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
1:36 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Spirit of Woodstock

The Spirit of Woodstock award, created by the Woodstock Film Festival, is given each year to a resident of the Hudson Valley who best exemplifies the traits that make Woodstock an iconic arts colony: arts advocacy, public service, environmental advocacy and a passion for peace. This year’s recipient is Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Actor Aidan Quinn will present the award to Hinchey, who is retiring from politics in November.

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The Roundtable
2:59 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

The Shandaken Art Studio Tour

The Shandaken Art Studio Tour returns for its fifth year on July 21-22 with 45 artists, including several new to the tour, new sculpture gardens, and exhibits of work by dozens of local and regional artists.  Artist studios will be open from 11 to 5 on both Saturday and Sunday, and local art galleries will be hosting opening receptions on Saturday night from 6 until 10.  All events are free!

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The Roundtable
2:52 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Lets face it, a presidential election year is a very good time to see the award-winning musical satire group, Capitol Steps. Not there is a bad time. Cap Steps has returned to Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox for their sixth consecutive summer and will play through now through September 2nd.

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The Roundtable
2:48 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Francesca Zambello - Glimmerglass Artistic & General Director

The 2012 Glimmerglass Festival is underway with its main-stage productions including Verdi’s Aida, The Music Man, Armide and Lost in the Stars. The productions will run in rotation through August 25 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York.

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The Roundtable
2:39 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Howard Ball - At Liberty to Die

Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors.

Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic, terminal illnesses.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

The Book Show #1252 - Kurt Andersen

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hart Shelby

Kurt Andersen is the author of the bestselling novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. He has also written for film, television, and the stage. He is host of the Peabody Award–winning public radio show Studio 360. His latest novel is the coming-of-age story and thrilling political mystery, True Believers: A Novel.

The Roundtable
9:32 am
Tue July 17, 2012

"The Bourne Imperative"

We welcome Eric Van Lustbader and speak with him about the latest Jason Bourne book, The Bourne Imperative and his friend Robert Ludlum - the creator of the Bourne series.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon July 16, 2012

"Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power"

We welcome journalists Bob Ingle and Michael G. Symons and speak with them about their book, Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear

We speak with actors Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear about The Power of Duff.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Peter DuBois and Stephen Belber

Peter DuBois, Sarah LaDuke (Roundtable Producer) and Stephen Belber

The Power of Duff is the second Mainstage of this Powerhouse season. We speak with director, Peter DuBois, and playwright, Stephen Belber.

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