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

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Playlist

December 10, 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
Big Ones Get Away
Artist : Sandi Thom & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Album : Flesh and Blood
Label : Guardian Angels Records
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
11:12 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Musicians Of Ma'alwyck - Macabre Music: Phantasmagoria

  

Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Each season they present five subscription series concerts, in addition to performing at historic sites throughout the region.

This week they’ll present their biannual Macabre Music program which this year features the world premiere of Jeffrey Brody's Phantasmagoria. Other works on the program include "scary" pieces of Villa-Lobos, Gliere, John Williams, and more. Host of the evening will be actor Brian Massman.

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz; actor Brian Massman; and Seamus Caffrey, owner of the Olde English Pub, join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Comedian Tom Green Heads Back To TV

Tom Green

From public television in Canada to MTV, his living room to his new set at AXS TV, Tom Green has made an impressive career of subverting talk show conventions in a manner befitting his absurd humor, which has he honed in recent years on the standup circuit.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 21, 2013

“Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid” By Joshua Safran

When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road with her young son, leaving the San Francisco countercultural scene behind. Together they embarked on a journey to find a utopia they could call home.

In Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid, Safran tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of his childhood chasing this perfect life off the grid--and how they survived the imperfect one they found instead.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

10/21/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Health Care Rollout
Cruz Vs. McConnell
GOP Still Divided over Healthcare
GOP Goals Ignored
Latest Siena Poll

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Esopus Chamber Orchestra 2013-2014 Season

  The Esopus Chamber Orchestra is a 25-member professional chamber orchestra based in the Hudson Valley. It was founded in 2009.

On Saturday at 8 pm at the Quimby Theater at the SUNY Ulster on Stone Ridge campus, the Esopus Chamber Orchestra will perform their 2013 Season Inaugural Concert. The concert will feature guest soloist Garry Kvistad (of Woodstock Chimes).

Music Director Nadege Foofat joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Gordon Chaplin On Ocean Warming And A Father's Legacy

    

  Gordon Chaplin’s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and somehow transformed himself into the author of a landmark scientific study, Fishes of the Bahamas, published by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #116

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the life of composer Maurice Ravel.

This Saturday, October 19 at 6 PM Close Encounters with Music presents the Anatomy of a Melody—Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenfield at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri October 18, 2013

"Somebody Up There Hates You" By Hollis Seamon

  Making her young adult fiction debut, Hollis Seamon creates one of the most original voices to appear in young adult literature with Somebody Up There Hates You.

In the book, Richard Casey narrates a story that is unflinching, graphic, heartbreaking, funny, and above all life-affirming in its depiction of what it really means to be a teenager dying of cancer.

Hollis Seamon will participate in Troy Author Day at The Troy Public Library this Saturday.

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.

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