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
10:10 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Dave Hill - Tasteful Nudes

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician. He has written for The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News, Guitar World and is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, MTV, and Adult Swim and is a regular host on HBO and Cinemax.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Leonard Slatkin

We welcome Maestro Leonard Slatkin to the program and speak with him about his new book, Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro, Tanglewood, and John Williams.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Stuart Woods - Blue Water, Green Skipper

We welcome Stuart Woods and speak with him about the re-issue of his first book, Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

"American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama"

We welcome New York Times journalist, Rachel L. Swarns, to the show and speak with her about about book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

The Book Show #1256 - Peter Golden

Award-winning journalist and author Peter Golden’s first novel is Comeback Love: A Novel .

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign

We speak with historian and an award-winning author of more than fifty highly books of history and biography, Stanley Weintraub, about his latest book, Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

David Wessel is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author as well as the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes "The Capital" column. We speaks with him about his book, Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon August 13, 2012

"Pregnancy Pact" and "Bad Dates" at Weston Playhouse

Cool things have been happening all Summer at the Weston Playhouse and they continue with the World Premiere (opening later this month) of the new musical, Pregnancy Pact. Inspired by the real-life story of a group of teenage girls who decided to become single mothers together, it is an entertaining and hard-hitting pop-rock musical about the realities of love, responsibility, and growing up in America.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon August 13, 2012

The Wharton Salon at The Mount

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The Wharton Salon joins The Mount’s year-long celebration of Edith Wharton’s 150th birthday by putting Edith Wharton herself onstage this year in The Inner House, August 15-26. Adapted by Dennis Krausnick from Wharton’s 1934 autobiography, A Backward Glance, actress Tod Randolph plays Edith Wharton in a vivid account of Wharton’s public and private life directed by veteran Wharton director, Normi Noël. This is the fourth consecutive season that The Mount has welcomed The Wharton Salon.

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