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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The Roundtable
9:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Lizz Winstead's “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” Tour in Saratoga Springs

Co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead will be the featured speaker at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s Annual Celebration tonight.

Her stop in Saratoga Springs is part of her nationwide, stand-up tour “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” She began this tour to fight back against an increasing number of attacks against Planned Parenthood, which she, like many other women, has relied upon for health care during her life.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu October 18, 2012

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage was a phenomenon. The epic spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists, including NPR’s “Year’s Most Transporting Books.” Stephen King even cheered to a stunned Justin Cronin on Good Morning America, “You’ve put the scare back into vampires, buddy.”

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Question of the Day - Job Creation?

How would you create more jobs in our region?

The Roundtable
3:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Jessica Khoury - Origin

Deep in the Amazon rain forest sits a secret lab. For generations the scientists have managed to keep it and its work there a secret. Known as Little Cam, the residents there have been harboring a secret so deep, that if it came out to the world, it could change it forever. Jessica Khoury's new novel Origin., takes us to uncharted territory as we discover the life of perfect Pia.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Randy Bachman, from radio fanatic to radio staple

Randy Bachman

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock legend Randy Bachman, who has both shaped the sound of popular music over the past 50 years and served as one of its leading fans and curators, a living torchbearer for a many eras of rock and roll.

A guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer who penned countless hits for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Bachman has been the host of Vinyl Tap on satellite radio since 2005, where you can hear his stories of a lifetime in music and the songs he treasures.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Rich Honen

Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a pre-election day visit with some thoughts on the Presidential Election, the candidates, their views and what is making an impact in the business world.

Rich is with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

The economy is the election’s decisive issue even down-ticket. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects people to vote against Republicans such as his opponent in New York’s new 18th district, New York Representative Nan Hayworth.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed October 17, 2012

We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy

In her new book, We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, Yael Kohen pieces together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy, gathering the country’s most prominent comediennes and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Wed October 17, 2012

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

The Panther, a fast-paced thriller is Nelson DeMille’s 6th John Corey novel.  In the book, Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Yemen—one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East.

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