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

September 19, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
Near You Always
Artist : Jewel
Album : Pieces of You
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : Rhino Atlantic
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
Crazytown
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : SuperEgo Records
11:55 AM
Fable
Artist : Victoria Clark
Album : The Light in the Piazza
TrackNumber : 18
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Nonesuch/WBR
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 - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Tune for Today

  "I Think U R A Contra" - Angélique Kidjo with Ezra Koenig

Angélique Kidjo will perform at The Mahaiwe on Saturday, February 23rd. 

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Angélique Kidjo at The Mahaiwe

Credit Paste Magazine

    Born in Benin, Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time and is the continent's most internationally celebrated female musical exponent.

The BBC has included Angélique Kidjo in its list of the "African continent's 50 most iconic figures". The Guardian has listed her as one of their "Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World" and Angelique is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes Magazine.

Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, Batonga and as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.

Angélique Kidjo will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 8pm.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

Credit (WAMC photo by Dave Lucas)

    Immigration is back on Washington’s front burner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that November’s electoral results have reshaped the debate.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue February 19, 2013

"Bleeder" by Shelby Smoak

    In 1985, Shelby Smoak was diagnosed HIV positive, a fact that he did not learn (by choice) until a few years later. Smoak’s diagnosis is compounded with the fact that he is also hemophiliac.

Set in the 1990s along the North Carolina coast, Bleeder traces Smoak’s quest for love in a world that feels increasingly dangerous, and despite a future that feels increasingly uncertain. From the bedroom to the operating room, and from one hospital to the next, Smoak seeks out hope and better health.

Smoak, a poet and novelist, who now teaches at Northern Virginian Community College in Arlington, has written a memoir of his experiences with both diseases, Bleeder.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

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The Roundtable
9:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Livingston Taylor and The College of Saint Rose Orchestra

Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston Taylor is the fourth child in the very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh.

From Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James, Taylor’s creative output has continued unabated, creating well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

Taylor’s musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel, jazz – and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. He will be performing Friday night at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Friday night.

Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #108

Dmitri Shostakovich

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss a recent trip Yehuda made to China and how art can be restricted there.

They also hear a movement from Shosatakovich’s Trio Number 2 in E minor, Opus 67.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Tune for Today

  "We Belong" - Pat Benatar

The song is in the stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is at Proctors this week.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri February 15, 2013

One-time DVD clerk Aly Spaltro debuts as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Aly Spaltro, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Credit Aly Spaltro

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with musician Aly Spaltro, known as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, whose debut album Ripely Pine comes out Tuesday.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

    The country faces sequestration if a deal can’t be reached in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that House members on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the sequester.

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