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 16, 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
Go Ahead
Artist : Rilo Kiley
Album : Take Offs and Landings
Label : Barsuk Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album :
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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Elmore Leonard - In Memoriam

    Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 from complications from a recent stroke, influenced an entire generation of crime writers with his gritty crime novels and shoot-'em up Westerns. Works like “Get Shorty,” “Freaky Deaky” and “Glitz” established him as a modern master of American genre writing. His novels were often adapted for the large and small screen, including a short story, “Fire in the Hole” which was adapted for television as the FX show “Justified” which won a Peabody Award in 2011 in its second season.

Joe Donahue speaking with Elmore Leonard on the occasion of the publication of Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing. We re-air a portion of that interview in memoriam.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

"Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety"

  We welcome Daniel Smith and speak with him about his book, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 21, 2013

I Got a Name - Ingrid Croce remembers complicated husband Jim

  WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Ingrid Croce, author of I Got A Name: The Jim Croce Story.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

8/21/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Schenectady church group headed to Washington DC to commemorate anniversary of King's dream speech
Syria
Obama/Fracking
Non-profits/Disclosure
Dempster vs A-ROD (WAMC News Director, Ian Pickus, joins panel)

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue August 20, 2013

My American Revolution by Robert Sullivan

  We speak with Robert Sullivan about his new book, My American Revolution.

Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats, The Meadowlands, A Whale Hunt, and The Thoreau You Don't Know. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, A Public Space and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor.

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The Roundtable
11:37 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Hurricane" - John Cruz, playing Iron Horse Music Hall on 8/21.

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

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