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

December 21, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Slang: The People's Poetry

Michael Adams teaches English language and literature at Indiana University. He is the author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon and editor of From Elvish to Klingon.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Chris Hedges' Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit.

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Brent Barrett brings Night Songs to Helsinki on Broadway

This Sunday at 7pm, Brent Barrett will perform a cabaret evening entitled “Night Songs” at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY as part of their on-going Helsinki on Broadway Series produced in association with Showstoppers, New York. This evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort with Musical Direction by Christopher Denny.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Mount Eerie

Mount Eerie is the recording and performing name of studio based musician, Phil Elverum. From Annacortiss, Washington – he previously produced music as The Microphones. He released two records this year, the first Clear Moon, was released in May – and the second, Ocean Roar, came out this past Tuesday.

Mount Eerie will perform in Albany this Saturday night as part of the 3rd Restoration Festival at St. Joe’s.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Tune for Today

"In Your Doldrums" - The Loom (playing at RestFest in Albany this weekend.)

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

In Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation, journalist Aili McConnon and her brother, historical researcher Andres McConnon, unfold the inspiring and remarkable story of Gino Bartali, an Italian cycling legend, and of his untold secret role in a successful scheme to save Jews from the Holocaust during World War II.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Thomas Jenkins

One of the most difficult routes to Washington is a write-in campaign. In today’s Congressional Corner, write-in candidate Thomas Jenkins — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson and Democrat Julian Schreibman in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for regular people to take back the House.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

A Celebration of the Yaddo Festivals of American Music

Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York that offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.

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Science
10:10 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep, but know very little about what happens once we shut our eyes and drift off. David Randall has had trouble sleeping for most of his life. One particularly bad night inspired him to learn everything he could about the process.

Randall was inspired to embark on a quest to understand the science of sleep. He has since been diagnosed with non-REM arousal parasomnia, a disruptive sleep disorder that can cause night terrors and sleepwalking.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Perils of Show Business according to Charles Grodin

Charles Grodin is best known for his work in films such as Midnight Run, Rosemary’s Baby and the Beethoven movies. He has also been a talk-show guest, a talk-show host and a 60-Minutes commentator.

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