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
9:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

8/30/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Syria
France & Britain
NFL Concussion Settlement

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu August 29, 2013

"Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans" by Lolis Eric Elie

    Inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans by Lolis Eric Elie, is a celebration of the culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans features recipes and tributes from the characters, real and fictional, who highlight the Crescent City's rich foodways.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Harry Connick Jr. At Tanglewood On 8/31

      Harry Connick, Jr. is a rarity in the realm of entertainment, an artist whose meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world.

He is currently on tour supporting his most recent record, Everyman Should Know, and will perform at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Saturday, August 31st.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

8/29/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Impasse
Echoes of Iraq
MLK Anniversary
Fort Hood Sentence
Rent Vs. Buy

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 28, 2013

"Big Maggie" at Albany Civic Theater

    The play, Big Maggie by John B. Keane revolves around the domineering mother of four grown children. They are determined to go their own ways and are likely headed in the wrong directions.

Maggie's often-drunk, womanizing husband has died, so she is now free to exercise some control over her life and her children, much to the consternation of the young people.

The Albany Civic Theater production of Big Maggie opens this Friday.

Here now to tell us more are Kevin McNamara the Artistic Director at ACT; Patrick White who plays Byrne in Big Maggie and Kathleen Carey, the actress portraying the title character.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge"

  We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

8/28/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Syria Stock Slump
NYT Attack
March on Washington Anniversary

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

The Book Show #1310 - Peter Biskind

    For years, there were rumors that filmmaker Henry Jaglom had taped hours of his conversations with Orson Welles but that the tapes had been lost. They weren't.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch Ph.D.

    Although we have bandages for cuts, chicken soup for colds, and ice packs for bruises, most of us have no idea how to treat day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss.

But these kinds of emotional injuries often get worse when left untreated and can significantly impact our quality of life and cause damage to our emotional wellbeing.

Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everday Psychological Injuries.

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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