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

September 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
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:26 AM
On Top of the World
Artist : Imagine Dragons
Album : Night Visions
Label : Kid Ina Korner / Interscope
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
10:35 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.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu September 19, 2013

David Levithan - Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan’s new novel, Two Boys Kissing will make you laugh and cry, but best of all, it will make you relive those perfect innocuous moments of finding and then being with your first love. Levithan also takes it several steps further by having the lost generation of AIDS victims tell the story as they see it unfolding.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Albany Symphony Season Premiere

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Fourth symphony as their season opener at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY this Saturday, September 21st.

This symphony is considered one of Tchaikovsky’s most personal and deepest symphonies. World-renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin, will be a part of the line up along with Brazilian composer Clarice Assad who will have a world premiere at the concert.

Maestro David Alan Miller joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Rockets" - The Infamous Stringdusters. They'll perform at The FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA this weekend.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu September 19, 2013

"The Quest" by Nelson DeMille

    

  Nelson DeMille, is the author of such best-sellers as: Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, Wild Fire, The Gold Coast, and The General's Daughter. Now, his first book, originally released as a mass-market paperback in 1975, The Quest, has now been entirely rewritten and expanded with new characters and a new ending.

From the war-torn jungles of Ethiopia to the locked archives of the Vatican, an unlikely trio who are bound by love and a deathbed promise begin a search for the holiest of relics. Their quest begins when they encounter a dying priest in the jungle who tells them that the Holy Grail is hidden nearby.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays

  The Supreme Court is due back October 7th.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some important cases that could be heard.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu September 19, 2013

MCLA Center for Science and Innovation

      The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is boasting a brand new science center, the MCLA Center for Science and Innovation, on its campus in North Adams. The four-story, 65,000 square foot building cost more than $30 million, taking just about a year to build. The center will be the home of the chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, and environmental studies departments.

A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu September 19, 2013

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program

Silver eel

  On one day, Thursday Oct 10th, 3 thousand students, educators, and volunteers will visit 65 sites along the Hudson from New York Harbor to the mouth of the Mohawk.

It is being called “A Day In the Life of Hudson River.” 

  Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, Fran Dunwell and Hudson River Science Educator, Chris Bowser from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program are here to tell us this morning about how this helps people get a feel for the diversity and dynamic nature of the Hudson River system.

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