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 24, 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
11:26 AM
Experimental Film
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : The Spine
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : TMB 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
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

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

"To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs

The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.

A struggle written about in the new book To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace - it is written by Jeffrey Sachs a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Hendrix Remembered In New "American Masters" Doc

Jimi Hendrix has been gone for more than 40 years, but his reputation as a guitar virtuoso and rock innovator grows by the year. As part of a yearlong celebration of what would have been his 70th birthday, he is the subject of a new PBS American Masters documentary called Hear My Train A Comin’ and a new CD of his performance at the Miami Pop Festival in 1968, both featuring never before seen and heard footage and performances.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

The midterm elections are less than a year away. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is happy to work in a competitive district.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Joe Sacco's "The Great War"

 

 Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted.

In The Great War, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot long panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going “over the top” and getting cut down in no-man’s-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse.

Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a slipcase with a 16-page booklet, The Great War is a landmark in Sacco’s illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we’ve never seen it before.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Dan Rather On His Days In Dallas

    Legendary newsman, Dan Rather, remains one of the few living news reporters who were on the ground in Dallas covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In a new special airing tonight on AXS TV, Rather provides a personal, behind-the-scenes account of the details surrounding JFK’s Dallas visit.

Dan Rather walks us through a sequence of events involving the reporting of Kennedy’s death and how he became the first press member to confirm it to CBS News, approximately 20 minutes before the official announcement from The White House.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

11/18/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Deadly Storms
Climate Crisis
DC Insurance Commissioner Out
Dem support for ACA
Doris Lessing
JFK's visit to the region in 1960

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