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
Tue December 17, 2013

"American Exodus" By Giles Slade

    Some scientists predict the sea will rise one and a half meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts, and droughts and heat events will be annual threats. All this will occur as population grows, and declining water resources desiccate agriculture. What will happen when the United States cannot provide food or fresh water for the overheated, overcrowded cities where 80 percent of Americans currently live?

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York & New England by William Morgan, photographs by Trevor Tondro
The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook from the editors at Good Housekeeping
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

12/17/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
NSA Ruling
Multivitamins?
Doctors Promoting Drugs
Antibacterial Soap Concerns
World's Next Elder Statesman
Stories from the TU

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 16, 2013

"Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning " By Elizabeth Partridge

  The new book Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is a volume that celebrates one of the 20th century’s most important photographers- led off by and authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge, Lange’s goddaughter.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems From Billy Collins

    Two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins has put together his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years.

Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books - Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.

Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World

    Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.

Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

"Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis

  On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis experienced something that no parent should ever have to endure: she lost her son Jesse in an act of unimaginable violence. The day started just like any other, but when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Scarlett’s life changed forever.

Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett went on an unexpected journey, inspired by a simple three-word message he had scrawled on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died: Norurting Helin Love (Nurturing Healing Love). It was as if he knew just what his family would need in order to go on after this horrible tragedy.

**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is newtownhelpsrwanda.org.**

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu December 12, 2013

"Cowgirl Creamery Cooks" By Peggy Smith and Sue Conley

Just north of San Francisco, the cowgirls make some of the finest farmstead cheeses in the United States. Between them, Cowgirl Creamery co-founder Sue Conley, and Peggy Smith have spent decades in the bay areas most loved and respected restaurants.

Now in their new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, they share their story of the cowgirls, which is also the story of the rise of organic food movement, and the creation of an artisanal creamery.

It’s a primer on tasting, buying, storing, and appreciating all kinds of cheese that make this great fun for a cheese lover.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu December 12, 2013

"Hello, Wine" By Melanie Wagner

The new book Hello, Wine looks to be a stress free wine education course. The short form chapters contain little sips of information, accessible recommendations, and tasting party menus.

Melanie Wagner is a certified sommelier and is also a wine writer, speaker, and teacher.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu December 12, 2013

"Fear Of Flying" By Erica Jong

  Before Hannah from Girls, and Anastasia Steele from 50 Shades of Grey, and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, there was Isadora Wing -the uninhibited outspoken protagonist of Erica Jong’s revolutionary novel Fear of Flying.

It caused a national sensation fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, introducing a notorious phrase into the English language. Now 40 years later Fear of Flying has inspired and shocked millions of readers.

In honor of its 40 year anniversary the book is being re-released in two beautiful editions, one hard cover and the other a classic paperback.

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