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
Fri April 26, 2013

4/26/13 - Panel

  This morning's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, David Guistina, and Joe Donahue.

In this abbreviated panel we're asking listeners to call in with their language pet peeves.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu April 25, 2013

TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival

    TAP New York started out 15 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

4/25/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times-Union Capital reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Election finance reform
Senator Greg Ball on torture
Mixed Martial Arts

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Victor Navasky at Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Victor Navasky will be in conversation with Peter Biskind on Saturday afternoon at 4PM at Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

  As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. In his new book, The Art of Controversy, Navasky guides readers through some of the greatest cartoons ever created.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed April 24, 2013

"Bubby's Kitchen" in at Proctors presented by Union College Hillel

Shira Ginsburg

    As part of a Holocaust Remembrance Grant awarded to Union College Hillel to examine the Jewish resistance during the war, they are sponsoring Shira Ginsburg’s one-woman show, Bubby’s Kitchen, on Sunday April 28 at 1 p.m. in the GE Theatre at Proctors.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed April 24, 2013

National Donate Life Month

    April is National Donate Life Month and counties are pitching in to raise awareness and increase organ donor registration rates across New York.

Unfortunately, only 18 percent of New Yorkers age 18 and over have enrolled in the NYS Donate Life Registry, compared to the national average of 42 percent. The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) believes that counties can be the driving force to raise awareness and increase donor registration in New York.

In late 2012, NYSAC President (and Orange County Executive) Ed Diana learned that he needed a liver transplant. As he awaits his transplant, NYSAC is partnering with County Executive Diana to increase organ donor registration rates in all of New York's counties.

Ed Diana and NYSAC Executive Director, Stephen Acquario join us this morning – along with DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner, David Sampson.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

4/24/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• The Death Penalty
• Miranda Rights
• Surveillance and Privacy
• Justice in the era of the 24-Hour news cycle

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Book Show #1292 - Meg Wolitzer

  Novelist Meg Wolitzer has written several popular novels including, The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Uncoupling. Her new novel is an exploration of friendship, coming-of-age, talent and success. The Interestings follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue April 23, 2013

"Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t"

  In the new book Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t, Mark Geragos and Pat Harris, two of America’s leading criminal defense attorneys, take readers inside some of the most compelling and sensational trials of the past 20 years.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival - 2013 Season Preview

Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jenny Gersten
Credit John Dolan

    As in her first season, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival Jenny Gersten has announced there will be a total of seven productions, three on the main stage and four on the Nikos stage at this year’s festival. The performing season will run from June 26 to August 18th.

For their Summer 2013 season, the highly anticipated World Premiere of Bridges of Madison County, a new musical by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman; a revival of Animal Crackers; and a Nicholas Martin-directed production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion.

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