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 15, 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
11:27 AM
Take The "a" Train
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Take The "a" Train
Label : Mbop Direct - Black Cat
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 July 31, 2013

7/31/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and WAMC newsman Ray Graf and special guest - Professor Christine Chung, co-director of the joint Albany Law School / University at Albany Institute for Financial Market Regulation. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Detroit's Bankruptcy
Other recent notable bankruptcies
Upstate New York municipalities' economic straits

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue July 30, 2013

"God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" by Victoria Sweet

    San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care—ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.

Laguna Honda, relatively low-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God’s Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern “health care facility,” revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for the body and the soul.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

"Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA" by Randall B. Woods

    World War II commando, Cold War spy, and CIA director under presidents Nixon and Ford, William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century.

In Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA, eminent historian Randall Woods presents a riveting biography of Colby.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 30, 2013

"The Longest Road" by Philip Caputo

    Standing on the weatherworn shores of the Alaskan coast, Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo watched Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away, and began to wonder: How does the United States, as diverse as it is large, remain united?

In 2011, in a nation mired in war abroad and rocked by the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression, Caputo loaded his wife and two English setters into an Airstream camper and hit the open road in search of answers.

Captuo’s The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean follows the epic 4 month road trip that lead the couple down country roads, meeting Americans from all walks of life.

Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Rumor of War.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Immigration reform is Congress’ biggest boulder to move this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP is trying to run out the clock on meaningful reform.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Mount

    The Mount in Lenox, MA is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton.

They are presenting events just about every day of the week throughout their season including theatre, music, readings, lectures, The Wharton Salon, and ghost tours. The Mount will host their 3rd WordFest September 19-21. This year, in addition to readings and poetry, they are bringing Literary Death Match to the Berkshires.

There is a lot going on and The Mount’s Executive Director, Susan Wissler, and Communications Director, Rebecka McDougall join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

  Jacqueline Kellachan of The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Mo Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Ben Greeman
Ready for A Brand New Beat by Mark Kurlansky
Mayor of MacDougal Street by David Van Ronk
What You Want Is In The Limo by Michael Walker
The Guitar In The New World by Joe Gioia
Cross Roads: How The Blues Shaped Rock and Roll by John Milward
Yodel in Hi-Fi by Bart Planenga - Event on 8/3
Beautifully Unique Sparkle Ponies by Chris Kluwe
Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
TaiPei by Tao Lin
The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles by Daniel Lipkowitz
The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

7/30/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’
Verdict to Be Read on Tuesday for Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Case
NYTimes: William Scranton, Former Pennsylvania Governor, Dies at 96
Scientists Seek to Rein In Diagnoses of Cancer
Saratoga 150 Track Attendance Down

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 29, 2013

"The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat" by Vali Nasr

    Vali Nasr worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs. In his new book, The Dispensable Nation, he takes us behind the scenes to show how Secretary Clinton and her ally, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, were thwarted in their efforts to guide an ambitious policy in South Asia and the Middle East.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Someone to Fall Back On" - Jason Robert Brown

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