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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November 19, 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
Mama You Been On My Mind
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Grace (Legacy Edition)
Label : Columbia/Legacy
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
Mon March 4, 2013

"Detroit: An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff

  Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own in his new book Detroit: An American Autopsy.

If Detroit is America’s vanguard in good times and bad, then here is the only place to turn for guid¬ance in our troubled era. While redemption is thin on the ground in this ghost of a city, Detroit: An American Autopsy is no hopeless parable. LeDuff shares an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer. Detroit is a dark comedy of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century, a deeply human drama of colossal greed and endurance, ignorance and courage.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Stone Cold Coup d'Etat" - They Might Be Giants

The new album, Nanobots will be released tomorrow.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"Banished" by Lauren Drain

    You've likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps you've seen their pickets on the news, the members holding signs with offensive messages, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers, the 9-year old victim of the recent Tucson shooting, and Elizabeth Edwards, all in front of their grieving families.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

  Politicos have long speculated about Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s next move.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick is already on the 2016 radar.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"All My Sons" in Glens Falls, NY

Neil Akins (seated L), Nick Baroudi, Avery Clark (seated C) and Barbara Miner (seated R)

  This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Arthur Miller’s classic drama All My Sons will be presented at the The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, New York. The show is a co-production of three producing companies: Rabine Productions, Inc., Wrightstage Productions and The Charles R. Wood Theater.

All My Sons is one of Miller’s first full-length dramas, preceding Death of a Salesman, which followed two years later in 1949. Both plays are considered masterpieces of the American dramatic canon.

The show is directed by Terry Rabine.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon March 4, 2013

They Might Be Giants release (an album titled) Nanobots

    They Might Be Giants' 16th studio album, Nanobots, will be released tomorrow on Idlewild Recordings.

The guys are out on a huge tour promoting the album, but just before they hit the road, John Flansburgh took our call to talk about the new record, bass clarinets, what he likes and dislikes about doing press, and the new free TMBG app.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" by Moshin Hamid

  The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moshin Hamid, will be at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts to talk about his new novel - the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel is the astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.”

It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and re-crossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.

The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Question of the Day - Sequester?

What do you make of the sequester?

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #109

  In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the cultural education of Yehuda’s Asian students before hearing the theme from Paganini’s Moses variations.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Tune for Today

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