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
10:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Fairest One of All by J.B. Kaufman

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first shown to a theatrical audience in December 1937 and brought overwhelming, joyous applause from a house full of hardened film-industry professionals.

From today’s perspective, its stature is even greater—named as one of the best movies of all time by the American Film Institute, and still beloved by children and adults around the world.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore

Scott Meyer of Merritt Bookstore joins us with this week's Book Picks.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Makeup to Breakup with the original Catman

Peter Criss, the founding drummer of KISS, has written and new memoir, Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss and he joins us to talk about it.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Set in a small town in South Carolina, the Beautiful Creatures series is steeped in southern tradition, gossipy church goers, and mystical forces that now threaten everything the sleepy town has held so dear. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl intricately crafted two worlds; one of the All-American boy Ethan, and the other of Lena, who is surrounded by dark and light magic.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 12, 2012

"Who Could That Be at this Hour?" by Lemony Snicket

  Lemony Snicket's new series is called All the Wrong Questions and he joins us to talk about the first book, "Who Could That Be at this Hour?"

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1

The presidential election was tight, but in the end, President Obama won a second term. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that state polls were mostly accurate this cycle.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Oath by Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin joins us to discuss The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

He and Joe Donahue have a longer discussion of the book in a Northshire Bookstore Off the Shelf event with a live Book Show taping on 11/17.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion

  The Big Read is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Question of the Day - Cost of War?

Do American civilians fully appreciate and recognize the cost of war?

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