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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Sports
11:12 am
Thu August 22, 2013

150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga

  Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable horse races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten.

In their new book, 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little-Known Stories and Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City, Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America's oldest track.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

8/22/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus - Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Manning Sentenced
NSA Castigated
Maine Governor on Obama
Dr. Phil Tweets
David Cassidy

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

"America: The Philosophical"

  We speak with Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy, Carlin Romano, about his book, America the Philosophical.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Elmore Leonard - In Memoriam

    Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 from complications from a recent stroke, influenced an entire generation of crime writers with his gritty crime novels and shoot-'em up Westerns. Works like “Get Shorty,” “Freaky Deaky” and “Glitz” established him as a modern master of American genre writing. His novels were often adapted for the large and small screen, including a short story, “Fire in the Hole” which was adapted for television as the FX show “Justified” which won a Peabody Award in 2011 in its second season.

Joe Donahue speaking with Elmore Leonard on the occasion of the publication of Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing. We re-air a portion of that interview in memoriam.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

"Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety"

  We welcome Daniel Smith and speak with him about his book, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

The Book Show #1309 - Dennis Bock

    After two acclaimed historical novels, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers now gives us the contemporary story of a man studying the suddenly confusing shape his life has taken, and why, and what his responsibilities—as a husband, a father, a brother, and an uncle—truly are.

Dennis Bock’s new novel is Going Home Again.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue August 20, 2013

My American Revolution by Robert Sullivan

  We speak with Robert Sullivan about his new book, My American Revolution.

Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats, The Meadowlands, A Whale Hunt, and The Thoreau You Don't Know. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, A Public Space and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Charles Duhigg - Power of Habit

  In his book, The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Andrew McCarthy

  Though most renowned for his roles in seminal 80s films like Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire, Andrew McCarthy has gone on to become a director, a revered travel journalist and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. In The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, McCarthy recounts his journey towards self-awareness and his fears of commitment.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 19, 2013

"Brain Wars"

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