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 02, 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
Fraud
Artist : Jonathan Coulton
Album : Artificial Heart
Label : Rocket Science
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
10:10 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Richard Schiff in "The Chosen" at Barrington Stage

Richard Schiff and Joe Donahue

    Actor Richard Schiff is probably best known for playing White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on NBC’s The West Wing.

He made his Broadway debut this past season Glengarry Glen Ross with Al Pacino and he is now at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield in The Chosen.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 22, 2013

7/22/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Alice Green - the Executive Director of The Center for Law and Justice. She is an adjunct professor at the University at Albany, and she writes and lectures frequently on racism and criminal justice issues. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Obama on Race
Times Editorial on Race
Obama Economy
Helen Thomas Dies
Royal Baby Watch

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Lucy Kaplansky at Caffé Lena on 7/20

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky makes every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.

She is performing at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, July 20th.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #113

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Handel and his influence.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Icebox" - Gabriel Kahane, playing at MASS MoCA on Saturday, July 20th at 8pm.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

    Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, the U.S. is still grappling with its military role in the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney describes his Armed Services Committee work with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri July 19, 2013

"Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas"

  Texas may well be America’s most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state’s politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the United States has a great deal to learn from Texas.

She joins us to speak about her new book, Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri July 19, 2013

"Pygmalion" at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Heather Lind, Joe Donahue, Robert Sean Leonard

    

  George Bernard Shaw's classic, Pygmalion is running on the Main Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Directed by Nicholas Martin and starring Robert Sean Leonard and Heather Lind, Shaw's story of linguistics and love (and of course class structure in English society) runs through July 27th.

We welcome Robert Sean Leonard and Heather Lind to the show.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

7/19/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor Paul Conti.

Topics include:

Saratoga Opening Day & NYRA
Detroit Bankruptcy
Rolling Stone Ban
Manhunt Photos
Mikhail D. Prokhorov, Nets, and Luxury Tax
Graduation rates at the state college at Cobleskill

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Walking the dog Theater presents "Long Ago & Far Away" at PS21 in Chatham

    Walking the dog Theater returns for its sixth season at the PS21 Tent with an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives.

Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies shows the verbal dexterity, theatrical invention, and quirky humor that have made Ives popular with audiences and critics alike. His full-length play Venus in Fur recently had an award winning run on Broadway.

The show is up and runs through July 21st. This morning we are joined by Judy Grunberg, president of PS21, and David Anderson, director of Walking the Dog Theater to discuss their latest collaboration at the Tent.

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