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
11:12 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Ars Choralis Presents A New Opera "Miracle In Bethlehem"

  Ars Choralis will present the new opera, Miracle in Bethlehem, for its annual “Welcome Yule” concert on Dec. 7th and 8th at the Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock. The opera is composed by Ars Choralis Artistic Director, Barbara Pickhardt with lyrics by Johanna Hall.

The two-act opera features 40 choir members, 13 soloists and an instrumental ensemble that includes piano, cello, violin, horns and flutes and – as one might guess from the title – tells the story of the nativity.

Johanna Hall’s songwriting career began in 1970 and her songs have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers – and many others. She joins us to talk about Miracle in Bethlehem.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Photographer, Stephen Donaldson

  Stephen Donaldson's books of photography include Barns of the Berkshires and Along Route 7: A Journey Through Western New England.

He joins us to talk about his newly redone book, The Berkshires, which is a compilation of photographs of Berkshire County. Governor Deval Patrick chose The Berkshires as an official gift of the State of Massachusetts last year.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Nicole Furnee and Dianne Ortmann from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Hild by Nicola Griffith
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw
Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton - Event at Chatham Bookstore 12/8, 2-4p. There will be original works from this book are on display at the store Dec 8-January 30)
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis by Lea Van Der Vinde

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

12/3/13 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:
Train Derailment
Underachieving Congress
RNC Tweet
Amazon Drones
New York Magazine
TU Stories

The Roundtable
11:03 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"The App Generation" By Howard Gardner And Katie Davis

  For the current generation of youth- an app at the fingertips is the natural way to address almost any task. Their fluent use of mobile apps from an early age makes them different from all previous generations - even from young adults who grew up with the internet.

There is much speculation about the impact of this constant immersion in new technologies. Do apps open new horizons, or limit creativity? Do today’s youth have a firmer or a more fragmented sense of identity? Are social media enriching young peoples’ lives or impoverishing their relationships?

In the new book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and digital media expert Katie Davis look at original research that illuminates these important questions.

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

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