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
11:12 am
Tue November 5, 2013

“The Psychopath Inside” By James Fallon

  

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain is James Fallon’s dramatic story of how his research led him to view his life and his scientific work in a new light.  Part memoir, part scientific journey, his account of his discovery changes the kinds of questions we need to ask about nurture and nature; about the role of genes and the role of environment; and the long term effect of violence versus the power of supportive and nurturing parenting. 

James Fallon is an award-winning neuroscientist and the Sloan, Fulbright, and National Institute of Health Scholar at the University of California, Irvine.

The Roundtable
10:41 am
Tue November 5, 2013

National Geographic's "The Science of Everything"

From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. National Geographic’s new book, The Science of Everything reveals the science behind virtually everything.

David Pogue is the former New York Times tech columnist (he's now with Yahoo) has written the foreword to the book and we welcome him to the show.

The Roundtable
10:06 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Kingston's Oncology Support Program Memoir Group

   There is a remarkable new anthology - holding on, letting go that collects stories by people who've learned to look death in the eye and to savor life's gifts.

Bestselling author Abigail Thomas leads the Memoir Group at Kingston's Oncology Support Program of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. In 2011, after her daughter was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, Thomas volunteered to lead a five-week writing workshop. Nearly two years later, it's still going strong.

Abigail Thomas joins us along with Barbara Sarah, a breast cancer survivor, and one of book’s 15 contributors who founded the Oncology Support Program. We are also joined by two other contributors: Carol Dwyer and Craig Mawhirt.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

11/5/13 Panel

  Todays panelists are WAMC newsman Ray Graf, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Local elections
Virginia Governor's Race
Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate
Hazing or Abuse
Supreme Court Skips Abortion Case

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 4, 2013

"The Letters Of John F. Kennedy" By Martin W. Sandler

  As the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s murder in Dallas approaches, readers interested both in Kennedy’s life and circumstances of his death have dozens of new books to peruse.

Martin Sandler's The Letters of John F. Kennedy is the only book that draws on letters from and to Kennedy, as collected at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the library--many never before published--this project presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the times he lived in.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

11/4/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC newsman Ray Graf, political consultant Libby Post, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Senate Vote on Workplace Bias
Snowden's Manifesto
Snowden Clemency
LAX Shooting
healthcare.gov
Herbal Supplements

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri November 1, 2013

"If Kennedy Lived" By Jeff Greenfield

    As the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s murder in Dallas approaches, readers interested both in Kennedy’s life and circumstances of his death have dozens of new books to peruse.

Jeff Greenfield is the host of the PBS news show Need to Know, a Yahoo! News columnist, and a veteran of CBS News, ABC News, and CNN. A five-time Emmy Award winner, he is the author of twelve books.

In his book, If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History, Greenfield explores what would happen to JFK's life, presidency, country, world if he hadn't died on November 22, 1963.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri November 1, 2013

"Keeping it Civil" By Margaret Klaw

    Divorce, custody, adoption, reproductive technology, marriage equality, and domestic violence: these are issues that touch all of our personal lives in some way or another and make news headlines every single day.

In her new book, Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and The Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, Margaret Klaw gives us insights into these hot-button issues in a whole new way.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Food Pantries And The Food Stamp Challenge

  The Food Pantries are a dynamic network of well‐stocked food pantries nourishing our hungry neighbors in the Capital District. They are participating in the Food Stamps (SNAP) 101 and The Food Stamp Challenge from November 4th through November 8th.

Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director of The Food Pantries and Marggie Skinner is the Board President. They join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema"

  This morning we spotlight the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and their upcoming "Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema" presentation in Haverford, PA on Nov. 16.

Film Critic Bill Wine will discuss the psychological difference between reading a book and viewing a film.

Bill Wine has been writing about and teaching film throughout his career, serving as a movie critic for magazines, newspapers, radio and television and online. He served as the movie critic for Fox Television for twelve years, earning eight Emmy award nominations and winning three Emmy awards. Wine has been the movie critic for the CBS station KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2001. He has also written for The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. He is the Tenured professor of film, La Salle University and he joins us to tell us more.

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