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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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu May 2, 2013

LadyFest Upstate

  Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5.

We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, Cihuatl Ce.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu May 2, 2013

"Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad" by Peter Bergen

    For more than two decades, he was the target of intense scrutiny, with an entire unit at the CIA dedicated to tracking his every move and trying to determine what violence he might perpetrate. When 9/11 confirmed Osama bin Laden's intentions, these same analysts and operatives were now blamed for failing to prevent it, though they had spent years warning about the possibility of an attack.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu May 2, 2013

"Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

5/2/13 - Panel

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

Topics:

  • More Boston Arrests
  • Tracking Foreigners
  • Civil Liberties Poll
  • Casino Gaming Expansion
  • Average Albany
Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed May 1, 2013

"Red" at CapRep

    In John Logan’s Tony award-winning play, Red, iconoclastic Mark Rothko, the misanthropic abstract-expressionist painter, confronts his decision to accept a lucrative commercial commission.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Wed May 1, 2013

The Octavo Singers

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with WPA funds during The Great Depression.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed May 1, 2013

"Top of the Morning" by Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter was embedded at the national network morning television shows to research his new book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, when Good Morning America suddenly swept the Today Show’s ratings streak. He is the only reporter who saw how the whole thing went down.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

5/1/13 - Panel

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

Topics:

  • The President vows to close Gitmo
  • Syria Update
  • Poll shows support for public surveillance
  • Morning After Pill easier to obtain
WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

The Book Show #1293 - Manil Suri

    Manil Suri's new novel, The City of Devi, opens with India and Pakistan on the verge of nuclear war. India is roiled by factional violence between Hindus and Muslims. Bombers strafe citizens, vigilantes settle scores, and terrorists set off dirty bombs around the country as Mumbai boils over with fear and fury. But, at its heart, it is a love story.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue April 30, 2013

"Tell Me The Truth, Doctor" by Dr. Richard Besser

  Dr. Richard Besser is chief medical editor at ABC News, and author of the new book Tell Me The Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions.

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