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
10:10 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert

On February 20th, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, author and director. One of his earliest appearances was in 1969’s Midnight Cowboy. Other early roles in the 1970s were in Catch-22 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In 1979 he received a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Inspector General. During the 1980s he appeared in films such as 2010, and directed the Randy Quaid picture, Parents.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

The Book Show #1260 - Verlyn Klinkenborg

In the new book Several Short Sentences About Writing , author and New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg does away with much of the traditional wisdom on writing and dissects the sentence — its structure, its intention, its semantic craftsmanship — to deliver a new, useful, and direct guide to the art of storytelling.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya’s heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch: A Novel , takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 11, 2012

You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band

As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what would become a revolutionary band.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Adam Gopnick

Adam Gopnik is an essayist and commentator. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism. He'll participate in this weekend's Berkshire Wordfest at The Mount in Lenox, MA.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck joins us with this week's list.


List:
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Amelia Anne is Dead & Gone by Kat Rosenfield
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
One Good Deed by Erin McHugh
Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue September 11, 2012

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in his new book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

New York Council for the Humanities - Community Conversations

Today marks 11 years since terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It was the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. And so, this anniversary is set aside as a day of remembrance and service.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 10, 2012

The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Joe speaks with Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan about their book, The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden.

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