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
12:00 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/10

The Roundtable
11:55 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Listener Essay - Letting Go Is Hard To Do: Confessions Of A Declutterer

  Tina Lincer is a writing in Loudonville, NY.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Holly Goldberg Sloan - Counting By 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan has taken the literary world by storm with her novel Counting By 7s. As the characters defy the labels they’ve been branded with, the reader embarks on a humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, journey of reflection and hope. We also learn, like with many things in life and our main character’s last name, it all comes down to Chance.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra's December 14th And 15th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Dawn Upshaw

    This weekend, The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special holiday concert featuring warm, charming Baroque pieces by Bach, Handel, and more . The concerts at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY will feature a special collaboration with students and alumni of the Bard College Conservatory, who studied under the operatic legend Dawn Upshaw.

Maestro David Alan Miller will speak with Dawn Upshaw.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    Food shortages have become an increasing problem across the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that funding for SNAP benefits should be restored.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue December 10, 2013

The Octavo Singers December 15th Concert At Union College Memorial Chapel

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.

This Sunday, December 15th at 3pm, The Octavo Singers will present Handel’s Messiah at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

     Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Kids Books + Audio Books
Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg
Come Back, Moon by David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas and Chris Raschka
Danny The Champion of The World by Roald Dahl

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 10, 2013

12/10/13 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:
Tech Giants call for surveillance limits
Putin tightens control of media
Satanists want statue next to 10 Commandments in Oklahoma

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/9

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Matisyahu Visits Helsinki Hudson

Matisyahu
Credit Matisyahu

The music world has never really seen an artist like Matisyahu, the Orthodox Jew who has mixed rap, rock and reggae into a sound all his own — acoustic or with a band — for more than a decade.

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