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 14, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
"With Malice Toward None" ((Piano Solo))
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:10 AM
The American Process
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
10:29 AM
A Lincoln Portrait
Artist : Aaron Copland narrated by Walter Cronkite with the US Coast Guard Band
Album : A Lincoln Portrait
Composer : Aaron Copland
Label : Altissimo!
10:35 AM
The People’s House
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:10 AM
"With Malice Toward None"
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:25 AM
Getting Out the Vote
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:36 AM
The Peterson House and Finale
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
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
Wed November 6, 2013

"The Kennedy Half-Century" By Larry Sabato

John F. Kennedy died almost a half a century ago- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, University of Virginia’s Political Scientist and analyst, Larry Sabato, explores the influence JFK has had over 5 decades on the media, the general public, and especially his 9 presidential successors.

In his new book, The Kennedy Half-Century, Sabato reexamines Kennedy’s assassination using new and unseen information-to which he has had unique access. He then documents the affect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view on a historical figure.

Larry is also the founder and director of the renowned center for politics at the University of Virginia.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Wed November 6, 2013

"The Investigator" Terry Lenzner

For 5 decades Terry Lenzner has been one of Washington’s most powerful inside players working behind the scenes to get to the bottom of scandals, controversies, and mysteries ranging from the murder of three young civil rights workers that inspired the film Mississippi Burning, to Watergate, the impeachment of President Clinton, and the death of Princess Diana.

Now for the first time he tells the story of his remarkable half century career probing politicians, celebrities, governments, and corporations in The Investigator.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

College affordability and student loans have become a major concern for families and lawmakers alike.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he worries about educational segregation.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

11/6/13 Panel

Today's panelists are Capitol New York Senior Reporter Jimmy Vielkind and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf moderates. They'll discuss election results.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Roundtable Music 11/5

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 5, 2013

“JFK, Conservative” By Ira Stoll

John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. But what if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career, in historical perspective? What if this hero of liberals was, in fact, the opposite of a liberal?

In JFK, Conservative, Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy was a conservative. 

Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and author of Samuel Adams: A Life. He was vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun, which he helped to found, from its debut in 2002 until its demise in 2008. Before that he was a consultant to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, North American editor of the Jerusalem Post, editor of Smartertimes.com, Washington correspondent and then managing editor of the Forward, and a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 5, 2013

“The Psychopath Inside” By James Fallon

  

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain is James Fallon’s dramatic story of how his research led him to view his life and his scientific work in a new light.  Part memoir, part scientific journey, his account of his discovery changes the kinds of questions we need to ask about nurture and nature; about the role of genes and the role of environment; and the long term effect of violence versus the power of supportive and nurturing parenting. 

James Fallon is an award-winning neuroscientist and the Sloan, Fulbright, and National Institute of Health Scholar at the University of California, Irvine.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

Revelations about domestic and international spying keep trickling out.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the NSA needs more oversight.

The Roundtable
10:41 am
Tue November 5, 2013

National Geographic's "The Science of Everything"

From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. National Geographic’s new book, The Science of Everything reveals the science behind virtually everything.

David Pogue is the former New York Times tech columnist (he's now with Yahoo) has written the foreword to the book and we welcome him to the show.

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Listener Essay - Recovery Letter

  Beth Manion is a mental health advocate, writer and public speaker whose work focuses on increasing awareness of issues surrounding mental illness.  She is a member of Board of Directors of The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts.   

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