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. 

Ways to Connect

Jacqueline Winspear's Maise Dobbs mysteries have been called by USA Today "less whodunits than why-dunits, more PD James than Agatha Christie." The books are set in "between the wars" England, time currently in the spotlight given the success of the Downton Abbey  TV series on PBS.

Joe Donahue speaks with Hope Sullivan about IS183 Gala, the Buckaroo Bollywood Ball.

Joe Donahue speaks with William Broad about his book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards.

Joe Donahue welcomes Shealeen Meaney and Sally Roesch Wagner as we host a Community Conversation supported by New York Council for the Humanities.

Chef/Owner of Terrapin Restaurant, Josh Kroner, and Mixologist, Jean Michel, join Joe and Sarah to give a preview of the restaurant's premiere party on Sunday.

Bill Carter

Mar 23, 2012

Joe Donahue speaks with Bill Carter about the Season 5 premiere - and general success - of Mad Men.

Joe Donahue speaks with Lynn Peril about her book, Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office.

Joe Donahue speaks with Andrew Cracknell about his book, The Real Mad Men: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertising.

Thelma Adams

Mar 22, 2012

Joe welcomes our friend, Thelma Adams, back to Studio A to talk about her novel Playdate (now out in paperback) and upcoming movies!

On Saturday, March 24th at 8:00 pm, the Ulster Ballet Company proudly presents The 29th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, New York. Joe learns all about it in this hour from the co-artistic directors of the Ulster Ballet Company, Scarlett Fiero and Quiedo Carbone.

S(around)OUND

Mar 22, 2012

In the Production, Installation and Performance seminar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, students of architecture and the arts design and build a performance set for a visiting artist. This year, the performance – with digital violinist Todd Reynolds – takes place in a cavernous mausoleum of the industrial age known around town as “the Gasholder Building.”

Michael Oatman, Shawn Lawson, and Todd Reynolds tell Joe Donahue about S(around)OUND.

Joe Donahue speaks with Marisa Miller Wolfson about the The Mid Hudson Vegetarian Society's presentation of her film, Vegucated at Upstate Films.

Joe Donahue speaks with Ruth Pelham about the Music Mobile's 34th Anniversay Benefit Celebration. The event will take place at The Linda in Albany on Wednesday, March 28th.

Joe Donahue speaks with Buddy Hackett's son, Sandy Hackett about his Rat Pack Show which re-creates one of the famous "Summit at the Sands" hotel shows. The show will be at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday 3/24 at 8pm.

Joe Donahue speaks with Madeline Miller about her book, The Song of Achilles: A Novel.

Joe Donahue speaks with Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama. They will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday at 7pm.

Shirley MacLaine

Mar 21, 2012

Shirley MacLaine will be at Proctors on Friday, March 23. Here, Joe Donahue speaks with her about a little bit of everything.

Pharmageddon

Mar 20, 2012

Joe Donahue speaks with David Healy about his book, Pharmageddon.

Joe Donahue speaks with Tamara McClintock Greenberg about her book, When Someone You Love Has a Chronic Illness: Hope and Help for Those Providing Support.

The popularity of e-readers is soaring, but you may have trouble finding that hot new title or some digital content at your local library. We hear from a trio of librarians trying to change that.

Suzanna Hermans is back in Studio A with Joe on this fine Spring day to share some new reading suggestions.

Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Pavone about The Expats: A Novel.

We speak with Anne Sebba about her book, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

Albany, NY – Joe Donahue welcomes Susan Orlean back to the show to discuss her latest book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend.

Joe speaks with Michael Sims about his book, The Story of Charlotte's Web.

Albany, NY – Joe learns about Finding Fathers from writer/performers, Eddie Allen and Rob Leo Roy. The show runs tonight through Dec. 11th at Space 360 on Warren St. in Hudson, NY. Call (518) 610-0909 or visit wtdtheater.org for more information.

Albany, NY – Joe Donahue speaks with our pal, Mo Willems, about his latest Elephant and Piggie book, Happy Pig Day!.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Sally H. Jacobs about her book, The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father.

Six Weeks in Saratoga

Jul 28, 2011

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Brendan O'Meara about his book, Six Weeks in Saratoga: How Three-Year-Old Filly Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys and Became Horse of the Year.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Walking the Dog theatre about their production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice.

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