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 21, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
Dust Bowl Dance
Artist : Mumford and Sons
Album : Sigh No More
Label : Glassnote
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
Thank You Too
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : Evil Urgesq
Label : Ato Records / Red
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
9:45 am
Mon January 28, 2013

"The Third Bullet" by Stephen Hunter

    Stephen Hunter is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for The Washington Post and best-selling novelist.

His new novel, The Third Bullet, has his recurring hero, Bob Lee Swagger, question details of what happened in shooting death of JFK.

Hunter has written 18 novels — eight of them featuring Swagger, a former Marine sniper.

The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Question of the Day - Immigration Reform?

What do you think of the proposed immigration reform?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Chili and Beer for the Big Game

    The Super Bowl is coming up next weekend and perhaps you are planning a gathering for the event. We though whether you are or are not, it would be helpful to call in an expert to help feed guests in a remarkable, comfortable and relaxing way.

A real-life cheese expert, Culinary Institute of America Associate Professor, John Fischer, joins us in studio this morning.

Fischer is the author of the book, Cheese: Identification, Classification, and Utilization. But, he is also an expert in beer, wine and even makes a mean batch of chili. Professor John Fischer joins us with an array of tastes to help plan for the Big Game.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Tune for Today

  "Real Real" - Meshell Ndegeocello featuring Toshi Reagon

Meshell Ndegeocello will perform at Home Bass: 4 Strings 4 Hearts for Habitat at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY on 1/27 at 7pm.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts for Habitat

  Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts for Habitat is a benefit concert for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity taking place this Sunday at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY.

The concert will be hosted by Melissa Auf der Maur and will feature with multi-Grammy nominee, Meshell Ndegeocello, Tommy Stinson from The Replacements and Guns ‘N’ Roses, and cellist Melora Creager from Rasputina.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

  It seems hard to believe, but the Congressional midterms are already on the radar. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans are likely to ascend in the 2014 elections.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Kevin Meany

Credit kevinmeaney.com

  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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