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

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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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 3

  Europe’s financial fortunes have a major influence on the rest of the world.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Ireland is making a slow comeback.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

"The Drunken Botanist" by Amy Stewart

    Joe Donahue speaks with Amy Stewart (Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs) about her most recent book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Best Drinks.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Helen Reddy at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

    Helen Reddy will appear in concert at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tomorrow night at 8pm. The Australian-American Queen of 70s Pop will perform songs that she’s always loved that weren’t necessarily her hits - and she’ll perform some of those, too.

The singer and actresses biggest hit was the feminist anthem “I am Woman” - for which she she became the first Australian to win a Grammy award. A frequent guest on talk shows and variety programs of the 1970s and early 1980s – Reddy helmed The Helen Reddy Show - the 1973 summer replacement series for The Flip Wilson Show - making her the first Australian to host a variety show on an American television network. Her film career includes an extended cameo as a nun in Airport 1975 – and a starring role in Walt Disney's Pete's Dragon, introducing the Oscar-nominated song "Candle on the Water."

Helen retired from live performance in 2002 - but has returned to the stage for these concerts.

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