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 10, 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
Big Ones Get Away
Artist : Sandi Thom & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Album : Flesh and Blood
Label : Guardian Angels Records
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
11:50 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Listener Essay - Grace with Children

Albany, NY – Edie Meidav is the author of Lola, California, a new novel on friendship, dystopia, parenthood, and sexuality, out with Farrar Straus. She is a writer-in-residence at Bard College in New York. On Twitter, you can follow lolacalifornia or, on Facebook, you can find the Lola,California group.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Jesse Feiler - Do Not Track

  How should a company respond if a consumer asks it to stop tracking his or her behavior on the company’s website? And what role should a browser play in helping consumers communicate their preferences regarding online tracking? These are questions we will look to answer with our tech guru, Jesse Feiler.

Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in iOS, FileMaker databases, and technologies for small businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments. His most recent books are iWork for Dummies, Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours, and its companion Objective-C in 24 Hours.

His app, Minutes Machine for iPad, is available on the App Store. It helps nonprofits, homeowner associations, and small businesses manage meetings and generate minutes in real-time. His website is northcountryconsulting.com.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri March 29, 2013

"Free to Learn" by Peter Gray

    In his new book, Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Junot Diaz at Bard College on 4/1

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer. His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest, This Is How You Lose Her, features nine stories. At the center of each - is Yunior, a Dominican American who, despite his macho exterior, aches to be loved and the book explores the haunting, impossible power of love.

Diaz will be at Bard College on Monday, April 1st.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri March 29, 2013

"Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela" by Rory Carroll

    Hugo Chavez’s death has drawn the world’s attention as Venezuela faces regime change for the first time in fourteen years. Since he came to power in 1999, Chavez has loomed large on the world stage as a hugely controversial and contradictory leader.

In Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela - journalist Rory Carroll investigates how Chavez went from being an impoverished boy from the plains with big league baseball aspirations, to becoming a military officer, coup-leader, media darling, and elected leader.

Formerly The Guardian’s Latin American bureau chief, Rory Carroll has covered war zones, survived a kidnapping in Iraq, and reported on South Africa’s post-apartheid transition. He was stationed in Caracas for the research and writing of Comandante.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

3/29/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC newsmen Ray Graf and David Guistina, and The Roundtable's producer, Sarah LaDuke. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics aren't set - we'll open the phones (800 348 2551) and talk about whatever you'd like to talk about.  We're looking to have a free-and-easy weekend ease-in conversation.

**Update**

With your calls leading the way, we wound up talking a little about music, spring and weekend plans, and gun control. 

The Roundtable
11:55 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Listener Essay - Thank You For Your Service

  Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu March 28, 2013

The Peter Evans Quintet at EMPAC

Credit empac.rpi.edu

  The Peter Evans Quintet has been performing since 2009, and has played in New York, as well as toured internationally.

Taking jazz ensembles into the 21st century, the Peter Evans Quintet uses real-time sound processing and traditional instruments to create their sound. The live electronics permit the group to change their sound from smooth and melodious to sharp and rattling to cacophonous reverberation. The quintet draws on traditional jazz as source material and contorts them into something resembling classical European avant-garde.

The ensemble arrived at EMPAC in Troy on Tuesday to begin their EMPAC recording residency and they are performing this Friday night.

Peter Evans and EMPAC music curator, Argeo Ascani join us.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Stitches" - Crystal Bowersox with Jakob Dylan

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu March 28, 2013

"Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss

    Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss, from The New York Times joins us to tell the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.

Moss reveals how companies use Salt, Sugar, and Fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back.

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