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 26, 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
On Top of the World
Artist : Imagine Dragons
Album : Night Visions
Label : Kid Ina Korner / Interscope
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
11:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance

In the early 1500s, the city of Florence, Italy, created a competition between two larger than life Renaissance figures: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. To glorify the political power of the Florentine Republic, the city commissioned these two artists to paint frescoes on opposite walls in an important public building.

In a new book, The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance, art historian Jonathan Jones details the lives of these men, the competition between them and how their contrasting visions of mankind continue to influence art and culture today. 

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:25 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Tune for Today

  "The Half" - Maya Azucena

She'll be at the 8th Annual Blues and Funk Festival at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed January 30, 2013

"The Liar" at Shakespeare and Company

Credit Kevin Sprague

  The Liar was originally penned by the classic 17th Century playwright Pierre Corneille, in 1664. The play as all of the ingredients of a perfect French farce - a tangled web of lies, misdirected advances, and the unmistakable confusion of love.

Shakespeare and Company is producing an adaptation by award-winning American playwright, David Ives, which merges the iambic humor of classic verse with a contemporary twist.

We are joined by director Kevin G. Coleman and actors David Joseph and Alexandra Lincoln.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2

    The redistricting process put several incumbents in reshaped districts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is comfortable with his new constituents in the Berkshires.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Gayle Forman - Just One Day

Fall in love with Gayle Forman all over again.

Readers were enthralled with Gayle Forman’s If I Stay books, and now she’s captivated them again as they fall in love with her characters in Just One Day. It’s the first of a duo, and in it we’re brought into a world of Shakespeare, borrowed identities, and the crushing and exhilarating experience of first love found and lost.

You can meet Gayle Forman Sunday, Feb. 3rd  at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY. 

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed January 30, 2013

We are doing this: stand-up comedian and podcast host, Marc Maron

Credit Larry Hirshowitz

    Stand-up comedian, Marc Maron, kicks of his “Out of the Garage” Tour at The Egg in Albany, NY this Friday, February 1st.

The title of the show refers to the home-studio in his garage – the primary location used to record his very popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” The podcast features perceptive stream-of-consciousness introductions and lengthy (usually one-on-one, occasionally one-on-two for example: Tenacious D) conversations with iconic entertainment personalities. The podcast premiered in 2009 and regularly hits #1 on iTunes and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and many other publications and entertainment websites.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

"Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons" by Ward Wilson

    Ward Wilson is a senior fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has spoken before governments and at think tanks and universities on the issue of Nuclear Weapons.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

"The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster"

Sociologist Robert Bartholomew joins us to talk about his work which takes journalists to task for sloppy reporting and criticizes local tourist bureaus for their singular focus on Champ Dollars.

His book, The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster (Excelsior Editions) presents the most complete history of Champ from Native American lore to the modern-day monster hunters.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:25 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Tune for Today

  "My New York City" - Mike + Ruthy

Mike + Ruthy will play The Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center this weekend. 

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Mike + Ruthy at The Winter Hoot

Credit Rob Rock

  Mike and Ruthy have organized the first Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center in Olive Bridge, NY. It will be a three day festival that will feature music and dancing as well as birding, hiking, blacksmithing, nature photography, and indoor farmers market, silent auction and more!

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