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 January 21, 2015

Monet/Kelly At The Clark Through February 15

ROCKS AT PORT-GOULPHAR, BELLE-ÎLE 1886 Oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland, 1964.210

  On November 23 of last year, The Clark Art Institute opened Monet/Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. The works in the exhibition were selected by Kelly and include two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings by the artist, together with nine paintings by Monet.

The exhibition examines how both Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have shaped Kelly’s approach to his work. Monet/Kelly will be on view through February 15, 2015.

Here to tell us more are David Breslin, Associate Director of the Research and Academic Program and Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute and artist Stephen Hannock. 

The Roundtable
9:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Director Of The Clark Art Institute Michael Conforti

The Clark Center at dusk
Credit Courtesy Clark Art Institute, ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto

  On arriving at The Clark, many visitors are surprised by the depth and variety of art available at this museum in the Northern Berkshires. In addition to an impressive collection of the works of Impressionist painters, the Clark boasts work from the Renaissance up through modern times.

In addition to their collections, director Michael Conforti has made it a priority to develop the research and academic wings of the Clark’s activities. Partly as a result of his efforts, the Clark boasts one of the most accessible and extensive art libraries in Massachusetts.

Director Michael Conforti joins us today to talk about the Clark, and all that it has to offer.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

RT Panel - Live From The Clark

  

  We come to you this morning from the newly renovated and always stunning Clark Art Institute. In our abbreviated panel we are joined by Kevin Moran of The Berkshire Eagle.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

The Book Show #1383 - Gail Godwin

  Gail Godwin takes a look at the publishing industry over the last fifty years, a time of great upheaval and ingenuity, in her new memoir, Publishing.

Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and is the bestselling author of fourteen novels including Flora, Evensong, and The Good Husband.

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Jesse Feiler - Hacking

This morning we will discuss issues involving internet security and the secrets of hacking with our tech guru, Jesse Feiler.

Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in Apple technologies. He is the creator of Minutes Machine for iPad, the meeting management app and Saranac River Trail app a guide to the Trail that includes location-based updates as well as social media tools.

His books include: the forthcoming - Swift for Dummies (coming from Wiley in early 2015) and iOS App Development for Dummies (Wiley, 2014).

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 20, 2015

30 Lessons For Loving

  Based on the most detailed survey of long-married people ever conducted, 30 Lessons For Loving shows a way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist at Cornell University, offers advice from the oldest and wisest Americans on everything from finding a partner, to deciding to commit, to growing old together.

Along the way, the book answers questions like these: How do you know if the person you love is the right one? What are the secrets for improving communication and reducing conflict? What gets you through the major stresses of marriage, such as child-rearing, work, money issues, and in-laws?

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Lyndon Johnson, Congress, And The Battle For The Great Society

    

  Between November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American political history since the New Deal.

In just three years, Johnson drove the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts; the War on Poverty program; Medicare and Medicaid; the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities; Public Broadcasting; immigration liberalization; a raft of consumer and environmental protection acts; and major federal investments in public transportation.

Collectively, this group of achievements was labeled by Johnson and his team the “Great Society.” In his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now, Princeton Professor of History Julian Zelizer looks at the full story.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

    

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas
Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman (event Sunday, 1/25, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
Displacement by Lucy Knisley
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson (event Saturday, 1/24, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (event Saturday, 2/21, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 20, 2015

1/20/15 Panel

 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include: State of the Union (and do we need one?), Rising economy boosts Obama’s standing, Diplomatic Efforts in Syria, Cuban Deportation, SONY Hacking, New England Patriots and Deflategate.

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Environmentalist Gus Speth

  Few issues today command our attention more than that of climate change, and few people have been tracking it longer or have spent more of their lives trying to understand and form policy to respond to it than Gus Speth.

An abbreviated list of his environmental posts includes founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Environmental Advisor to Presidents Carter and Clinton, Chair of the UN Development Group, and Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

His new memoir is Angels by the River.

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