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
Wed September 18, 2013

9/18/13 Panel

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

Topics Include:
Obama's Post-Shooting Tone
Mental Health of Shooter
Syria Differences Poverty Rate
Time's New Editor

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

The Book Show #1313 - Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat has written her first work of fiction in 9-years. Set in a seaside town in Haiti, Claire of the Sea Light unfolds over the course of one evening during which a father struggles with the painful decision of whether to give away his beloved daughter in the hopes she will find a better life with someone else.

Science & Technology
11:45 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Jesse Feiler - Bluetooth Low Energy

  This morning we will discuss the mysteries of Blue Tooth technology. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, says there is new ways to use the technology.

Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in iOS, FileMaker databases, and technologies for small businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments. His most recent books are iWork for Dummies, Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours, and its companion Objective-C in 24 Hours.

His app, Minutes Machine for iPad, is available on the App Store. It helps nonprofits, homeowner associations, and small businesses manage meetings and generate minutes in real-time.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

GHOST The Musical - National Tour At Proctors

    GHOST The Musical has begun its first National Broadway Tour at Proctors in Schenectady. It opened this past weekend and runs through this Friday, September 20th.

Adapted from the hit 1990 film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, G The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic named Ida Mae, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

We are joined by Robby Haltiwanger, the actor portraying Carl in the touring company of GHOST.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 17, 2013

NPR's Michele Norris At Simon's Rock

    Award-winning journalist, current NPR host and special correspondent, and former co-host of NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, as well as Best Selling Author and creator of The Race Card Project, Michele Norris comes to Bard College at Simon's Rock to discuss her work and offer her perspective on tackling complex conversations and having meaningful dialogue about race and diversity.

Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently a host and special correspondent for NPR. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.

In September, 2010, Norris released her first book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, which focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of Barack Obama's presidential election, and explores her own family's racial legacy.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

  Nicole Furnee and Dianne Ortmann from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
The World is a Carpet by Anna Badkhen
Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
Buriel Rites by Hannah Kent
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

9/17/13 - 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:
DC Shooting
Syria Report
Economy Update
Art Fraud
SNL
IBM job losses
Local college
NYS GED to change

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Saratoga PLAN’s Feast of the Fields


Feast of the Fields takes place this Thursday, September 19th, from 5:00 to 8:30 PM at Saratoga National Golf Club to benefit Saratoga PLAN.  


Continuing its eight-year tradition, Feast of the Fields pairs area restaurants and farms, in an effort to promote sustainable agriculture, support the regional economy, and provide greater awareness of conserving regional farms and the importance of buying and eating local. For the sixth straight year, Feast of the Fields will be set amid the beautiful grounds of Saratoga National Golf Club with spectacular views of 135 acres of forest and wetlands protected through a conservation easement held by Saratoga PLAN.


To tell us more, Saratoga PLAN Executive director Maria Trabka joins us with two farmers participating in the Feast of the Fields: Jan King of Kings Ransom Farm and King Brothers Dairy, and Joshua Rockwood of West Wind Acres.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Woodstock Film Festival 2013 Preview

    Celebrating 14-years of innovative filmmakers and filmmaking, the Woodstock Film Festival has unveiled its line-up of nearly 150 films, panels, and events, screening Wednesday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 6th, in Woodstock NY, and neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Kingston and Rosendale.

The festival which is featuring 25 world premieres, includes such special events such as the Kick-Off Screening with Dick Fontaine's Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes with Sonny Rollins as the special guest and a performance by The JD Allen Trio. In addition, the inaugural keynote speech will be delivered by Slava Rubin, the CEO of Indiegogo.

WFF's Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein joins us this morning for a preview.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Dick Cavett At The Woodstock Comedy Festival

Dick Cavett and Joe Donahue

  Dick Cavett, the host of The Dick Cavett Show — which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on public television from 1977 to 1982 — is the author, most recently, of Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets.

He will be in Woodstock this weekend as part of the Woodstock Comedy Festival.

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