Joe Donahue

Vice President, News and Programming

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book. 

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu April 10, 2014

"Year Of No Sugar" By Eve O. Schaub

    

  Sure, sugar is in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve Schaub was the secret world of sugar--hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.

With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.

Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet--including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. Eve Schaub’s new book is Year of No Sugar.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra's April 12th Concert At The Palace

    

  The intoxicating melodies and exotic musical landscapes of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece – Scheherazade will be presented by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

And that is not all, they will be pairing that piece with Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto - perhaps the greatest American violin concerto of the 20th century, featuring young virtuoso and child prodigy Simone Porter.

Albany Symphony Maestro David Alan Miller and soloist, Simone Porter, join us to tel us more.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Metroland 4/10/14

    

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

**Audio to come**

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu April 10, 2014

"Dying Every Day: Seneca At The Court Of Nero" By James Romm

    James Romm, the James Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College is the author of several books on ancient Greek and Macedonian history and on imperial Rome. His latest book is: Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero.

At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as tutor to twelve-year-old Nero, future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both, Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius.

James Romm will be part of this weekend’s Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

4/10/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Russian Data on Boston
PA Stabbing
Heartbleed
Clinton on Voter Restrictions
Archie Dies

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed April 9, 2014

"The Heathen School: A Story Of Hope And Betrayal In The Age Of The Early Republic" By John Demos

    Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.” Its core element was a special school for “heathen youth” drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and, increasingly, the native nations of North America.

The Heathen School follows the progress, and the demise, of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian “removal”; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed April 9, 2014

NYPD Red 2

    

  When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.

We welcome Marshall Karp back to the show to talk about NYPD Red 2, which he co-authored with James Patterson.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed April 9, 2014

"The Rainborowes: One Family’s Quest To Build A New England" By Adrian Tinniswood

    

  Nearly 130 years before the American Revolution, musket-wielding patriots and Massachusetts militiamen fought for the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, and liberty – all on the shores of the country they had once left behind.

One family in particular witnessed – and actively participated in – both the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the horrific war back in their homeland. Pirate-hunters, revolutionaries, visionaries, and pioneers, this clan built new societies and, in their own small way, changed the world.

Adrian Tinniswood describes their remarkable impact on both sides of the Atlantic in his new book, The Rainborowes: One Family’s Quest to Build a New England.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed April 9, 2014

"Tenth Of December" By George Saunders

    

  George Saunders’ Tenth of December was named one of the best books of last year by The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, New York, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, and People. It was a National Book Award finalist and won the Folio prize.

The collection of short stories scriven in Saunder’s signature sportive and startling style is now available in paperback.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

4/9/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and investigative journalists, Rosemary Armao.

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