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
10:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"Bob And Ray, Keener Than Most Persons" by David Pollock

  By the established comedy conventions of their era, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were true game changers. Never playing to the balcony, Bob and Ray instead entertained each other. Because they believed in their nuanced characters and absurd premises, their audience did, too.

Now, with the full cooperation of Bob Elliott and of Ray Gouldings widow, Liz, together with insights from numerous colleagues, their craft and the culture that made them so relevant is explored in depth in David Pollock's Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

6/20/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, College of St. Rose Communications professor and for WNYT News Director, Paul Conti, and Editor of the Times Union, Rex Smith. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Albany-Area Men In Death-Ray Plot
Climate Change Effort
FBI on Drones
Thompson Gets Tacher's Union Support
Media Conflicts

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Rich Honen

  Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on headlines from the business world. To help us sort this all out – we welcome Rich Honen - with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

Today we talk about how government and corporate worlds each handle scandals.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed June 19, 2013

"Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World" by Ben Hewitt

    Author Ben Hewitt’s new book is: Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World. When Hewitt met Erik Gillard, he was amazed.

Here was a real-life rebel living happily in small-town Vermont on less than $10,000 per year. Gillard’s no bum. He has a job, a girlfriend, good friends, and strong ties to the community.

But how he lives his life–and why–launches Hewitt on a quest to understand the true role of money. Hewitt will be speaking at the Curiosity Forum tomorrow night at Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

6/19/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, our News Man, Ray Graf and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today we're discussing recent Supreme Court decisions.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Book Show #1300 - Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith's fourth novel, NW, is a return of sorts to the voices and the northwest London landscape of her 2000 debut, White Teeth. Her tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan – as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Jesse Feiler - The Other Side of Social Media

    Facebook, Twitter, and even mobile apps aren't just communication tools.

They're highly automated systems that provide a vast storehouse of data you can use to measure your organization's reach and influence -- and to help with grant-writing and fundraising.

Our tech guru, Jesse Feiler, joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue June 18, 2013

"Scott and Zelda" reading at Williamtown Theatre Festival

    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald share a famously tumultuous and public life together. In Scott and Zelda, we hear the story in their own words – drawn from novels, including The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, alongside commentary from intimates like Ernest Hemingway and others. Their edgy union, challenged by traumatic breakdowns and critical failures, found its best expression in their final letters, which are among the most moving ever written.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival will present a reading of Kay Cattarulla’s Scott and Zelda on Monday, July 1st. The reading will feature John Benjamin Hickey and Patricia Clarkson and will be directed by Maria Tucci.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

    

  Today's Book Picks come to us from Amy Lane of The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

6/18/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
GOP Abortion Agenda
G8 Meeting
Obama on Surveillance
Graduation Rates
Green Transit

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