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 13, 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
10:34 AM
The Silly Song (The Dwarfs’ Yodel Song)
Artist : Adriana Caselotti
Album : Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Label : Walt Disney
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:34 AM
Let’s Go Home
Artist : Best Coast
Album : The Only Place
Label : Mexican Summer
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
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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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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