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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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 3, 2012

"Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" by Anne Applebaum

Anne Appllebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate. Her book, Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and was a finalist for three other major prizes. Her essays appear in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and The London Spectator.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Congressional Corner with Ross Baker - Part 3

Voters seem to detest gridlock in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Senate is actually structured to slow the legislative process.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Lenox Caroling Festival

More than 200 singers from throughout the Northeast will converge on the picturesque village of Lenox, MA this coming weekend to participate in the second Lenox Caroling Festival.

Choirs and choruses will perform al fresco on porches of businesses throughout the village. The groups, from the Berkshires, the Boston area and as far away as Delaware, will compete for cash prizes.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 3, 2012

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is a history of on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Jeff Kinney joins us to talk about The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #101

Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the influence of Gustav Mahler, hearing a Mahler variation on Frere Jacques.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Tune for Today

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri November 30, 2012

ASO Guest Conductor, Daniel Hege

Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America's finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009, was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony, beginning his tenure with that orchestra in September 2010.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with Ross Baker - Part 2

Already a national figure, New Jersey governor Chris Christie emerged from Sandy and the election as a 2016 contender. In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Christie has been a pragmatic Republican in a mostly blue state.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

"Kurt Vonnegut: Letters" edited by Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield joins us to talk about Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide.

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