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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November 29, 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
10:50 AM
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Artist : The Temptations
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Motown
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Vegetables
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : Wild Honey/Smiley Smile
Label : Capitol
11:26 AM
Catalina
Artist : Allah-Las
Album : Allah-Las
Label : Innovative Leisure
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
11:45 am
Tue December 3, 2013

"Living In The Shadow Of The Cross" By Paul Kivel

Over centuries, Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise. Its institutions have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and advocated for the poor. Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many works for social justice. Although the word "christian" implicates the epitome of goodness, the actual story is much more complex.

That story is explored in Paul Kivel’s new book Living in the Shadow of the Cross- which reveals the ongoing everyday impact of Christian power and privilege on beliefs, behaviors, and public policy.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue December 3, 2013

"Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us" By Jesse Bering

Simply utter the word "perv" and you will get snickers and perhaps nudges- describe someone as a pervert and you smear their name painting him and or her as a monster who derives enormous sexual satisfaction from harming children.

In Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, Jesse Bering reclaims the word and delves into the subject - inviting readers to unpack the morality and sexual deviance. He argues that as a society we must stop asking what is normal and natural, and instead ask what is harmful.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Ars Choralis Presents A New Opera "Miracle In Bethlehem"

  Ars Choralis will present the new opera, Miracle in Bethlehem, for its annual “Welcome Yule” concert on Dec. 7th and 8th at the Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock. The opera is composed by Ars Choralis Artistic Director, Barbara Pickhardt with lyrics by Johanna Hall.

The two-act opera features 40 choir members, 13 soloists and an instrumental ensemble that includes piano, cello, violin, horns and flutes and – as one might guess from the title – tells the story of the nativity.

Johanna Hall’s songwriting career began in 1970 and her songs have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers – and many others. She joins us to talk about Miracle in Bethlehem.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bernie Sanders

    The filibuster rules have been changed in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the so-called nuclear option with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Photographer, Stephen Donaldson

  Stephen Donaldson's books of photography include Barns of the Berkshires and Along Route 7: A Journey Through Western New England.

He joins us to talk about his newly redone book, The Berkshires, which is a compilation of photographs of Berkshire County. Governor Deval Patrick chose The Berkshires as an official gift of the State of Massachusetts last year.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Nicole Furnee and Dianne Ortmann from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Hild by Nicola Griffith
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw
Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton - Event at Chatham Bookstore 12/8, 2-4p. There will be original works from this book are on display at the store Dec 8-January 30)
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis by Lea Van Der Vinde

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

12/3/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Train Derailment
Underachieving Congress
RNC Tweet
Amazon Drones
New York Magazine
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/2

The Roundtable
11:33 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Rock Writer Tony Fletcher Was Once A Boy About Town

Tony Fletcher, a writer now living in the Hudson Valley, shares an origin story with many of the British rockers he has spent a lifetime chronicling: modest beginnings on sometimes rough London streets, a single-parent home, an early obsession with records, band trivia, and ear-thumping shows.

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The Roundtable
11:03 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"The App Generation" By Howard Gardner And Katie Davis

  For the current generation of youth- an app at the fingertips is the natural way to address almost any task. Their fluent use of mobile apps from an early age makes them different from all previous generations - even from young adults who grew up with the internet.

There is much speculation about the impact of this constant immersion in new technologies. Do apps open new horizons, or limit creativity? Do today’s youth have a firmer or a more fragmented sense of identity? Are social media enriching young peoples’ lives or impoverishing their relationships?

In the new book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and digital media expert Katie Davis look at original research that illuminates these important questions.

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