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Wed, Jan 30


Prospect Fire House

Faith Middleton & Larry Rifkin Schmooze About Life Lived Out Loud, Food, Wine, and Other Things


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Faith Middleton & Larry Rifkin Schmooze About Life Lived Out Loud, Food, Wine, and Other Things

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2019, 6:30 PM

Prospect Fire House, 26 New Haven Rd, Prospect, CT 06712, USA

About The Event

The Event is entitled: Schmoozing about Lives Lived Out Loud, Food, Wine and

Other Things……

Did you ever want to know how BARNEY the Dinosaur really became the national phenomenon it was from a VHS rental in Prospect? Or how Faith went from a general interest program to a focus on food and wines? How U Conn Women's basketball became the most successful local programming franchise in public television history? Or how these two different talents helped shape the success of public broadcasting in Connecticut? Come find out. One night only.

For nearly four decades, Faith Middleton has been a radio host on Connecticut Public Radio-WNPR who has brought great guests and an unquenching curiosity to a range of topics. She even taught 'the art of the interview' at Yale University and won the prestigious Peabody Award for her work.

In recent years, her 'Food Schmooze' program has become a must-listen for those who want to design great meals and pair them with fine wines.

She is a Connecticut gem and makes a rare, live appearance for the Prospect Library with her friend, Larry Rifkin, long-time Connecticut Public Television programmer and on air talent as they trade stories and perspectives on their careers.

Larry Rifkin was the chief programming executive for Connecticut Public Television for over a quarter-century, overseeing the production of state and national productions, which amassed nearly 50 regional Emmy Awards over that period. During his tenure, he developed The Connecticut Experience series of documentaries in partnership with the Connecticut Humanities Council, covering a broad sweep of Connecticut history and politics. In 2006, Mr. Rifkin was inducted into the Boston-New England Emmy Silver Circle for lifetime achievement. He now hosts and produces the podcast America Trends ( on emerging developments in our society and politics.

Please call the library at 203-758-3001 to register for this free event or you can register via the library website at:

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