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

November 21, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
Dust Bowl Dance
Artist : Mumford and Sons
Album : Sigh No More
Label : Glassnote
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
Thank You Too
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : Evil Urgesq
Label : Ato Records / Red
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
11:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Charles Duhigg - Power of Habit

  In his book, The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  President Obama and Vladimir Putin appear estranged following the Edward Snowden affair.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Russia has become the latest foreign policy wildcard.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Danielle Crittenden - From a Polish Country House Kitchen

We often see cookie cookbooks, bread books, cookbooks with a Latin, Italian or Asian flare, but rarely see Polish food featured. Well we can look no further than Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden’s From a Polish Country House Kitchen. What was once considered no frills, heavy eating is brought to a simple, clean, and refreshing level that will have your taste buds singing.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

    This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
Headhunters On My Doorstep by J Maarten Troost
If You Could Be Mine by Sar Farizan
This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila
A Marker To Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Rathbones by Janice Clark

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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