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
Thu March 26, 2015

Roundtable Music 3/26

Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Warhol By The Book At WCMA

4. Andy Warhol, Shoe of the Evening, Beautiful Shoe, ca. 1955. Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  The first US exhibition to concentrate on artist Andy Warhol’s book work, Warhol by the Book opened at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) March 7 and will be on view through August 16.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu March 26, 2015

'A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became An American Epidemic' By Dr. Marilyn Wedge

  When ADHD first appeared in the DSM in 1987, 3 percent of U.S. children were thought to have the disorder. By 2000, the number increased to 7 percent. In 2014 that number jumped to an alarming 11 percent of children and 15 percent of high school students. Two-thirds of these children are on medication. In contrast, in countries like France, Finland, the UK and Japan, the number is a half of one percent, and far fewer children taking medication.

In the new book: A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic, Dr. Marilyn Wedge brings together the latest developments in neuroscience and clinical research, a history of big pharma and psychiatry, and cultural studies of educational systems around the world.

Congressional Corner
11:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Congressional Corner With David Hawkings

Another member of Congress is leaving in disgrace.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Aaron Schock is gone just as soon as he arrived.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Metroland 03/26/15

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

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Plenty Of Trouble And Love For Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier
Credit Mary Gauthier

Our area is in for a treat when singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier comes to The Egg in Albany on March 27, part of a spring tour behind her latest album, Trouble & Love. She has seen plenty of both: an orphan and teenage runaway, former addict and alcoholic, and restaurateur, Gauthier got a late start as a musician. She didn’t write her first song until her mid-30s, but is now one of our most critically beloved artists.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

3/26/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include: Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane; Air Campaign in Yemen; US Strike on ISIS; Bergdahl Desertion Charged; Chemical Weapons Exposure.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Roundtable Music 3/25

The Roundtable
11:33 am
Wed March 25, 2015

'The Breakfast Club' Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    The Breakfast Club defined an entire generation of pop culture and included such talent as Molly Ringwald “the princess,” Anthony Michael Hall “the brain,” Emilio Estevez “the jock,” Judd Nelson “the criminal,” and Ally Sheedy “the basket-case.”

It is likely the late John Hughes most-loved film and it's receiving a cinema re-release from Fathom Events tomorrow night and next Tuesday, March 31st. To commemorate the anniversary, we spoke with Kirk Honeycutt about his book, John Hughes: A Life in Film.  

Honeycutt is the former chief film critic for The Hollywood Reporter for many years and subsequent to that, senior film reporter for that publication. Honeycutt is a member of the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and is the creator of Honeycutt's Hollywood, a popular film review website.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed March 25, 2015

The Fab Faux Performs ''Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band' At The Egg 3/28

Credit Michael Weintraub

  

  For those of us who never got to see The Beatles in concert, we're fortunate to have The Fab Faux dedicate themselves to faithfully recreating some of the most extraordinary music ever written – and they’ll return to The Egg in Albany, NY this Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm – performing 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band' in its entirety with the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings.

The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – turns the concept of a Beatles tribute band on its head. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles’ musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group’s most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

Will Lee joins us now. Will has played music with all 4 Beatles and is the bassist for Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman.

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