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

September 24, 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
Experimental Film
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : The Spine
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : TMB Productions
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
11:30 am
Tue May 7, 2013

"My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding

    Clare Balding is an award-winning BBC broadcaster and writer. At the London Olympics of 2012 she was proclaimed a “national treasure.'” She became the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998, and now works across a wide range of sports. She will join us to tell tales from her new memoir, My Animals and Other Family.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Aziz Ansari at The Palace on 5/14

    Aziz Ansari will be at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on Tuesday, May 14th at 8pm as part of this leg of his Buried Alive tour. This tour will result in his third hour-long stand-up special - the previous two being Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening and Dangerously Delicious.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Entitlements are a constant source of debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans have long targeted Social Security.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue May 7, 2013

"Saving Eagle Mitch" by Barbara Chepaitis

    In the spring of 2010, one lone Steppe Eagle was shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan. Fortunately, help was available from former Army Ranger Scott Hickman and his buddy, Navy SEAL Greg Wright, who took him in and gave him the healing he needed. They named him Mitch.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Book Picks - The Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tennenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

5/7/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics today include:

Indictment of State Sen. John Sampson
Manhole explosions
Rail or Trail
Education practices flipped
St. Patrick’s Demolition
White House on Syria
Health Plan – Midterms

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Listener Essay - Double Graduation

  Sharing the spotlight can be difficult, especially when it’s with your sibling. We hear these stories all the time on TV, whether it’s Serena versus Venus Williams or John and Jim Harbaugh coaching against each other in the Super Bowl.

Essayist Leighann Camarero tells us about the personal connection she has with these competitive siblings when it comes to mom and dad having to choose who to support.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Benjamin Busch, From Iraq To "The Wire"

Benjamin Busch
Credit Richard Mallory Allnutt

To read Benjamin Busch’s memoir Dust to Dust is to confront the big, hard questions of humanity: life and death, peace and war, family, honor, duty, and the frailty of all of it. Busch writes of his life’s often surreal interactions with nature and its destruction, whether that destruction is being wrought by land mines or natural erosion.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Tune for Today

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Pete Seeger playing 8th Step with Peggy Seeger on 5/12

    Peter Seeger will perform with his sister, Peggy, this Sunday afternoon at The 8th Step at Proctors in Schenectady, NY.

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