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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Science
9:51 am
Thu January 17, 2013

"The Myths of Happiness" by Sonja Lyubomirsky

    The new book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does, isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:20 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Question of the Day - Happiness

What does happiness - being happy - mean to you? How do you define it?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed January 16, 2013

"The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life" by Margaret Roach

    Former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, Margaret Roach, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.

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The Roundtable
10:04 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Richard Russo

Part 1

  After eight commanding works of fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.

Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville - once famous for producing gloves and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Paco Peña at The Bardavon 1/20

Credit Photo courtesy of Massey Hall

    As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, Paco Peña, has transformed perceptions of this Flamenco Spanish art form. His company of musicians and dancers has been dazzling audiences for decades.

The Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company will perform at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 20th.

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Skywatch Lecture Series: Curiosity on Mars: Roving the Red Planet

Credit nasa.gov

    The Dudley Observatory in Schenectady has a great program coming up next week at the Proctors GE Theater as part of their Skywatch Lecture Series.

Just this past summer the rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars. That project has ties to this region. Dr. Laurie Leshin of RPI is an integral part of the project and she'll present an insider's view of the mission and share some of the exciting results to date at 7:30pm on Tuesday 1/22 at the Proctors GE Theater.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 15, 2013

"On the Map" by Simon Garfield

Humankind is endlessly fascinated with maps, and we are surrounded by them now more than ever.

In On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield, Garfield explores the unique ways that maps reflect human history and how they are a key part of our evolution as a species.

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Science & Technology
10:35 am
Tue January 15, 2013

tw telecom and Inovation Economy

  tw telecom is one of the top three Business Ethernet providers in the U.S. and have a heavy presence in our region. They manage the high-speed fiber optic network that is contributing to the growth in semiconductor manufacturing we are seeing at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Connie Brooks from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks selections.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:50 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Encore Career Handbook

Until fairly recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make a living.

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