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

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
10:10 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

    Nicole Furnee and Wendy Conway join us from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY with this week's Book Picks lists. 

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

3/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, David Guistina from WAMC News, and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.

Our topics are: New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling blocks limits on sugary drinks; NY GOP State Senators now open to Minimum Wage hike; the conclave to elect a new pope is underway; the TSA says yes to small knives on planes.

Congressional Corner
5:58 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays discusses the Massachusetts special election with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Brian Selznick - "Hugo" at The Mahaiwe

New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Brian Selznick will talk about his Caldecott Award-winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and how it became Martin Scorsese's 2011 Oscar-winning film Hugo on Sunday at The Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington.

Following a screening of the film, Selznick will participate in a Q & A with his Scholastic editor, Berkshire resident Tracy Mack, and then sign books.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Berkshire Grown's March Maple Dinner

    Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy and landscape.

They will feature a special slate of chefs for their March Maple Dinner on March 18 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox to celebrate the first harvest of the season. The dinner will benefit Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty, which buys shares in local farms for food pantries.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon March 11, 2013

George Thorogood and The Destroyers at UPAC

  Legendary blues rock guitarist George Thorogood and his Delaware Destroyers will rock the stage of UPAC next Tuesday, March 19th.

Thorogood is best-known for his songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” as well as his covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over,” John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?”

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

3/11/13 - Panel

  We are launching a new format for the first hour of The Roundtable today and will have a panel discussion featuring Alan Chartock, Capital Correspondent, Karen Dewitt, WAMC News staff Ian Pickus and Ray Graf. The panel will be moderated by Joe Donahue.

Today's topics are:
Guns and legislating them, Paul Ryan's desire to appeal ObamaCare, drones and last week's filibuster, and sugar in New York City.

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The Roundtable
2:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Butterflies at miSci and Albany Pine Bush

  miSci in Schenectady, New York has a new exhibit entitled, Butterflies – it’s an indoor butterfly house and will be open through April 7.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is releasing a new children’s book entitled Mister Karner Blue Book – about the Karner Blue Butterfly – they will have a release party for the book tomorrow. The book is illustrated by the students of Farnsworth Middle School and written by Natasha Permaul.

Here to tell us more about the butterfly saturation of the region are Mac Sudduth, Ph.D., miSci Executive Director, Jeffrey Folmer, Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center Director, and Neil Gifford, Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri March 8, 2013

"Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton"

How did a prisoner of war survive six years and eight months of soul-crushing imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War? By writing poetry. And how did he do it without pencil or paper?

Then-Captain John Borling "wrote" and memorized poems to keep his mind sharp and spirits up. He shared his creations with fellow captives by their only means of communication—the forbidden POW tap code. Rapping on the cell walls with his knuckles, he tapped poems, certainly of pain and despair, but also of humor, encouragement, and hope, to keep everyone’s strength and spirits alive.

John Borling joins us to talk about Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton.

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