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 07, 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
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Fall 2012 Music Preview with Will Hermes

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone and a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He joins us at the switch of each season with a list of new music he's digging.  Will will be reading from and signing his book, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire, at outdated: an antique café in Kingston, NY on September 15th.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 3

Redistricting means even incumbents are new to voters in November. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth discusses a variety of issues important to the electorate with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Sharon Astyk Making Home

Other books tell us how to live the good life—Making Home is about improving life with the real people around us and the resources we already have. While encouraging us to be more resilient in the face of hard times, author Sharon Astyk also points out the beauty, grace, and elegance that result, because getting the most out of everything we use is a way of transforming our lives into something much more fulfilling.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Thu September 13, 2012

A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris

On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding officers that he had been assaulted by a group of "hippie" intruders, who had also bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and two young daughters — ages 2 and 5 — to death. MacDonald suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but survived.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Wed September 12, 2012

World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Rushes at EMPAC

Kris Qua

This Saturday, September 15th at 8pm, the EMPAC Concert Hall in Troy, NY will host the world premiere of Rushes by composer Michael Gordon.

New York City-based Michael Gordon, composer and founder of the iconic new music organization Bang on a Can, wraps up a recording residency with the performance of this brand new work for seven bassoons.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Making the Grade by Peter G. Pollak

We welcome Peter G. Pollak back to the show and speak with him about his new book, Making the Grade.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Arun Chaudhary - A Camera, A Suit, and Sneakers

From the early months of the 2008 campaign and through the first two and a half years of the Obama administration, Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States. He was the first official White House videographer.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Dar Williams at Helsinki Hudson

Dar Williams will play at Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, September 13. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed September 12, 2012

After Mandela by Douglas Foster

The new book, After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa, provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Douglas Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nation’s entire post-apartheid arc.

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