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

September 28, 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
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Amy Lane from The Open Door Bookstore joins us with this week's list.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue December 11, 2012

"The Introvert’s Way" by Sophia Dembling

Sophia Dembling used to wonder if she was a "coldhearted snob." She often felt reluctant to go to parties, was very selective with whom she spent time with, hated talking on the phone, and often liked to just be alone.

But when she started learning about introversion a few years ago, she realized that there wasn't a thing wrong with her. The more she learned about being an introvert, the more comfortable she was with it and with herself.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Back to Full Employment" by Robert Pollin

Full employment used to be an explicit goal of economic policy in most of the industrialized world. Some countries even achieved it. In Back to Full Employment, economist Robert Pollin argues that the United States--today faced with its highest level of unemployment since the Great Depression--should put full employment back on the agenda.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Two twentysomethings talk twentysomethings

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Samantha Henig, co-author of Twenty Something: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

Unlike some of his colleagues, New York representative Paul Tonko was easily reelected to Congress.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

The Octavo Singers

The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.

This Sunday, December 16th at 3pm, The Octavo Singers will present Handel’s Messiah at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels

Longtime North Bennington resident, museum curator and author Tom Fels is back telling farm stories, specifically about the Montague Farm. His new book is Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune.

Fels is following up on the success of his book Farm Friends in which he told the story of the many of personalities of Montague Farm, a commune in western Massachusetts where he spent four years, from 1969 to 1973. His latest offering is a comprehensive history of that same cooperative from its inception to the present day.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" by Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC's Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; and Kennedy and Nixon. He joins us to speak about his latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Question of the Day - Private-College Presidents' Salary?

A new study has found that three dozen private-college presidents earned over $1 Million in 2010.  (NY Times article here.)

How much is too much when it comes to that position?

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