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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Playlist

November 20, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Season of the Witch
Artist : Donovan
Album : Sunshine Superman
Label : Epic
11:28 AM
Time to Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Lonesome Dreams
Label : IAmSound
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

"Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott

 

  From his early 70s dispatches as a critic for the Village Voice on rock and roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the 80s and 90s that made him famous, to his must-read cultural reporting for Vanity Fair- James Walcott has had a career as a free lance critic and a literary intellectual like none other.

With his new career-spanning collection Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs- he gives us his best critical essays and cultural journalism.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

12/9/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post. Ray Graf hosts.

Topics include:
Air Pollution Over State Lines
$15,000 Sponsorships to Meet With Public Officials
Tech and Anti-Snooping

The Roundtable
2:13 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

12/6/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are Andor Skotnes, Professor of History and Chair in the Department of History and Society at The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. He is South African born, was involved for years in the anti-apartheid solidarity movement, and teaches a course on South African history. We are also joined by Albany Law School Dean Penny Andrews. Andrews was born and raised in South Africa. She began studying law in apartheid South Africa before coming to the U.S. in the 1980s. She is co-editor of the book The Post Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa’s Basic Law, the foreword to which was written by Nelson Mandela.

We'll devote today's show to the legacy of Nelson Mandela who died yesterday at the age of 95.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/6

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Everett Bradley's "Holidelic: ‘Twas The Night Before The Funk" At Helsinki Hudson

    Everett Bradley will bring his holiday fund phenomenon Holidelic: ‘Twas the Night Before the Funk to Helsinki Hudson this Sunday, December 8th.

Everett plays percussion and sings backing vocals for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - he has also recorded and toured with Joey Ramone, Jon Bon Jovi, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, and David Bowie among others and he currently appears in After Midnight on Broadway.

Holidelic was first performed in 2002 and every year since, Everett has put together this part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show - the holiday-funk spectacular features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, "Frosty the Snowman," "Little Drummer Boy" and more!

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities Asks: What about the Public Humanities?

  It seems like everyday there's a new op-ed about the "crisis in the humanities." But most of this talk concerns enrollment on college campuses and job prospects for PhD students. Is there a crisis in the public humanities? And if so, why aren't we talking about it?

For our Ideas Matter series, Mary Rizzo, Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden join us to talk about it.

The Roundtable
10:08 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Gilbert Gottfried Visits Paramount In Middletown

Gilbert Gottfried
Credit Arlene Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried is one of the comedy world’s most recognizable voices. Literally.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/5

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu December 5, 2013

"A Reader's Book Of Days: True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year"

At this time of year there are all kinds of almanacs that come out that list important days and times in the year in advance - but for readers, those famously impractical dreamers,  A Book of Days is a pleasurable treasure hunt going far beyond births, deaths, and publication dates.

Eight time Jeopardy Champion, Tom Nissley’s A Readers Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers For Every Day of the Year- is a day by day literary companion, part love letter to literature, part charming guide to the books most worth reading. It’s a collection that features bite size accounts both real and fictional for everyday of the year.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu December 5, 2013

"Someone" By Alice McDermott

  One life, its devastating pains and unexpected joys, its burst of brilliant clarity, and moments of profound confusion - this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s new novel, her first in 7 years.

Alice McDermott is the author of 6 previous novels including, After This, Child of My Heart, and Charming Billy. She is also the winner of the 1998 National Book Award.

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