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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Playlist

November 06, 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
Nobody Loves the Hulk
Artist : The Traits
Album : Nobody Loves the Hulk
ReleaseYear : 1969
Label : Marvel Comics Group
11:25 AM
God’s Counting On Me, God’s Counting On You (Sloop Mix)
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Pete Seeger with Lorre Wyatt & Friends
Label : Billy Barone Productions
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
12:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/11

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety"

  In his new book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, investigator journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma the has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age- How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

As he makes clear in this researched and eye opening exploration of America’s nuclear weapons, the most important of questions has never been resolved.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"Trees In Paradise" By Jared Farmer

    California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It’s the work of history.

Jared Farmer's book, Trees in Paradise offers an insightful, new perspective on the history of the Golden State and the American West.

Jared Farmer, a Utah native and former Californian, is the author of On Zion’s Mount, a landscape history awarded the prestigious Parkman Prize for literary excellence. He teaches history at Stony Brook University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

Credit photo provided

    The world is mourning Nelson Mandela.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Mandela’s legacy will be hard to match.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Sheryl Kaller Directs "Too Much, Too Much, Too Many" For Roundabout Underground

Rebecca Henderson as Emma & Phyllis Somerville as Rose in 'Too Much, Too Much, Too Many
Credit Joan Marcus

  Following the death of her husband, Rose locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year, leaving her daughter Emma to care for her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to help coax Rose out of her room, he soon finds that Rose is not the only one using barriers to hide her true feelings.

This is the plot of Too Much, Too Much, Too Many - a new play by Meghan Kennedy that is currently being produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Roundabout Underground - a program that showcases new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to their creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director.

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many is directed by Sheryl Kaller, the Tony nominated director of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. She has directed at many theaters including Primary Stages, Williamstown Theater Festival, and New York Stage and Film. She has directed and developed new plays and musicals with writers including Christopher Durang, David Henry Hwang, Nick Blaemire, Billy Porter, Alan Menken, and many others.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon

  In American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.

Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

12/11/13 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:
Budget Agreement
Reporter Will Not Have To Testify In Colorado Shootings
Cuomo’s Tax Commission
Relevance of Machiavelli
Proton-pump Inhibitors and Dementia

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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