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
Wed November 13, 2013

"Crash and Burn" By Artie Lange

The new book Crash and Burn focuses on different moments in comedian Artie Lange’s life-examining and horrifying and often hilarious detail how drugs ruined his career, his intimate relationships and nearly severed his relationship with his own family.

He digs deep into his past critically analyzing his life, pin pointing his decent into the hellish throws of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and the ultimate journey to redemption.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed November 13, 2013

WAM Theatre Presents "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight"

WAM Theatre is currently presented the Northeast Regional Premiere of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson as its fall production.

Today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, but Emilie Du Chatelet was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics in Europe, as well as a master of mathematics and linguistics, during the Age of Enlightenment.

The play runs on the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, MA through November 24th. In keeping with WAM Theatre’s double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds from the box office will be donated to the Rite of Passage and Empowerment Program for Girls, founded by Pittsfield community leader Shirley Edgerton.

Kristen van Ginhoven is WAM’s Artistic Director, a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and the director of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 13, 2013

"Autobiography Of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete And Authoritative Edition"

  

Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested.

Co-Editor, Benjamin Griffin joins us to talk about the eagerly-awaited Volume 2, which delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

11/13/13 Panel

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

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Book Show #1321 - Anne Perry

    Anne Perry’s novels are thought-provoking, atmospheric thrillers which include plotlines that ask soul-searching questions about the moral and ethical values of society both yesterday and today.

In her latest, Blind Justice, she exposes the vulnerabilities of organized religion, the precarious boundaries of justice and the flaws within the legal system.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 12, 2013

"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ" By Roger Stone

Political consultant and strategist, Roger Stone, has gathered documents and used first hand knowledge to look to compelling prove that Lyndon Baines Johnson was not only involved in JFK’s assassination, but was -in fact- the mastermind.

In his new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, Stone brings to light revelations demonstrating that LBJ had the motive, means, and opportunity to murder President John F. Kennedy.

Roger Stone is a longtime US political insider who worked as an aid to President Nixon, President Reagan, and Senator Bob Dole.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue November 12, 2013

"The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story" By Jon Katz

    No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz.

He has gained great readership with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie—the dogs, sheep, chickens, and other residents of Bedlam Farm. Now, Katz is back with his new book: The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story.

With his signature insight and gift for storytelling, Katz explores the power of second chances for both people and dogs. Jon Katz joins us this morning to celebrate today’s release of the new book he will be signing and reading from the new book tonight at 7PM at Battenkill Books in Cambridge.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

     Suzanna Hermans joins us from Oblong Books and Music with this week's Book Picks List.

List:
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro (event at Millerton store on Sunday, 11/17 @ 4)
A Reader's Book of Days by Tom Nissley
Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland
S. by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (event at Rhinebeck store on Monday, 11/18 @ 6)
The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman (event at Rhinebeck store on Sunday, 12/1 @ 4)

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

11/12/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Typhoon
Iran Talks
Amazon Post Office
Twitter for Journalists
Times Union stories

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 11, 2013

"The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New Times" by: Richard Reeves

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy- who is still regarded as one of the most popular notable presidents in US history.

To commemorate the man and his time in office, the newspaper of record has authorized a book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times. It is edited by presidential historian, Richard Reeves with a forward by the paper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson.

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