The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9 a.m.

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

The show's hallmark is thoughtful interviews with A-list newsmakers, authors, artists, sports figures, actors, and people with interesting stories to tell. Since hitting the airwaves in May of 2001, The Roundtable has interviewed the likes of Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Bob Dole, Bill O'Reilly, Steve Martin, James Taylor, Bill Cosby, Stephen King, Melissa Etheridge and lots of other really cool people. Plus, Wilco does our theme song. What more can you ask for?

If you have any questions or you'd like to be on the show, email us at roundtable@wamc.org

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  The Keystone XL pipeline is more than just a proposal: it’s become a political battleground.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan that the debate is overblown.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Ideas Matter - Women's Suffrage In New York State

    Today we speak with Sally Roesch Wagner, the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which is partnering with the New York Council for the Humanities to planning a number of programs and events celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, which we will celebrate in 2017.

Next week, the Gage Foundation, New York Council, and other partners will be in Albany to talk to lawmakers about their plans for the celebration.

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The Roundtable
10:25 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The Solutions Grassroots Tour With Josh Fox And Zephyr Teachout

  Josh Fox is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the dangers of fracking and extreme energy development. He is best known as the writer/director of Gasland Part I and II.

Josh's new effort: The Solutions Grassroots Tour: A Solar Home Companion is making several stops in our region this weekend and early next week.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri March 6, 2015

'The Assassin' By Clive Cussler

In his Isaac Bell novels, Clive Cussler has brought the past to life in a series hailed as “historical action-adventure fiction at its rip roaring best.” Now in The Assassin, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott return to the early days of Bell’s career with a case that will pit him against a foe unlike any he has previously encountered.  Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of over fifty previous books and five best-selling series.  He joins The Roundtable today to discuss his research on John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, co-authorship, and how his personal passions have influenced his novels.   

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

3/6/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include: 50th Anniversary of Selma; ISIS/Iran; Delta flight goes off runway at LaGuardia; Harrison Ford's plane crash; Ringling Bros. to retire elephants; Daylight savings time and heart attack risk.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Roundtable Music 3/5

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  Childhood obesity has become a national crisis.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work on the House Agriculture nutrition subcommittee.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Metroland 3/5/15

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

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Listener Essay - Groundhog Day

  Mike Welch is an aspiring writer who teaches writing at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY.

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