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
Wed November 20, 2013

"Chasing Chaos" By Jessica Alexander

The adventures and hardships of a life dedicated to humanitarian work are on full display in the new memoir Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid.

Written by 36 year old Jessica Alexander- a former Fulbright Scholar who is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University, Fordham University, and New York University.

The book takes a look at an all consuming dangerous and often romanticized line of work.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

11/20/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Supreme Court on Texas Abortion
Gillibrand's Measure
VA Lawmaker Killed by Son
Judge Stays Execution

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

The Book Show #1322 - Andre Dubus III

    Andre Dubus III is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, House of Sand and Fog, and the memoir, Townie. In his new collection of novellas, Dirty Love, he tells stories of love tainted and gone wrong.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 19, 2013

"Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers

A recent poll indicated that more than 70% of Americans believed that President John F. Kennedy was killed as a result of a conspiracy and that officials concealed the truth of what really happened.

In the 1980s Anthony Summers wrote his book Not in Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book on the JFK Assassination - which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

He has now reworked his originally published book updating the text with new information, interviews, and access to thousands of previously unavailable documents.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Amelia Stymacks of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
S. by JJ Abrams & Doug Dorst
River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Secret History and Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

11/19/13 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:
Judgeship Blocked
ACA
Cheney Bickering
Ford loses Powers

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

"To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs

The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.

A struggle written about in the new book To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace - it is written by Jeffrey Sachs a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Joe Sacco's "The Great War"

 

 Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted.

In The Great War, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot long panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going “over the top” and getting cut down in no-man’s-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse.

Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a slipcase with a 16-page booklet, The Great War is a landmark in Sacco’s illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we’ve never seen it before.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Dan Rather On His Days In Dallas

    Legendary newsman, Dan Rather, remains one of the few living news reporters who were on the ground in Dallas covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In a new special airing tonight on AXS TV, Rather provides a personal, behind-the-scenes account of the details surrounding JFK’s Dallas visit.

Dan Rather walks us through a sequence of events involving the reporting of Kennedy’s death and how he became the first press member to confirm it to CBS News, approximately 20 minutes before the official announcement from The White House.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

11/18/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Deadly Storms
Climate Crisis
DC Insurance Commissioner Out
Dem support for ACA
Doris Lessing
JFK's visit to the region in 1960

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