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 28, 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
10:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Kevin Meany

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  With a blend of lunacy that includes physical humor, impersonations, stylized caricatures of nightclub singers and his signature "man on the street" interviews. Emmy Award winner Kevin Meany has been one of the country's most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

"Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - And How We Can Fix It"

  In the September 2009 issue of the Atlantic, David Goldhill rocked the health-care world with his compelling account of how bureaucratic American health care killed his father. Now, Goldhill is back with a new book expanding on the topic, published by Knopf, entitled Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #107

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    In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the persecution of Turkish pianist Fazil Say, hearing Say’s performance of Beethoven’s "Appassionata Sonata."

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by Alexandra Horowitz

    Alexandra Horowitz joins us this morning to talk about her new book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, which shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.”

On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Thu January 24, 2013

The Tumultuous Life of Motown's Mary Wells

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Peter Benjaminson, author of Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar.

She might not be as well known as Motown greats like Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross, but without the trailblazing career of Mary Wells, those artists might not be the household names they are today.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

  The country came together for a rare moment of political unity on Monday. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama’s inaugural address focused on equality.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"Gordon Parks: 100 Moments" at The New York State Museum

Credit Gordon Parks

A new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks opens on Saturday at the New York State Museum.

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments showcases six decades of Parks’ photographs, including numerous never-before-seen images and Parks’ most famous photo, “American Gothic, Washington, D.C”. On display at the State Museum through May 19, 2013, the stunning visual collection is organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Director of the NY State Museum, Mark Schaming, joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu January 24, 2013

"The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller" by John Connolly

John Connolly is best known for his bestselling series starring Maine private detective Charlie Parker. They are literate, hardboiled novels that dabble increasingly in the supernatural.

His latest novel is The Wrath of Angels , the just-published 11th book in the Parker series. It deals with a plane crash in the depths of the Maine woods. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed January 23, 2013

From Dagobah to Schenectady: Charlie Ross, One Man Star Wars

Charlie Ross

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Charlie Ross, whose One Man Star Wars show stops at Proctors in Schenectady for five performances beginning January 25.

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