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
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

11/15/13 Panel

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

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 14, 2013

"Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination" By Philip Shenon

Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter formally with the New York Times, and author of the best selling book on the 9/11 Commission. His new book is an exposé on the warren commission in the aftermath following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.

Ultimately it’s a work that begs the answer- what have we learned from the years between Dallas on November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001 about communications between our most powerful government agencies.

His new book is A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu November 14, 2013

"Bully Pulpit" By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time and Team of Rivals, has returned to the presidency in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.

The former LBJ staffer's latest work demonstrates her blend of scholarship, intellectual rigor, and riveting storytelling with a focus on the turbulent and faithful relationship between two presidents, the rise of muckraking journalism, and the far-reaching ferment of the progressive era: a time in many respects uncannily like our own.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

11/14/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and former Daily Freeman Publisher - Ira Fusfeld.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 13, 2013

"JFK In The Senate: Pathway To The Presidency" By John Shaw

Before JFK became the man who led America through the days of Camelot, there was John F. Kennedy - junior senator from Massachusetts. The senate is, after all, where JFK's leadership and presidential ambitions truly began.

JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, is a new book that deals exclusively with JFK’s years in the senate and how they helped catapult him towards the presidency.

John Shaw is a Senior Correspondent and Vice President for Market News International, and a contributing writer to the Washington Diplomat.

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.

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