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
11:10 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War

The book - Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War - is the story of Sam Levinger, a young man who went to Spain in 1937 to join the fight against fascism. His story is placed in the historical context of the 1930’s, when freedom everywhere was threatened by Franco, Hitler and Mussolini.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute at The Albany Civic Theater

The cast of <em>The Shape of Things</em> at Albany Civic Theater. Tom Templeton, Laura Murphy, Ian LaChance, and Rhiannon Antico.
Credit Tom Killips

Neil LaBute’s play, The Shape of Things, is a modern retelling of the fall of man.

After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, Adam, under Evelyn's steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character.  His metamorphosis both impresses and perplexes his friends.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Massachusetts Breweries

Our next guest has a tough job - and I would do it is a second. John Holl travels the country chronicling the story of American beer for his website www.beerbriefing.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Friendkeeping by Julie Klam

A few years ago, Julie Klam wrote a book called You Had Me At Woof. It was the story of Otto, a Boston terrier that stole Julie's heart and changed her life. Her relationship with Otto helped her to forge more enduring bonds with people. Klam has some very close friendships.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Bet the Farm at Verdigris Tea

In 2008, farmers grew enough to feed twice the world's population, yet more people starved than ever before—and most of them were farmers.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person

We welcome Rabbi Harold S. Kushner to the show and speak with him about his book, The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman by Aida Donald

When Harry S. Truman left the White House in 1953, his reputation was in ruins. In Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, Aida Donald shows that, for all his failings, Truman deserves recognition as the principal architect of the American postwar world.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 7, 2012

The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Credit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/ep/proclamation/

The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that put in motion the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, will have a temporary home in the New York State Capital for two days.

The four-page draft of the document, handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, will be on display at the New York State Museum. The exhibition offers an unprecedented display of the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln’s handwriting and includes historical background and interpretation of the document.

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Politics
9:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Question of the Day - Election Results?

What do you think of the results of yesterday's election?

The Roundtable
1:59 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross at The Norman Rockwell Museum

Alex Ross; Mythology: Superman (detail), 2005. Collection of the Artist.

This Saturday a super new exhibition will open at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross will be on view at the Museum through February 24th of next year.

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