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
10:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Agreeing to Disagree - Steven Pinker

  In media, political circles, and even the neighborhood shopping center or soccer field, we often here combatant voices piercing one another's views - and our eardrums in the process. In this din of discourse comes the question of civility. With all of the talk - and screaming - can there also be listening and perhaps an understanding of the shawl of ideas and concerns they wish to share and embrace us with?

In partnership with MASS Humanities we present a three part series entitled Agreeing to Disagree: Civility in Public Discourse. Over the next three days we will explore the issues, concepts, and themes of civility and incivility. Today and tomorrow we will feature six leading scholars on the issue. On Wednesday, June 18, we will open up our phone lines from 9am-10am ET and invite you to join what we hope is an in-depth, comprehensive, and civil discussion.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

6/16/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Iraq Mass Execution
Snowden Update
Kasem Dies
Health Care Questions
Starbucks College

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Jane's Ice Cream Celebrates 30 Years

  Call it tradition, one again we ease into the Summer sweet treat season by having Jane’s Ice Cream join us on the air to share their signature product with us.

Jane's Ice Cream was founded by sisters Amy and Jane Keller and Bob Guidubaldi in 1985 in Phoenicia, NY.

Amy Keller and Bob Guidobaldi join us now to tell how business has been this year and – of course – to allow us to taste some of their fantastic flavors.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Flying Deer Day 6/21

  Flying Deer Nature Center in New Lebanon, NY has been mentoring children, teens, and families in the ways of the earth since 1995.

FDNC has distinguished itself through the creativity of its programs and its deep connections to nature. Programs operated by Flying Deer include wilderness adventures for women, weekly wilderness mentoring for boys, single gender adolescent rite of passage programs, and co-ed programs for homeschoolers.

Flying Deer also operates school-based nature studies programs at local public and private schools. Summer camp programs include nature-based fantasy adventures, canoe trips, day camps, backpacking, camping, and family over-nites.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Ideas Matter - Vermont Reads

  We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we’ll learn about the Vermont Humanities Council’s “Vermont Reads” program – a statewide, one-book reading program that builds community through reading, discussion, and the exchange of ideas.

This year’s Vermont Reads book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Here to tell us more about the book and the program are Peter Gilbert, Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director and Amy Cunningham, Vermont Humanities Council Director of Community Programs.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Tim Daly Stars In "Red" By John Logan At The Dorset Theatre Festival

      Red is a six-Time Tony Award Winning play about famed artist Mark Rothko. The Dorset Theatre Festival production of Red stars Tim Daly and runs June 19-July 6th.

Under the watchful gaze of his seemingly naive young assistant, Red chronicles artist Mark Rothko as he struggles to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant.

Here we speak with Tim Daly about the show, his Vermont roots, and why acting in the theater satisfies more than for television. 

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

6/13/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
US on Iraq
Obama's Odds with Congress
Future of Frats
Clinton on Gay Marriage
Abramson's New Job
Bergdahl Returns to US

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu June 12, 2014

"The American Craft Beer Cookbook" By John Holl

    

  Let me read you some tasty recipe names: Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs and American Wheat Beer Steamed Clams, as well as Crawfish Bordelaise, Roasted Pheasant, Chopped Reuben Salad, Beermosas, and Pineapple Brown Sugar Pale Ale Cupcakes.

According to our next guest, the food you eat should be just as delicious as the beer you drink and award-winning beer journalist John Holl captures the best of the brewery and brewpub menus in his latest book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook. The 155 recipes cover breakfast to dessert, with vegetarian and gluten free options along with soups, seafood and more.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Woodstock Playhouse 4th Season

    

  The Woodstock Playhouse opens its 4th season of Summer Repertory theater on June 19th with Monty Python’s Spamalot. The season runs through August 10th with productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Three Musketeers, and West Side Story.

The Summer Repertory is staged in an intimate 321-seat theatre in the heart of Woodstock, NY allowing theatre-goers an elevated sensory experience of live performance from future rising Broadway performers.

Here to tell us more are Doug Farrell, co-manager of The Woodstock Playhouse along with Spamalot cast members Kyle Graae, Evan Dolan, and Sarah Kawalek.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Metroland 6/12/14

    Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

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