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 09, 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
11:25 AM
Skyfall
Artist : Adele
Album : Skyfall
Label : XL Recordings/Columbia
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

As the calendar nears 2014, it’s almost time for campaign season. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks the Democrats have a 50-50 chance of retaking the House.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue October 29, 2013

"The Trolley Problem" by Thomas Cathcart

      Tom Cathcart, author of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar, joins us this morning to discuss his new book, The Trolley Problem. The Trolley Problem is an ethical thought experiment dreamed up in 1978 by British philosopher Philippa Foot.

The Trolley Problem explores the problem through the lens of a trial in the court of public opinion—readers are members of the jury. Cathcart presents two distinct philosophical takes on the problem through the lawyers’ closing statements, but also offers up a number of alternate outlooks on related conundrums through a variety of other media.

Tom Cathcart spent most of his career in health care, including directing a boarding home for people with HIV/AIDS in Portland, Maine. His old college pal, Danny Klein, enlisted him as co-author of a book about how jokes can illuminate philosophical ideas. His new book is his first solo project.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

    This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Emily Crowe from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA - celebrating 50 years of bookselling!

List:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

10/29/13 Panel

  On this morning’s panel: WAMC’s Ray Graf, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and also joining us is University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Texas Abortion Law
Intelligence Constraints
Penn State Pays
Black Boxes in Cars
Stories from The TU

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Evelyn McDonnell: The Real Story Of The Runaways

In the traditionally male-dominated world of rock and roll, The Runaways stuck out like a sore thumb – which was exactly what they wanted when they came together in 1975 Los Angeles. They were young women in a man’s world, and they thrived on the adversity that arrangement fostered.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave

Solomon Northup was a free man who was lured from his home in Saratoga and kidnapped into slavery in 1841. His life is the subject of the upcoming film, 12 Years A Slave which opens at The Spectrum Theatre in Albany this Friday.

The new biography, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery.

The biography was written by Clifford Brown, a political science professor at Union College in Schenectady, Rachel Seligman, former head of Union’s gallery (she now works at the Tang at Skidmore College); and David Friske, former librarian for the state.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

The government shutdown is over, but its effects may be felt for some time. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the political faceoff was bad for the country.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick”

Jennifer Skura and Greg Skura in a scene from the upcoming Love/Sick at Half Moon Theatre

Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley's resident professional theatre company, will present John Cariani’s brand new play Love/Sick at the HMT Performance Space in Poughkeepsie November 1st through the 17th.

Mr. Cariani, an actor and a playwright, has been seen on and off Broadway and in numerous TV shows and films. His hit play Almost, Maine has been produced by nearly 2,000 theater companies in the United States. With Love/Sick, Cariani returns to the hilarious and heartbreaking landscape of romantic love. Christopher V. Edwards, Associate Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, directs Love/Sick for Halfmoon Theatre. Playwright and Director join us this morning

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 28, 2013

John Irving: On Adaptation At The Williamstown Film Festival 10/30

Novelist John Irving is known for his legendary novels, The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year and A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Irving will help kick off this week’s Williamstown Film Festival when he’ll speak with Williams College professor Jim Shepard about Irving’s Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel The Cider House Rules

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

10/28/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Inflation Needed
Syria Meets Deadline
If Hillary Passes
Obama unaware of Merkel Tapping
Lou Reed Dies
World Series Call

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