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

November 01, 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
Great Round Burn
Artist : Kaki King
Album : Glow
Label : Velour Recordings - Frontline
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
Fri October 11, 2013

"Then We Take Berlin" By John Lawton

    John Lawton is a producer/director in television who has spent much of his time interpreting the USA to the English, and occasionally vice versa. He has worked with Gore Vidal, Neil Simon, Scott Turow, Noam Chomsky, Fay Weldon, Harold Pinter and Kathy Acker. He is the author of 1963, a social and political history of the Kennedy-Macmillan years, six thrillers in the Troy series and a stand-alone novel, Sweet Sunday.

His latest, Then We Take Berlin is a gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller – a moving story of espionage and war, and people caught up in the most tumultuous events of the twenty-first century.

Sports
9:35 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Gregg Easterbrook On Football's Impact on America

    In The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America, Gregg Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN.com column Tuesday Morning Quarterback takes on football's place in American society.

In the book, he tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society at all levels of the game.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

10/11/13 - Panel

  Today's panelist is Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Government Shutdown
Gambling
Nano Utica

The Roundtable
8:36 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Crossroads: Blues, Rock Forever Intertwined

In his new book, music journalist John Milward traces the evolution of blues music across American history, connecting the often long lost songs of sharecroppers to the rock and roll of bands like the Rolling Stones celebrated by white teenagers.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Thomas Cole Historic Site - America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and "The Voyage of Life"

Thomas Cole, "Voyage of Life: Youth", 1840, 52 ½ x 78 ½ in. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY.

The 8th Annual Raymond Beecher Lecture at the Thomas Cole Historic Site entitled: America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and 'The Voyage of Life will take place this Sunday afternoon at 2PM.

Dr. Paul Schweizer, Museum Director Emeritus of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) in Utica, will share new findings about one of Thomas Cole’s most iconic series.

The talk heralds the occasion of this iconic series embarking on a new national tour in the exhibition, America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and "The Voyage of Life". The exhibition, curated by Schweizer, who also wrote the new exhibition catalogue on the series, will open at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati in June 2014, exactly 175 years since Cole first began the paintings. We welcome Paul Schweizer and Betsy Jacks, Executive Director at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Detroit Rock City: An Oral History Of America's Loudest City

Detroit has hit a rough patch of late, but to hear the veterans of its music scene tell it, the city has always been something of a rough patch – and that helps to explain the blue collar, underdog charm that infused its rock and roll.

Los Angeles had its Laurel Canyon folk-rockers and San Francisco had the hippie dreamers, but Detroit had snarl, with groups like the MC5, the Amboy Dukes and their wild guitarist Ted Nugent, and the now legendary Bob Seger.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Gillian Jagger - And Then, And Now: New Work From The Cave At The John Davis Gallery

And The and Now, 2012-2013, mixed media, 11 feet x 8 feet 5 inches x 7 feet 6 inches and Bull Drawing III, 2012, mixed media, 11 x 11 feet

  Artist Gillian Jagger has shown work continuously since 1956 in New York City at major galleries. Jagger is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School, Pratt Institute, New York and had received many grants and awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Nancy Graves Foundation Grant, International Art Critics Foundation, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. In summer 2012, she was selected for an award from the Henry Moore Foundation in London.

Her new work, And Then, And Now: New Work from the Cave will be on display at The John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY October 12th through November 3rd.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Congress’ unpopularity is hitting new lows during the shutdown.

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 Republicans appear to be taking most of the blame.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 10, 2013

M. Night Shyamalan Talks About "I Got Schooled" And Closing America's Education Gap

    In 2008, Oscar-nominated film director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) decided to take an active role in helping fix what’s wrong in American public education.

He learned that there are five keys to closing America’s achievement gap. But just as we must do several things to maintain good health— eat the right foods, exercise regularly, get a good night’s sleep—so too must we use all five keys to turn around our lowest-performing schools. These five keys are used by all the schools that are succeeding, and no schools are succeeding without them. He joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

10/10/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., Kevin Moran.

Topics include:
Government Shutdown
Egypt
Weapons Inspections in Syria
Alice Munro Wins Novel Prize for Literature

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