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

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Playlist

December 28, 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
11:12 AM
The Night Of Wine And Roses
Artist : Japandroids
Album : Celebration Rock
Label : Polyvinyl Records
11:16 AM
Fire’s Highway
Artist : Japandroids
Album : Celebration Rock
Label : Polyvinyl
11:18 AM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Label : Modular Fontana
11:20 AM
Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Label : Modular Fontana
11:22 AM
Fitzpleasure
Artist : alt J
Album : An Awesome Wave
Label : Canvasback/ATL
11:24 AM
Thinkin Bout You
Artist : Frank Ocean
Album : Channel Orange
Label : Def Jam Records
11:26 AM
Bad Religion
Artist : Frank Ocean
Album : Channel Orange
Label : Def Jam Records
11:28 AM
Adorn
Artist : Miguel
Album : Kaleidoscope Dream
Label : ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records
11:36 AM
Swimming Pools (Drank)
Artist : Kendrick Lamar
Album : good kid, m.A.A.d city
Label : Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope
11:40 AM
Serpents
Artist : Sharon Van Etten
Album : Tramp
Label : Jagjaguwar
11:43 AM
Emmylou
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita Recordings
11:47 AM
Call Me Maybe
Artist : Carly Rae Jepsen
Album : Kiss
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Interscope Records
11:54 AM
Ohm
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Fade
Label : Matador 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
11:35 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"On Horseback and Healing" by Sharon Miller Blake

    On Horseback and Healing is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort and solace in the nourishing bounty of the natural world.

Sharon Miller Blake’s quest for a life beyond mere survival takes her all over this continent. She has many adventures and some misadventures as she wrestles with dark passages and mental instability, but she has an inner spark, which keeps her seeking the light and a vibrant connectedness.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"Maine Sublime" at Olana

Olana is the 250-acre home of Frederick Edwin Church, the famous landscape painter of the 19th century and the master of America's first school of painting, the Hudson River School.

The beautiful Persian style estate is situated outside of Hudson, NY.

"Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin" is a new exhibition currently on display at Olana. The show includes 10 oil and 13 pencil sketches from the Olana collection that celebrate the glories of Maine scenery. Many are on public view for the first time.

Sara Griffen, Director of the Olana Partnership and Evelyn Trebilcock, Curator at Olana join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Boston Early Music Festival

Credit Kathy Wittman

    The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) will return to the Berkshires this summer with Almira, the first opera by the celebrated and beloved Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel in its first modern-day historically conceived production.

BEMF will offer three fully-staged performances of the production at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at 7pm, and Sunday, June 23 at 2:30pm; all performances will be sung in German with English supertitles.

Three-time Grammy-nominated Artistic Co-Director Paul O’Dette joins us.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"To Repair the World" by Paul Farmer

    Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer is one of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice. In his new book, To Repair the World, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"Bob And Ray, Keener Than Most Persons" by David Pollock

  By the established comedy conventions of their era, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were true game changers. Never playing to the balcony, Bob and Ray instead entertained each other. Because they believed in their nuanced characters and absurd premises, their audience did, too.

Now, with the full cooperation of Bob Elliott and of Ray Gouldings widow, Liz, together with insights from numerous colleagues, their craft and the culture that made them so relevant is explored in depth in David Pollock's Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

6/20/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, College of St. Rose Communications professor and for WNYT News Director, Paul Conti, and Editor of the Times Union, Rex Smith. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Albany-Area Men In Death-Ray Plot
Climate Change Effort
FBI on Drones
Thompson Gets Tacher's Union Support
Media Conflicts

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Listener Essay - Manuel Bromberg

  Jeanne Hunter shares part of the life story of Manuel Bromberg.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Rich Honen

  Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on headlines from the business world. To help us sort this all out – we welcome Rich Honen - with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

Today we talk about how government and corporate worlds each handle scandals.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Tune for Today

  "My Old Friend" - Sam Amidon

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Sam Amidon

      Sam Amidon will perform this Saturday afternoon in Courtyard C at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA as part of the Solid Sound Festival.

Enveloped in traditional music while growing up in Vermont, Sam’s most recent album, Bright Sunny South, is a continuation of his particular method of folk music delivery.

At first listen, his music seems to follow the singer-songwriter model. His background is wrapped in the Appalachian folk-music tradition, and his songs feature expressive vocals and fast, finger-plucked melodies. But a singer-songwriter he is not. Sam Amidon composes new tunes for traditional folk ballads and an array of cover songs that he's attentively made his own.

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