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

December 19, 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
11:25 AM
Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Artist : Simple Minds
Album : The Best Of Simple Minds
Label : Virgin Catalogue
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

  Not three months into her first term, Elizabeth Warren is Massachusetts’ senior U.S. Senator.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Warren already has a big profile in the upper chamber.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue March 5, 2013

"Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" by Tanya Biank

    Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces.

Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood.

In an insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories.

Her new book is: Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

  Emily Crowe from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Poet Richard Blanco at Union College

Credit Nico Tucci/Courtesy Richard Blanco

    Richard Blanco, who last month became the fifth presidential inaugural poet, will be at Union College in Schenectady tonight at 7-PM to read from his works. Previous inaugural poets have included Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

Although his poems have appeared in top literary journals and anthologies, including The Nation, New Republic, Michigan Quarterly Review and The Best American Poetry, Blanco was not widely known until he was chosen by President Barack Obama as the inaugural poet.

Obama selected Blanco because his “deeply personal poems are rooted in the idea of what it means to be an American.” Blanco became the first immigrant, the first Latino and the first openly gay person to be named the inaugural poet. At the inauguration, Blanco read his poem, One Today – which is being released in book form today.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"Detroit: An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff

  Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own in his new book Detroit: An American Autopsy.

If Detroit is America’s vanguard in good times and bad, then here is the only place to turn for guid¬ance in our troubled era. While redemption is thin on the ground in this ghost of a city, Detroit: An American Autopsy is no hopeless parable. LeDuff shares an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer. Detroit is a dark comedy of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century, a deeply human drama of colossal greed and endurance, ignorance and courage.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Stone Cold Coup d'Etat" - They Might Be Giants

The new album, Nanobots will be released tomorrow.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"Banished" by Lauren Drain

    You've likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps you've seen their pickets on the news, the members holding signs with offensive messages, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers, the 9-year old victim of the recent Tucson shooting, and Elizabeth Edwards, all in front of their grieving families.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

  Politicos have long speculated about Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s next move.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick is already on the 2016 radar.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"All My Sons" in Glens Falls, NY

Neil Akins (seated L), Nick Baroudi, Avery Clark (seated C) and Barbara Miner (seated R)

  This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Arthur Miller’s classic drama All My Sons will be presented at the The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, New York. The show is a co-production of three producing companies: Rabine Productions, Inc., Wrightstage Productions and The Charles R. Wood Theater.

All My Sons is one of Miller’s first full-length dramas, preceding Death of a Salesman, which followed two years later in 1949. Both plays are considered masterpieces of the American dramatic canon.

The show is directed by Terry Rabine.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon March 4, 2013

They Might Be Giants release (an album titled) Nanobots

    They Might Be Giants' 16th studio album, Nanobots, will be released tomorrow on Idlewild Recordings.

The guys are out on a huge tour promoting the album, but just before they hit the road, John Flansburgh took our call to talk about the new record, bass clarinets, what he likes and dislikes about doing press, and the new free TMBG app.

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