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
10:35 am
Fri May 3, 2013

"Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel

  The mostly forgotten explorer Paul du Chaillu introduced the world to gorillas. His methods were attacked and his work discredited during his lifetime, but he also experienced fame and redemption.

Author Monte Reel illuminates the little-known tale of the 19th century explorer in his new book Between Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri May 3, 2013

"The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys" by Marina Chapman

    In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

5/3/13 - Panel

    

  Today's panalists are WAMC's Ray Graf and author of Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human, Elizabeth Hess. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today, the entirety of The Roundtable is dedicated to primate coverage, assorted segments about monkeys and apes.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

"Farewell, Dorothy Parker" by Ellen Meister

    Novelist Ellen Meister is a serious Dorothy Parker fan. So much so, she created a Facebook page dedicated to the literary icon and celebrated wit. When it came to writing about her, since Meister is a novelist not a biographer, she decided to write in Dorothy Parker's voice - as a ghost. We’ll talk with Ellen Meister about her book Farewell, Dorothy Parker.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu May 2, 2013

LadyFest Upstate

  Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5.

We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, Cihuatl Ce.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu May 2, 2013

"Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad" by Peter Bergen

    For more than two decades, he was the target of intense scrutiny, with an entire unit at the CIA dedicated to tracking his every move and trying to determine what violence he might perpetrate. When 9/11 confirmed Osama bin Laden's intentions, these same analysts and operatives were now blamed for failing to prevent it, though they had spent years warning about the possibility of an attack.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu May 2, 2013

"Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

5/2/13 - Panel

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

Topics:

  • More Boston Arrests
  • Tracking Foreigners
  • Civil Liberties Poll
  • Casino Gaming Expansion
  • Average Albany
Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed May 1, 2013

"Red" at CapRep

    In John Logan’s Tony award-winning play, Red, iconoclastic Mark Rothko, the misanthropic abstract-expressionist painter, confronts his decision to accept a lucrative commercial commission.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Wed May 1, 2013

The Octavo Singers

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with WPA funds during The Great Depression.

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