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 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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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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

    Income for the vast majority of Americans has stagnated.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the middle class is being ill-served on many counts.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 5, 2013

"Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment" by Floyd Abrams

    

  Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession.

Floyd Abrams has been on the front lines of nearly every one of these major cases, which is also to say that, more than any other person, he has forged this country’s legal understanding of free speech.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

8/5/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Terror Threat
Snowmen Asylum
Food Stamps
Uruguay Same Sex Marriage

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Shakespeare & Company - Mother Courage

    Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is set against the backdrop of the Thirty Years War and follows the fate of Mother Courage, an artful canteen woman with the Swedish Army, intent on keeping her business and family alive amid the destruction of war.

Mother Courage and Her Children still resonates today as a profound insight into the moral implications of war. The show is running in the Tina Packer Playhouse as part of Shakespeare and Company’s season through August 25th.

The production is directed by Shakespeare and Company’s Artistic Director, Tony Simotes and features Olympia Dukakis, Apollo Dukakis, and John Douglas Thompson.

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