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
10:35 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Flying Deer Nature Center

    Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school in New Lebanon, NY that has been connecting children and adults to nature and community since 1996. They offer school programs, programming for homeschooled children, adult programs in animal tracking, bird language, women’s retreats and more.

Executive Director Michelle Apland and Programs Director Devin Franklin join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

9/4/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Time Union Capitol Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
Syria Support
Allies Intel
Racial Slur Suit
Budget Battles
Campaign Twitter Age
and NY State lawmakers salary

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

The Book Show #1311 - Ivan Doig

    Often called the dean of writers about the American West, Ivan Doig is the author of such national bestsellers as The Whistling Season and The Bartender's Tale.

In his latest novel, Sweet Thunder, he reprises his beloved character, Morrie Morgan, to take on the power of the press in an era of intense corporate greed and social unrest.

The Roundtable
12:41 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Rich Honen - Role Of CEO Versus The President

  Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle LLP is back and this month we talk about the role of a CEO versus the role of The President - looking at action in Syria through the lens of business leadership.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 3, 2013

"Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt To Star Wars" By Camille Paglia

    Modern life is a sea of images. With so much visual data bombarding us - from personal devices to mass media - our brains must rapidly adapt to make sense of it all.

In her new book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, Camille Paglia returns to the subject that made her famous, situating our current visual environment within the scope of all of art history.

Camille Paglia is an American teacher and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

    Today's Book Picks have been selected by Marika McCoola from Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY.

List:
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Odd Duck by by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Sara Varon
The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch
You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
The Property by Rutu Modan
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

9/3/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Syria
Time Warner and CBS
Diana Nyad
End of Track Season at the Saratoga Race Course

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 30, 2013

John Badham "On Directing"

    John Badham has directed more than 39 feature-length productions and many television shows over a career that has earned him Academy Award nominations and helped launch John Travolta as a major star.

He has directed everything from action films (Point of No Return, Blue Thunder) to comedies (Short Circuit, WarGames) and dramas (Whose Life Is It Anyway?, American Flyers)—and of course, Saturday Night Fever.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season Preview

    Maestro David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra joins us to give a preview of the upcoming season which kicks off on September 21st at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY.

That program will feature Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and a World Premiere by Clarice Assad.

Sports
10:10 am
Fri August 30, 2013

"Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season"

    Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season is told in Jerry Barca’s new book, Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season.

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