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
11:12 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference on 3/27

  Two years after marriage equality arrived in the Empire State, New York State is poised to make a bid for gay vacationers, especially those seeking to hold weddings in the Hudson Valley.

The first-ever gay and lesbian tourism conference for New York State will take place at The Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 27. The conference will involve tourism groups from all over the state.

Joining us to tell us more are Rich Volo of the Hudson Pride Foundation, Michele Vennard, President and CEO of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Stephan Hengst Co-Founder of Big Gay Hudson Valley.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue March 19, 2013

"Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan" by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

      The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan in his new book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

In this meticulously reported and illuminating book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of President Obama’s surge, and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the president and a military that increasingly went its own way.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

    This week's Book Picks are from Jacqueline Kellachan at The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

3/19/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are: Alan Chartock, George Hearst - Vice President, Associate Publisher, and General Manager of the Times Union, Rex Smith is Editor of the Times Union, and Mike Spain - TU’s Associate Editor.

They join us to discuss the TU's new press and the state of print journalism. Joe Donahue moderates.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 18, 2013

RPI Community Advocates and the Pride Center present "8" in Troy

    The play "8" is written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and is based on interviews and transcripts from the Prop 8 trial in California after marriage equality opponents succeeded in having cameras barred from the courtroom. It is made up of interviews, news reports and court transcripts and highlights the main points which led to the court finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

In conjunction with RPI Community Advocates and the Pride Center, a staged reading of the play will take place at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm.

Joining to tell us more, we welcome Aaron Holbritter - the shows director, Isaac Newberry as plaintiff Paul Katami and Gary Maggio as Chief Judge Vaugn Walker.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ulster Ballet Company's 30th Annual Festival of the Dance at UPAC

Swing FX

    On Saturday, March 23rd at 8PM, Ulster Ballet Company will present the 30th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased professional dancers and choreographers with a diverse range of styles and techniques.

In celebration of the Festival’s 30th year, UBC will offer a very cool line up of innovative dancing that spans cultures and generations, in styles that include modern, tango, contemporary, ballet, swing, hip hop, ballroom, lindy, jazz, modern Irish and Armenian.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 18, 2013

The Rosendale Theatre Collective Open House

    First opened as a movie theater in February of 1949, the historic Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY was bought by the non-profit organization, The Rosendale Theatre Collective, in August of 2013.

Thanks to support from the community, The Rosendale Theatre Collective reached a fund-raising goal and has been running the theatre since.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 18, 2013

"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" by Nick Turse

      Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Nick Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable.

His book is Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

3/18/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists: Alan Chartock, WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina and our Capital Correspondent – Karen Dewitt; Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• New York State budget negotiations
• Cuomo calls for consolidation
• Senate plan on immigration
• Iraq war anniversary
• NCAA Brackets announced

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

"Guts" by Kristen Johnston

    Kristen Johnston was 26 when she was cast as John Lithgow's co-star in the hit NBC sitcom, 3rd Rock From the Sun. Suddenly famous, Johnston was unprepared to handle the pressure. She ended up popping lots of pain pills, almost dying in a London hospital when an ulcer in her stomach exploded while she was set to star in a new show on London's West End.

Johnston's book, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, is a profane, outrageous, tragic, hilarious and often disturbing portrait of an addict who nearly succumbed to her disease.

Johnston joins us for a candid conversation about her addiction. 

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