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 26, 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
10:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Sports
10:10 am
Fri November 1, 2013

"The One Day Contract" By Rick Pitino

  After winning the N.C.A.A. title and being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is having a good year. One of the winningest college basketball coaches ever, Pitino has appeared in the Final Four seven times and has won two N.C.A.A. national titles.

As he enters his 40th season of coaching, he has authored a new book, The One Day Contract.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

11/1/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC Newsman Ray Graf, Daily Gazette Editor, Judy Patrick, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Robert Thurman To Give Lecture At SUNY New Paltz On 11/4

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important texts from the Tibetan Tengyur.

He will present a lecture entitled "Tibetan Culture as World Treasure: What It Is, How It Came to Be, What Are Its Gifts Today" at the State University of New York at New Paltz on November 4th . The lecture is presented jointly by the Dorsky and SUNY New Paltz's Distinguished Speaker Series, in conjunction with The Dorsky exhibition, Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art.

Robert Thurman’s latest book is Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier, co-authored by Sharon Salzberg.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu October 31, 2013

"Sea And Civilization" By Lincoln Paine

    

  Historian Lincoln Paine has just written a monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.

In his book, Sea and Civilization: A Maitime History of the World, Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Thu October 31, 2013

A History Of The World's Most Liberal City From Russell Shorto

    

  From the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the Earth comes Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City; an endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique.

Weaving in his own experiences in his adopted home, Russell Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.

Russell Shorto is the bestselling author of Descartes' Bones and The Island at the Center of the World and will be at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga on Saturday at 7PM.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Samira Kawash - Candy

Tonight millions of costumed children will take to the streets in the hopes off filling their orange pumpkins with a bevy of candy. Whether it’s Kit Kats, peanut butter cups or Twix, sleep will not be had by the thousands riding out their sugar highs. So how did candy become a multi-billion dollar industry in America? Well, we have just the person to help us learn about the complex and enticing history of these sugary goodies. Samira Kawash is the author of Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, and tells us it comes to one fateful word: hyperpalatable.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

10/31/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC newsman Ray Graf, former Daily Freeman Publisher - Ira Fusfeld and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Contrite White House
Taking Blame
World Series
Democrats on Shutdown
Halloween – Sex or Treat?

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed October 30, 2013

“Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3

"Theater of War" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.

Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:55 am
Wed October 30, 2013

"Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art" At The Samuel Dorsky Museum

GADE, Mahakala, 2013, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 60.25 x 55 in., Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection

    The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York, New Paltz currently presents Anonymous, an exhibition of contemporary Tibetan art featuring over 50 works of painting, sculpture, installation, and video art by 27 artists living in Tibet and in diaspora. The show will be open through December 15th.

The exhibition was curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, Senior Advisor to the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the exhibition is largely drawn from the Rubins’ private collection. Rachel joins us now to tell us more.

Next week, The Samuel Dorsky Museum presents Tibetan Arts Week, a series of public programs and discussions with leading artists and scholars.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

Post-government shutdown, some long-debated issues are back in the spotlight. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks immigration reform could be passed before the end of the year.

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