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
Mon April 29, 2013

"Cooked" by Michael Pollan

  Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, follows the twists and turns of Pollan’s education in the kitchen. Organizing his journey around the four classical elements —fire, water, air, and earth—Pollan apprentices himself to a series of culinary experts to discover how these elements can transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 29, 2013

4/29/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, and for the fist half of the hour Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose, and for the second half U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Judith Enck.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Albany Symphony's Trip to Carnegie Hall

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on May 7th. But, they will be giving a sneak preview tomorrow night at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Their Carnegie Hall Preview is an all-American program celebrating the infusion of jazz in orchestral music – featuring Gershwin, Gould and Harbison – with Kevin Cole on piano. 

Lets face it, the ASO is one of the finest orchestras in the country led by one of the nation’s finest conductors – Maestro David Alan Miller.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri April 26, 2013

"Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England" at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Albert Bierstadt, Mt. Ascutney from Claremont, New Hampshire, 1862. 40.5 x 70.5 in. Fruitlands Museum

  On Sunday, April 28th the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will celebrate the opening of their 2013 exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England.

The show is curated by Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy Museum, focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings and offers a rare opportunity to see these little known but magnificent works.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Ideas Matter: Vermont Humanities Council and The Evolution of Sports Writing

    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 Vermont and specifically, the evolution of sports writing.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Volunteer Fire Departments Need More Members

    The volunteer fire service is at a serious crossroads. Current membership is at its lowest point in nearly two decades, and further erosion could have dire consequences.

What the general public may not realize is the fire companies protecting their communities are often staffed exclusively by volunteers. When an emergency breaks out, these volunteers leave their homes and offices to respond, not the local firehouse, as paid firefighters do.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

4/26/13 - Panel

  This morning's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, David Guistina, and Joe Donahue.

In this abbreviated panel we're asking listeners to call in with their language pet peeves.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu April 25, 2013

TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival

    TAP New York started out 15 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

4/25/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times-Union Capital reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Election finance reform
Senator Greg Ball on torture
Mixed Martial Arts

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Victor Navasky at Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Victor Navasky will be in conversation with Peter Biskind on Saturday afternoon at 4PM at Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

  As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. In his new book, The Art of Controversy, Navasky guides readers through some of the greatest cartoons ever created.

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