hailed as the first complete biography of Louisa May Alcott despite the fine previous work of Madeline Stern and Martha Saxton, Harriet Reisen's "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women" does valiantly portray the beloved author as a stalwart woman whose life, as... read more
FMS: "Law on Display" - 02/02/2010
From Amazon.com: Experience the multimedia and view the links featured in the book at lawondisplay.com Visual and multimedia digital technologies are transforming the practice of law: how lawyers construct and argue their cases, present evidence to juries, and communicate with each other... read more
FMS: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - 02/02/2010
From the Beinecke website: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University and serves as a center for research by students, faculty, and other scholars, whether affiliated with Yale or not. Materials do not circul... read more
FMS: The Pension Bomb - 02/01/2010
Faith chats with Charlie Monagan, editor of Connecticut Magazine, about the issue no one wants to talk about - The gaping hole in Connecticut's pension fund.  Listen to the segment and read "The Pension Bomb" in Connecticut Magazine.  ... read more
FMS: "The Power of Women" - 02/01/2010
From Amazon.com: According to Yale psychology professor S (Women Who Think Too Much), women have unique mental strengths. Neither conformist nor rigid, women find many pathways to their goals and work toward getting a job done rather than getting their way. Women, the author says, utilize... read more
FMS: "Devotion" - 02/01/2010
From Amazon.com: Shapiro's newest memoir, a mid-life exploration of spirituality begins with her son's difficult questions-about God, mortality and the afterlife-and Shapiro's realization that her answers are lacking, long-avoided in favor of everyday concerns. Determined to find a more s... read more
FMS: "Salty Sweets" - 01/29/2010
From Amazon.com: Do opposites really attract? In the case of salty and sweet, you bet they do! Like peanut butter and jelly itself a classic salty-sweet duo these tastes were made for each other. Salt helps balance and heighten sweets, transforming ordinary cookies, cakes, and candies int... read more
FMS: "The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook" - 01/28/2010
From Amazon.com: The prevalence of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity among millions of adults and children has created the need for gluten-free recipes that are as nutritious and tasty as their traditional counterparts. Popular food blogger Elana Amsterdam offers 99 family-friendly cl... read more
FMS: "The Italian Slow Cooker" - 01/27/2010
From Amazon.com: Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual "c... read more
FMS: "Fine Cooking Fresh" - 01/26/2010
From Amazon.com: Fabulously fresh recipes for every season. Each issue of Fine Cooking is bursting with can't-miss recipes, time-saving tips, and proven techniques from the kitchens of Americas finest chefs and this volume of recipes celebrating the freshest of seasonal ingredients is a c... read more
FMS: "The Italian Farmer's Table" - 01/25/2010
150 recipes from northern Italy’s agriturismi, with beautiful full-color photographs The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy. These agriturismi provide room and board to tra... read more
FMS: "The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen" - 01/22/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can be almost as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutrition advice is usually not on the program. This informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out, from the senior chief... read more
FMS: "Cherries in Winter" - 01/22/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: As the economy tanked throughout 2008, magazine editor Colón began strategizing and was better prepared when she lost her job. At her mother's suggestion, she unearthed her grandmother's recipe file, and with it a greater sensitivity about a family history that sp... read more
FMS: "Rules Get Broken" - 01/22/2010
Dear Ms. Middleton, On August 17, 1980, my wife of 9 years died 17 days after she was diagnosed with lukemia, leaving me with a 3 year old daughter and an 8 month old son. My world was shattered. In September of 1992, I began to write about her death, and the months that followed, my mem... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 01/21/2010
Faith and Rich Hanley talk about Obama's scorecard after his first year in office; where the healthcare bill stands, and what happens now that Chris Dodd is leaving the Senate.    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 01/20/2010
Cameron Henning, Lori Mack and Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis Restaurant in Simsbury join Faith for the Food Schmooze! Try cocktails, wines, discover restaurants and taste sensations. Plus, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Faith and Chris Prosperi will reveal the recipe for "Sneaky Chili"... read more
FMS: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer's "Stories in Stone" - 01/19/2010
From Wesleyan University Press: In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut’s natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state’s history: Chatham’s gold pla... read more
FMS: Marlow Shami - 01/19/2010
From www.MarlowShami.com: Marlow Shami was born in New York City, New York, in 1953. She received her BFA in photography and video from the University of Hartford Art School in 1975 and her Masters in Science in Ecopsychology in 2001. During the mid 1970's and early 80's Marlow worked... read more
FMS: "Where the God of Love Hangs Out" - 01/19/2010
From Amazon.com: Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom's astonishing and astute new work of interconnected stories illuminates the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship. Propell... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 01/15/2010
If you're in the market for great reads, books that bring you into worlds you know, and ones you don't, catch Faith Middleton's Book Show, recommending terrific titles in all categories.    ... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer! - 01/14/2010
Analysis, debate and opinion from Faith and her political expert, Rich Hanley.  Also, hear the latest on the devistation in Haiti, the job market, bank bonuses, Prop 8 in California, Senator Dodd's withdrawl from the senate race, new terror threats, the economy, and more.  ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 01/13/2010
Discover taste treats from around the world, right here at home, and terrific local restaurant experiences. We'll also be tasting raviolis and steak with a common ingredient for their sauces - browned butter!  Also, hear from chef Mark Peel, author of "New Classic Family Dinners".    ... read more
FMS: "The Blue Sweater" - 01/12/2010
From TheBlueSweater.com:   How does one person change the world? Jacqueline Novogratz gave up the rewards of Wall Street to pursue a moral vision that would enable the poor to help themselves by putting their individual destinies in their own hands. Trained as an international banker and... read more
FMS: Pursuing Your Passions - 01/12/2010
If you have a passion, you'll find a way to pursue it!  Faith chats with musician, Kipp Sturgeon, a mailman of over 20 years for the town of Colchester by day, and a musician at the Bee & Thistle Inn by night!  Hear inspiring and funny stories from his experiences sharing his passion with... read more
FMS: A Recession Update - 01/12/2010
It looks as if the recession is finally over, but how can we be sure?  Faith is joined by financial analyst, Robert Kreitler of Kreitler Associates for special insight on the current state of our economic system.    ... read more
FMS: "The Violet Hour" - 01/11/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: Shamus-winner Judson (The Water's Edge) once again successfully mines Long Island's south fork for glittering noir nuggets. Auto mechanic Caleb Rakowski, the lone survivor of a criminal family, lives on the fringes of respectability in a two-room apartment above t... read more
FMS: "How to Save Your Own Life" - 01/11/2010
From www.92y.org: In the midst of the current recession, more and more people are losing it all—and surviving. Michael Gates Gill's story is an example of how a life turned upside down can become one fulfilled. The son of New Yorker writer Brendan Gill, Michael grew up meeting the likes... read more
FMS: "Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements" - 01/11/2010
From Amazon.com: This witty and heavily illustrated volume features more than 300 vintage book advertisements—startling and strange, beautiful and funny—that together reveal a kind of secret history of American literature over the last century. New York Times book critic Dwight Garner br... read more
FMS: "The China Study" - 01/08/2010
From Amazon.com: This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Referred to as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variabl... read more
FMS: "The Lion's Eye: Seeing in the Wild" - 01/07/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: Greenfield's memoir recounts the summer between her junior and senior years at college when she traveled to Kenya and Uganda to pursue her study of chimpanzees. Infused with a sort of magical realism that readers will find charming or annoying, according to their... read more
FMS: "Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking" - 01/07/2010
From Amazon.com: Powerful, practical strategies to build a lifetime of resilience, flexibility, and happiness. Several years ago Dr. Tamar Chansky, one of the nation’s leading clinical experts on children and anxiety disorders, realized that roughly half of the children she sees in her c... read more
FMS: Celebrating Fat! - 01/06/2010
From Publisher's Weekly: Persuasively arguing that the never-ending quest for "health" has gone too far, McLagan's elegant and informed look at this most maligned ingredient is appropriately unctuous. A crucial part of our diets, fat not only provides health benefits but pure pleasure: fe... read more
FMS: "Factory Girls" - 01/05/2010
Faith dives deeper to find out what's behind the "Made In China" stamp, speaking with Leslie T. Chang, author of "Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China".   From Publisher's Weekly: Starred Review. Chang, a former Beijing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, explo... read more
FMS: "The Deniers" - 01/05/2010
Faith speaks with Lawrence Solomon, author of "The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so", about global warming, environmental statistics and the controversy brewing abou... read more
FMS: "Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform" - 01/04/2010
Faith talks with Karin Winegar about her book, "Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform". From Amazon.com: The world is full of starving, abused animals. It is also full of people who need a loving friend. How these two worlds come together and the positive changes rescued an... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 12/30/2009
Tune in and listen to the final Food Schmooze of 2009!  Faith brings you great recipes and food ideas with her Food Buddies, Cam Henning, Lori Mack and Chris Prosperi. Also, check out the book, "Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing" by Heather Whaley.    ... read more
FMS: Great Things in CT with Charlie Monagan - 12/29/2009
Chalie Monagan, editor of Connecticut Magazine, highlights the best of our state, and what great things there are to see and do!    ... read more
FMS: "A Stopover in Venice" - 12/29/2009
Author, actress and director from Connecticut, Katheryn Walker, joins Faith to talk about her book, "A Stopover in Venice". From Publisher's Weekly: Walker's debut of love, loss, renewal, art and history is set in a sensually realized Venice and follows the physical and emotional wanderi... read more
FMS: "Green Metropolis" - 12/29/2009
Faith chats with staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the book, "Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability", David Owen. From Publisher's Weekly: While the conventional wisdom condemns it as an environmental nightmare, M... read more
FMS: Kayaking Cats! - 12/28/2009
Hear about the adventures of the kayaking cats (who do the dog paddle!) as Faith chats with owner of Coco and Boo, and author of "Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond", Meg Daley Olmert.    ... read more
FMS: Great Things to See and Do in CT - 12/28/2009
Check in on this continuing series about great things to see and do in Connecticut!  Discover sculptures made out of native tree saplings, impressionist art, and the fantasy trees at the Florence Griswold Museum. Also, educational fun at Mystic Seaport, a maritime history museum spanning... read more
FMS: Ira Gershwin - 12/28/2009
Faith chats with Robert Kimball, editor of "Ira Gershwin: Selected Lyrics".    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 12/23/2009
Faith chats with her food buddies, Chris Prosperi, Cam Henning and Lori Mack, with special guest, Terry Walters, author of "Clean Food"! Featured recipes from today's show: Hollandaise sauce has a bad rap. It's temperamental, difficult to make and fattening - or so they say. Actually hol... read more
FMS: "Evil for Evil" - 12/21/2009
Set in World War II, James Benn's mystery series continues with "Evil for Evil: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery".   From Publisher's Weekly: A twisting, turning plot drives Benn's gripping fourth WWII mystery to feature Lt. Billy Boyle (after 2008's Blood Alone). Billy, a former Bosto... read more
FMS: Kennedy's "Kitchen Cabinet" - 12/21/2009
The president's advisors play a key role in helping the president making decisions - Hear from Philip Goduti, author of "Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963" about Kennedy's support system, and insight into Obama's current a... read more
FMS: Antiques Road Show - 12/21/2009
Faith chats with Marsha Bemko, executive producer and author of "Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly Show".  ... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 12/18/2009
Faith is joined by her book buddies, Lee Jacobis, Rose Quiello, and Roxanne Cody to talk about classics, new releases and everything in between.  Also, check out JustTheRightBook.com - a yearly book club for any avid reader!   Some of the books mentioned on the show: -"Mother California... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 12/17/2009
Faith and Rich Hanley get together for a rousing hour of Politics, Burgers & Beer!  Get the latest insights into what's going on in Copenhagen, policical opinion polls, the back & forth of Joe Lieberman, and special guest, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, author of "The Predictioneer's Game: Using... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 12/16/2009
Faith chats with her food buddies, Cameron Henning, Lori Mack and Chris Prosperi!  Learn to make truffles for the holidays (or any other time of the year), and how to roast a goose!    ... read more
FMS: David Bosco - 12/15/2009
Author of "Five To Rule Them All", David Bosco, chats with Faith about writing the book, and the inner workings of the United Nations. From Publisher's Weekly: Bosco, former senior editor at Foreign Policy, examines the United Nation's global salience—from its roots in the League of Nati... read more
FMS: Gail Collins - 12/15/2009
Faith sits down with Gail Collins from the New York Times to talk about her book, "America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines". From Amazon.com: Well researched and well written, America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines is... read more
FMS: "Souvenirs" - 12/15/2009
Faith is joined by documentary film makers, Vera Graff and Max Scott, to talk about the new documentary, "Souvenirs", which Faith narrated! From www.SouvenirsMovie.com: SOUVENIRS - the many worlds of Micky Wolfson is a new and exciting one hour documentary, chronicling young Wolfson's ri... read more
FMS: Fun Things To Do in Connecticut! - 12/14/2009
Faith finds great things to see and do in Connecticut, including a visit to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, and a hearty meal at Mediterraneo of Greenwich.    ... read more
FMS: Winter Energy Workshop - 12/14/2009
Faith is joined by E. Vagos Hadjimichael, Dean of Fairfield University's School of Engineering with tips on lowering energy use this winter and beyond!     ... read more
FMS: Sports Medicine with Peter Jokl - 12/11/2009
Faith invites Dr. Peter Jokl, Professor and Vice-Chairman of Yale Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, to talk about exercise and sports medicine.  What are the tactical decisions involved in surgery on professional athletes?  Are the performances of older athletes improving?  At what cost com... read more
FMS: Backstage at the Dog Show - 12/11/2009
From primping to sneaky show tactics, Faith chats with Dede Wilson, blogger and handler for Marion Dussault's bull terriers from Somers, CT. Her blog can be found at legacybts.blogspot.com.  This is a sport about passion, breeding, conditioning, training and attention to detail, which bri... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers and Beer - 12/10/2009
Faith teams up with Rich Hanley to talk about the future of Joe Lieberman, Dick Cheney's opinion of Obama, heath care, joblessness, and paying down the debt versus raising the debt ceiling.  It's a loaded hour of Politics, Burgers and Beer!    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 12/09/2009
Now that the holiday season is in full swing we thought we would start by looking at Hanukah. This is a holiday deeply rooted with food tradition. Weather it is sitting in the kitchen to get the first latkes out of the frying pan or memories of your grandmother's brisket, the food of this... read more
FMS: Explaining Cancer to Kids - 12/08/2009
Faith speaks with cancer survivor and the author of "Nana, What's Cancer?", Beverlye Hyman Fead, about how to tell children about cancer factually, while not keeping them up at night.      ... read more
FMS: Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame - 12/08/2009
Faith speaks with the Executive Director of the CT Women's Hall of Fame, Katherine Wiltshire, about the latest inductees - Practitioners, providers, policy makers and leaders in health care.  Also joining the show are two of the latest members to be honored, Dr. Helen Smits and Dr. Carolyn... read more
FMS: Crazy Connecticut Weather With Dr. Mel - 12/08/2009
Snow storms, heat waves, arctic blasts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts... Sounds like Connecticut!  Faith chats with Dr. Mel Goldstein, chief meteorologist from News Channel 8 about Connecticut's wild weather history. Check out his book, "Dr. Mel's Connecticut Climate Book".  ... read more
FMS: Kim Powers' "Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story" - 12/07/2009
Overview from Barnes & Noble: Truman Capote and Harper Lee were children when they met. Twenty-five years later, Capote had taken New York's literary world by storm, while Lee struggled to put pen to paper and sweat out the story of her childhood in the same city. They would reunite i... read more
FMS: Both Sides of Criminal Justice - 12/07/2009
Catch a glimpse into both sides of the court - Faith chats with prosecutor Walt Lewis and public defender Thomas Ullmann to get an insight into how each aspect of our law system works together, and against each other.  ... read more
FMS: Tim Page's "Parallel Play" - 12/07/2009
Faith chats with Pulitzer Prize winning writer and music reviewer, Tim Page, who found out late in life that he has Asperger's syndrome. From the Washington Post: Tim Page's short memoir, "Parallel Play," might just as easily be called "The Mysterious and Disconcerting World of Tim Page... read more
FMS: Cast Iron Cookbook - 12/03/2009
From Amazon.com: A cast iron cookbook as original as its namesake: Griswold. Cast iron is an original material that evenly holds even heat and lasts virtually forever. Yet there has not been a cookbook that lives up to cast iron’s versatility and timeless appeal. Until now. With this gorg... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 12/02/2009
Join Faith and her food buddies for holiday food tips and tricks! Sweetened Condensed Milk Trick: -Take one can of SWEETENED condensed milk -Submerge in a pot of water (on its side or standing up), so that the water is 1 inch above the can -Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium s... read more
FMS: Love, love, love - 12/22/2009
Hear from Faith, author Bruce Clements and our listeners all about love.  Are you love sick?  Newly in love?  Or totally turned off?   Featured quote from fiction writer, Amy Bloom: "Love at first sight is easy to understand.  It's when two people have been looking at each other for a lif... read more
FMS: Joel Richard Paul's "Unlikely Allies" - 02/23/2010
Join Faith as she speaks with author and law professor, Joel Richard Paul, about his book with a Connecticut connection, "Unlikely Allies". Description from Amazon.com: Unlikely Allies is the story of three remarkable historical figures. Silas Deane was a Connecticut merchant and delegat... read more
FMS: George Gilder's "The Israel Test" - 11/30/2009
Faith chats with author George Gilder about his book, "The Israel Test". Description from Amazon.com: Israel is the crucial battlefield for Capitalism and Freedom in our time. George Gilder's global best-seller "Wealth and Poverty" made the moral case for capitalism. Now Gilder makes th... read more
FMS: Wally Lamb's "Wishin' and Hopin'" - 11/30/2009
Faith welcomes Connecticut native Wally Lamb to talk about his new book, "Wishin' and Hopin'". From Amazon.com: It's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget. LBJ and Lad... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 11/25/2009
Cameron Henning, Lori Mack and Chris Prosperi from Metro Bis in Simsbury join Faith on The Food Schmooze!  Hear great ideas about what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers, and some unique holiday gift ideas.   Featured Recipe - Cranberry Toddy: 1 oz  - Tequila 1 oz  - Triple... read more
FMS: Harold Evans' "My Paper Chase" - 03/16/2010
Faith speaks with Sir Harold Evans about his memoir, "My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times"    ... read more
FMS: Joyce Carol Oates - 03/16/2010
Faith chats with National Book Award winner, Joyce Carol Oates, about her new novel, "Little Bird of Heaven".    ... read more
FMS: "So Damn Much Money" - 03/16/2010
Hear about the exponential growth and triumph of lobbying in Washington, DC, and the corrosion of the American government as Faith speaks with Robert Kaiser, Washington Post reporter, and author of "So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government".  ... read more
FMS: Dinner & a Musical at Goodspeed - 11/23/2009
Faith chats with actors from Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam about the upcoming season, including Jim Henson's "Emmet Otter".... read more
FMS: Joan of Arc - 11/23/2009
Separate facts from fiction, as Faith chats with Larissa Juliet Taylor about the life and times of Joan of Arc.  Her book, "The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Times of Joan of Arc" is published by Yale Press.... read more
FMS: Buzz Bissinger's "Shooting Stars" - 11/23/2009
Faith gets an inside look at the writing of "Shooting Stars" about the life and living of basketball superstar, Lebron James.  Co-author Buzz Bissinger (author of "Friday Night Lights") talks about writing the book and the story it tells.    ... read more
FMS: The Book Show - 11/20/2009
Join Faith as she chats with her book buddies, Roxanne Cody of R.J. Julia Booksellers and Rose Quiello of Southern Connecticut State University about new releases, some classics and everything in between.  Also, a special interview with Caryl Hallberg from Covenant to Care. (A letter from... read more
FMS: Politics, Burgers & Beer - 11/19/2009
Hear the latest on health care reform, public policy, the economy and more with Quinnipiac's Richard Hanley and author of "The Death of Conservatism", Sam Tanenhaus.    ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 11/18/2009
It's The Food Schmooze!  Hear the latest mouth-watering recipes and clever meal ideas from Faith, Cam, Lori and Chris Prosperi from Metro Bis in Simsbury, Connecticut! ... read more
FMS: "The Island at the Center of the World" - 11/17/2009
From Russell Shorto's website: "The Island at the Center of the World", my most recent book, is a narrative history of Manhattan’s founding. The argument, basically, is that the Dutch founding of Manhattan—and of the colony of New Netherland, which extended across the whole Middle Atlant... read more
FMS: Eye Health With Scott Soloway - 11/17/2009
Hear about the latest news and developments in Ophthalmology with Dr. Scott Soloway, from Yale. ... read more
FMS: "Cancer Vixen" - 11/17/2009
From Publisher's Weekly: In 2004, cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, a hyperstylish "terminal bachelorette," was busy capturing "fabulista" humor, in the New Yorker and Glamour. She was engaged to a fabulous guy, perennially cool restaurateur Silvano Marchetto, whose personal style per... read more
FMS: "Telex From Cuba" - 11/16/2009
Overview from Amazon.com: Rachel Kushner's first novel, Telex From Cuba, doesn't read like your usual debut. Using family stories, extensive archival research, and all the tools of the novelist's imagination, she creates a portrait in many voices of a small society at a crucial moment in... read more
FMS: Places to Dine & Be Entertained in New Haven - 11/16/2009
Faith chats with the Long Wharf Theater's artistic director, Gordon Edelstein, about the theater's upcoming show, "Have You Seen Us?", starring Law & Order's Sam Waterston.  Plus, great places to dine in New Haven!... read more
FMS: The Greeting Card Guru - 11/16/2009
Faith chats with David Ellis Dickerson about his book, "House Of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions".  A self-described word nerd, he describes his curious adventures while working for Hallmark. ... read more
FMS: Essayist Tracey O'Shaughnessy - 03/09/2010
Faith chats with Tracey O'Shaughnessy, author of a book of essays called "Every Little Thing: Reflections on Family, Faith and Friendship".   ... read more
FMS: Padgett Powell's Interrogative Mood? - 03/09/2010
What kind of questions would you find in a book comprised of only questions?  Would it be insightful or drive you crazy?  What questions would Faith ask Padgett Powell, author of the book, "The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?"?... read more
FMS: "Lifelines" - 03/09/2010
From Amazon.com: This little book contains the wisdom of the ages, and is guaranteed to produce a smile of appreciation at the sheer sense of the proverbs you will find inside. From advice you wish your mother had given you, to things you probably suspected, but had never put into words,... read more
FMS: Ted Kennedy Jr. - 11/12/2009
On a special edition of Politics, Burgers and Beer, Faith welcomes Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, to talk about his father's legacy and his memoir, "True Compass". ... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 11/11/2009
Now that it is November and thanksgiving is right around the corner who thought we would come up with a couple of dishes to make the holiday a little easier. Doing things ahead of time is the key to a really successful holiday dinner. Spread the work out over a few evenings instead of tryi... read more
FMS: Do Musicians Hear Music Differently? - 11/09/2009
Faith is joined by Connecticut jazz musicians David Chevin and Warren Byrd to discuss whether musicians listen to music differently than non-musicians. ... read more
FMS: Deep Cover CIA Agent, "Ishmael Jones" - 11/09/2009
Ex CIA deep cover agent, Ishmael Jones (a pseudonym), has published a book called "The Human Factor: Inside The CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture".  Published against the wishes of the CIA, Jones' book answers the questions of what's wrong with the CIA. All author profits go to vet... read more
FMS: The Book Show! - 11/06/2009
Get great insights into books that have been just published, alongside classics that you keep going back to.  Faith is joined by her book buddy, Roxanne Cody of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut.  In the third segment, hear from the Senior Associate for U.S. Policy at the Inte... read more
FMS: "What the Nose Knows" by Avery Gilbert; "White Heat" by Brenda Wineapple - 11/05/2009
Scientist and author Avery Gilbert talks about the sensitivity of the human nose in his book "What the Nose Knows"; Faith talks with author Brenda Wineapple about her book "White Heat", which explores the friendship between poet Emily Dickenson and social activist Thomas Wentworth Higganso... read more
FMS: The Food Schmooze! - 11/04/2009
Faith is joined by producers Cameron Henning and Lori Mack as they schmooze all about food!  Guests also include Chris Prosperi of Metro Bistro Restaurant in Simsbury, and chef Manuel Romero of Ibiza Restaurant in New Haven.  How do you make a Tuscan roast pork with apples?  How easy is it... read more
FMS: Paula Poundstone - 11/03/2009
From MarkTwainHouse.org: Paula Poundstone Lights Up Our Annual Gala with Laughter This year's Annual Fall gala on Saturday, November 7. Starts at 6:00 p.m. and features stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone, the American Comedy Award-winner and two-time recipient of the CableACE award and... read more
FMS: Connecticut Town Rankings - 11/02/2009
Charlie Monagan from Connecticut Magazine reveals Connecticut town rankings, from top to bottom!... read more
FMS: Is Multitasking Making Things Worse? - 11/02/2009
Faith speaks with The Boston Globe's Maggie Jackson, about her book, "Distracted".  ... read more
FMS: Horton Foote - 11/02/2009
Faith Middleton speaks with Wilborn Hampton of the New York Time, author of  "Horton Foote: America's Storyteller". ... read more
FMS: John Shelby Spong - 10/30/2009
***John Shelby Spong, author of "Eternal Life: A New Vision" will be speaking at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford on November 14th and 15th.***   John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his... read more
FMS: "The Secret of The Great Pyramid" - 10/30/2009
Get some interesting insight into the possible methods of how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built.   Former architect and pyramid-obsessed Jean-Pierre Houdin spent five years researching the Great Pyramid of Giza, and produced a 3-D computer model of the interior mechanisms of the pyramid... read more
Secrets of the Great Pyramid & Bishop John Shelby Spong - 10/30/2009
Egyptologist and author Bob Bryer talks with Faith about the secrets of the the Great Pyramid; And Bishop John Shelby Spong talks about his views of Christianity and life after death... read more
FMS: The Food Lover's Guide to NYC - 12/04/2009
   Mike Colameco, the man who knows every great food neighborhood in New York, joins Faith for a look at his new guide to eating in New York City. ... read more
FMS: Salty Sweets! - 10/28/2009
A new cookbook for the treat lover in your life  - 144 pages of  "Salty Sweets" by Christie Matheson!... read more
FMS: The Perfect Body Diet - 10/26/2009
Conversation with Cassandra Forsythe about her book, "The Perfect Body Diet". ... read more
FMS: Cast Iron Cooking - 10/23/2009
A sensational collection of cast-iron skillet recipes by one of the best recipe creators in the nation. If you want a simple meal, with the flavor only cast iron can give you, don't miss these recipes that explode with flavor. Faith is joined by Joanna Preuss, author of "The Cast Iron Cook... read more
Food Schmooze Special: The Cast Iron Cookbook - 10/23/2009
A sensational collection of cast-iron skillet recipes by one of the best recipe creators in the nation, JoAnna Preuss. Simple meals with the flavor only cast iron can give you,  ... read more
Fine Homebuilding Magazine Special - 10/22/2009
The editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine join Faith as they cruise through all the valuable information to be found in each month's issue. You'll also hear how to have a one-year subscription sent to someone you love.... read more
FMS: Fine Homebuilding Magazine - 10/22/2009
Brian Pontolilo from Fine Homebuilding Magazine joins Faith with tips and tricks!  Get expert suggestions for flooring tools, window installation, lighting, and more.  ... read more
Food Schmooze Special: Mike Colameco's new guide to eating in NYC - 10/21/2009
Mike Colameco, the man who knows every great food neighborhood in New York, joins Faith for a look at his new guide to eating in New York City. It'll clue you in on where to go for the best food in one of the great eating capitals on the planet.  ... read more
FMS: Cast Iron Cooking - 10/20/2009
A sensational collection of cast-iron skillet recipes by one of the best recipe creators in the nation. If you want a simple meal, with the flavor only cast iron can give you, don't miss these recipies that explode with flavor. Faith is joined by Joanna Preuss, author of "The Cast Iron C... read more
Food Schmooze Special: Pizza on the grill or in the oven - 10/19/2009
Learn how easy it is to make pizza on the grill or in the oven. We'll give you the most imaginative pizza toppings for inexpensive, healthy, and delicious meals to please friends and family.... read more
FMS: Fast Food My Way with Jacques Pepin - 10/27/2009
   It's The Food Schmooze with Faith Middleton!  Hear from Food Schmooze favorite, Jacques Pepin, about fast, easy recipes to excite the pallet of even the pickiest eaters.  Also, get some tips and tricks from his book, "More Fast Food My Way".... read more
The finished healthcare bill - and will Democrats lose seats next year? - 10/15/2009
Find out whether you're going to like the finished healthcare bill, and if democrats are likely to lose seats in next year's congressional races.... read more
Food Schmooze: Wines from Runquist Winery, Halloween party food, and Lucinda Scala Quinn - 10/14/2009
Selections from California's Runquist winery, plus halloween party food, and Lucinda Scala Quinn of Martha Stewart Living.... read more
FMS: Thelonious Monk - 10/13/2009
Thelonious Monk is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time.  Hear about his life and music with guests, Robin Kelley, author of "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original", and Professor of Music at Southern Connecticut State University and Jazz musicia... read more
FMS: Yale University Press celebrates 100 years - 10/13/2009
Join Faith as she interviews Nicholas Basbanes, author of "A World Of Letters", celebrating 100 years of the Yale University Press.  Over 8,000 volumes have been published, containing hundreds of bestsellers and award winning books.... read more
FMS: The Gibney Dance Company's "View Partially Obstructed" - 10/12/2009
The Gina Gibney Dance Company in New York City premieres a performance of "View Partially Obstructed" October 13-17 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.   "View Partially Obstructed" is about the inner workings of relationships, features male and female dancers, original music and lighting, li... read more
FMS: The odyssey of Homer, the blind cat - 03/05/2010
Once in 9 lives, something extraordinary happens. This is the story of Home, a cat named after "The Odyssey". He lost his sight as a kitten and the vet refused to euthanize him, but then came the problem of who might adopt a blind kitten, and also what kind of care he might require during... read more
FMS: Dr. Stephen Meyer seeks intelligent design in DNA. - 10/12/2009
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture, says he has information that verifies that there is an intelligent designer at the root of our DNA. He discusses his hypothesis and his book, “Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligen... read more
Dr. Steven Meyer claims to find proof for intelligent design in DNA. - 10/12/2009
Dr. Steven C. Meyer, Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture, says he has information that verifies that there is an intelligent designer at the root of our DNA. He discusses his hypothesis and his book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligen... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: Ken Dautrich & Ted Mann - 10/08/2009
A story in today's edition of the New London Day says Governor Jodi Rell is being accused by Democratic leaders of spending taxpayer money for personal political purposes by hiring veteran pollster Ken Dautrich to conduct focus groups on the state budget. Faith talks with Ken about the sto... read more
Food Schmooze: Casseroles! - 10/07/2009
“Bake until Bubbly” tells how to make casseroles for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and features international casserole recipes. And, the woman who runs an annual casserole competition in Brooklyn shares her favorite recipes including some from Bobby Flay and Paula Deen.... read more
Failed inventions, and the book "Wired for War" - 10/06/2009
There is something charming and hilarious about failed inventions.  We will look at some of the world’s design disasters.  And, a look inside our military units using remote controlled drones against terrorists around the world.  It’s a riveting story.  The book is called, “Wired for Wa... read more
The History of Virginity; The Search for, and Capture of Saddam Hussein - 10/05/2009
The history of virginity in western culture. And, the real story of the search for, and capture of Saddam Hussein by the soldier who master-minded the hunt.... read more
"Stuffed" and "The World is Fat" - 10/02/2009
Two books explore what's causing America, and the rest of the world, to become obese. A former food executive explains what it’s like inside our food corporations, in his book “Stuffed”. And, in “The World Is Fat”, an obesity researcher says what’s making us fat is not what you think.... read more
The story of Darwin in "Banquet at Delmonico's"; Also, "The Man Who Made Vermeers" - 10/01/2009
Celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the continuing debate of evolution vs. creationism. The story of Darwin and his famous friends is told in the book, “Banquet At Delmonico’s”. Plus, Jonathan Lopez paints a chilling portrayal of the man behind one of the most famou... read more
Anti-Cancer, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber; Also, rich people and their success - 09/29/2009
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, one of the nation’s most talented cancer researchers, talks about his potentially life saving recommendations in his book “Anti-Cancer”. Also, an Esquire Magazine editor travels through affluent zip codes to get rich people to explain why there so successful.... read more
Daniel Tammet's "Enbracing the Wide Sky"; also, astrophysicist and planet hunter Alan Boss - 09/28/2009
Conversation with one of the world’s 50 living autistic savants, Daniel Tammet, who, in his book “Embracing The Wide Sky”, says we can borrow his way of thinking to experience the world in new ways. And, planet hunter and astrophysicist Alan Boss argues that life elsewhere in the univer... read more
"The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card" - by Pat Tyre - 09/25/2009
In her book " The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card, author Peg Tyre looks at how boys are faring today in American culture.... read more
Steven Johnson, author of "The Invention of Air" - 09/24/2009
Steven Johnson, author of “The Invention Of Air”, explores a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America through the life of Englishman Joseph Priestly. His experiments led to the discovery of oxygen.  ... read more
Peggy Fallon's book, "Great party Fondues"; And the search for America's Pinot Noir country - 09/23/2009
Fondue is back in favor with flavor combinations that will surprise and delight. Peggy Fallon, explains modern fondue from appetizer to dessert in her book “Great Party Fondues”. And, travel country roads and busy highways in search of America’s Pinot Noir country.... read more
"A Dawn Like Thunder"; "Snark" - 09/22/2009
The gripping story of Torpedo Squadron 8, who helped change the course of  WWII in the Pacific, from the author of their story “A Dawn Like Thunder”. Also, New Yorker film critic David Denby, author of “Snark”, is fed up with the cheap shots and biting, clever put downs that is “spreadi... read more
Authors Will Bunch and Nora Vincent - 09/21/2009
Author Will bunch talks about his new book, "Tear down this myth", and Norah Vincent tells what it was like to be locked away in a mental institution for her book, "Voluntary Madness".  ... read more
Beyond Time out - Restoring the balance of power within the family - 09/18/2009
Join Faith Middleton and the author of Beyond Time-Out who means to challenge the past 30 years of parenting advice by restoring the balance of power within the family more towards those who should be in charge…the parents... read more
The Essentials of Life; The Brenner Assignment - 09/17/2009
If you ever wonder what makes up the essentials of life… join Faith Middleton and her guest, poet David Whyte, who says it’s all about the three marriages; work, self and relationship. And, it sounds like the plot of a movie…documents preserved in glass bottles and buried, telling of a... read more
The Food Schmooze: "Great Peasant Dishes of the World", and "Baking Unplugged" - 09/16/2009
Thanks to many immigrants who have come to our shores America’s food personality is constantly evolving. Howard Hillman offers us a taste in his cookbook, Great Peasant Dishes of The World. Also, here’s a baking book that takes us back to simpler recipes, just like grandma used to make.... read more
Making Jack Falcone - 09/15/2009
Join Faith Middleton as she goes underground to tell the here to untold true story of the highly decorated FBI agent, Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, who went deep undercover to bring down one of La Costra Nostra,s most notorious crime families. The book is Making Jack Falcone.... read more
"How to Break a Terrorist" - 09/11/2009
The author of "How To Break A Terrorist", a former military interrogator, describes his techniques, and explores whether harsh methods ever work.... read more
Hall of Fame Special: Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen - 09/10/2009
It's a Faith Middleton Hall of Fame special: The food director of Martha Stewart Living offers her book, Lucinda’s Rustic Italian Kitchen, a collection of recipes that anyone can make... read more
Food Schmooze: Jaques Pepin & his sensational collection of Fast Food recipes - 09/09/2009
Faith features Jacques Pepin and the latest edition of his sensational collection of Fast Food recipes. Listeners will be able to get copies personally autographed by Jacques.... read more
"American Eve" ; Also, scandal in the UN's 2004 Oil for Food program - 09/04/2009
A story about the project coordinator for U.N.’s 2004 Oil-For-Food Program, who blew the whistle on the greatest scandal in that organization’s history. And, a scandal of a different sort lies at the heart of “AMERICAN EVE: Evelyn Nesbit, Sanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl and the C... read more
Wine writer Alice Feiring; Mind-blowing predictions from "Technology's Promise" - 09/03/2009
Wine writer and blogger Alice Feiring shares her thoughts on wine, the industry and their willingness to do anything for critic Robert Parker’s approval.  Also, a futurist’s mind-blowing predictions for the next fifty years in “Technology’s Promise”... read more
The Food Schmooze: "Hungry Monkey", and artisan and farmhouse cheeses - 09/02/2009
The author of “Hungry Monkey” describes what it was like to spend a year as a stay at home dad, introducing his young daughter to the pleasures of being an adventurous eater. Plus, cheese expert Clark Wolf celebrates America’s artisan and farmhouse cheeses coast to coast.... read more
"Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes"; Also, "Animals Make Us Human" - 08/27/2009
The author of “Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes” recounts his remarkable journey into another remote culture, and what he discovers about his hosts and himself. And scientist Temple Grandin, who is autistic and has a special way of understanding animals, explains in her book “Animals Make Us H... read more
The Food Schmooze: "Real Food for Healthy Kids", and "The New Mediterranean Cookbook" - 08/26/2009
Learn how to get healthy ingredients into your child’s diets without compromise or trickery, with the cookbook “Real Food For Healthy Kids”. And, one of the world’s great authorities on Mediterranean food, Nancy Harmon Jenkins shares her latest update of “The New Mediterranean Diet Cookboo... read more
The Secret of the Great Pyramid & Finding Iris Chang - 08/25/2009
How an obsessed French architect solved the 4500 year old mystery of it’s construction. Plus, Paula Kamen’s intimate psychological biography, “Finding Iris Chang”, about her search to understand her friend, the author of “The Rape Of Nanking”, and her perplexing suicide.... read more
The Secret of the Great Pyramid; Finding Iris Chang - 08/25/2009
How an obsessed French architect solved the 4500 year old mystery of it’s construction. Plus, Paula Kamen’s intimate psychological biography, “Finding Iris Chang”, about her search to understand her friend, the author of “The Rape Of Nanking”, and her perplexing suicide.... read more
ConnCAN, and our education system; Also, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival - 08/24/2009
You'll hear about ConnCAN, an advocacy organization that offers a platform for concerned citizens to create fundamental change in our education system. Also, clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera and guitarist John Pizzarelli are both playing at The Tanglewood Jazz Festival... read more
How a few bankers helped create the Great Depression; Also a look at one of the most important Marine battles - 08/21/2009
A former World Bank executive says the Great Depression was brought on by just a few of the most powerful bankers of the day. Also, a look at one of the most important, and courageous Marine battles in modern history.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Debbie Moose's cookbook "Wings"; Also cultural historian Josh Ozerski talks hamburgers - 08/19/2009
Debbie Moose’s latest cookbook "Wings" has 55 high-flying recipes that go way beyond the basics. Also, the hamburger, with cultural historian Josh Ozerski.... read more
Nutritional biochemist Dr. Colin Campbell and his book "The China Study" - 08/18/2009
Nutritional biochemist Dr. T. Colin Campbell tells about the link between animal protein and disease, and how to reverse it with a plant based diet. His book The China Study, is the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted.... read more
Cancer myths, mysteries and truths, and how to fight it - 08/17/2009
Two doctors help uncover some truths about cancer, it’s myths and mysteries, what to look for, and how to fight it. First, Dr. David LeFell, Yale dermatologist, tells how you can literally save your skin, then it’s Dr. Richard Frank, author of Fighting Cancer With Knowledge And Hope.... read more
Woodstock Revisited - 08/14/2009
40 years ago, Max Yasgur’s Farm became the center of the Flower Power universe. A trip back to the days of music, love and mud, on Woodstock Revisited.  ... read more
How America saved post WWII Europe; And the book Samuel Adams: A Life - 08/20/2009
Author Greg Berman book,"The Most Noble Adventure", looks back to the time to when America saved Post WWII Europe with The Marshal Plan. Also, the book "Samuel Adams: A Life", shows how the Founding Father, with his fiery rhetoric and religious fervor, was in many respects the moral cons... read more
Dr. Julie Silver and her book "What Helped Get Me Through"; And MIT Professor Henry Jenkins - 08/13/2009
Dr. Julie Silver, a cancer survivor, shares the collective insights from 300 cancer patients in her book, "What Helped Get Me Through". Also, MIT professor Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture, introduces a world where every story gets told and every brand gets sold across multiple... read more
Food Schmooze: Great Party Dips, and entertaining on a budget - 08/12/2009
Peggy Fallon shares fun ways to feed your next party crowd in her book Great Party Dips. Plus, Matthew Mead offers advice on creating a casual backyard brunch, or a sophisticated dinner party on a budget in his book, Entertaining Simple.... read more
Dr. Irene Pepperberg and her work with Alex,, the most famous parrot in the world - 08/11/2009
Dr. Irene Pepperberg talks about her groundbreaking work in animal cognition, with her star pupil, Alex, the most famous parrot in the world.... read more
Women's health and the future under the Obama administration; The memoir, "Black Girl Next Door" - 08/10/2009
Faith Middleton talks with Teresa Younger of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women about the future under the new Administration. Also, a look at some of the latest research on women’s health; and the terrific memoir, Black Girl Next Door. ... read more
Jet flying packs and "unreadable" books of world wisdom - 08/06/2009
We all came of age thinking jet pack travel was just around the corner, so join Faith and the author of “Jet Pack Dreams”, to find out if it’s finally here. And, in the 1950’s, door-to-door salesmen offered all the world’s wisdom in a set of books – but was it even readable?... read more
Man-bats & unicorns on the moon in 1835! Also, build a lifetime of resilience in your children - 08/04/2009
The true story of an 1835 newspaper hoax describing life on the moon, complete with flying man-bats and unicorns – and with pictures to prove it! Also, Dr.Tamar Chansky tells in her new book how to free your child from negative thinking and build a lifetime of resilience... read more
The labyrinthine process of college admissions - 08/03/2009
Author Rachel Toor and WNPR's Education Reporter Diane Orson, discuss the complicated processes, myths and mysteries of college admissions facing students and their parents today.... read more
"Healthy Home Tips", by Jeff May; The effects of karaoke on Brian Raferty from his book "Don't Stop Believin'" - 07/30/2009
Jeff May's book, "Healthy Home Tips", shows what you need to know and do to clean up your indoor environment. Plus, Brian Raferty tells how karaoke conquered the world and changed his life, in his book “Don’t Stop Believin’”.... read more
Food Schmooze: Chef Andrew Carmallini's "Urban Italian" recipes; Also, the cookbook "Simple Food for Busy Families" - 07/29/2009
Chef Andrew Carmallini shares his updated Italian recipes designed for the average home cook in his latest cookbook “Urban Italian”. Also, the author of "Simple Food for Busy Families " describes how do you can quickly put together simple food that is delicious and nutritious.... read more
Educator Bernie Schein; And why America is losing the tech race - 07/28/2009
Educator Bernie Schein shares his provocative methods for inspiring love, creativity, and intelligence in middle school kids. And, why America is losing in the technology race, and how we can once again compete and succeed around the world.... read more
The progress of the electric car; Nanotechnology in our lives - 07/27/2009
A discussion with Jim Motavalli, automotive expert and E Magazine editor, about the progress of the electric car, and the consequences of nanotechnology in our lives.... read more
Speaking for Spot: How you can build a healthy relationship with your pet - 07/23/2009
Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Kay, author of Speaking For Spot, shares how you can create a healthy relationship with your pet; And the book about how and why animals and humans became friends.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Pies with Julie Hassan & Vegan recipes from The Accidental Vegan - 07/22/2009
Be prepared for fantastic pie recipes, including fresh glazed strawberry pie and chocolate chip coconut pie from Julie Hassan, a contributor to Bon Appetite Magazine. Plus, the author of The Accidental Vegan demonstrates that good food is good food regardless of what's in it. Vegan recipes... read more
Analysing Handwriting; Astronaut Painter Jan Cunningham - 07/21/2009
The woman police departments and The F.B.I. use for analyse handwriting. She has an extraordinary track record. Also, Jan Cunningham explains a day in the life of an astronaut painter.... read more
"Best Buddies", and the documentary "Boy Interrupted" - 07/20/2009
A program that helps highschoolers with intellectual disabilities. It’s an international organization called Best Buddies that pairs up volunteers with kids who need the help. We’ll also hear about a film called Boy Interrupted. It’s a powerful documentary about the impact and too often th... read more
Becoming a Buddhist to soothe wild elephants; Also, the quest for mystical experiences - 07/24/2009
The American who became a Buddhist monk in Thailand, and learned to chant to soothe wild elephants. Plus, understanding the quest for mystical experience with religion professor Peter Gardella.... read more
Mark Matousek's "When you're falling, dive!", and Luke Dempsey and birdwatching - 07/16/2009
There aren't many books available about how the most profound challenges can strenghtn us, but Mark Matousek's "When you're falling, Dive." is one of them. And, Luke Dempsey, writes about how amazed he is to find himself falling madly in love with something he viewed as way t... read more
Food Schmooze: Cookbook authors Katie Browm and Maria Sanchez - 07/15/2009
Cookbook author Katie Brown talks about winning celebrations filled with delicious food...your children will love these recipes. And Maria Sanchez of "Sweet Maria's" shares classic recipes, and lasagnas for anytime of year from her New Lasagna Cookbook... read more
The history of psychotherapy with Jonathan Engel - 07/14/2009
A look at the history of psychotherapy through the lens of Jonathan Engel. His book is titled "American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States"... read more
Elm City Baseball? How to improve your credit score, and ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto - 07/13/2009
Two New Haven residents want to bring baseball back to the Elm City, but with a little bit of a twist. Also the credit industry has been hit hard by the recession - find out how you can improve your credit score. And ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto talks about his book, Ag... read more
Preventing and reversing heart disease through diet - 07/10/2009
Preventing and reversing heart disease through diet, featuring the former head of cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic ... read more
A CIA operative says the agency is suffocating from silly rules. And a waiter tells about his worst customers - 07/09/2009
A deep cover CIA operative has written a memoir saying the spy agency is suffocating from silly rules that endanger America's safety. And, a waiter who has stories to tell about the worst customers on the planet. ... read more
Food Schmooze: Barbara Fairchild's cookbook Fast, Easy and Fresh. Also, recipes from Almost Meatless. - 07/08/2009
Barbara Fairchild, editor for Bon Appetit magazine, gives recipe ideas from her cookbook Fast, Easy and Fresh. Also, recipes using less meat, from Almost Meatless. Good for your health and your budget.... read more
The Science of Smell: Poet Emily Dickinson reaches out ot a political radical - 07/07/2009
Avery Gilbert is the man to listen to about the science of smell. He says we humans will believe anything we're told about a smell. Also, find out why recluse poet Emily Dickinson reached out to a political radical for friendship.... read more
The history of pandemics and fear - 07/06/2009
The history of pandemics and fear, and what the past says about the fear we might feel now for the swine flu. Also, a new documentary about the mid-century remaking of New Haven as the model city.... read more
The Faith Middleton Show features NPR's Talk of the Nation. - 07/03/2009
The Faith Middleton Show features NPR's Talk of the Nation.  ... read more
How to Break a Terrorist - 07/02/2009
How to Break a Terrorist. A former military interrogator describes his techniques, and explores whether harsh methods ever work.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Flavoring any dish to give it snap, and making cheater barbecue in no time at all - 07/01/2009
Ideas for flavoring any dish to give it snap, and the secret behind making cheater barbecue in no time at all... read more
Playright Marsha Norman, and an endurance athlete who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean alone. - 06/30/2009
Pulitzer prize-winning playright Marsha Norman about her experiences writing for HBO's hit drama series, "In Treatment." And, an endurance athlete describes why she wanted to be the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone, while facing storm waves as big as buildings.... read more
Playright David Rabe's novel, "Dinosaurs on the Roof". Plus, scary children's stories help them in the real world. - 06/29/2009
Conversation with one of America's greatest living playrights, David Rabe. His novel, "Dinosaurs on the Roof", is one terrific read. Plus, an exploration of unusual words, and why scary stories for children help them understand how to negotiate a complex world.... read more
Hospice of Branford: Making our last days tolerable - 06/26/2009
Join Faith Middleton for a special interview about one of Connecticut's treasures, Hospice of Branford. Learn why its skilled medical staff and volunteers devote themselves to making our last days tolerable, even enlightening.... read more
Hall of Fame Selection: The Garden Primer - 06/25/2009
If you'd like expert help making your yard and garden the best they can be, don't miss Faith Middleton's conversation with the author of The Garden Primer. It's a bible among novice and experienced gardeners, a Hall of Fame Selection... read more
Hall of Fame Selection: Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking - 06/24/2009
Delicious conversation centered around "Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking" - a Hall of Fame Selection.... read more
I. M . Destler, co-author of "In the Shadow of the Oval Office" - 06/23/2009
Faith talks with I. M. Destler, co-author of  "In the Shadow of the Oval Office", about how National Security Advisors can influence the President's decision to go to war, or stay neutral. Also, more great staycation recommendations of things to see and do in Connecticut.... read more
A portrait of the life of President Abraham Lincoln; And the novel Four Corners of the Sky - 06/22/2009
Faith Middleton talks with one of the nation's most respected historians, Michael Burlingame, about the revelations in his two-volume portrait of the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Understand why Lincoln continues to inspire. And, the novel, Four Corners of the Sky, plus, staycation... read more
The Book Show - 06/19/2009
Faith and her book buddies share their recommendations of great books to read in all categories. Get your reading list ready for summer weekends and vacation!... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: The Democrats' rush to complete a health care bill, and more. - 06/18/2009
Ken Dautrick and Rich Hanley join Faith to talk about the Democrats' rush to complete a health care bill, and what will it mean for consumers and small business. Plus, the latest on the supreme court nominee, President Obama's Cairo speech, and the economy.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Faith's feta-watermelon salad recipe, plus, a look at a new collection of potato salad recipes. - 06/17/2009
Faith's feta-watermelon salad recipe appeas nationally this month in Food & Wine magazine. Plus, cocktails, wine, and restaurant recommendations, and a look at a new collection of potato salad recipes to spark up your summer picnics.... read more
How to position your investments in these unpredictable times; Also,searching for natural silence in a noisy world. - 06/16/2009
Bob Kreitler shares the latest on the economy, and how to position your investments in these unpredictable times.And, an author talks about his search for natural silence in a noisy world. The latest  staycation recommendations, too.... read more
Getting bananas to your local market; The power of dreams, imagination and coincidence - 06/15/2009
What it takes to deliver bananas to your local market, And  a fascinating look at the power of dreams, imagination, and coincidence.... read more
How science is manipulating height in children; Also, is forgiveness possible in the face of tragedy? - 06/12/2009
More "staycation" recommendations, plus a look at how science is manipulating height in children; Also, to what extent forgiveness is possible in the face of tragedy?... read more
Politics Burgers & Beer - 06/11/2009
Ken Dautrick and Rich Hanley join Faith to talk about the latest in Washington, and how it affects us here at home.They'll examine the President's speech in The Middle East, the sniping at the Supreme Court nominee, and news about the economy,... read more
The Food Schmooze: How to make refreshing flavored waters, and a new grill discovery, The Evo. - 06/10/2009
Learn about a new wine, how to make refreshing flavored waters, and a new grill discovery, The Evo.... read more
Volunteers who saved a Connecticut river. Also, how we make decisions in all realms of life. - 06/09/2009
Great "staycation " ideas. Also, volunteers who saved a Connecticut river. And, Jonah Lehrer explains the latest thinking on how we make decisions in all realms of life.... read more
The future of libraries in the internet age, and Connecticut residents struggling to survive an ailing health care system - 06/08/2009
The latest "Staycation" ideas - great things to see and do this summer. Plus, a look at the future of libraries in the internet age, and the heartfelt stories of Connecticut residents who are sick and struggling to survive an ailing health care system.... read more
Hall of Fame: The Garden Primer, considered a life-saver by garden enthusiasts everywhere. - 06/05/2009
In time for the coming season, The Garden Primer, considered a life-saver by garden enthusiasts everywhere.... read more
Hall of Fame: Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen, from the food director from Martha Stewart Living - 06/04/2009
The food director of Martha Stewart Living offers her book, Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen, a collection of recipes anyone can make... read more
Hall of Fame: Jacques Pepin's newest edition of his collection of Fast Food recipes! - 06/03/2009
Jacques Pepin and the newest edition of his sensational recipe collection of Fast Food recipes. Listeners will be able to get copies personally autographed by Jacques!... read more
Hall of Fame: Baking With Agave Nectar & the world's best black bean brownie recipe. - 06/02/2009
Hall of Fame: Baking With Agave Nectar, and the world's best black bean brownie recipe.... read more
Great "staycation" ideas. Also, remarkable medical advances coming our way - 06/01/2009
Find out about great things to see and do by catching The Faith Middleton Show's Staycation series. Also, learn about the remarkable medical advances coming in the next decade, and how to stay healthy until they arrive.... read more
The author of the book, "Stopover in Venice". Plus, a magazine of other interesting stories. - 05/29/2009
Faith interviews the author of Stopover in Venice. It's like taking a vacation without leaving your seat. Plus, a magazine of other interesting stories.... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 05/28/2009
Find out what you need to know about the political world, and how what happens in Washington affects us here at home.... read more
Great "staycation" ideas: A Wesleyan weekend on how to make movies & TV shows - 05/26/2009
Great things to see and do in our region now through the end of summer. There's a Wesleyan University weekend of instruction by experienced writers, editors, and directors, on how movies and television shows are made.... read more
Special Holiday Program: Churchill: "Into the Storm" - 05/25/2009
"Into the Storm" - In this hour-long special, David D'Arcy examines the man whose name is known the world over, but whose essence is lost in the fog of history. Follow Churchill in World War II from his appointment as Prime Minister through the victory of the allies to his defeat at the ha... read more
The Book Show - 05/22/2009
Books getting rave reviews from readers, and  great reads in all categories... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 05/21/2009
Does the Obama administration have a real chance of passing top notch health care soon? Will they add revising social security and medicare to the mix? And, has the economy really hit bottom?... read more
The Food Schmooze - 05/20/2009
Food and cocktail recipes, and a delicious, inexpensive wine discovery... read more
Programming human emotions into robots; Also, science writer Chip Walter. - 05/19/2009
How science is programming human emotions into robots, and science writer Chip Walter talks about his adventures in search of interesting subjects.... read more
"Standing Ovation" - why is it art? Also, President Obama's likely Supreme Court pick - 05/18/2009
A Connecticut artist creates the piece, Standing Ovation, installed at crosswalks. Press the button and hear roaring applause. Join Faith Middleton as she explores why it's art. And, a former Supreme Court clerk talks about Obama's likely pick for the highest court in the land.... read more
Becoming an elite soldier in the top secret special forces. And, are Connecticut's museum houses haunted? - 05/15/2009
A man who fulfills a lifelong dream of becoming an elite soldier in the top secret special forces. And, a so-called expert in paranormal experiences talks about whether our museum houses in Connecticut are haunted... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 05/14/2009
Find out how the latest Obama adminstration actions are likely to affect us here at home.... read more
The Food Schmooze - 05/13/2009
Discover taste treats from around the world and right here at home. And terrific local restaurant experiences... read more
Investigations into ghosts, poltergeists, telepathy, and other unseen phenomena - 05/12/2009
NPR contributor Stacy Horn, author of Unbelievable, talks about investigations into ghosts, poltergeists, telepathy, and other unseen phenomena... read more
A look at the death penalty with a death row survivor. Also, a Connecticut humorist's book, It's Not That I'm Bitter. - 05/11/2009
A look at the death penalty with a death row survivor. And an artist talks about her performance piece involving a series of standing ovations. Also, a Connecticut humorist writes a book called, It's Not That I'm Bitter.... read more
The Book Show - 05/08/2009
Great reads, books that bring you into worlds you know, and ones you don't... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 05/07/2009
An update on the politics of the swine flu, the latest moves from the Obama administration, and prospects for real change in our health care system. Analysis, opinion, and information about how what happens in Washington affects us here at home... read more
The Food Schmooze - 05/06/2009
Learn about the most delicious recipes for dishes and drinks, and discover how to make simple Mexican at home.... read more
The new Democracy index; Also, how our schools can change Connecticut's economic future - 05/05/2009
The new democracy index, created by a Yale professor, showing the best cities and states in America for casting an absentee ballot, accurate voting machines and more. And, despite the myths and tv shows, who was the real Daniel Boone? Plus, the chancellor of the state university system... read more
Pandemics and fear; Also, Connecticut issues and events with the editor of Connecticut Magazine - 05/04/2009
A look at the history of pandemics and fear, and what the past says about the fear we might feel now about swine flu. And, a look at Connecticut issues and events with the editor of Connecticut magazine. Plus, the New Haven show of art by Connecticut prison inmates -- what it says about... read more
If women with dense breast tissue knew they had it more lives would be saved; Also, a new novel, the Sweet By and By - 05/01/2009
Experts say more lives would be saved if women with dense breast tissue knew they had it. You'll learn why they're fighting for a bill in the Connecticut legislature. And, Broadway producer Todd Johnson talks about his new novel, the Sweet By and By.... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: Questions about the wars, health care, and the economy - 04/30/2009
Are we in another long-term war? Can President Obama get health care passed? Is the economy turning around, or is more trouble around the corner?... read more
The Food Schmooze: Great restaurants, chocolate, taste treats and events you won't want to miss! - 04/29/2009
Great restaurants, chocolate, taste treats and events you won't want to miss!... read more
Great "staycation" ideas! Plus, how to manage your money in this turbulent economy - 04/28/2009
Celebrate great things to see and do in Connecticut this spring and summer.Recommendations for theater, musems, dance, feativals, food and wine events, and more. Plus, how to manage your money in this turbulent economy... read more
How lobbying really works in Washington; A New Haven doctor writes her first mystery novel - 04/27/2009
Hear how lobbying really works in our nation's capital. And, a New Haven doctor writes her first mystery about a suspicious death in the hospital. Plus, a day in the life features an inside look at a variety of professions. This time, the president of a Connecticut university.... read more
A scientist who kayaks with an unusual companion. Women who start careers, leave, and later re-start them - 04/24/2009
A scientist who kayaks each day with a very unusual companion. Plus, a look at women who start careers, leave to raise their kids, and later manage to re-start their careers. And, the latest research showing that trauma in childhood is at the root of most problems experienced by young p... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 04/23/2009
The latest moves in Washington, and how they affect us here at home... read more
The Food Schmooze - 04/22/2009
A guide to dinner survival for busy people. Also, restaurants, cooking, wine, and cocktails, and events not to be missed!... read more
A way to get alienated kids to take part in after school programs. Helping companies and CEO's adapt to change - 04/21/2009
A youth worker in Waterbury, Ct., who found a way to get alienated kids to take part in her after school programs. And, executive coach Dawn Robertson explains how she helps companies and CEO's adapt to change. Plus, the chief of heart surgery at Yale writes a top-notch medical thriller... read more
The night sounds of insects in New England;.What to expect from our increased involvement in Afghanistan - 04/20/2009
A Connecticut naturalist who explores the night sounds of insects in New England, and hear what he hears. Also, a look at what to expect from our increased involvement in the Afghanistan war. Plus, an appreciation of actor-director Clint Eastwood.... read more
The children's poet laureate; The Bow Tie Banker; A comedian who found humor in his cancer - 04/17/2009
The children's poet laureate; Also, meet the man they call The Bow Tie Banker; A comedian who managed to find humor in his battle with cancer... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 04/16/2009
What you need to know in the world of politics... read more
The Food Schmooze: New taste treats, restaurants, and a new cookbook for people who love Mexican. - 04/15/2009
Discover new taste treats, restaurants, and a new cookbook for people who love Mexican.... read more
A Day in the Life: A Greenwich hairstylist; Also, patients doctors can't forget - 04/14/2009
A Day in the Life: A Greenwich hairstylist; Also, the patients doctors can't forget; and the student who lived inside one of the country's moist dangeous drug gangs.... read more
Stories of women's first menstrual periods; Also a Yale student's parents were Weather Underground members - 04/13/2009
A taboo-breaking book meant to help young girls - the stories are of women remembering their first mentrual periods; Also, a Yale law student whose parents were imprisoned for their activities as Weather Underground members. He was raised by Chicago's Bill Ayers, and has written a memoir,... read more
Mona Lisa in Camelot; How Jackie Kennedy got the Mona Lisa to America - 04/10/2009
Mona Lisa in Camelot - How Jackie Kennedy persuaded the French government to send the Mona Lisa to America, using a dramatic, secret operation.... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - Now on EVERY Thursday! - 04/09/2009
Faith's team of political junkies tells you what you need to know about the latest power plays in Washington, and how it could affect us here at home.... read more
The Food Schmooze: The Canyon Ranch Spa cookbook - 04/08/2009
The latest food, wine, and cocktail finds. Also, the Canyon Ranch Spa cookbook.... read more
Hands of My Father; The Montessori method creates resilient children; Connecticut & manufacturing - 04/07/2009
The author of the book Hands of My Father recounts his experiences of growng up as the hearing child of a deaf couple; Also, how and why the Montessori method creates resilient children; And a look a ways Connecticut can regain it's manufacturing prowess.... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: It Must Be My Metabolism - A guide to weight loss and control - 04/06/2009
It Must Be My Metabolism - A guide to weight loss and control, by Dr. Reza Yavari, with recipes by Jaques Pepin. Get YOUR own copy, for a pledge of $60. Help support Faith Middleton, and all the programming you enjoy on WNPR!... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking - 04/03/2009
Hall of Fame presentation: Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking, a must-have for busy people  ... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: The Garden Primer - 04/02/2009
Hall of Fame presentation: Just in time for the coming season - The Garden Primer, considered  life-saver by garden enthusiasts everywhere... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen - 04/01/2009
Hall of Fame presentation: The food director of Martha Stewart Living offers her book, Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen, a collection of recipes ANYONE can make!  ... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: Jaques Pepin and the newest editon of his Fast Food Recipes - 03/31/2009
Hall of Fame presentation: Jaques Pepin and the newest editon of his Fast Food Recipes... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: A guide to achieving happiness - 03/30/2009
A Hall of Fame presentation: A guide to acheiveing happiness, presented by the Harvard professor who teaches the course... read more
Hall of Fame presentation: The Women's Health Perfect Body Diet - 03/27/2009
Hall of Fame selection: The Women's Health Perfect Body Diet - featuring powdered yam capsules for health and weight loss... read more
The Home Show: Special fundraising edition - 03/26/2009
The editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine join Faith for this special edition of the Homebuilding Show...with a special offer: order a gift subscripton for someone you love for Father's Day!... read more
Hall of Fame selection: Baking with Agave Nectar - 03/25/2009
Hall of Fame selection: Baking with Agave Nectar - and quite possibly the world's best brownie recipe!... read more
Hall of Fame selection: It Must Be My Metabolism - A guide to weight loss and control - 03/24/2009
A Hall of Fame selection: It Must Be My Metabolism - A guide to weight loss and control... read more
Three ways of understanding ourselves; People who battle chronic illness; Are we obsessed with punishment? - 03/23/2009
A leading psychiatrist says if we can master three levels of understanding ourselves, we'll know happiness. Also, journalist Richard Cohen looks at the intimate lives of people battling chronic illness. And an investigative journalist says we're becoming a nation obsessed with punishment.... read more
How religion has infiltrated science and healthcare policry - 03/20/2009
Columbia University professor Dr. Richard Sloan talks with Faith about how religion has infiltrated science and healthcare policy. He says it's interfering with fact-based research... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 03/19/2009
Faith and her politicos take a look at the Obama administration, and Congress... read more
The Food Schmooze: A wall-to wall celebration of all things cheese! - 03/18/2009
It's a Cheese-a-palooza! A true celebration of cheese with Darien cheese and fine foods. Also, learn how to make a Monte Christo sandwich at home, and the vending machine of your dreams... read more
Food as medicine; Also, Is President Obama's vision a form of Socialism? - 03/17/2009
A culinary M.D. talks with Faith about the idea of food as medicine; A political philosopher who lived under Communism and Nazism says President Obama's vision for America is really Socialism... read more
Dyslexia - Learn the signs, and how to overcome it; Also, actor Matthew Modine - 03/16/2009
One of the world's most sought-after researchers talks with Faith about dyslexia - how to recognise it, and how students can overcome it; Also, Actor Matthew Modine talks about his role in the Hartford Stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird... read more
The Book Show - 03/13/2009
Recommendations of great books in all categories, including classics you might have missed... read more
The Home Show: Making an accessible home - 03/12/2009
Learn how one Connecticut resident changed his home to make it accessible for a disabled relative... read more
The Food Schmooze - 03/11/2009
Inexpensive wines, restaurants, food events and must-have recipes... read more
Pursuing your creative dream; A political commercial writer pens a gritty novel set in L.A. - 03/10/2009
Pursuing your creative dream; A Connecticut man who makes commercials for national political candidates writes a gritty thriller set in Los Angeles... read more
Start your own vegetable garden and beat the economy; Preserving family farms - 03/09/2009
Large numbers of people are planning their own flower and vegetable gardens as a way to beat the economy; Finding innovative ways to preserve family farms in Connecticut... read more
Improving the look and feel of your home - 03/06/2009
Caroline Wharton, design director of the award-winning firm Deborah Berke Architects, shares tips on how to improve the look and feel of your home... read more
Encounters with death row inmates; Amish families finding forgiveness - 03/05/2009
Faith talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her encounters with death row inmates; Amish families who lost their childern in a violent shooting...how they were able to forgive the killer... read more
The Food Schmooze: Fantastic flavor combinations for your next meal! - 03/04/2009
The latest cocktail recipes, a tasty, inexpensive wine, and fantastic flavor combinations for your next meal... read more
The success of Yale University Press; Tackling tinnitus, and technology for the hard-of-hearing - 03/03/2009
A look at the success of Yale University Press; The latest advances in technology for the hard-of-hearing, and tackling tinnitus... read more
The Stressed Student's Guide; Over-fishing new England waters - 03/02/2009
Combine adolescents and peer pressure, and you get the Stressed-out Student's Guide; And a look at the problem of over-fishing New England waters... read more
The Book Show - 02/27/2009
Books in all categories that are great reads... read more
The Home Show: Saving energy to help your budget, and the planet - 02/26/2009
The editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine share smart, money-saving tips on home projects, and advice on saving energy to help your budget, and to help the planet... read more
The Food Schmooze:Sneaky ways to make entertaining easy, Also, It's a Bacon Celebration! - 02/25/2009
Chef Chris Prosperi joins Faith to talk about sneaky ways to make entertaining easier; Also, James Villas and his Bacon Cookbook....it's bacon, bacon bacon, bacon, BACON!!  ... read more
Managing stock portfolios in a rollercoaster economy; A chaplain sent to Ireland to avoid revealing corruption - 02/24/2009
A financial analyst tells how you can manage your stock portfolio in this rollercoaster economy; Also, a new novel tells the story of a wartime chaplain who is sent to Ireland so he can't reveal corruption in the Catholic diocese in Boston... read more
A Freedom Rider in Connecticut; "Free Market Madness" - 02/23/2009
Also, why do humans behave irrationally when making major decisions? ... read more
One of the most important marine battles in modern times; Also the author of Lords of Finance - 02/20/2009
A look at the drama of one of the most important marine battles in modern times; Also the author of the book, Lords of Finance, who says the Great Depression was precipitated by bankers around the world... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: The stimulus package & Wall Street's reaction - 02/19/2009
A look at the stimulus package and Wall Street's reaction to it. Also, the latest action in the Obama administration... read more
The Food Schmooze: Leftovers from St. Patrick's Day; Amy's bread - 02/18/2009
Make a grilled reuben sandwich with leftover St.Patrick's Day corned beef; A visit with the creator of Amy's bread... read more
The latest on women's health; The new memoir, Black Girl Next Door - 02/17/2009
An examination of some of the latest research on women's health; The new memoir, Black Girl next Door... read more
"White House Tapes", a new documentary - 02/16/2009
A new documentary, "White House Tapes", explores how U.S. Presidents have used the phone to cajole, command and conceal... read more
A surgeon and mysterious, spiritual events; The first sex-change operation - 02/13/2009
Conversation with a science-oriented surgeon who can't explain the mysterious, spiritual events he has witnessed in his practice. And, the book about the first sex-change operation and the little-known people involved in this life-changing event.... read more
The Home Show: Green living and avoiding renovation disasters - 02/12/2009
The latest advances in green living, new products, and how to avoid making mistakes when renovating... read more
The Food Schmooze: Slow Cookery - 02/11/2009
Slow cookery, including how to make corned beef and cabbage, and lots of tips on other quick meals you can make, too!... read more
Maintaining your balance in this unstable economy - 02/10/2009
Bruce Clements, Dr. Nancy Horn, and Dr. Sid Spiesel join Faith to talk about how to maintain your balance in this unstable and unsettling economy.... read more
Arts events at Wesleyan; How many athletes are graduating with a good education? - 02/09/2009
Exciting global arts events on the Wesleyan University campus; How many athletes are graduating with a good education?; A mystery set in psychiatric hospitals by a Connecticut therapist who knows the scene intimately... read more
Novelist Stacey D'Erasmo; Connecticut issues and events - 02/06/2009
Novelist Stacey D'Erasmo, and a round-up of Connecticut issues and events... read more
Politics, Bugers & Beer: Analysis of the Obama admisistration's first days - 02/05/2009
Faith and her politicos dissect and discuss the Obama administration's first days... read more
The Food Schmooze: Chris Prosperi prepares an on-the-air Caesar salad - 02/04/2009
Chef Chris Prosperi from Metro Bis prepares a real, table-side Caesar salad, live on the air! Also, cocktails, recipes, and the latest food finds.... read more
Analysis of the national economy; An incredible marching band musician - 02/03/2009
Two state economists join Faith for an analysis of the national economy, and the impact it will have on Connecticut's economy in the next two years. Also, you'll meet a marching band musician born without eyes or the ability to walk.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Special edition - Whole Grains for Busy People - 02/02/2009
Learn how quickly you can incorporate healthy grains into your meals, and add a feeling of comfort to every eating experience... read more
The Food Schmooze: Whole grains for busy people - 01/28/2009
Learn how quickly you can incorporate healthy grains into your meals, and add a feeling of comfort to every eating experience... read more
The Food Schmooze: Pizza: Grill it, bake it, love it! - 01/30/2009
Learn how easy it is to make your own grill or oven pizzas.The Connecticut authors of the book tell how to make appetizer pizzas, salad pizzas, deep dish, and international pizza favorites.... read more
A Food Schmooze Special Edition: Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking - 01/27/2009
The cookbook that's a hit with busy people everywhere. An inspiring collection of recipes, designed to help you cook delicious dishes after a hectic day at work.... read more
New energy programs for southern Africa; Helping women escape sex trafficking - 01/26/2009
An American woman helps bring new energy programs to southern Africa; A Connecticut program that helps women escape sex trafficking... read more
Connecticut's Professor of the Year; Yale's Whiffenpoofs prepare for their Centennial Concert - 01/23/2009
Meet Connecticut's Professor of the Year; Also, Yale's Whiffenpoofs get ready to celebrate their Centennial with a concert on January 31st.... read more
Solving the problem of killing of elephants for their ivory - 01/22/2009
A Connecticut wildlife expert, who tracks the world-wide killing of elephants for their ivory, talks with Faith about poor economies and the web of relationships and needs that make ivory hunting a complex problem to solve.... read more
The Food Schmooze: Cheap & Delicious with Chris Prosperi; Home-made food and drink - 01/21/2009
Chef Chris Prosperi from Metro Bis restaurant in Simsbury has another great idea for Cheap & Delicious food; Also, how to whip up all sorts of home-made food & drink, including vinegar... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: An Inauguration Day Special - 01/20/2009
Ken Dautrick reports live from Washington, D.C., and Rich Hanley joins Faith in the studio to take calls on this historic day... read more
A Tribute to the President-Elect - 01/19/2009
Connecticut poet Marilyn Nelson reads her tribute to President-elect barack Obama in honor of his inauguration... read more
The Book Show - 01/16/2009
Faith talks about her new favorite book, "Mona Lisa in Camelot", the true story of how Jaqueline Kennedy convinced the French government to allow the famous Mona Lisa painting leave the country for the first time. The U.S. showing was the beginning of the blockbuster museum show phenomenon... read more
The Home Show - 01/15/2009
The editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine join Faith for smart, money-saving tips on the Home Show... read more
The Food Schmooze: Restaurants, must-have recipes, & entertaining ideas - 01/14/2009
More fabulous fun on the Food Schmooze - including restaurants, must-have recipes, entertaining ideas, wine and cocktails... read more
Abuse in the Hamptons; Correcting low testosterone levels in men - 01/13/2009
An author desribes enduring years of an abusive relationship in the glorious Hamptons; A Harvard doctor says men can dramatically improve their lives by correcting low testosterone levels... read more
Truman Capote & Harper Lee; Fashion & Culture; Pain is not a disease - 01/12/2009
A controversial novel imagines a relationship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird. Would the still-living Lee see the book as an invasion of her privacy? Also, what does fashion tell us about culture? And a Connecticut doctor says pain is NOT a disease... read more
Jo Ann Freiburg from the State Department of Education; Stewart O'Nan's "Songs for the Missing" - 01/09/2009
Faith and Jo Ann Freiburg from the State Department of Education discuss bullying, improving school climate and character education; also Connecticut's own Stewart O'Nan with his latest novel, "Songs for the Missing"... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: The new President & his team of advisors - 01/08/2009
Faith and her political team examine the team of advisors put together by President-elect Obama, and speculate on how they will handle the unfolding crises in the Middle-East, and the failing economy... read more
The Food Schmooze: A celebration of Hartford's Carbone's Ristorante; A visit from the Cupcake Truck - 01/07/2009
A celebration of Hartford's Carbone's ristorante...their 70th anniversary! Also, a snack from the Cupcake Truck, and something new that's Fast, Easy and Delicious!... read more
Online bookkeeping; Marion Wright Adelman; Joseph Epstein's "Fred Astaire" - 01/06/2009
Join Faith Middleton for a discussion with Kevin Reeth, who developed a simple, online bookkeeping website for companies big and small; Also, child poverty expert Marion Wright Adelman; And Joseph Epstein's book, "Fred Astaire" presents a portrait of the man who was considered America's m... read more
Exploring the group "True Colors"; Jim Sciutto's new book "Against Us" - 01/05/2009
Faith talks with the founder of the group True Colors, whose mission is to create a world where youths, adults, and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. Also, ABC News foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto talks about his new book, Against Us, whic... read more
The Food Schmooze: Small plate party food; And Gourmet Magazine columnist Jane Stern - 12/31/2008
Small plate party food from the Culinary Institute of America; Gourmet Magazine columnist Jane Stern shares interesting, and funny, adventures in the world of food... read more
Robots with human emotions? Also science writer Chip Walter - 12/30/2008
A fascinating look at how science is working on programming human emotions into robots; Science writer Chip Walter talks about his adventures in search of interesting subjects to write about... read more
Stem cell research; Family Ties creator Gary Goldberg - 12/29/2008
The latest developments in stem cell research; Faith also talks with Hollywood writer and producer Gary Goldberg about creating the television series Family Ties, and other shows... read more
The Faith Middleton Show: Humankind - Answering the need - 12/26/2008
With the tightening economy, increased middle class anxiety, home foreclosures and lengthening lines at soup kitchens throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. This documentary examines why people decide to offer... read more
Special Holiday Program: Tinsel Tales - NPR Christmas Favorites - 12/25/2008
This year a new radio tradition - stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk--these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary... read more
The Food Schmooze: Spectacular food finds: A new Healthy & Delicious recipe - 12/24/2008
A new Healthy & Delicious recipe; Cruising the food world for spectacular finds... read more
Alice Mattison's new novel; A psychiatrist examines the creative genius of Charlie Chaplin - 12/23/2008
Alice Mattison's new novel; A conversation about a dog named Christmas; A psychiatrist writes about the creativity of Charlie Chaplin's life... read more
9/11 Firemen's chaplain; Dangers and anxieties of being a fireman; British attempts to bring U.S. into WWII - 12/22/2008
The story of the friemen's chaplain who gave his life to save others on 9/11; A Connecticut fireman talks about living with the anxieties from a dangerous job; The British spy ring that came to America to convince us to fight the Nazis in WWII... read more
The Book Show - 12/19/2008
Suggestions for great reads in all categories, including mysteries, history, pop culture, romance and science... read more
The Home Show: Energy programs in CT; Saving on energy bills - 12/18/2008
The editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine join Faith for a look at energy programs being offered in Connecticut; Also, new plans for saving on energy bills... read more
The Food Schmooze: Lasagnas! Also, chef Chris Prosperi - 12/17/2008
Innovative ways to make delicious lasagnas; Also, chef Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis has a new idea for the show's on-going segment, "Cheap and Delicious!"... read more
Important legal issues of the day - 12/16/2008
Faith focuses on impoirtant legal issues, including judges who legislate from the bench. Also, should we dispose of the electoral college system of electing presidents?... read more
Women & Heart Health - 12/15/2008
Faith talks with the chief of heart/lung surgery at Yale about women and heart health. You'll hear which tests are important, and why it's better to call for an ambulance and be mistaken than to say to yourself, "It's probably nothing".... read more
Loneliness can make you sick; Talented, modernist architect Deborah Berke - 12/12/2008
How loneliness can literally make you sick; Also, talented modernist architect Deborah Berke, who teaches at Yale, designs in New York, and creates buildings and homes nationwide that are elegant, timeless and unforgettable... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer: A possible attack on the U.S.? - 12/11/2008
Faith and her political analysts discuss the recent startling report about the possiblity of an attack on the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction. Oh, and they sample some very tasty beers, too!... read more
The Food Schmooze: The art of enjoying tea; Easy entertaining ideas and a visit from the Cupcake Truck - 12/10/2008
Faith shares her recomrndations for holiday sparklers; the art of enjoying tea; easy entertaining ideas; holiday gift ideas, and a visit from the Cupcake Truck... read more
The world of designer babies; Lowering the Medicare coverage age to 55? - 12/09/2008
Faith looks into the world of designer babies and the ethical questions raised by this new science; Also, economist James Galbraith, who may become one of President-elect Barak Obama's economic advisors, talks about the possiblity of lowering the Medicare coverage age to 55.... read more
Training women beginning businesses; Going to court to pass as white to gain power - 12/08/2008
A Connecticut program with a high success rate that trains women in the art of starting or growing a business; Also, a look at the history of people going to court to prove they are white, in order to pass and have access to power.... read more
The Book Show - 12/05/2008
Faith and her book buddies share their laterst discoveries of great reads in all categories... read more
The Home Show - 12/04/2008
The editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine join Faith to talk about money-saving tips, and tell you how to have a subscription sent to someone you love for the holidays.... read more
Livehopelove - HIV/AIDS in Jamaica - 11/28/2008
LiveHopeLove looks at the universal problems faced by people with HIV/AIDS, through the specific lens of Jamaica, where almost no one is unaffected by the disease. What are the unique realities of this small island state that set its HIV/AIDS sufferers apart from those in the rest of th... read more
BackStory - American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving - 11/27/2008
On this holiday edition of BackStory, the History Guys search for the true roots of Thanksgiving. They discover that the holiday we celebrate today begins not with the Pilgrims, but with the Victorians, who in the midst of the Civil War sought a national holiday honoring home and family... read more
The Food Schmooze: Gourmet pot luck and contemporary breadmaking - 11/26/2008
Florence Fabricant of the New York Times discusses gourmet pot luck, and chef Richard Bertinet talks with Faith about contemporary breadmaking... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer Post-Election Special - 11/05/2008
Analysis of voter turnout, election results, and what's next... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 11/25/2008
Faith and her fellow political "scrutineers" take a close look at the latest moves of the Presidency-in-Waiting. They also kick around the question of which decisions have the best chance of changing America for the better. It's more fun than a scrum on a muddy rugby field!... read more
A look at the people, places & issues that make us Connecticut - 11/24/2008
Charlie Mohagan and Faith take a look at the people, places and issues that make us Connecticut. Plus, remembering Father Mychal, the priest who literally sacrificed his life for others on 9/11. Also, why small businesses could be the key to an economic recovery... read more
The Home Show: Tax breaks for joining the Green movement - 11/20/2008
Faith and the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine talk about tax breaks and money-saving programs availble to Connecticut residents who go green.... read more
The Food Schmooze: A new segment, plus cooking ideas from the food editor at Yankee Magazine - 11/19/2008
The new "Fast, Easy & Delicious" segment; plus cookijng ideas from the food editor of Yankee Magazine... read more
Shopping in Italy, and the new patient-centered medical movement - 11/18/2008
One of the best guides for shopping in Italy, and the new patient-centered movement among an increasing number of doctors who think it's time to give up the old ways of practicing medicine.... read more
The Art & History of Keeping Scrapbooks - 11/17/2008
A magazine of stories, including the art and history of keeping scrapbooks, which can be visual biographies of people and events... read more
Politics, Burgers & Beer - 11/14/2008
Conversation and analysis about the local and national political scene, and its impact on our lives... read more
A call-in show on what makes an ideal community - 11/13/2008
Join Faith for a call-in show on just what makes a block, or neighborhood, an ideal community... read more
The Food Schmooze: Fast & easy recipes for busy weeknight cooks - 11/12/2008
Barbara Fairchild, editor of Bon Appetit magazine shares fast, easy & fresh recipes for busy weeknight cooks... read more
How a job at Starbucks saved a man's life, and the impact of The Grapes of Wrath - 11/11/2008
The son of a famous writer takes a job at Starbucks, and explains how it saved his life. Also, a look at the time when Grapes Of Wrath was published. In rural California, critics of the book worked to ban it from local library shelves - and held book-burning bonfires. At issue was the st... read more
Oil Politics & alternative fuel choices on new cars - 11/10/2008
Faith takes an in-depth look into oil politics, and how a new bill in Congress will guarantee fuel choices on new cars sold in America.... read more
The Book Show - 11/07/2008
Faith and her book buddies recommend books in all categories that are great reads... read more
The Food Schmooze: Thanksgiving boot camp - 11/06/2008
Faith and the editors of Fine Cooking magazine take you through Thanksgiving boot camp to get you ready for holiday cooking... read more
The Food Schmooze: Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking - 12/03/2008
A new book "Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking". It's filled with quick, easy and wholesome recipes for a busy household.... read more
Playwright Paula Vogel; America's progress threatened, and shopping locally to improve local economies - 12/02/2008
Faith talks with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel about her Christmas production at the Long Wharf Theatre; A Nobel-laureate scientist says too much information is off-limits, and it's threatening America's progress. Plus, a look at the new consumer movement - shopping locally... read more
A Special Election Day Politics, Burgers & Beer - 11/04/2008
Reports on early returns, where undecided voters are going, and the intensity of get-out-the-vote operations in both campaigns... read more