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
10:10 am
Wed June 26, 2013

"Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems" at The Eric Carle Museum

    Seriously Silly: a Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems marks 10 years of the artist creating picture books. The show, at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, surveys the full range of his prolific output from the award-winning Knuffle Bunny series to Elephant and Piggie. 

Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering six Emmy Awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.

Often called “the Dr. Seuss of his generation,” Mo is among the most popular book author / illustrators of all time. He is a New York Times #1 Best Selling author and illustrator, and his work has garnered 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Theodor (Seuss) Geisel Medals, 2 Carnegie Medals, and a Geisel Honor.

The R. Michelson Galleries also have a show of Mo's work, entitled Don't Pigeonhole Me!

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed June 26, 2013

"Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" by Allen C. Guelzo

    Of the half-dozen full-length histories of the battle of Gettysburg written over the last century, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion is the first to dive down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

6/26/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC newsman, Ray Graf and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School.

Topics:
SCOTUS - Voting Rights Act Decision
DOMA/Prop 8

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Book Show #1301 - Alafair Burke

    Former Deputy D.A. Alafair Burke’s ninth novel, If You Were Here: A Novel of Suspense, is about Manhattan Journalist, McKenna Jordan.

She thinks she has a scoop when she obtains a video showing a woman pulling a boy from harm on subway tracks. When the mystery woman appears to be McKenna’s close friend who disappeared a decade earlier, the story becomes increasingly complex.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue June 25, 2013

The 33rd Annual Old Songs Festival

    Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature.

In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers, a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a children's activity area.

The 33rd Annual Old Songs Festival is taking place this weekend at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY and Roger Mock, Assistant Director of the festival joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Book Picks - The Odyssey Bookshop

    Hannah Moushabeck, Children's Director for The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's list.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

6/25/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics:
SCOTUS Affirmative Action
Markey/Gomez Race in MA
Consitutional amendments New Yorkers will get to vote on in the fall
150th anniversary of the Saratoga Springs Racetrack
NY Storm Policy

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon June 24, 2013

The Hyde Collection - Davidson Brothers Brewing Company

    We want to finish up our time in Glens Falls by spotlighting one of our favorite businesses and a place perfect for a post museum get-together.

Davidson Brothers Brewing Company has been crafting wonderful beers and serving delicious meals for the North Country and Southern Adirondacks since 1996.

Joining us now to discuss Davidson Brothers, their growth and amazing food and drink, we welcome Brewer and Owner – Rick Davidson and brewer, Jason Kissinger.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon June 24, 2013

The Hyde Collection - June Leary, Director of Education

    As our time at The Hyde Collection draws to a close, we want to meet one more very important member of the team here. June Leary is the Hyde’s Curator of Education and is responsible for the programs and lessons being taught here. Alan - June has been the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks and Education Manager at The Hyde Collection. Joe – She joins us this morning to give a run-down of her many responsibilities with this summer’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit as well for the rest of the museum’s varied mission.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon June 24, 2013

The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival

    The Adirondack Theatre Festival is such a special theatre company offering new, interesting, fun and world premiere works of theatre. Their season this summer includes everything from Judy Garland, to Avenue Q, to – of course – Georgia O’Keeffe.

Mark Fleischer is the Producing Artistic Director of ATF and has been since 2007. He joins us to tell us about their upcoming productions, including their opening production: Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland.

In 1968, when he was 26, songwriter John Meyer met Judy Garland. The next two months were an emotional roller-coaster, but his life was changed forever. Inspired by his acclaimed memoir, Meyer brings to the stage the true story of his romance with a star whose flame was dying and how he attempts to rescue her from her self-destructive demons. John Meyer and the show’s director, Michael Bush, and star, Christine Andreas join us along with Mark Fleischer.

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