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
11:45 am
Thu December 13, 2012

"Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell" by Katherine Monk

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell is a new portrait of the reclusive icon that examines how significant life events — failed relationships, the surrender of her infant daughter, debilitating sickness — have influenced her creative expression.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 13, 2012

How to Spell Chanukah and Other Holiday Dilemmas

We welcome Emily Franklin to the show and speak with her about How to Spell Chanukah and Other Holiday Dilemmas..

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Berkshire Theatre Group's "A Christmas Carol"

Charles Dickens' timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is ubiquitous this time of year. Everyone has their favorite interpretation and one of our favorites is the annual production presented by The Berkshire Theatre Group.

All of your friends: Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Young Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge and – of course – some ghosts take the stage at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA weekends December 15th through the 30th is the production adapted for the stage and directed by our friend, Eric Hill.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Bettye LaVette

It seems like Bettye LaVette's time has finally come. Some 50 years after her first and only hit, “My Man — He's a Loving Man,” the Detroit singer with the powerhouse voice is getting long-overdue recognition thanks in part to her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me, which chronicles a rugged half-century in the music business.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom is a book + audio + boardgame for children. The book and audio were researched and recorded on location following routes of the UGRR.

With action and adventure as key elements, the experiential boardgame uses UGRR lore, nature signs, survival skills, and African-American spirituals (now known to be secret codes) to engage children in history, foster understanding, and sharpen critical thinking skills.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra

Credit wco-online.com

The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s 34th season is underway and they have performances this coming Friday and Sunday. This weekend’s concert will include works by Schickele, Bruch, Vaughan Williams, and Mendelssohn.

We are joined by Nathan Madsen, the new Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and Greg Dinger, president of the WCO's board.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 12, 2012

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure

In October 2008, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil, with restaurateur Sam Fox, opened the first True Food Kitchen restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, with the goal of creating a menu of freshly imagined meals centered on the principles of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Food Pyramid.

The restaurant has garnered the reputation of being one of the country’s healthiest, and it has become known for its use of organic and locally grown products as well as seasonal menu changes.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Wed December 12, 2012

"Two Graves" by Preston Douglas and Lincoln Child

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the coauthors of the famed Pendergast series, including the first two books in the Helen Trilogy, Fever Dream and Cold Vengeance. Preston and Child are also the authors of the Gideon Crew series. Their books Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:13 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Question of the Day - Hotel Experiences?

Today we'll speak with Jacob Tomsky about his book, Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality.

What is your worst (or most interesting) hotel experience?

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