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
Tue August 27, 2013

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

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

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet
Long Division by Kiese Laymon (event in Rhinebeck on Thurs, 9/5, 7pm)
Lost Girls by Robert Kolker
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (event in Rhinebeck on Sat, 9/7, 7pm)
Rufus Goes to School by Kim Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick (event in Rhinebeck, Sat, 9/28, 4pm)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps by Alan Gelb (event in Rhinebeck, Thurs, 9/26, 6pm)

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

8/27/13 - Panel

  WAMC’s Alan Chartock, the Hunger Action Network’s Mark Dunlea and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Kerry on Syria
Debt Ceiling
Farm Bill

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 26, 2013

"Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe

    Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 26, 2013

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

    Today’s children are glued not only to the television set, but to tablets, computers, and other electronic devices. Millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers and to improve their language skills.

There is an updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook that discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

8/26/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, commentator and activist, Libby Post, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 23, 2013

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" at Shakespeare and Company

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA is directed by Matthew Penn (making his debut with the Company). It features the indomitable Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, long-time Company actor Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and newcomers Edmund Donovan and David Sedgwick.

Steeped with razor sharp wit, humor and humanity, The Beauty Queen of Leenane runs through September 15 in the Bernstein Theatre.

Set in the small village of Leenane, County Galway in Ireland, the play tracks the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter who are locked in a dance of mutual loathing, which may prove more durable than any love. Irish writer Martin McDonagh has become one of the most powerful voices writing for stage and screen, and his critically acclaimed career began with a Tony Award-winning debut, The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri August 23, 2013

"Flour, Too" by Joanne Chang

   The ideal companion to Flour - Joanne Chang's beloved first cookbook - Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for the Cafe's Most Loved Sweets & Savories includes the most-requested savory fare to have made her four cafés Boston's favorite stops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri August 23, 2013

"The White Princess" by Philippa Gregory

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

8/23/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose. Joe Donahue moderates.

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Jesse Feiler - WiFi

    

  This morning we will discuss the mysteries of wi-fi. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, says there is new technology out there (specifically the new 802.11ac standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance and Quip) – changing where and when we can get on line.

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