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

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Frog Music by Emma Donahue
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
Lily by Marcia Reiss - Event – 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City by Bill Morgan - Event – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

4/1/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Pollard Release
Climate Change Panel
Healthcare Deadline Hiccups
Dave Camp Won't Run Again
Secret Service Scandal
TU Stories

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Roundtable Music 3/31

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

As we near another season, the sport’s all-time hits leader remains banned from baseball and its Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. It’s a stark problem in America’s pastime: some of its greatest players, including its home run champion Barry Bonds and other bashers from the steroid era, have an uneasy relationship with the sport and a worse one with fans, media and the record book.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Paul Nolan In "Once" On Broadway

    Actor, Paul Nolan has returned to Broadway as the “Guy” in the musical, Once. Based on the 2006 movie of the same name, Once has a script by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, was directed for the stage by John Tiffany and won 8 statuettes (including won for Best New Musical) at the 2012 Tony Awards.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 31, 2014

"The Age of Radiance" By Craig Nelson

    

  In his new book, The Age of Radiance, author Craig Nelson reveals how atomic power and radiation are indivisible from our everyday lives, tracing mankind’s complicated relationship to nuclear energy.

When Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller forged the science of radioactivity, they created a revolution that arced from the end of the nineteenth century, through the course of World War II and the Cold War of superpower brinksmanship, to our own twenty-first-century confrontation with the dangers of nuclear power and proliferation—a history of paradox, miracle, and nightmare.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 31, 2014

"Just Jim Dale" At Club Helsinki And The Laura Pels

Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale has a brand new one-man show. Just Jim Dale has him doing what he does best – presenting an evening of song and stories.

Dale will recount a lifetime of showbiz tales—from his start on the famed British Music Hall stage, through his Broadway triumphs in Scapino, Barnum, and Me and My Girl, to his experiences narrating all seven “Harry Potter” audio-books and having his voice star in television’s Pushing Daisies.

He will perform Just Jim Dale at Helsinki Hudson as part of their Helsinki on Broadway series this Sunday - April 6th - at 7PM, prior to his 12-week off-Broadway run with the Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre in NYC beginning May 15th.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

3/31/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
US Russia Meetings
GM Probe
Recruiting of Jeb Bush
Plane Search as Time Ticks
Veterans Poll

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Roundtable Music 3/28

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