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 28, 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
11:12 AM
The Night Of Wine And Roses
Artist : Japandroids
Album : Celebration Rock
Label : Polyvinyl Records
11:16 AM
Fire’s Highway
Artist : Japandroids
Album : Celebration Rock
Label : Polyvinyl
11:18 AM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Label : Modular Fontana
11:20 AM
Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Label : Modular Fontana
11:22 AM
Fitzpleasure
Artist : alt J
Album : An Awesome Wave
Label : Canvasback/ATL
11:24 AM
Thinkin Bout You
Artist : Frank Ocean
Album : Channel Orange
Label : Def Jam Records
11:26 AM
Bad Religion
Artist : Frank Ocean
Album : Channel Orange
Label : Def Jam Records
11:28 AM
Adorn
Artist : Miguel
Album : Kaleidoscope Dream
Label : ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records
11:36 AM
Swimming Pools (Drank)
Artist : Kendrick Lamar
Album : good kid, m.A.A.d city
Label : Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope
11:40 AM
Serpents
Artist : Sharon Van Etten
Album : Tramp
Label : Jagjaguwar
11:43 AM
Emmylou
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita Recordings
11:47 AM
Call Me Maybe
Artist : Carly Rae Jepsen
Album : Kiss
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Interscope Records
11:54 AM
Ohm
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Fade
Label : Matador 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
10:10 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

    This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Emily Crowe from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA - celebrating 50 years of bookselling!

List:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

10/29/13 Panel

  On this morning’s panel: WAMC’s Ray Graf, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and also joining us is University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Texas Abortion Law
Intelligence Constraints
Penn State Pays
Black Boxes in Cars
Stories from The TU

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Evelyn McDonnell: The Real Story Of The Runaways

In the traditionally male-dominated world of rock and roll, The Runaways stuck out like a sore thumb – which was exactly what they wanted when they came together in 1975 Los Angeles. They were young women in a man’s world, and they thrived on the adversity that arrangement fostered.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave

Solomon Northup was a free man who was lured from his home in Saratoga and kidnapped into slavery in 1841. His life is the subject of the upcoming film, 12 Years A Slave which opens at The Spectrum Theatre in Albany this Friday.

The new biography, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery.

The biography was written by Clifford Brown, a political science professor at Union College in Schenectady, Rachel Seligman, former head of Union’s gallery (she now works at the Tang at Skidmore College); and David Friske, former librarian for the state.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

The government shutdown is over, but its effects may be felt for some time. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the political faceoff was bad for the country.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick”

Jennifer Skura and Greg Skura in a scene from the upcoming Love/Sick at Half Moon Theatre

Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley's resident professional theatre company, will present John Cariani’s brand new play Love/Sick at the HMT Performance Space in Poughkeepsie November 1st through the 17th.

Mr. Cariani, an actor and a playwright, has been seen on and off Broadway and in numerous TV shows and films. His hit play Almost, Maine has been produced by nearly 2,000 theater companies in the United States. With Love/Sick, Cariani returns to the hilarious and heartbreaking landscape of romantic love. Christopher V. Edwards, Associate Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, directs Love/Sick for Halfmoon Theatre. Playwright and Director join us this morning

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 28, 2013

John Irving: On Adaptation At The Williamstown Film Festival 10/30

Novelist John Irving is known for his legendary novels, The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year and A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Irving will help kick off this week’s Williamstown Film Festival when he’ll speak with Williams College professor Jim Shepard about Irving’s Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel The Cider House Rules

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

10/28/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Inflation Needed
Syria Meets Deadline
If Hillary Passes
Obama unaware of Merkel Tapping
Lou Reed Dies
World Series Call

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri October 25, 2013

FilmColumbia - Chris Schoeck - "Bending Steel"

Bending Steel is a documentary from filmmakers Dave Carroll and Ryan Scafuro. It explores the life of 43 year-old Chris Schoeck, a Queens, NY native who is training to become a professional Oldetime Strongman. The story follows Chris’ journey from his early days training in a small basement storage unit, to his very first performance on the big stage at New York’s historic Coney Island.

The film will screen at FilmColumbia on Saturday, October 26th at 5pm with a presentation by Schoeck to follow.

Joe Donahue spoke with Chris at Argot Studios in NYC. During the interview Chris ripped a deck of cards in half and bent a steel spike. Videos below.

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.

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