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
9:10 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Kevin Moran, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle

    Kevin Moran is the Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle

He joins us to talk about what's making the pages of the paper during the region's very busy - and culturally rich - summer.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Book Show #1302 - Ben Schrank

In the new novel, Love Is a Canoe, partly set in the village of Millerton, NY, Ben Schrank delivers a smart, funny, romantic novel about the fragility of marriage and the difficulty of repairing the damage when well-intentioned people forget how to be good to one another.

Ben Schrank is also the author of the novels Consent and Miracle Man.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Tue July 2, 2013

"A Rite" at Bard SummerScape

Credit Paul B. Goode

    The 1913 premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring created an uproar whose repercussions changed the course of dance and music in the 20th century. A hundred years later, two titans of the American performing arts have joined forces to create a thrilling new dance-theater performance that celebrates that legendary opening night.

A Rite is a collaboration between choreographer Bill T. Jones (a resident artist at Bard) and director Anne Bogart (a Bard alumna). Their respective companies of dancers and actors have come together to develop a contemporary response to Stravinsky’s masterpiece.

A Rite will be performed as part of Bard SummerScape on 7/6 and 7/7.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

**Audio to come**

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's selections. 

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

7/2/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and newsman, Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Egypt
Rain Rain Go Away
Forest/Wild Fires
Obama’s Climate Change Speech

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - John and Gloria Golden

    John and Gloria Golden are long-time residents of Hyde Park – their personal history is fascinatingly wrapped in the history of the community and with FDR and First Lady, Eleanor.

Gloria is the daughter of Reverend Gordon L. Kidd who was Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, NY from 1946 to 1966 and she worked for The Roosevelt Library.

John Golden is the Owner of Golden & Golden Construction, Hyde Park, NY - his uncle, Henry Golden was a chauffeur who wrecked FDR’s car and his grandfather tended horses at the Vanderbilt farm. John and Gloria Golden join us now to share more of their story.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Mary Kay Vrba and Sarah Olson

    A presidential library is a pretty good “get” for a community in terms of creating a reason for people to visit. But the location we broadcast from this morning isn’t the only attraction in the Hyde Park area.

Here to tell us about some other Dutchess County spots – and to fill us in on the impact of having the FDR Museum and Library here, are Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism and Sarah Olson the National Park Service’s Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - NY State Senator Terry Gipson

    Terry Gipson is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing the 41st district of the state.

Gipson was elected to the Senate in 2012. He is also a local business owner and homeowner in Rhinebeck, NY and he is the first Democrat elected to the seat since FDR.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Joseph Persico

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Not all have performed as such in practice. In his new book, in Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

Prior to beginning his career as a historian and biographer, Joseph Persico was chief speechwriter for New York governor and later U.S. vice president, Nelson A. Rockefeller. He has written 13-books, including many about FDR and the Roosevelt era – including: Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage and Franklin and Lucy: FDR and the Remarkable Women in His Life.

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Arik Mathison and Luke Interrante

    Presidential Libraries and Museums don’t just renovate themselves. Neither is the job of updating a building and preserving historical context something that just anyone can handle - or should attempt.

A full-scale renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum began in May 2010. With the exception of two wings added in 1972 in honor of Mrs. Roosevelt, it is the first renovation of the Roosevelt Library since it was opened to the public on June 30, 1941. Joe - The project consisted of two phases over three years with a budget of $35 million in federal funding. The renovation brings the Library’s archives and museum up to the National Archives’s standards for the preservation of historic collections, while carefully preserving the building’s historic appearance.

Luke Interrante, Project Manager from KCCM Construction and Arik Mathison, the project directing architect from EYP Architecture & Engineering join us to tell us more.

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