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

December 06, 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
Reel Around the Fountain
Artist : The Smiths
Album : The Smiths
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey - Part 2

For the first time in a generation, the Hudson Valley has a new representative in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the stances he took in Congress.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon January 7, 2013

"Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes" by Maria Konnikova

No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in her book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, she shows us how. 

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Mon January 7, 2013

"The World Until Yesterday" by Jared Diamond

Pulitzer-Prize winner and UCLA Professor Jared Diamond joins us this morning to discuss his new book: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:54 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Question of the Day - Violence in Entertainment?

Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held a press conference this weekend to dismiss suggestions that violent movies and video games are to blame for gun massacres such as the recent killing of 20 children in Connecticut.

What do you think?

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Antony John - Elemental

Antony John’s novel Elemental is a dystopian treasure hunt of epic proportions as the reader is guided by a group of teens trying to find out what really happened to the human race. On top of that, the small group of survivors has the power to control the elements, a gift that has helped them stay alive, yet makes them targets for other survivors.  Katie Britton spoke with John about this first book in the trilogy, and its perfect setting in the Outer Banks.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #104

Darius Milhaud - 1892-1974

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss composer Darius Milhaud, hearing a performance of his “The Ox on the Roof” from a recent Close Encounters with Music concert.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri January 4, 2013

"To Marry an English Lord"

With Downton Abbey is all the Public Television rage, the book – To Marry an English Lord is back in print and being lauded as source material by the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey - Part 1

Maurice Hinchey, member of the United States House of Representatives
Credit United States Congress

The new Congress is without a familiar face from the Hudson Valley. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his 20 years in Washington have flown by.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Songwriter Kenny Young mixes African sounds and pop

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with songwriter and producer Kenny Young (“Under the Boardwalk”), who heads a climate change effort called Artists Project Earth whose latest album, Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa, is now out. The project gets local artists to reinterpret American pop songs.

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