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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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Albany Pro Musica - A Winter Wonderland concerts

Albany Pro Musica will present its annual holiday concert, “A Winter Wonderland,” this weekend at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham.

Albany Pro Musica is a mixed chorus that brings a pleasing and robust texture to familiar holiday songs and classic repertoire.

David Griggs-Janower is artistic director and conductor of Albany Pro Musica and director of choral music and professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he has taught since 1981.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Orders from Berlin" and Hobbit talk with Simon Tolkien

It’s September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country’s morale. Britain’s fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anything that could give them the edge. Thus begins Simon Tolkien's new book, Orders from Berlin .

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu December 13, 2012

"Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell" by Katherine Monk

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell is a new portrait of the reclusive icon that examines how significant life events — failed relationships, the surrender of her infant daughter, debilitating sickness — have influenced her creative expression.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 13, 2012

How to Spell Chanukah and Other Holiday Dilemmas

We welcome Emily Franklin to the show and speak with her about How to Spell Chanukah and Other Holiday Dilemmas..

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Berkshire Theatre Group's "A Christmas Carol"

Charles Dickens' timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is ubiquitous this time of year. Everyone has their favorite interpretation and one of our favorites is the annual production presented by The Berkshire Theatre Group.

All of your friends: Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Young Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge and – of course – some ghosts take the stage at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA weekends December 15th through the 30th is the production adapted for the stage and directed by our friend, Eric Hill.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Bettye LaVette

It seems like Bettye LaVette's time has finally come. Some 50 years after her first and only hit, “My Man — He's a Loving Man,” the Detroit singer with the powerhouse voice is getting long-overdue recognition thanks in part to her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me, which chronicles a rugged half-century in the music business.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom is a book + audio + boardgame for children. The book and audio were researched and recorded on location following routes of the UGRR.

With action and adventure as key elements, the experiential boardgame uses UGRR lore, nature signs, survival skills, and African-American spirituals (now known to be secret codes) to engage children in history, foster understanding, and sharpen critical thinking skills.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra

Credit wco-online.com

The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s 34th season is underway and they have performances this coming Friday and Sunday. This weekend’s concert will include works by Schickele, Bruch, Vaughan Williams, and Mendelssohn.

We are joined by Nathan Madsen, the new Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and Greg Dinger, president of the WCO's board.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 12, 2012

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure

In October 2008, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil, with restaurateur Sam Fox, opened the first True Food Kitchen restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, with the goal of creating a menu of freshly imagined meals centered on the principles of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Food Pyramid.

The restaurant has garnered the reputation of being one of the country’s healthiest, and it has become known for its use of organic and locally grown products as well as seasonal menu changes.

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