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
10:35 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Lenox Caroling Festival

More than 200 singers from throughout the Northeast will converge on the picturesque village of Lenox, MA this coming weekend to participate in the second Lenox Caroling Festival.

Choirs and choruses will perform al fresco on porches of businesses throughout the village. The groups, from the Berkshires, the Boston area and as far away as Delaware, will compete for cash prizes.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 3, 2012

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is a history of on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Jeff Kinney joins us to talk about The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri November 30, 2012

ASO Guest Conductor, Daniel Hege

Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America's finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009, was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony, beginning his tenure with that orchestra in September 2010.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

"Kurt Vonnegut: Letters" edited by Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield joins us to talk about Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood

Carlos Andres Gomez joins us to talk about his book, Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood. The book is inspired by the award-winning poet and actor’s acclaimed one-man play, a powerful coming-of-age memoir that redefines masculinity for the twenty-first-century male.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Ira Glass at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 12/1

Host/Producer of This American Life, Ira Glass, will be at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday, December 1st at 8pm doing his show called Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.

We speak with him here about his first radio internship with Johnny Walker, Howard Stern, and more.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 29, 2012

"A Wicked War" by Amy S. Greenberg

Amy S. Greenberg is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University. She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the New-York Historical Society, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Jeanne Lemlin is the award-winning author of five cookbooks, including Quick Vegetarian Pleasures, winner of a James Beard Award. A vegetarian since age 15 and a pioneering vegetarian cookbook author, she has written for numerous national magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Cooking Light, and Gourmet.

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Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Otis Williams from The Temptations

Legendary Motown group, The Temptations, will be at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA this Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm.

Otis Williams joins us to talk about still singing those seminal songs after all of these years.

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