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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Playlist

November 07, 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
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre 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
10:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

"Looking for Signs" by Diane Cameron

    Diane Cameron is a writer, speaker, teacher and spiritual director. She is an advocate for people in need at Unity House in Troy, New York. Looking for Signs is a collection of her columns and essays.

She'll be signing the book at The Book House in Albany, NY on Saturday, February 23 at 3PM.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri February 15, 2013

"Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy" by John Wood

    John Wood worked for Microsoft for nine years, helping grow the company’s international profile. He resigned at thirty-five and founded Room to Read, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s top nonprofit organizations.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

"Why Priests?" by Garry Wills

  Just days after the Pope announced his resignation; we will talk about the priesthood with Garry Wills. Bestselling author of Papal Sin and Why I Am a Catholic?, Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself.

But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset?

His new book is Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Listener Essay - Love Found and Love Lost

  Elise Linscott is a senior at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu February 14, 2013

"Nick and Jake: An Epistolary Novel" and so much more.

In Nick and Jake: An Epistolary Novel, it’s 1953 and Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises begin a correspondence that leads to a close friendship, and widens to include a bizarre cast of characters.

The book by Tad and Jonathan Richards, has been recorded as a theatrical audio books featuring the talents of Alan Arkin, Ali McGraw, Ambassador Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame and many others.

Tad Richards in addition to being an author, is the artistic director and former president of Opus 40. He joins us in studio now and by phone we have Ambassador Joe Wilson - former United States diplomat best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment-and How to Get Help That Works

    Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment-and How to Get Help That Works , by medical writer and New York Times bestselling author Anne Fletcher, gives readers an insider’s view of drug and alcohol rehab. It focuses on real people whose stories illustrate the serious issues facing individuals in rehab and endemic in the rehab industry today.

Some stories are disturbing while others are inspiring, as they provide an honest and critical look at the current state of the addiction treatment industry in the U.S., contrasting what goes on in rehab with what experts and scientific studies suggest should go on.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

    Europe’s financial fortunes have influenced the world economy for years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss Welch’s study group on Europe.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu February 14, 2013

John Corbett

Credit Bo Derek

    Actor, musician (Note: and heckuva nice guy - Sarah), John Corbett will bring his band to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Thursday, February 21st. 

Corbett - who you may recognize from Northern Exposure, Sex and the City, United States of Tara, Parenthood, or My Big Fat Greek Wedding - has recently released his second country music album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind. The album is produced by Jon Randall Stewart with 7 songs written or co-written by Stewart.

Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Eddie Izzard at The Bardavon

British comedian Eddie Izzard will bring his brilliant and unique form of stand-up comedy to the stage at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York this Saturday, February 16th (as of this posting, tickets are available for the 6pm show, available on The Bardavon website or by calling 845-473-2072).

Comedian, dramatic actor of stage and screen, activist, transvestite, marathon runner, any one descriptor (or even a bundle of them) applied to Izzard would fail to summarize his career or the man himself. Still - with his help - we try in this segment.

The Roundtable
9:30 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Al Gore - "The Future"

    Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore has a new book out entitled, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.

We will talk with him about the environment, his thoughts on fracking in New York State, and about his recent payday for selling his television network.

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