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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Arts & Culture
10:05 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Tony Bennett Is It (At Least According To Fred Astaire)

    With his unique, pitch-perfect voice still going strong after more than seven decades in the business, Tony Bennett is in a class by himself. He's the winner of 17 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Award and 7 Emmy Awards for his 2007 prime-time special, Tony Bennett: An American Classic.

Bennett delights his fans, both young and old, around the globe with timeless classics such as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."

He'll be performing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday, August 31st at 2:30pm.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

8/27/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
US Allies
Climate Accord
No NYT Endorsement
If Britain Were a State...
Legroom Fight

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Book Show #1362 - Ivan Doig

    Often called the dean of writers about the American West, Ivan Doig is the author of such national bestsellers as The Whistling Season and The Bartender's Tale.

In his latest novel, Sweet Thunder, he reprises his beloved character, Morrie Morgan, to take on the power of the press in an era of intense corporate greed and social unrest.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Tech Job Titles

  Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, is here to help us figure out titles when it comes to management of technology.

Jesse Feiler is an app developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His latest book is: iOS App Development for Dummies. His apps include Minutes Machine the iPad-based app for managing meetings, agendas, and minutes; and Saranac River Trail app.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Art Along The Hudson

  The Hudson Valley is known as an arts destination and the art communities along the Hudson River are known for their Art Days, Events and Studio Tours. The groups that represent the art towns and the art celebrations joined together 11 years ago to form a marketing collaborative effort to bring focus and awareness of their art activities.

Art Along the Hudson represents over 1000 artists, 400 studio tour participants, 250 art venues, 150 art festivals and community events – plus art receptions, performances, exhibits, and more. Joanna Hess, co-chair of Art Along the Hudson and Albert Shahinian, owner of Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck and co-founder of Art Along the Hudson join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 26, 2014

"Off the Leash: A Year At The Dog Park" By Matthew Gilbert

  The new book, Off the Leash, is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic, and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. It’s also about author Matthew Gilbert’s transformation, after much fear and loathing of dogs and social groups, into one of those dog people with fur on their jackets, squeaky toys in their hands, and biscuits in their pockets.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Getting a Life with Asperger's by Jesse Saperstein (event at Rhinebeck store Fri, 8/29)
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers (event at Rhinebeck store Sat, 9/6)
Bats in the Band by Brian Lies
My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros (launch event at Rhinebeck store Sun, 9/7)
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (event at Rhinebeck store Monday, 9/22)
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

8/26/14 Panel

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Warning
Ferguson Update
VA Corruption Trial
Drawing Poor to Elite College
Emmy Awards

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 25, 2014

'Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered' By Dianne Hales

    A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story.

Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered is a blend of biography, history, and memoir about the world’s most recognized face, most revered artist, and most praised and parodied painting.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 25, 2014

'Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre And Its Treasures During World War II'

    In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red-velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. At times Mona Lisa slept at the bedside of curators who were painfully aware of their heavy responsibility.

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