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 October 22, 2013

The Book Show #1318 - Jeffrey Deaver

    The author of two collections of short stories and 28 previous suspense novels, Jeffrey Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

His latest is The October List - a novel told in reverse.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Jesse Feiler - Apps For Non-profits

This morning we will discuss building apps - specifically apps for non-profits. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, is here.

Jesse Feiler is an app developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His books include iOS 6 Foundations, and the forthcoming Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C Second Edition. His apps include Minutes Machine the iPad-based app for managing meetings, agendas, and minutes; and Saranac River Trail app.

He brings Andrew Alberti with him – Drew is Program Coordinator for Lakes to Locks Passage, a designated scenic byway that extends from Troy to Rouses Point along the interconnected waterways of northern New York.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue October 22, 2013

"Brigham Young: A Concise Biography of the Mormon Moses" by Ed Breslin

In the new book Brigham Young: A Concise Biography of the Mormon Moses, author Ed Breslin examines Young’s life using a scholarly focus with a sense of measured admiration, but he doesn’t gloss over the darker aspects such as Young’s role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Breslin left his job as publisher and senior vice president of HarperCollins to be a full-time writer after more than two decades in publishing, and has co-written biographies of William Tecumseh Sherman and George S. Patton. In 2008, he collaborated on Sen. Mel Martinez’s memoir, A Sense of Belonging.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue October 22, 2013

“Let It Burn” By Steve Hamilton

  

  

Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he’s more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times’ sake, it’s an offer he would normally refuse. However, there’s a certain female FBI agent he can’t stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he’s reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It’s not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can’t let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Book Picks – The Open Door Bookstore

This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester
Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn
Gobble You Up! text by Gita Wolf, art by Sunita
The Raven Boys Series by Maggie Stiefvater
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Obama on Health Law
CNN Poll
Christie on Gay Marriage
GOP Gay Marriage Move
Another School Shooting

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 21, 2013

15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival's 15th season will run October 30th through November 3rd. On the schedule: 30 films (many of them premieres) more than a half-dozen parties, and events at MASS MoCA, Williams College, the Clark Art Institute, and Images Cinema.

To tell us more we welcome Steve Lawson - the executive director of the Williamstown Festival and Joe Finnegan, President of the WFF Board and Sandra Thomas of Images Cinema.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Musicians Of Ma'alwyck - Macabre Music: Phantasmagoria

  

Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Each season they present five subscription series concerts, in addition to performing at historic sites throughout the region.

This week they’ll present their biannual Macabre Music program which this year features the world premiere of Jeffrey Brody's Phantasmagoria. Other works on the program include "scary" pieces of Villa-Lobos, Gliere, John Williams, and more. Host of the evening will be actor Brian Massman.

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz; actor Brian Massman; and Seamus Caffrey, owner of the Olde English Pub, join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 21, 2013

“Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid” By Joshua Safran

When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road with her young son, leaving the San Francisco countercultural scene behind. Together they embarked on a journey to find a utopia they could call home.

In Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid, Safran tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of his childhood chasing this perfect life off the grid--and how they survived the imperfect one they found instead.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

10/21/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Health Care Rollout
Cruz Vs. McConnell
GOP Still Divided over Healthcare
GOP Goals Ignored
Latest Siena Poll

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