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
Wed May 8, 2013

5/8/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
Mark Sanford wins in SC
The Cleveland kidnap story and trafficking of women
Pepsi Cola drops Lil Wayne
Military Sexual Assaults Soar
Suicide Rates Jump
Chris Christie Weight
Dow sets another record

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

The Book Show #1294 - Cheryl Strayed

    Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wild, her essay collection, Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch.

Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. It tells Cheryl’s story of hitting the Pacific Crest Trail at age 22, following the death of her mother.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Tue May 7, 2013

"My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding

    Clare Balding is an award-winning BBC broadcaster and writer. At the London Olympics of 2012 she was proclaimed a “national treasure.'” She became the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998, and now works across a wide range of sports. She will join us to tell tales from her new memoir, My Animals and Other Family.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue May 7, 2013

"Saving Eagle Mitch" by Barbara Chepaitis

    In the spring of 2010, one lone Steppe Eagle was shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan. Fortunately, help was available from former Army Ranger Scott Hickman and his buddy, Navy SEAL Greg Wright, who took him in and gave him the healing he needed. They named him Mitch.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Book Picks - The Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tennenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

5/7/13 - Panel

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

Topics today include:

Indictment of State Sen. John Sampson
Manhole explosions
Rail or Trail
Education practices flipped
St. Patrick’s Demolition
White House on Syria
Health Plan – Midterms

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Ideas Matter: New Hampshire Humanities Council and The Story of A Pumpkin

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight the New Hampshire Humanities Council and their work with Bhutanese refugees and The Story of a Pumpkin a traditional tale from Bhutan retold by Hari Tiwari.

Terry Farish and Tika Acharya join us.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Joan Rivers at The Colonial on 5/10

    Joan Rivers is a comedy legend.

She continues to dominate television, retail sales on QVC and concert venues – including the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Friday night. She even still makes the headlines for offending someone about something.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

5/6/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Charock and Ray Graf and Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Joe Donahue moderates.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Jane Goodall

    As a young woman, Jane Goodall was best known for her groundbreaking fieldwork with the chimpanzees of Gombe, Africa. Goodall's work has always been controversial, mostly because she broke the mold of research scientist by developing meaningful relationships with her "specimens" and honoring their lives as she would other humans.

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