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
9:35 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems

For the very first time, Mo Willems, who is a phenomenon in the world of children’s books, is retelling a fairytale as only he can. With a hilariously arch narrator, a sassy Goldilocks, clever visual jokes, and of course, dinosaurs, this telling feels completely fresh—but with a nod to the classics.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Question of the Day - Tone of the DNC?

What do you make of the tone of the Democratic National Convention so far?

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

The Book Show #1259 - Umberto Eco

This story is based on monstrous and mysterious events of the 19th century including death of Ippolito Nievo, the forgery of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Dreyfus affair and more. In the world Eco creates, conspiracies abound and one man finds himself in the middle of it all.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity has been serving families in Berkshire County for 20 years. In addition to their new-home construction and rehab housing, they also are a launch affiliate for Habitat’s International Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

The band BeauSoleil is playing a benefit show for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity on September 18th.

We are joined by Executive Director, Carolyn Valli.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Strom Thurmond's America by Joseph Crespino

“Do not forget that ‘skill and integrity’ are the keys to success.” This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout his long and colorful career as one of the South’s last race-baiting demagogues and as a a major figure in modern conservative politics.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Connie Brook from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY joins us with this week's list.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Louise Penny to read from and sign The Beautiful Mystery at Odyssey Bookstore on Friday

New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny will read from and sign her new book The Beautiful Mystery on Friday at the Odyssey Bookstore event at Gamble Auditorium in the Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Joshua Freeman on The Rise of a Global Power

In his new book, American Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home 1945-2000 , acclaimed historian Joshua Freeman has created a portrait of a nation both galvanized by change and driven by conflict.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Orion Magazine - Thirty Year Plan

Hailing from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Orion is a bimonthly, advertising-free magazine devoted to creating a stronger bond between people and nature. Founded in 1982, Orion occupies a distinct niche within the world of magazines, staking out the territory of ecology, the arts, action, and social justice.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Restoration Funstival 2012

This year’s Restoration Funstival – taking place at St. Joseph’s Church in Downtown Albany September 7th through the 9th – is poised to be the best RestFest yet.

St. Jopseph’s was dedicated in 1860, held its last service in 1993, and in 2003, ownership was transferred to Historic Albany Foundation.

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