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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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

David Mamet's "Race" at CapRep

Sex, guilt and bold accusations permeate Race – a provocative play from multiple-Award-winning playwright David Mamet. The show begins previews tonight at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. The play tackles America’s most controversial topic with the brilliant language that only Mamet can bring to the stage.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"The Universe Within" by Neil Shubin

In his last book, Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago.

Now, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are in his new book, The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War" by Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

Fred Kaplan broke the news of Paula Broadwell’s involvement in Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA in his “War Stories” column in Slate. Now, he draws on secret documents, private emails, and extensive interviews with more than one hundred key players, including Petraeus, to deliver many news-making revelations.

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Health
9:50 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"Fat Chance" by Robert Lustig

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, our next guest says the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. Dr. Robert Lustig believes the result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"Conversations with Kreskin"

The Amazing Kreskin has made a career of being a mentalist for over six-decades.

We welcome him back to the show and speak with him about his crazy schedule and Conversations with Kreskin.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 10, 2013

"Back to School" by Mike Rose

Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

We welcome Alain de Botton and speak with him about his book, Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu January 10, 2013

The Willpower Instinct by Dr. Kelly McGonigal

As an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, as well as a health educator for the School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program, Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s job is to help people manage stress and make positive changes in their lives. After years of watching people try to control their bodies, emotions, and choices, she realized that much of what they believed about willpower was sabotaging their success and creating unnecessary stress.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu January 10, 2013

"Kinsey and Me: Stories" by Sue Grafton

In 1982 years ago, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone - the main character in her best-selling alphabet mystery series. In her new book, Kinsey and Me: Stories Grafton gives readers stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Sue’s past.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed January 9, 2013

A Ship Without A Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart

Lyricist, Lorenz Hart, together with composer Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the most memorable songs ever created. Gary Marmorstein’s new book, A Ship Without A Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart is a revelatory biography that includes many of the lyrics that define Hart’s legacy.

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