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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November 15, 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
11:27 AM
Take The "a" Train
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Take The "a" Train
Label : Mbop Direct - Black Cat
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
9:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

8/16/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain. David Guistina moderates.

Topics include:
What might Obama find in Syracuse?
Bon Jovi/Cuomo/NYS Fair
Egypt authorizes use of live ammunition against pro-Morsi protesters
Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post Web site
Chief judges of 87 US courts decry funding cuts
Smithsonian unearths a new species of mammal: The olinguito

The Roundtable
11:40 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Drew Magary, The All-American Id

One of my favorite writers working today is Drew Magary, a columnist for Deadspin and Gawker and a GQ correspondent. In Magary style, I often joke – in all caps, of course — that he is the TWAIN OF OUR TIMES. In the age of Tweets, Magary thrives on long form prose that is nakedly honest and blisteringly funny.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Lights" - Josh Ritter, playing Tanglewood on 8/19.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu August 15, 2013

"America’s Obsessives" by Joshua Kendall

    

  In this segment we explore the compulsive energy that built a nation. Joshua Kendall puts many American icons on the psychologist's couch in America’s Obsessives.

In this fascinating look at the arc of American history through the lens of compulsive behavior, he shows how some of our nation's greatest achievements-from the Declaration of Independence to the invention of the iPhone-have roots in the disappointments and frustrations of early childhood.

Starting with the obsessive natures of some of Silicon Valley's titans, including Steve Jobs, Kendall moves on to profile seven iconic figures, such as founding father Thomas Jefferson, licentious librarian Melvil Dewey, condiment kingpin H. J. Heinz, slugger Ted Williams, and Estee Lauder.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Ted Kennedy and John Kerry are names of the past when it comes to Massachusetts’ Senate delegation.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senator Elizabeth Warren is unusually popular nationally.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Dance Omi - Christopher Morgan and Monstah Black

Credit artomi.org

   The 2013 Dance Omi International Dance Collective is now underway. Seven international Dance Artists, representing six different countries, have a collaborative residency at Omi's upstate artistic oasis. The residency program, now in its ninth year, fosters artistic and cultural exchange in the relaxed and rural setting of Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York.

Under the direction of Dance Omi Director Christopher Morgan, and this year's Guest Mentor, Monstah Black (a 2011 Alumnus of Dance Omi and an independent choreographer based in New York City), these highly diverse dance artists have spent their together familiarizing themselves with each others work along with experimenting and collaborating.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

8/15/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Daily Gazette editor, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
EgyptJesse Jackson Jr. Jail Sentence
Airlines Merger
NSA Cuts Administrators
Sex in College

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Marion Roach Smith: The Memoir Project

  If you are interested in telling your own story and writing anything from a blog to a memoir – listen up. Writer Marion Roach Smith is here to help. Her bestselling book, The Memoir Project, is a guidebook for anyone telling his or her own story.

Marion Roach Smith has taught a sold-out class called "Writing What You Know" since 1998. She is the author of The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair; co-author with Michael Baden, M.D., of Dead Reckoning; and author of Another Name for Madness.

Marion has been a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and for six years had weekly spots on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Tune for Today

 "Walk the Plank" - The Big Takeover

They're playing the Chronogram Block Party on 8/17. 

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Chronogram’s 20th Anniversary Block Party in Kingston, NY

    Chronogram magazine, launched in 1993 to chronicle life in the Hudson Valley, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a massive Block Party on Saturday.

The Block Party will provide entertainment for Chronogram fans of all ages. For the kids: A DIY art tent, popular children’s band Dog on Fleas, and a dunking booth to benefit the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. For the adults: swing dancing with Got2Lindy, a beer and wine garden and an after-hours masquerade dance party at BSP Lounge.

Chronogram Editorial Director, Brian Mahoney, joins us to tell us more.

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