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 25, 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
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Book Picks - The Book Store

   Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA joins us with this week's list. 

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue February 26, 2013

"The Outpost" by Jake Tapper

    Jake Tapper is a CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent. Prior to joining CNN, he was the senior White House correspondent for ABC News.

His new bestselling book is: The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. In 2009, in one of the deadliest battles in Afghanistan, Combat Outpost Keating was attacked by Taliban insurgents and nearly destroyed. A Pentagon investigation concluded that the outpost should not have been there in the first place. Jake Tapper joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Oscar Wrap with Thelma Adams

Credit Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

    Nobody knows movies like Thelma Adams. So, we wanted to talk with her about last night Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on the winners and losers from film’s biggest night.

She is currently a Yahoo! Contributing Editor and her column “Thelma Adams on Reel Women” runs on AMC Filmcritic.com. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.

She is also author of the terrific novel, Playdate, now out in paperback. 

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon February 25, 2013

"New Blue and White"

And Then It Was Still II - Giselle Hicks

    "Blue and white" means, at its simplest, cobalt pigment applied to white clay. Over the course of a millennium, blue-and-white porcelain has become one of the most recognized types of ceramic production worldwide.

The exhibition, “New Blue and White” currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the ways in which contemporary makers, working in ceramics as well as other media ranging from fiber to furniture to glass, have explored this rich body of material culture.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

  Linking budget progress to pay is a longtime gambit for gridlocked legislators.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that lawmakers shouldn’t be compensated until their work is done.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon February 25, 2013

"Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" by Christopher Bram

    In his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing. Beginning with a first wave of major gay literary figures -Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin - he shows how they set the stage for new generations of gay writers to build on what they had begun.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Rachel Dratch

    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered, she says, roles as “Lesbians or Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.”

Her career as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish—and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way in her book, Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:20 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Question of the Day - Clinton and Cuomo?

What do you make of the political relationship between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

    The new Congress is getting settled in Washington with a long to-do list. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s anxious to stay busy on behalf of his district.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri February 22, 2013

The Thinking Beekeeper

Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees and author of the recently published, The Thinking Beekeeper. She will be teaching a Weekend Intensive in Top Bar Beekeeping at Berkshire Community College this Saturday and Sunday.

Christy’s new book, The Thinking Beekeeper, is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them.

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