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 06, 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
Reel Around the Fountain
Artist : The Smiths
Album : The Smiths
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros
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
10:35 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Paul Kantner brings Jefferson Starship to Schenectady

Jefferson Starship, with founder Paul Kantner
Credit Jefferson Starship

One of the giants of rock and roll history, Paul Kantner is celebrating his 72nd birthday the same way he has spent much of his life: on stage, performing the music of the group he helped found, Jefferson Airplane, and its successor, Jefferson Starship. So what if was longtime collaborator — collaborator underlined — Grace Slick who contended that rockers should have mandatory retirements after 50?

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

3/22/13 - Panel

Actor and musician Kevin Bacon at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Genevieve

Today’s panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, WAMC's David Guistina, and WAMC's Patrick Donges. Roundtable host Joe Donahue moderates.

For the part of this hour we'll also be joined by Kevin and Michael Bacon to discuss their careers in music and film, the Bacon Brothers Band, and the cultural phenomenon that is the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.   

Today's topics include:

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

We welcome Andrew Preston and speak about his book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Tune for Today

Our Tune for Today is “Bottom of the Bottle” by Brown Bird from their 2010 album The Devil Dancing

Brown Bird will be performing this Saturday, March 23, at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts center, as part of Roots Music Festival 4.

You can get more information on the festival online at TheLinda.org.

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The Roundtable
11:11 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Donna McKechnie remembers "Same Place: Another Time" at Club Helsinki

Donna McKechnie

Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York could hardly have found a better torchbearer for its Helsinki on Broadway series, which continues this Sunday, March 24 with a legend of the stage, Donna McKechnie and her new cabaret show, “Same Place: Another Time.”

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu March 21, 2013

"The Accursed" by Joyce Carol Oates

      The Accursed is a major historical novel from Joyce Carol Oates - an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned.

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

3/21/13 – Panel

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the NY SAFE Act on January 15, 2013.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Today’s panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, WAMC's David Guistina, and State University of New York at Albany journalism professor and regular guest on WAMC's The Media Project Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today’s topics include:

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Tune for Today

Our Tune for Today is "If You Can See Me" by David Bowie from his new album The Next Day

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

"Poor Man's Feast" by Elissa Altman

    Elissa Altman is a James Beard Award-winning writer whose new book marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and food-fanatical father, Elissa was trained early on that fancy is always best. In fact, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical.

But love does strange things to people, and when Elissa met Susan — a small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living — it would change Elissa's relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever. Her new book, Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, is a universal tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, and shows us how all our stories are inextricably bound up with what, and how, we feed ourselves and those we love.

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