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
9:35 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist by John Jenkins

John A. Jenkins joins us to discuss his book, The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist.

John A. Jenkins is president and publisher of CQ Press. He is a four-time recipient of the American Bar Association’s Gavel Award Certificate of Merit, the highest award in legal journalism.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 1, 2012

American's Unwritten Constitution

We speak with Akhil Reed Amar about his new book, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and periodically serves as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Pepperdine Law Schools.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Split: A Deeper Divide - a film by Kelly Nyks

The release of the documentary, SPLIT: A Deeper Divide couldn't be more timely. The film is a thorough investigation into the partisanship that is paralyzing American politics. Writer, director and producer Kelly Nyks has spent eight years traveling the country to ask questions that go to the heart of why our democracy has become so passionately divided. The U.S. State Department used the film to launch an Election 2012 program that introduces high school students abroad to American democracy and our political process.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

The Minister's War screening at Smith College

The documentary, The Minister's War, tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who left Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted by the Nazis in Eastern Europe during World War II. Who were these American heroes? What drove their willingness to put the well-being of strangers over that of themselves and their family?

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Deranged Millionaire, John Hodgman

We welcome deranged millionaire, John Hodgman, back to The Roundtable and speak with him about his final book of complete world knowledge, That is All.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

The Book Show #1267 - Ken Follett

Winter of the World is the second book in Ken Follett's Century Trilogy, which tracks the intertwined fates of five families from the early 1930s and the rise of Nazism through the late 1940s and the dawn of the nuclear arms race. In it, we follow the characters from Book One — Fall of Giants.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue October 30, 2012

SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Amy Waldman

Amy Waldman is a former New York Times journalist and author of The Submission, an acclaimed novel that imagines the angry fallout when a jury chooses an anonymous design for a Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero, and the architect turns out to be Muslim American. The reaction from the jury members, the public, and the victims' families is both complex and emotional.

The One Book/One New Paltz Committee has selected The Submission for their 2012 community read and Waldman will be at SUNY New Paltz on November 1 at 7:30pm.

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Politics
10:10 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Boss Rove by Craig Unger

The 2012 presidential contest between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney represents the comeback of GOP boss Karl Rove, according to Vanity Fair investigative reporter Craig Unger. He joins us to discuss his new book, Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
10:09 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Question of the Day - Storm Stories?

What was your experience with the storm?

The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11:45 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Bill McKibben

We speak with Climate Change expert, Bill McKibben.

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