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
11:35 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Albany Ale Project

    In 2010, beer bloggers Alan McLeod and Craig Gravina stumbled across an early 19th century advertisement for Albany Ale—but what exactly was Albany Ale? That question took them on a journey through history spanning nearly 400 years—from the arrival of the first Dutch brewers to the 21st century.

Along the way, the duo has re-discovered the city’s mid-19th century phenomenon—a double-strength XX ale, brewed across the city and exported around the world—known as Albany Ale. Growing since 2010, this international research endeavor has been dubbed the Albany Ale Project, and is focused on bringing the history and stories of an industry that helped to build the capital city of New York to light.

Roger Savoy of Hennessy Home Brew Emporium and Ryan Demler of the Pump Station in Albany join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed September 4, 2013

"Hammarskjöld: A Life" By Roger Lipsey

    After his mysterious death, Dag Hammarskjöld was described by John F. Kennedy as the "greatest statesman of our century." The second secretary-general of the United Nations, he is the only person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.

Through extensive research in little explored archives and personal correspondence, Roger Lipsey has written a massive biography of Dag Hammarskjöld. Hammarskjöld: A Life provides vivid new insights into Hammarskjöld’s life.

Roger Lipsey is an author, art historian, editor, and translator and has written on a wide range of topics and intellectual figures.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Flying Deer Nature Center

    Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school in New Lebanon, NY that has been connecting children and adults to nature and community since 1996. They offer school programs, programming for homeschooled children, adult programs in animal tracking, bird language, women’s retreats and more.

Executive Director Michelle Apland and Programs Director Devin Franklin join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

9/4/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Time Union Capitol Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
Syria Support
Allies Intel
Racial Slur Suit
Budget Battles
Campaign Twitter Age
and NY State lawmakers salary

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

The Book Show #1311 - Ivan Doig

    Often called the dean of writers about the American West, Ivan Doig is the author of such national bestsellers as The Whistling Season and The Bartender's Tale.

In his latest novel, Sweet Thunder, he reprises his beloved character, Morrie Morgan, to take on the power of the press in an era of intense corporate greed and social unrest.

The Roundtable
12:41 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Rich Honen - Role Of CEO Versus The President

  Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle LLP is back and this month we talk about the role of a CEO versus the role of The President - looking at action in Syria through the lens of business leadership.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 3, 2013

"Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt To Star Wars" By Camille Paglia

    Modern life is a sea of images. With so much visual data bombarding us - from personal devices to mass media - our brains must rapidly adapt to make sense of it all.

In her new book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, Camille Paglia returns to the subject that made her famous, situating our current visual environment within the scope of all of art history.

Camille Paglia is an American teacher and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

    Today's Book Picks have been selected by Marika McCoola from Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY.

List:
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Odd Duck by by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Sara Varon
The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch
You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
The Property by Rutu Modan
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

9/3/13 - 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. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Syria
Time Warner and CBS
Diana Nyad
End of Track Season at the Saratoga Race Course

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 30, 2013

John Badham "On Directing"

    John Badham has directed more than 39 feature-length productions and many television shows over a career that has earned him Academy Award nominations and helped launch John Travolta as a major star.

He has directed everything from action films (Point of No Return, Blue Thunder) to comedies (Short Circuit, WarGames) and dramas (Whose Life Is It Anyway?, American Flyers)—and of course, Saturday Night Fever.

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