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 03, 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
11:25 AM
Two Weeks
Artist : Grizzly Bear
Album : Two Weeks
Label : Warp 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
9:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Government Shutdown
Impeach Obama?
Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA gas emissions rule
Stripping as art?
Moreland Panel
Belafonte sues King Heirs

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue October 15, 2013

9th Berkshire Immigrants Day

    The Berkshire Immigrant Center will host the 9th “Immigrants' Day in the Berkshires” on October 19th at Morningside Community School in Pittsfield, MA.

Immigrants’ Day is a free event with entertainment for children, music and dancing, food from immigrant-owned businesses and the opportunity to receive a free consultation from an immigration attorney. The annual event celebrates the achievements of Berkshire County’s newest U.S. citizens.

Here to tell us more are Brooke Mead, Program Coordinator; Eleanore Velez- originally from Mexico and a bilingual admissions counselor/coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College; and Elisa Fuller, originally from Ecuador, an Immigrant Community member and Berkshire Immigrant Center/Immigrants' Day Volunteer.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Pulitzer-winning Author Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62

    Cuban-American novelist, Oscar Hijuelos died this weekend at the age of 62. His book, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was a best seller and earned him the Pulitzer for fiction in 1990 - making him the first Hispanic to earn that prize.

We spoke with Hijuelos on The Book Show in 2010 on the occasion of the publication of Beautiful Maria of My Soul – his 20 years-later muse-twin follow-up to Mambo Kings.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been the subject of 2016 chatter.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Warren has become a liberal icon.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue October 15, 2013

"Miss Anne In Harlem: The White Women Of The Black Renaissance" By Carla Kaplan

    Ten years ago, literary scholar Carla Kaplan released an acclaimed edition of the letters of Zora Neale Hurston.

In the course of researching Hurston's life, Kaplan became curious about the white women who were in Harlem in the same period as Hurston, women who risked family exile and social ostracism to be part of the artistic and political movements of the Harlem Renaissance.

Now, Kaplan has published a cultural history of those women called Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance. Carla Kaplan is an award-winning professor and writer who holds the Stanton and Elisabeth Davis Distinguished Professorship in American Literature at Northeastern University. She will be speaking at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley tomorrow night.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
The Gamal by Ciaran Collins
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Shakespeare Saved My Life: 10 Years in Solitary with the Bard Laura Bates
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by HW Brands
Mud Season: How One Woman’s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, & Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity after Another by Ellen Stimson - EVENT 10/18/13, 7 PM
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

10/15/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Government Shutdown - Possible Deal?
Iran Talks
Terror Suspect in NY
Giffords at Area Gun Show

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Don't Take Me Back To Manhattan - Sari Botton on "Goodbye To All That"

    

  In Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, twenty-eight authors (including Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, and Ann Hood) share their personal reasons for departing the city that never sleeps.

Sari Botton edits the collection and joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Albany Symphony - Aaron Jay Kernis

  Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro David Alan Miller speaks with composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

The ASO will premier Kernis’ piece Three Flavors for Piano & Orchestra on October 19th at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' Bringing The Humanities To Life

  We are very happy to continue our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area.

This morning we spotlight Massachusetts Humanities and discuss bringing the Humanities to Life. Susan Stinson is an author and writer in residence at the Forbes Library in Northampton, MA. We also welcome Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs at Mass Humanities.

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