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 November 14, 2012

Lincoln screenwriter, Tony Kushner

In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. The film’s screenplay comes from Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award Winner – Tony Kushner (Angels in America).

Tony Kushner will be a featured speaker at the next Speakers at Temple Emanuel Series on Sunday, November 18.

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The Roundtable
9:09 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Question of the Day - Lincoln?

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. The movie opens nationwide on Friday and we will focus on Lincoln – the man and the movie on today’s Roundtable.

Our Question of the Day: What do you take from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln?

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

The Book Show #1269 - J.R. Moehringer

For over three decades in American history, Willie Sutton was America’s most successful bank robber. Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men in New York.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman

Susan Cummings’s surgeon proclaimed to her a few weeks after her mastectomy, “You’re cured now, that’s it.” But, that wasn’t it by a long shot for Cummings, who has just written a memoir about her first six years after treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

She writes about being a struggling New York actress and wrangles with her fear of more cancer and shame of her altered body.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

In the spring of 2009, John Schwartz got a distress call from his wife. His 13-year old son, Joe, was on his way to the hospital after a failed suicide attempt.

Joe, a socially awkward but smart boy, had finally mustered the courage to come out as gay to his classmates who responded with discomfort and dismay. Hours later, he took dozens of Benadryl capsules with the intention of killing himself.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Fairest One of All by J.B. Kaufman

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first shown to a theatrical audience in December 1937 and brought overwhelming, joyous applause from a house full of hardened film-industry professionals.

From today’s perspective, its stature is even greater—named as one of the best movies of all time by the American Film Institute, and still beloved by children and adults around the world.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore

Scott Meyer of Merritt Bookstore joins us with this week's Book Picks.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Makeup to Breakup with the original Catman

Peter Criss, the founding drummer of KISS, has written and new memoir, Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss and he joins us to talk about it.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 12, 2012

"Who Could That Be at this Hour?" by Lemony Snicket

  Lemony Snicket's new series is called All the Wrong Questions and he joins us to talk about the first book, "Who Could That Be at this Hour?"

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Oath by Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin joins us to discuss The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

He and Joe Donahue have a longer discussion of the book in a Northshire Bookstore Off the Shelf event with a live Book Show taping on 11/17.

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