The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9:00am

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
11:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Crowdsourcing

    

  This morning we will discuss about all the exciting news from the world of crowdsourcing. What was it? What is it? And what will it be?

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox At Troy Saving Bank Music Hall On 10/25

  New York City based pianist Scott Bradlee has become a bit of a pop sensation, earning millions of views on YouTube for his series of music videos that show him with his group -Postmodern Jukebox- performing reworked versions of 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles - like swing, jazz, bluegrass, do-wop, Motown, and ragtime.

Scott Bradlee and Post Modern Jukebox will perform this coming Saturday night at 8 at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Motor City Burning' By Bill Morris

  Bill Morris' new novel is Motor City Burning - in it, Detroit comes alive in a novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Opening Day.

Bill Morris will be reading and signing his new book tonight at the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza at 7PM and he joins us in Studio A this morning. Hi the author of the novels Motor City and All Souls' Day. He is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times and The Washington Post Magazine.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Art Garfunkel Returns To Stage In Hudson Valley Concerts

Art Garfunkel has returned from vocal paresis that threatened his career.

One of the defining voices of American popular music was silenced in recent years. Art Garfunkel’s world-famous counter tenor faded, forcing him off the stage and into vocal rehab.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Ideas Matter - Archeology And Interpretation Of Historic Sites

  This morning we spotlight the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and discuss how archeology can inform and expand our interpretation of historic sites.

In October, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities is celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month with a series of grant-funded events on the theme 350 Years of New Jersey.

In connection with this celebration, Dr. Jennifer Janofsky has delivered a series of talks at the Woodbury Public Library with respect to her work as curator at Red Bank Battlefield Park.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Jeffrey Eugenides At Vassar College 10/28

  

  Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides (The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, The Marriage Plot) has been called a “great American writer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) and “a master of voice” (Washington Post).

Eugenides will deliver the annual William Gifford Lecture at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 pm in the Villard Room of Main Building. Sponsored by the English Department and the William Gifford Fund for Writers-in-Residence, this lecture is free and open to the public. 

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

10/24/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and Editor of the Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
NYC Ebola
Ottawa Update
Blackwater
Airbag Recall
Boko Haram

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Listener Essay - Domestic Violence Awareness

  Kathryn Allen is a communications consultant and writer who lives in Menands.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu October 23, 2014

"Down The Hall" And "Grounded" At The Theatre Institute At Sage

    The Theatre Institute at Sage is dedicated to providing quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents. The Institute also provides opportunities for Russell Sage students as performers, technicians and teachers.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Poughkeepsie’s Big Read - 'Fahrenheit 451'

  Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. It is also the choice for Poughkeepsie’s Big Read.

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