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 26, 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
10:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri December 28, 2012

2012 Best of Music with Will Hermes

Part 1

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 - and at the end of each year to let us know what was best in music from the last 12 months.  Will is also the author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire.

List after the break.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Best Movies of 2012 with Metroland's Shawn Stone

Shawn Stone is the Arts Editor of Metroland. He joins us to share his 2012 top 10 movie list.

List after the break.

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Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 3

Syria is only the latest trouble spot in the Middle East. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be careful when embracing the opposition.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 27, 2012

John Green - The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number one on the NYT Best-sellers list for Children’s chapter books, and has held firm in the last year - and rightly so. It’s soul baring and tear inducing, yet wickedly funny as our characters Hazel and Augustus, confront living with cancer and make the best of their circumstances. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Green about the novel, and why their story needed to be told.

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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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