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 07, 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
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Harry Connick Jr. At Tanglewood On 8/31

      Harry Connick, Jr. is a rarity in the realm of entertainment, an artist whose meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world.

He is currently on tour supporting his most recent record, Everyman Should Know, and will perform at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Saturday, August 31st.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

8/29/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Syria Impasse
Echoes of Iraq
MLK Anniversary
Fort Hood Sentence
Rent Vs. Buy

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer

  Legal biographies embrace the noble, the solemn, and the heroic. The authors who write them walk a fine line between a dramatic and engrossing tale and the reach for literary glory. Examples include legal titans Louis Brandeis, Edward Benett Williams, and Sonia Sotomayor. But, for every Clarence Darrow wanna-be that ever galvanized a jury, there toils the counselor whose contribution to the legal arts is just as brilliant – but goes unnoticed - and whose dedicated career and personal story is the reality show of the everyday courtroom.

Veteran New York Attorney Robert Layton has brought one of these stories to light in his new book, Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer.

The segment begins with Layton explaining how the book came about.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 28, 2013

"Big Maggie" at Albany Civic Theater

    The play, Big Maggie by John B. Keane revolves around the domineering mother of four grown children. They are determined to go their own ways and are likely headed in the wrong directions.

Maggie's often-drunk, womanizing husband has died, so she is now free to exercise some control over her life and her children, much to the consternation of the young people.

The Albany Civic Theater production of Big Maggie opens this Friday.

Here now to tell us more are Kevin McNamara the Artistic Director at ACT; Patrick White who plays Byrne in Big Maggie and Kathleen Carey, the actress portraying the title character.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge"

  We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

8/28/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Syria
Syria Stock Slump
NYT Attack
March on Washington Anniversary

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is not optimistic about comprehensive tax reform.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

    Suzanna Hermans joins us from Oblong Books and Music with this week's Book Picks List.

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet
Long Division by Kiese Laymon (event in Rhinebeck on Thurs, 9/5, 7pm)
Lost Girls by Robert Kolker
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (event in Rhinebeck on Sat, 9/7, 7pm)
Rufus Goes to School by Kim Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick (event in Rhinebeck, Sat, 9/28, 4pm)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps by Alan Gelb (event in Rhinebeck, Thurs, 9/26, 6pm)

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

8/27/13 - Panel

  WAMC’s Alan Chartock, the Hunger Action Network’s Mark Dunlea and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Kerry on Syria
Debt Ceiling
Farm Bill

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 26, 2013

"Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe

    Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities.

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