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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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.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Break out the latkes, turducken and HE’BREW Beer, it’s time to celebrate Chanukah – which begins on Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday. We do so this morning with the assistance of Shmaltz Brewing Company in Clifton Park. Overlapping for only the second time since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday — the last time it occurred was in 1888 — these two holidays are renowned for enjoying delicious foods and libations.

Shmaltz has a brand new 20,000 square feet brewery in Upstate New York. Their 4th Annual HE’BREW Holiday Gift Pack includes a chance to make a beer menorah. Paul McErlean is the Head Brewer at Shmaltz Brewing Company and joins us this morning with suggestions on how to celebrate this Chanukah/Thanksgiving hybrid holiday.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 25, 2013

“Love For The Holidays” At The Mahaiwe

From her first number one recording, “He’s A Rebel”, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector, to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the music industry and was inducted into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

The New York Times says: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." She will bring her holiday show to The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Friday, November 29th.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

11/25/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Iran Pact
Kerry Defends
Nuclear Option
Presidents and lies
Spying on Non-Profits

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 22, 2013

"JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke

  Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Now author and historian Thurston Clark argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been.

Thurston Clarke is the author or the new book JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President.  His articles have appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri November 22, 2013

"We Were There" By Allen Childs

The new book We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963, shares the memories of the surgeons and 46 other doctors who were there the day the president died in Parkland Memorial Hospital emergency room in Dallas, Texas.

For a few impactful days in 1963, Parkland Hospital was the focus of worldwide attention.

Dr. Allen Childs has put together this new book which chronicles the perspective of the doctors from that day. 

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