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

January 02, 2013

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
11:36 AM
Freedom
Artist : Paloma Faith
Album : Fall to Grace
Label : Epic
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
Thu October 3, 2013

10/3/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Fiscal Crisis
Costs of Shutdown
Obamacare
Tom Clancy

The Roundtable
8:34 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kate Messner - Wake Up Missing

Kate Messner’s new novel, Wake Up Missing, has all the qualities you want in a thriller: deceit, science taken to the extreme, and characters that you root for – especially when it looks like there is no hope. Messner has taken two very prominent issues ripped from the headlines, and combined them into a fast paced cranial feast as she explores concussions and gene therapy.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Josh Ritter At The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 9/26

    Josh Ritter’s most recent album, The Beast in Its Tracks, was released in early March. In the songs on the album, the listener absorbs some heartbreak - thankfully followed by some happiness and hope.

Josh Ritter will be at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, September 26th. Sam Amidon will open the show. 

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Omega Institute Conference - Where We Go From Here

    The Omega Institute connects both humans and the environment as one. Their conferences teach people how to make the place they live better.

Their upcoming conference, Where We Go From Here, will take place in Rhinebeck, New York from October 4-6.

This conference will include speakers, strategies and discussion panels recognizing the fact that everything is connected—that we exist together in one big web of life. Speakers will include President Bill Clinton along with other leading economists, environmentalists, philanthropists, designers, and architects who all give insight to the leading ways of the future towards a better environment for all.

CEO of Omega, Skip Backus, joins us to provide more insight into the program.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Hello? Goodbye!" - Lake Street Dive, performing at The Freshgrass Festival at MASS MoCA this weekend.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Ideas Matter: Vermont Humanities Fall Conference: Music and the Human Experience

   We continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we feature the Vermont Humanities Council's Fall Conference: Music and the Human Experience.

Music plays a powerful role in all societies. It expresses our most personal and profound feelings and binds us to both our neighbors and strangers alike. We are both soothed and energized by music. We worship with music; we go to war to music; we bury our dead to music. We are entertained by music, and with it we express our deepest beliefs. This year’s conference will be held at the Dudley H. Davis Center at the University of Vermont.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

Has an American strike on Syria been averted?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hopeful a diplomatic option will rule the day.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Rob Sheffield: Looking In Karaoke Bars For The Meaning Of Life

Author and Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield spends a lot of time listening to music. He is one of those music fans who can recall Britny Fox and Twisted Sister b-sides with the same enthusiasm other people have for The Beatles. Actually, he loves them too.

But aside from some mean tambourining at rock and roll fantasy camp, Sheffield, who is familiar to VH1 viewers, has never been very musically inclined — when many of his peers were trying to make it in underground indie bands, he was the guy at the bar scribbling notes.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Mario Cantone At The Woodstock Comedy Festival

    Tony nominated comedian Mario Cantone will perform at the Woodstock Comedy Festival on September 21st.

Mario, who is best known for his role as Anthony on the hit HBO series Sex and the City is also an accomplished stage actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Love! Valor! Compassion!, Assassins, and his one-man show, Laugh Whore.

Besides his acting career, he has conquered the comedy scene performing as a standup and impressionist in venues like Carnegie Hall.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

9/20/13 - Panel

  Today's Panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. We also welcome representatives from Farm Aid.

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