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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

Governor Deval Patrick will soon be replaced in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has not yet chosen a candidate. Governor Deval Patrick will soon be replaced in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has not yet chosen a candidate.

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My!

Ankhefenmut - Albany Institute of History & Art

    This morning we spotlight New York Council for the Humanities and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.

We are joined by: Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Irish Studies at St. John Fisher College. Tim, in addition to giving talks about Frankenstein through the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program, is the organizer of a one-day public conference, "The Irish Vampire," exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, Dracula.

Erika Sanger, Director of Education, The Albany Institute of History & Art. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.

Anne Field of the Friends of the Town of Pelham Library is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman

    In Survival Lessons, Alice Hoffman - one of America's most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

10/18/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Daily Gazette editor, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Obama Victory?
Debt Ceiling Confusion
Killers Released by Mistake
Sleep Kills Brain Toxins

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra's October 19th And 20th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

    The Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to feature Schumann's Symphony No. 3 this Saturday October 19th at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30 pm and Sunday October 20th at 3pm.

This concert, filled with delightful works by Ravel, Faure, and Aaron Jay Kernis is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. The living American legend, Aaron Jay Kernis, will also be making his world premier of Three Flavors for Piano & Orchestra.

David Alan Miller joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 17, 2013

"Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism" by Thomas Patterson

  Thomas Patterson, a professor of government and the press at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, whose new book is Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism. The book began as a look at what journalism schools need to do to train the new generation of reporters.

Patterson proposes “knowledge-based journalism” as a corrective, believing that unless journalists are more deeply informed about the subjects they cover, they will continue to misinterpret them and to be vulnerable to manipulation by their sources.

In this book, derived from a multi-year initiative of the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation, Patterson calls for nothing less than a major overhaul of journalism practice and education.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu October 17, 2013

The Big Read - Poughkeepsie

    The Big Read - Poughkeepsie will take place over the next month where this year’s title to read as a community is Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl. This book was selected in recognition of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The Little Read companion program for younger readers focuses on titles related to the Holocaust and World War II era, and features the books Number the Stars and The Devil’s Arithmetic.

In The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, readers will be moved by the story of Rosa Lublin. While Rosa lived through the Holocaust, her tiny daughter Magda did not. Magda’s shawl symbolizes the past that Rosa cannot escape, a life stolen by those she calls thieves, filled with memories of “the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath.”

Big Read Coordinator, Jewel Ratzlaff; Dr. Werner Steger, Professor and guest lecturer for The Big Read; and Stephanie Laffin – representing the Poughkeepse City School District she is a Literacy Coach and English Dept. Head join us to tell us more.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

The government shutdown has tabled other pressing issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he would like immigration reform to return to the forefront.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

10/17/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Ira Fusfeld.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Radio Legend Robin Quivers Celebrates Cancer Recovery, Lifestyle Change

The daily stresses of doing a morning radio show are nothing new to us here at WAMC. There are interviews to tape and edit, guests to track down, breaking news to cover.

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