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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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"A Christmas Carol" At CapRep

 In Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - five actors portray over 20 characters.

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitations is re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, the highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays!

The show is currently running at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY and stars our friend, Kevin McGuire as “Mr. Bah-Humbug” himself, Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 2, 2013

#GivingTuesday With CFGCR And The Red Cross

 

#GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013 – that’s tomorrow!

Karen Bilowith President and CEO of The Community Foundation for the Great Capital Region and Gary Striar, CEO for the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

12/2/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Health Care Site Status
Fast Food Strike
Train Derailment

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Wed November 27, 2013

"GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Deisgn"

Chip Kidd is “the closest thing to a rock star” in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways.

He explains the difference between vertical lines and horizontal lines. The effect of cropping a picture to make it beautiful—or, cropping it even more to make it mysterious and compelling. How different colors signify different moods. The art of typography, including serifs and sans serifs, kerning and leading.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

11/27/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and former Daily Freeman Publisher - Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Contraception Court
Lara Logan
Pope's Goals
New Non-Profit Rules
Thanksgiving Traditions

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

The Book Show #1323 - Paul Auster

    Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Rich Honen

  Rich Honen is a partner in Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Book Picks - The Bookstore

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
My Mistake by Daniel Menaker
If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin Barber
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
Patrick Leigh Fermor by Artemis Cooper
Farmhouses of New York and New England by William Morgan, Trevor Tondro photographer
Enon by Paul Harding
1913 by Florian Illies

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Newtown Report
Obama Defends Iran Deal
Karzai Ultimatum
Heart Study Criticized
Katie Couric goes to Yahoo
Casinos
Albany Civic Center
GE

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Spider-Man Turn On The Tell-All

Emmy Award-winning television and theater writer, Glen Berger, is the author of the new book Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of The Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History.

The book follows the troubled production of the Julie Taymor-directed and U2-orchestrated Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which was plagued from the beginning by technical difficulties. Berger was the co-writer of the play, and is here to tell us about how he got the job, what went right and what went very, very wrong.

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