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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With school out for the summer, many children and young adults in our region are heading to summer camp.  And their parents are remembering the summers they spent sleeping in cabins and consumed by color wars.

The New York State Museum's exhibition galleries will soon be getting a facelift. The master plan calls for 35,000 square feet of new exhibitions, a changeable wall system and new interactive technology and media.

The renovated galleries will tell the stories of New York State's history in ways they have never been told before. The Museum's new exhibition galleries will tell that story using their world-class collections and the extraordinary collections of museums across the state.

New exhibitions will link to existing exhibitions, such as the World Trade Center exhibition, the Cohoes Mastodon and Native Peoples of New York Hall.

New York State Museum Director Mark Schaming joins us this morning to give us the details.

MLB Network

Jim Kaat is one of the rare athletes to achieve greatness on the field and in his second career in the press box.

  Hudson Valley utility customers have been facing a rate hike.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal regulators are misguided.

Metroland 7/2/15

Jul 2, 2015

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

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  New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's first Powerhouse mainstage show of this summer is Keith Byunin's The Unbuilt City. The production opened last night and runs through July 12th.

The show stars Beth Dixon and Carter Hudson and is directed by Tony Award nominee, Sean Mathias.

Writer, actor, and director, Sean Mathias directed the film Bent and numerous acclaimed plays all over the world - including London, New York City, Cape Town, Sydney, and Los Angeles.

7/2/15 Panel

Jul 2, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, editor, author and activist Barbara Smith and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Stu Rosner

The Boston Pops’ concerts are a huge part of what make a Tanglewood season. Already this year the pops have performed with Sheryl Crow and presented a Simply Sondheim evening.

This coming Sunday, July 5th they’ll be joined in The Shed by the incredible singer and actress Bernadette Peters. Keith Lockhart is the conductor of The Boston Pops – and is celebrating 20th years in that post this year!

  Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA is celebrating its 83rd Festival this Summer.

It is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival.

We are joined this morning by the Pillow’s Director of Preservation, Norton Owen.

  Shakespeare & Company is a cultural - and physical - neighbor to Tanglewood. Located here in Lenox, MA, Shakespeare and Company was founded in 1978.

Shakespeare & Company’s summer season includes three Shakespeare plays, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet, plus the Regional Premiere of Red Velvet, the World Premiere of Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid, starring Tina Packer, and The Unexpected Man.

Here to tell us more are: , Taibi Magar, director of The Comedy of Errors, Jonathan Croy – a longtime company veteran artist starring in Henry V, and Seth Gordon who is making his S&Co. directing debut with Tony award winning playwright’s Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man.

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