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
11:35 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by Alexandra Horowitz

    Alexandra Horowitz joins us this morning to talk about her new book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, which shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.”

On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"Gordon Parks: 100 Moments" at The New York State Museum

Credit Gordon Parks

A new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks opens on Saturday at the New York State Museum.

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments showcases six decades of Parks’ photographs, including numerous never-before-seen images and Parks’ most famous photo, “American Gothic, Washington, D.C”. On display at the State Museum through May 19, 2013, the stunning visual collection is organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Director of the NY State Museum, Mark Schaming, joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller" by John Connolly

John Connolly is best known for his bestselling series starring Maine private detective Charlie Parker. They are literate, hardboiled novels that dabble increasingly in the supernatural.

His latest novel is The Wrath of Angels , the just-published 11th book in the Parker series. It deals with a plane crash in the depths of the Maine woods. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Swiveling hips and brains in fingertips - "Million Dollar Quartet" at Proctors

    On Tuesday December 4, 1956 at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee - a few guys you may have heard of - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash – had an impromptu jam session.

Million Dollar Quartet is the musical - written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott - that brings you inside the recording studio with those four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. 

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed January 23, 2013

"The Heavy" by Dara-Lynn Weiss

    When a doctor pronounced Dara-Lynn Weiss’s daughter Bea obese at age seven, the mother of two knew she had to take action. But how could a woman with her own food and body issues—not to mention spotty eating habits—successfully parent a little girl around the issue of obesity?

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 23, 2013

"The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story" by Ashok Rajamani

    After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to relearn everything: how to eat, how to walk and to speak, even things as basic as his sexual orientation.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed January 23, 2013

"Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign" by Michael Hastings

    As we are just days into the second term of President Obama, we explore this morning the hard-fought closing months of the 2012 presidential campaign. Journalist Michael Hastings is the author of Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign.

Hastings – BuzzFeed correspondent at large; Rolling Stone contributor; George Polk Award winner; and critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling author of The Operators – presents an in-your-face, on-the-ground, real-time, singular account of how the Obama campaign privately panicked and ultimately recovered after the President’s disastrous performance in his first debate with Mitt Romney.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Jesse Feiler - Gamification

  Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts in order to engage users and solve problems. We discuss the ups and downs with our tech guru, Jesse Feiler.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Robert B. Parker's "Ironhorse" by Robert Knott

    The very popular Virgil Cole western series by Robert B. Parker has been resurrected three years after the author’s death by newcomer, Robert Knott.

In Ironhorse, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch - newly appointed as Territorial Marshalls - find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us for this week's Book Picks.

List after the break.

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