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
Fri July 27, 2012

David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton - How to Watch the Olympics

Millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world, over the next few weeks. Just in time, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have created a fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each Olympic event. We will learn, How to Watch the Olympics, with Goldblatt & Acton.

Sports
9:34 am
Fri July 27, 2012

"Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics"

London's "Olympic Stadium" looks to impress the world as all eyes are set upon it this evening during the opening. We talk NPR sports commentator, John Feinstein, about his Olympic thoughts and new book, Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics.

Arts & Culture
9:45 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Jamal Jackson Dance Company at PS 21 in Chatham

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The Jamal Jackson Dance Company will be performing at PS21 in Chatham this weekend. The company will be performing “Footprints from my Heart’s Rhythm” on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Jamal Jackson joins us in Studio A.

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Kelli O'Hara

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Based on the popular 2002 film, Far From Heaven is now a musical that is having a preview production on the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage. The show stars 4-time Tony Nominee, Kelli O’Hara. She was nominated for her work in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, and most recently for Nice Work I f You Can Get It, which she will return to following her work in Williamstown.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paul Taylor and Amy Stewart

Joseph Schembri

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to The Mahaiwe for its fifth consecutive summer this week and one of the pieces the troupe will perform is entitled Gossamer Gallants which uses movement inspired by insects like those found in AmyStewart's bestselling book, Wicked Bugs.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 25, 2012

National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY

The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is the only museum in the country dedicated solely to dance. They have a lot of great events coming up – including their annual gala on August 11th during which Ben Vereen will be inducted as their 48th inductee into the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.We learn more from Donna Skiff (Director of the National Museum of Dance) and Sarah Hall Weaver (Assistant Director and Curator).

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Alice Feiring at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

We welcome Alice Feiring, author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is a recipient of the James Beard award and the 2011 Louis Roederer International Wine Writer’s Award for blog/on-line wine writing.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Big Apple Circus in Lake George, NY

The traveling Big Apple Circus is ending its 34th season this weekend in Lake George, New York, just weeks before the start of their 35th season in September. We went under the Big Top to talk with a trio of performers who have worked in the ring since childhood and now are at the height, sometimes literally, of their professions.

Politics
9:36 am
Wed July 25, 2012

"America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom"

Michael Ian Black is a liberal comedian. Meghan McCain is a conservative commentator. The unlikely duo took a road trip across the country to discuss and study the state of political discourse in America. The result: America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

Elections
9:08 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Question of the Day - Leaks?

On the eve of a trip abroad intended to burnish his credentials to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney accused Obama administration officials of betraying the country by leaking national security secrets for their own political gain and failing to stand up to adversaries like China, Russia and Iran. Do you believe leaks are ever appropriate and if so, why?

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