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

January 18, 2013

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
The Presidents
Artist : Jonathan Coulton
Album : Thing a Week Three
Label : Jonathan Coulton
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:12 AM
The Presidents
Artist : Jonathan Coulton
Album : Thing a Week Three
Label : Jonathan Coulton
10:35 AM
Glory Days
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : 'Born In The USA' LP
Label :
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
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
Wed August 7, 2013

8/7/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Editor of The Times Union, Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus - Ira Fusfeld. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum
Google Glass to see fill of policy questions
Joe Bruno
A Record 21.6 Million Millennials Living With Parents

The Roundtable
3:51 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The Roundtable To Broadcast Live From SPAC

WAMC is proud to present a special edition of The Roundtable with a live broadcast from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 8th from 9 A.M. to noon.

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Arts & Culture
11:26 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion: Settling Back in and Finding Their Rhythm

    Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have a new record out today. They’ve released Wassaic Way on their own (new!) label, Route 8 Records, and will be playing all over the WAMC listening area in the coming months.

Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco, the album’s eleven original songs were recorded at that band’s famed Chicago studio, The Loft and feature the duo’s most ambitious songwriting, far-reaching arrangements and electrifying performances to date.

In this segment we speak with Sarah Lee and Johnny about their songwriting process, connecting with Tweedy and Sansone, and about some of the songs on the album.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Easton Mountain Retreat Center

    The Easton Mountain Retreat Center is an LGBTQ retreat center in Greenwich, New York. Part of Easton's mission as a non-profit organization is to work towards peace, nonviolence, and social justice and they are interested in cultivating the future leaders of America's gay rights movement.

Later this month, they will be holding their eighth consecutive summer program for LGBTQ youth, a four-day arts camp and leadership summit called Arts in the Woods. This weekend, they will also be holding a weekend-long LGBTQ music festival called Out in the Woods to fundraise for scholarships for disenfranchised young people to attend the camp.

John Stasio, Founder of Easton Mountain, and Wil Fisher, their Director of Youth Programming, join us to tell us more.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

    Immigration reform remains the subject of fierce debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is confident a deal can be struck.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 6, 2013

"Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy"

  Today, August 6th is the anniversary of the 1965 signing of the Voting Rights Act. Historian Gary May’s newest book is Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy. In it, he traces the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 from its creation during the heyday of the civil rights era to the challenges its historic provisions face. Recent developments have plunged the VRA—and the newest efforts to decimate it—back into the headlines.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Rathbones by Janice Clark
Brewster by Mark Slouka
John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan
Journey by Aaron Becker
Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck (Author), Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
Mesmerizing Math by Jonathan Litton (Author), Thomas Flintham (Illustrator)

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 6, 2013

8/6/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Baseball suspensions
Globe and Washington Post being sold
New info on terror plots

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 5, 2013

"Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business" by Lynda Obst

  Over the past decade, producer Lynda Obst gradually realized she was working in a Hollywood that was undergoing a drastic transformation. The industry where everything had once been familiar to her was suddenly disturbingly strange.

Combining her own industry experience and interviews with the brightest minds in the business, Obst explains what has stalled the vast moviemaking machine.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

"Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor" by Richard Beeman

    

  In Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling twenty-two-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774 and the audacious decision for independence in July of 1776.

As late as 1774, American independence was hardly inevitable—indeed, most Americans found it neither desirable nor likely.

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