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

January 15, 2013

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
Map of the World
Artist : Monsters of Folk
Album : Monsters of Folk
Label : Shangri-La
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
9:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
NYPD Muslim Squad disbanded
Al Qaeda comeback?
Terror Hoaxes
Ukraine
Cuomo signs Popular Vote Compact
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/15

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

"Degrees Of Inequality" By Suzanne Mettler

  America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates.

Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.

In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue April 15, 2014

"Astoria: John Jacob Astor And Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire" By Peter Stark

    Six years after Lewis and Clark's began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power.

Author and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition in his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

    Relations with Russia continue to pose a challenge.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he doesn’t want to see American boots on the ground.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Lauren Oliver - Panic

Lauren Oliver is a powerhouse in the literary world. She brought readers to their knees with her debut novel Before I Fall, left us with heart pounding cliffhangers in her Delirium trilogy, and enchanted people of all ages with her novel Liesl and Po. Now Oliver has done it again with her newest book, Panic - and this time she’s gone back to her more realistic roots.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

    

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
Book from the Ground by Xu Bing (also, The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground' edited by Mathieu Borysevicz)
The Galapagos: A Natural History by Henry Nicholls
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker
Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

4/15/14 Panel

    

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

Topics include:
Spring flooding
Ukraine
Middle East
Pulitzer
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/14

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

  Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal has divided the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the plan hurts working families.

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