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
11:12 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"After the Fall" by Victoria Roberts

After the Fall: A Novel introduces us to a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"Walkable City" by Jeff Speck

  Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro has written a page-turning thriller about stolen art and masterful fakes in her debut novel The Art Forger, using one of the world's most notorious unsolved art crimes as a backdrop.

Two robbers in 1990 got away with 13 masterworks from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tying up guards and escaping with works by artists that included Vermeer, Rembrandt and Degas. More than 20 years later: No arrests, no art.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas" by Sal Lizard

Sal Lizard was in his twenties when his beard and hair turned completely white. Today he appears everywhere from malls and parades to schools and hospitals. And— from his custom-made red velvet suits to the mistletoe that hangs from the rearview mirror in his Santa-mobile—he is Santa Claus three hundred and sixty-five days a year.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

"Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit" by Joyce E. Chaplin

Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit is the first full history of around-the-world travel. In it, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 19, 2012

EarthAction and 2020 Action

EarthAction is a global network of over 2,000 organizations in 161 countries, along with legislators, individuals, and journalists, taking action together to create the political will for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden at The Hyde Collection

Romare Bearden, American, 1911-1988, Falling Star, 1980, lithograph, 23 1/2 x 18 in. (image), Edition 175. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden presents over seventy-five lithographs, etchings, collograph plates, screenprints, drypoints, monoprints, and engravings; all created over a span of thirty years. Together they demonstrate how Romare Bearden, considered one of America's most important and inventive artists, experimented, innovated, and collaborated on his journey toward mastery of the print medium.

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The Roundtable
10:12 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg

Martha Holmberg was trained at La Varenne and is an award-winning food writer. Her look at this sometimes-intimidating genre—expressed in clear, short bites of information and through dozens of process photographs—delivers the skill of great sauce-making to every kind of cook, from beginners to those more accomplished who wish to expand their repertoire.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

"Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse" by Calvin Trillin

Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse is a narrative poem interrupted regularly by other poems and occasionally by what Calvin Trillin calls a pause for prose With the same barbed wit he displayed in the bestsellers Deciding the Next Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva Job, America’s deadline poet trains his sights on the Tea Party and the slapstick field of contenders for the Republican nomination.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Jesse Feiler - 2013 Tech Predictions

It is the end of a calendar year and that time when the media makes lists. Best of the year, worst of the year and the, ever fun, predictions for the New Year. The 2013 tech predictions are already in and our Jesse Feiler is here to help us handicap the future.

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