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
Thu December 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 2

Republicans were able to keep the House in the elections. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s incumbent on the parties to work together for the American people.

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Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 1

The next Congress will take office in just a few days. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that life in the minority can be a challenge.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Holiday Gift?

What was the best or worst holiday gift you received this season?

This conversation will continue on Vox Pop at 2pm today.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists

BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)

FICTION

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
4. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

NON-FICTION

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Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 3

While Democrats have called for tax reform, Republicans are pushing to change entitlement programs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Social Security should not be blamed for the U.S. debt.

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The Roundtable
9:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom

We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus’s endurance in the West say about us and our own world?

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Photographer, Dmitri Kasterine

Only 57 miles outside New York City on the Hudson River, the city of Newburgh has fallen from the status of "All American City" awarded by Look Magazine in 1952, to in 1981 being put on a Federal list of most distressed areas in the United States.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"After the Fall" by Victoria Roberts

After the Fall: A Novel introduces us to a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

The new Congress will be sworn-in in two weeks. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is undergoing a smooth transition with his former opponent, Republican Nan Hayworth.

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