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 December 10, 2012

"Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels

Longtime North Bennington resident, museum curator and author Tom Fels is back telling farm stories, specifically about the Montague Farm. His new book is Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune.

Fels is following up on the success of his book Farm Friends in which he told the story of the many of personalities of Montague Farm, a commune in western Massachusetts where he spent four years, from 1969 to 1973. His latest offering is a comprehensive history of that same cooperative from its inception to the present day.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" by Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC's Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; and Kennedy and Nixon. He joins us to speak about his latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Question of the Day - Private-College Presidents' Salary?

A new study has found that three dozen private-college presidents earned over $1 Million in 2010.  (NY Times article here.)

How much is too much when it comes to that position?

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri December 7, 2012

"America the Possible" by Gus Speth

Environmental leader and professor of law at Vermont Law School, Gus Speth, will present his new book, America the Possible, when he speaks tonight in Great Barrington about the future of the United States economy, a system having reached an impasse, evidenced in the headline-making extreme weather patterns, the loss of America's middle-class, and exploding ecological catastrophes.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

"This Indian Country" by Frederick Hoxie

Frederick E. Hoxie, one of our most prominent and celebrated academic historians of Native American history, has written a book entitled, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made, which creates a bold and sweeping counter-narrative to our conventional understanding of Native American history.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu December 6, 2012

A musical memoir from John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli, the son of jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, is a connoisseur of American song who grew up among the legends of jazz. His absorbing, upbeat, and down to earth new memoir, World on a String perfectly captures John's warm and funny tone as he tells the story of a musical life well lived.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 5, 2012

"What's a Dog For?" by John Homans

John Homans remembers that his childhood dog ran freely without a leash, slept outside, and spent most of her time happily exploring the yard. She was a companion, but not exactly a member of the family. So when he adopted Stella, a Labrador mix, from a shelter as a birthday present for his son, the images from his youth were strongly imprinted in his mind.

Though neighbors on his New York City block lavished expensive clothing, doggie birthday cakes, and thousand-dollar medical treatments on their dogs, Homans was determined to draw a boundary.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed December 5, 2012

"Nano" by Robin Cook

New York Times–bestselling author, Robin Cook is considered the master of the medical thriller, and his name is synonymous with the genre. Since he released Coma 35 years ago (recently an A&E miniseries), Cook has delivered pulse-pounding works including his latest, Nano, a mindboggling trip into the relatively new science of nanotechnology.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

The Book Show #1272 - Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich has been a published and highly regarded author for nearly 30 years but had never won a National Book Award until being cited in November 2012 for her novel, The Round House. It is the second book of a planned trilogy about an Ojibwe boy and his quest to avenge his mother's rape.

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