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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Playlist

January 25, 2013

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
Real Real
Artist : Meshell Ndegeocello
Album : Pour une âme souveraine
Label : naïve
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
11:35 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Oldcastle Theatre Company

  Formed by five New York actors in 1972, the Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT is thrilled to be celebrating their 42nd Anniversary!

Oldcastle began as a touring company, settled in a few different spots between 1977 and 2012 when it moved to its new artistic home in downtown Bennington at 331 Main Street.

Plays developed at Oldcastle have been produced in more than 25 states and in such foreign countries as South Africa, Canada, Spain and Argentina.

Oldcastle Theatre Company’s current show is The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig. It’s a mad-cap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.

Founding member and Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson joins us.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Wendy Whelan "Restless Creature" World Premiere at Jacob's Pillow

Credit Christopher Duggan

    Wendy Whelan is arguably the finest ballet dancer of our time. She has danced with New York City Ballet for more than 25 years, and has mastered classics such as Swan Lake, Balanchine's masterful neo-classical repertory, and contemporary works by some of the world's greatest choreographers.

On August 14, she will premiere her brand new dance adventure, Restless Creature, at Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA. She will perform four duets created by four different male choreographers - Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo.

Restless Creature will be performed at The Pillow through the 18th and Wendy joins us to discuss this new and exciting work.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays

    Immigration reform is one of the hottest topics of Congress’ summer recess.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that many Republicans are worried about facing primaries.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon August 12, 2013

2013 Cooperstown Music Festival

  The Cooperstown Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and since then the Festival has offered the region nearly 100 concerts, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, cabaret to kids’ concerts.

Festival Artistic Director (and flutist) Linda Chesis saw Cooperstown as an ideal location for a music festival, with its picturesque lake setting, small town charm, restaurants and attractions.

This year’s Cooperstown Music Festival has a few remaining concerts and Linda Chesis joins us know to tell us what is upcoming – and a bit about what we’ve missed.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 12, 2013

"Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection" by Ethan Zuckerman

    A cosmopolitan, by definition, is a “citizen of the universe” — someone who engages with issues across the globe, from politics, to war, to climate change. For example, we listen to WAMC, read the newspaper, check our Facebook pages and act like dutifully connected people.

But the Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, Ethan Zuckerman, argues that we’re living in a state of “imaginary cosmopolitanism.” We expose ourselves to limited kinds of information, particularly that which is already of interest to us or to those closest to us. He confronts this issue in his new book, Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection.

The Roundtable
9:05 am
Mon August 12, 2013

8/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, commentator and activist, Libby Post, and Joe Donahue.

Topics include:
Obama Presser
Autism’s Unexpected Link to Cancer Gene
Olympic Boycott?
Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn
3-D Movies Fade

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri August 9, 2013

"Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis" by Christine Montross

  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 13 percent of U.S. adults have received treatment for some kind of mental health problem.

Still, the most severe cases remain the hardest to treat and take the biggest toll not just on the family and friends of those afflicted but also on the country at large. The National Institute of Mental Health puts the economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S. at more than $100 billion per year.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Tune for Today

  "I Read A Lot" - Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe is playing at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on 8/21.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri August 9, 2013

"Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life" by Melody Moezzi

    Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths.

But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret—by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment.

Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way. She tells her story in Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays

    Don’t look now, but another fiscal cliff could be on the horizon.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that another showdown is possible this fall.

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