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
9:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

10/21/14 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:
CDC Ebola Protocol
Ukraine Cluster Bombs
Lewinsky Back
Pistorius Sentencing
TU Stories

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, And Sell Our Greatest Ideas'

  Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere—in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

The Empire State Youth Orchestra's “Symphonic Landscapes Of America”

  The Empire State Youth Orchestra will present “Symphonic Landscapes of America” a blend of musical and visual art this Saturday Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm at The Egg in Albany, NY. The program will feature music by American composers paired with images of art created by local high school students (and inspired by the music the orchestra will perform) projected on a large screen over the orchestra while it performs.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers On Their Unshakeable Love For New York

  The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is also a celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Alexander Chee, and many others. Author and editor Sari Botton joins us this morning. 

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

National Book Award Finalist "Station Eleven" By Emily St. John Mandel

  Novelist Emily St. John Mandel found out last week she is a fiction finalist for the National Book Award for her fourth novel, Station Eleven.

Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood's Giraffe Award

    Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will present comedian Susie Essman with their inaugural Giraffe Award for sticking out her neck to defend abortion and reproductive rights. The 31-year standup comedy veteran has played Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the hit HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

About 200 guests will attend Thursday Night’s 80 Years of Choice Celebration and hear Essman share why she supports Planned Parenthood. Our good friend Susie Essman joins us this morning along with Chelly Hegan, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood’s President/CEO.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Texas Hospital Apology
Catholic Church Gay U-Turn
NY No Gun List
Voter ID Decision
Black Vote for Senate
Opera Protest

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Albany Symphony's October 18th Concert At The Palace

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY – The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring two monumental Russian masterpieces - Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”. The evening will also contain a work by the ASO’s composer in residence, Andrew Norman, entitled “Apart.”

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Rosanne Cash At The Bardavon 10/18

  Long among the most cosmopolitan of country singers, Rosanne Cash has explored her Southern roots in a fabulous new record heavy on Dixie themes called The River and the Thread.

She'll perform at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, NY on 10/18.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri October 17, 2014

'The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered'

  The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio is major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington.

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