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 14, 2012

8:59 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
"With Malice Toward None" ((Piano Solo))
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:10 AM
The American Process
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
10:29 AM
A Lincoln Portrait
Artist : Aaron Copland narrated by Walter Cronkite with the US Coast Guard Band
Album : A Lincoln Portrait
Composer : Aaron Copland
Label : Altissimo!
10:35 AM
The People’s House
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:10 AM
"With Malice Toward None"
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:25 AM
Getting Out the Vote
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
11:36 AM
The Peterson House and Finale
Artist : John Williams
Album : Lincoln
Label : Sony Classical
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
10:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Oklahoma!"

Credit Abby LePage

  Oklahoma! is the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein – the original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943.

Featuring timeless songs such as "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin,'" "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," “I Cain't Say No," "People Will Say We're in Love," and of course "Oklahoma!," this landmark, Pulitzer Prize winning musical is currently enjoying the Berkshire Theatre Group treatment on stage at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA.

Eric Hill directs this American classic and he joins to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"More Scenes from the Rural Life" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

  Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about agriculture and land use behind farming today.

Klinkenborg's new book - More Scenes from the Rural Life - gathers together 150 of his best pieces since his last collection, The Rural Life, was published a decade ago.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

7/17/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Filibuster
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone
Health Plan Cost
Daily Gazette Headlines

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue July 16, 2013

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat

  Without mantras or manifestos, 29 writers serve up sharp, sweet, and candid memories; salty irreverence; and delicious original recipes. Food is so much more than what we eat. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is an anthology of original essays about how we learn (and relearn) to eat, and how pivotal food is beyond the table.

We speak about the book with one of its editors, Lisa Catherine Harper.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue July 16, 2013

"The Widow's Strike" by Brad Taylor

    The Widow’s Strike is the fourth novel in the Pike Logan series, following the success of Enemy of Mine. A twenty-one year veteran of the US Army Infantry and Special Forces, it is no surprise that Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Brad Taylor has made military authenticity his writing trademark.

The Widow’s Strike is an explosive ride alongside America’s counterterrorism operators that will leave readers breathless. In his new thriller, a mutation of a deadly virus invented by nature but genetically manipulated by man falls into the wrong hands.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Come Play With Me" by Extreme - by special request from our departing Associate News Director, Patrick Donges.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Judy Wicks at Hawthorne Valley Farm

    Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March.

Judy is founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement. She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

Tonight, at 5:00 pm, Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent will host “A Declaration of Interdependence,” a new speaker series celebrating local living economies in the Hudson Valley and Greater Berkshire Region. They will be honoring Judy and she will also be speaking at a Re>Think Local event on Wednesday at Noon at the Barn at Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton.

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Extremities"

    In William Mastrosimone’s psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. However, once the tables turn, Extremities raises provocative and difficult questions about rape and its aftermath, violence and its justification, justice and its reliability. Who will be held responsible in this riveting game of cat and mouse?

Directed by original cast member, Karen Allen for The Berkshire Theatre Group, Extremities runs through July 27th at The Unicorn Theatre.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Maverick Concerts 98th Season

    Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival and winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, thrives on the love of great music and the spirit of its unique site in the unspoiled woods. The rustic 1916 concert hall is ideally suited to chamber music and the intimacy of live performance.

This is Maverick’s 98th Season and they are focusing on the great 20th century British Composer, Benjamin Britten, who spent the summer of 1939 in Woodstock.

Maverick Concerts Music Director, Alexander Platt, and Publicity Director, Mary Fairchild join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Book Picks - The Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry
The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja
Russ and Daughters by Mark Russ
Federman Transatlantic by Colum McCann
Memories of a Marriage by Louis Begley
Forty-One False Starts by Janet Malcolm
Possibility: Essays Against Despair by Patricia Vigderman
Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Vol 1 & 2) by Michael Burlingame

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