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

September 21, 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
10:45 AM
Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins
Artist : Leonard Nimoy
Album : Spaced Out - The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner
Label : Geffen
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:26 AM
It’ll Be Alright
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : Things That Fly
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : SUGAR HILL
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
10:35 am
Wed November 20, 2013

"Chasing Chaos" By Jessica Alexander

The adventures and hardships of a life dedicated to humanitarian work are on full display in the new memoir Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid.

Written by 36 year old Jessica Alexander- a former Fulbright Scholar who is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University, Fordham University, and New York University.

The book takes a look at an all consuming dangerous and often romanticized line of work.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 20, 2013

E Street Band's Van Zandt Rescues Rascals

Steven Van Zandt

Guitarist Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band knows plenty about good band chemistry, and for 40 years, his favorite group and one of the 60’s most influential bands, The Rascals, lay dormant in what he called “a crime against nature.”

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

11/20/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Supreme Court on Texas Abortion
Gillibrand's Measure
VA Lawmaker Killed by Son
Judge Stays Execution

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Roundtable Music 11/19

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 19, 2013

"Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers

A recent poll indicated that more than 70% of Americans believed that President John F. Kennedy was killed as a result of a conspiracy and that officials concealed the truth of what really happened.

In the 1980s Anthony Summers wrote his book Not in Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book on the JFK Assassination - which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

He has now reworked his originally published book updating the text with new information, interviews, and access to thousands of previously unavailable documents.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Actor Michael Cumpsty In "The Winslow Boy" And "Machinal"

Charlotte Parry and Michael Cumpsty in "The Winslow Boy"
Credit Joan Marcus

    British actor, Michael Cumpsty, is currently portraying Desmond Curry in The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy - which The New York Times called “A stirring, moving and resonant drama that touches a deep chord." The play is running at the American Airlines Theater on 42nd St. in New York City through December 1st.

He will also perform in Roundabout’s next production at The American Airlines, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, which begins previews on December 20th.

Michael Cumpsty’s more than 16 Broadway credits include La Bête, Timon of Athens, Enchanted April and the musical revivals 1776, 42nd Street, and Sunday in the Park with George. His film credits include The Ice Storm, The Visitor, and Eat Pray Love; and on television he played Frank Kittredge on L.A. Law; Alan Singer on All My Children, and Fr. Brennan on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

It is an era of hyper-partisanship in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the No Labels group is trying to break the gridlock.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Amelia Stymacks of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
S. by JJ Abrams & Doug Dorst
River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Secret History and Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Judgeship Blocked
ACA
Cheney Bickering
Ford loses Powers

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Roundtable Music 11/18

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