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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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

5/13/13 - Panel

Topics:

IRS v. Tea Party
Stock Market Momentum
Smart Phone Thefts
New Orleans Parade Shooting

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The Roundtable
1:12 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2013

Credit Randall Perry

  The Vanguard Showhouse is an annual fundraiser for The Albany Symphony Orchestra. Each year the area’s top interior designers are tapped and set free in one room of a house to decorate for visitors to walk through and see how truly marvelous a home can look.

Open from April 30 through May 19, the 33rd annual Vanguard Designer Showhouse raises funds for the Albany Symphony. The public is invited to come to a different large area home each year to see about 20 updated spaces, each put together by a separate design team.

Susan Jacobsen, Showhouse Chair, Corey Aldrich, Showhouse Consultant, and Paula McCormick, interior designer join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Carol Gilligan at the Rowe Center

    When Carol Gilligan published her 1982 groundbreaking book In a Different Voice, enormous attention was directed to her conclusion: men and women silence parts of themselves to remain true to their gender. Many failed to notice her pioneering techniques of listening.

The "aha" moment had occurred when a woman asked, "Do you want to know what I think – or what I really think?" Carol wondered, “How do people come to think in ways different from how they really think? What voices do people keep silent? How can I hear what is hidden?”

Carol Gilligan joins us to discuss her upcoming program - "Deep Listening: How to Hear the Voices that People Often Keep Silent" taking place May 17–19th at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center in Rowe, MA.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Mother" - Low

Low will perform at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA next month.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  America’s health care system is in line for some major changes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that primary care needs to be addressed right away.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Carolyn LaDuke: Even Tougher Cookie

Sarah LaDuke and her Mom - Christmas 2011

    The Friday before Mother’s Day in 2011, we had Dave Isay on to talk about the book, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. As many of you know, StoryCorps is an oral history project designed to document the fascinating lives or normal people. That Spring, Sarah LaDuke's  Mom - Carolyn - turned 70 and retired, so she copied the StoryCorps model (they encourage everyone to do so) and we aired some of her recorded conversation with her mom.

Since that conversation, Carolyn LaDuke has been through a lot. She survived a heart attack in October of 2011 and was diagnosed - for the second time - with breast cancer in late September of 2012. She has recently finished two extremely trying rounds of chemotherapy and should begin radiation soon. This Friday before Mother’s Day - today - we wanted to share a new interview with Sarah's Mom.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom"

Maya Angelou and her mother, Vivian Baxter.

    In her new book, Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. It is a tribute to motherhood and unconditional love.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

5/10/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Benghazi Email
ATM Heist
Online Sales Tax
Benefits of Pets

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Listener Essay - When The Outdoors Come In

  Denise Hackert-Stoner lives in Loudonville, NY, and enjoys writing about and photographing nature. With her husband, Scott Stoner, she operates Naturelogues, which you can visit at naturelogues.com.

Music - Bumble Bee- LaVern Baker

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

"Moving In" by Bruce Littlefield

    NY Times best-selling author and lifestyle expert Bruce Littlefield’s latest book is his most personal to date. In Moving In: Tales of an Unlicensed Marriage, he takes readers on a wild and often hysterical ride through the first year spent fixing up a historic old house with partner (and unwitting handyman) Scott Stewart, one of Manhattan’s top real estate brokers.

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