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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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 20, 2013

8/20/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Flu vaccines
Green Island Pets limits
NPR CEO Gary Knell rasigns
Lenient sentence for PFC Manning?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Andrew McCarthy

  Though most renowned for his roles in seminal 80s films like Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire, Andrew McCarthy has gone on to become a director, a revered travel journalist and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. In The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, McCarthy recounts his journey towards self-awareness and his fears of commitment.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Tune for Today

  "The Lion The Beast The Beat" Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Playing tonight at Tanglewood along with Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 19, 2013

"Brain Wars"

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  The Capital Region is remaking itself as a tech hub.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his recent meetings with the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 19, 2013

"Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story" by Carol Burnett

  This segment begins with audio from an episode of the 1980s television series, Fame. In the clip, Carol Burnett performs with the eldest of her three daughters, Carrie.  Carrie was a series regular and Carol joined the program as a guest star.

In 2002 - at the age of 38 - Carrie died of cancer. 

The new book, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story is Carol Burnett’s poignant tribute to her late daughter and a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life. Sharing her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence, Carol traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

8/19/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and commentator and activist, Libby Post. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Stringer/Spitzer
Scott Brown to Iowa
Positive signs of housing recovery
Paying on dates

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Jeff Probst - Stranded 2: Trial By Fire

Jeff Probst has become a household name. As the host of the reality TV show Survivor, Probst has brought viewers to remote locations for 26 seasons, as marooned strangers duke it out to be the sole survivor and win the million dollar prize. But that’s not all Probst does; he wrapped-up his daytime talk show in February, has directed two feature films, and now he’s co-writing a tween series, Stranded, of which the second book, Trial by Fire is out now.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #115

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss interpretation.

Music: Glen Gould playing the 25th Goldberg Variation in 1955 and in 1981.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference

    Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. He was a federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over twenty-seven years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.

McGovern will be one of the featured speakers at the 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference this weekend.

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