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

December 04, 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
11:24 AM
Westside Street
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : The Place I Left Behind
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
11:35 am
Fri October 25, 2013

FilmColumbia - Gary Leib - Animiation for Adults

Gary Leib's Halloween window at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn in 2011.
Credit www.tcj.com / The Comics Journal

  Gary Leib has won wide praise for his work as an animator and cartoonist, including a 1994 Harvey nomination for his Fantagraphics comic book, Idiotland. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Musician Magazine, The New York Observer, Raw, Blab and as weekly features in The New York Press for many years. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught in the graduate computer animation program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. His animation company is called, Twinkle.

Gary curates “Animation for Adults” for the FilmColumbia Festival and this year’s program will screen at 12:30 pm on Saturday.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #117

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of composer, Maurice Ravel and hear his Bolero.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Carl Strock - "From D’burg To Jerusalem"

  Carl Strock is a longtime columnist in the Capital District. His new book, From D’burg to Jerusalem chronicles the author's journalistic adventures from the most trivial - the painting of the town garage roof in Duanesburg - to the most far-reaching - religious nationalism in Jerusalem, visiting along the way police corruption, the power of teacher's unions, the sexual abuse of children, Christian fundamentalism, and more.

These are the stories that Carl Strock explored in his newspaper column with a trajectory that goes up and up - until it suddenly goes down. His long career ended in controversy (even protests) last year over his writing following his trip to Jerusalem.

Carl Strock worked in Vietman, Laous, and Hong Kong before landing in Schenectady, NY and launching the column "The View From Here" for The Daily Gazette.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Eldridge

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock asks Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th district — about a range of political topics.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

    This morning we spotlight Massachusetts Humanities and discuss their Tenth Annual Fall Symposium entitled, E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

David Tebaldi is Executive Director at MASS Humanities and Alexander Keyssar is Professor of History and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University.

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Familiar Hollywood Face Larry Miller Brings Comedy To Middletown

Larry Miller

Larry Miller has one of those Hollywood faces that you recognize instantly, even if you can’t always remember all of his credits or even his name. But with more than 100 film and TV credits on his resume, Miller has made a career of sometimes short but memorable roles on screen in Pretty Woman, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Nutty Professor, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Law and Order, Desperate Housewives, and as a member of the ensemble in Christopher Guest’s masterpieces Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Waiting For Guffman, to name a few.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

10/25/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Painkiller Control
NY Campaign Donations Ruling
AHCA Contractors Weigh In
Snowden Documents

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu October 24, 2013

“Sydney and Violet" by Stephen Klaidman

Largely forgotten today, Sydney and Violet Schiff were ubiquitous, almost Zelig-like figures in the most important literary movement of the twentieth century. Their friendships among the elite of the Modernist writers were remarkable, and their extensive correspondence with T. S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, Proust, and many others strongly suggests both intimacy and intellectual equality.

In Sydney and Violet, Stephen Klaidman examines what divides the literary survivors from the victims of taste and time.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 24, 2013

"Hardwiring Happiness" With Rick Hanson

   Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? According to our next guest, it is because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones and he believe this can be changed.

Rick Hanson’s new book Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace.

Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal.

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu October 24, 2013

How Jamie Moyer Defied The Radar Gun And Defeated Time

We don’t often think of professional athletes getting better with age but Jamie Moyer was a better pitcher in his 40s than he was in his 20s. Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a Major League Baseball Game in April 2012.

Moyer pitched for eight teams, but his best years were with the Seattle Mariners, where he became and All-Star, and with the Philadelphia Phillies where he was a starter in a World Series run.

He chronicles his journey in the book, Just Tell Me I Can’t: How Jamie Moyer Defied The Radar Gun And Defeated Time. The book is co-written by Larry Platt.

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