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
10:10 am
Mon April 29, 2013

"Cooked" by Michael Pollan

  Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, follows the twists and turns of Pollan’s education in the kitchen. Organizing his journey around the four classical elements —fire, water, air, and earth—Pollan apprentices himself to a series of culinary experts to discover how these elements can transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 29, 2013

4/29/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, and for the fist half of the hour Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose, and for the second half U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Judith Enck.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Albany Symphony's Trip to Carnegie Hall

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on May 7th. But, they will be giving a sneak preview tomorrow night at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Their Carnegie Hall Preview is an all-American program celebrating the infusion of jazz in orchestral music – featuring Gershwin, Gould and Harbison – with Kevin Cole on piano. 

Lets face it, the ASO is one of the finest orchestras in the country led by one of the nation’s finest conductors – Maestro David Alan Miller.

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Soul on Fire" - Spencer Day

Spencer is performing at Helsinki Hudson tonight at 9 o'clock.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri April 26, 2013

"Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England" at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Albert Bierstadt, Mt. Ascutney from Claremont, New Hampshire, 1862. 40.5 x 70.5 in. Fruitlands Museum

  On Sunday, April 28th the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will celebrate the opening of their 2013 exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England.

The show is curated by Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy Museum, focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings and offers a rare opportunity to see these little known but magnificent works.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  The special election primaries in Massachusetts are just a few days away.

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 it’s still unclear what impact the Boston Marathon bombings will have on the race.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Ideas Matter: Vermont Humanities Council and The Evolution of Sports Writing

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight Vermont and specifically, the evolution of sports writing.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Volunteer Fire Departments Need More Members

    The volunteer fire service is at a serious crossroads. Current membership is at its lowest point in nearly two decades, and further erosion could have dire consequences.

What the general public may not realize is the fire companies protecting their communities are often staffed exclusively by volunteers. When an emergency breaks out, these volunteers leave their homes and offices to respond, not the local firehouse, as paid firefighters do.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

4/26/13 - Panel

  This morning's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, David Guistina, and Joe Donahue.

In this abbreviated panel we're asking listeners to call in with their language pet peeves.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Nova Ren Suma - 17 & Gone

Last spring, Nova Ren Suma enraptured readers with her debut novel Imaginary Girls. Now she’s done it again with her haunting and unforgettable new book 17 & Gone. Set in the Hudson Valley village of Rhinecliff, the novel follows Lauren who experiencing visions of missing girls. It’s not a ghost story though, but a tale of finding what is lost and feeling a connection to someone you’ve never met.

Nova Ren Suma will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY with 3 other YA authors this Sunday, April 28th at 4PM.

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