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
11:10 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Fenimore Art Museum - Tasha Tudor: Around the Year

The new exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY: Tasha Tudor: Around the Year illustrates the changing seasons and their special celebrations with over 100 outstanding examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards. Evocative watercolors, delicate childhood drawings, original handwritten manuscripts, miniature doll cards, hand-decorated boxes and Easter eggs, and first-issue holiday cards are among the heartwarming treasures to be enjoyed in this exhibit from the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Danny Lichtenfeld - LEGO Creations

The name 'LEGO' is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". The LEGO Group was founded in 1932. But, The LEGO brick is their most popular product. It has twice been named – “Toy of the Century”.

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The Roundtable
10:23 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Kirk Kardashian - Milk Money

In his new book  Milk Money, Dartmouth’s Kirk Kardashian asks whether it is right that family farmers in America should toil so hard, produce a food so wholesome and so popular, and still lose money. He looks to uncover the hidden forces behind dairy farm consolidation, and explains why milk--a staple commodity subject to both government oversight and industry collusion--has proven so tricky to stabilize.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 25, 2012

2 Current Exhibitions at The New York State Museum

Robert Weible is the New York State Historian and Chief Curator of History at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. He joins us now to tell us about two exhibitions currently on display at the museum. The first is An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War and the second is Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks. He’ll also tell us about the museum’s inaugural “Adirondack Day” on Nov. 3.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Hamilton College's The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art's Dirctor Tracy Adler

Excitement in the art world as Hamilton College in Clinton NY, opened The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art this month. Keith Wellin, a 1950 Hamilton grad, gave the college 10 million to start building a museum in honor of his parents.

The museum’s inaugural 6,200 square foot exhibit is called “Affinity Atlas,” which “reflects the teaching museum’s mission of object-based learning.” Works are grouped together so that the viewer will compare, contrast and ask questions.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu October 25, 2012

miSci - 1878 Edison Tinfoil

miSci (The Museum of Innovation and Science) in Schenectady will tonight reveal the recording from their 1878 Edison Tinfoil – the second oldest documented Edison tinfoil recording, the oldest playable American voice and the first ever recording of a musical performance.

Attendees at the GE Theatre in Schenectady tonight at 6:30 will learn the background of the object, how it fits into miSci’s collections, what its significance is in the timeline of larger technological innovations and the latest breaking news – the owner of the voice is revealed!

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

We speaks with Mitch Albom about his new book, The Time Keeper.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 24, 2012

In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin

We welcome Mark Helprin to the show and speak with him about his book, In Sunlight and in Shadow.

The Roundtable
11:14 am
Wed October 24, 2012

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction by John Steinbeck

We speak with Susan Shillinglaw, editor of America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction by John Steinbeck.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Marshall Karp - NYPD Red

What happens when you pair up Woodstock’s Marshall Karp and Newburgh native James Patterson to write a best-selling novel? Well, you get a book with incredible, non-stop action – a Patterson trademark – and great Karp characters and crisp humor.

NYPD Red is the pair’s second collaboration, following up last year’s bestseller – Kill Me if You Can.

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