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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December 19, 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
11:25 AM
Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Artist : Simple Minds
Album : The Best Of Simple Minds
Label : Virgin Catalogue
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
10:10 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"Walkable City" by Jeff Speck

  Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro has written a page-turning thriller about stolen art and masterful fakes in her debut novel The Art Forger, using one of the world's most notorious unsolved art crimes as a backdrop.

Two robbers in 1990 got away with 13 masterworks from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tying up guards and escaping with works by artists that included Vermeer, Rembrandt and Degas. More than 20 years later: No arrests, no art.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas" by Sal Lizard

Sal Lizard was in his twenties when his beard and hair turned completely white. Today he appears everywhere from malls and parades to schools and hospitals. And— from his custom-made red velvet suits to the mistletoe that hangs from the rearview mirror in his Santa-mobile—he is Santa Claus three hundred and sixty-five days a year.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

"Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit" by Joyce E. Chaplin

Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit is the first full history of around-the-world travel. In it, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:25 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 19, 2012

EarthAction and 2020 Action

EarthAction is a global network of over 2,000 organizations in 161 countries, along with legislators, individuals, and journalists, taking action together to create the political will for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

Election Day sent some new faces to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that middle class voters helped him defeat Republican Nan Hayworth in New York’s 18th district.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden at The Hyde Collection

Romare Bearden, American, 1911-1988, Falling Star, 1980, lithograph, 23 1/2 x 18 in. (image), Edition 175. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden presents over seventy-five lithographs, etchings, collograph plates, screenprints, drypoints, monoprints, and engravings; all created over a span of thirty years. Together they demonstrate how Romare Bearden, considered one of America's most important and inventive artists, experimented, innovated, and collaborated on his journey toward mastery of the print medium.

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The Roundtable
10:12 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg

Martha Holmberg was trained at La Varenne and is an award-winning food writer. Her look at this sometimes-intimidating genre—expressed in clear, short bites of information and through dozens of process photographs—delivers the skill of great sauce-making to every kind of cook, from beginners to those more accomplished who wish to expand their repertoire.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

"Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse" by Calvin Trillin

Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse is a narrative poem interrupted regularly by other poems and occasionally by what Calvin Trillin calls a pause for prose With the same barbed wit he displayed in the bestsellers Deciding the Next Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva Job, America’s deadline poet trains his sights on the Tea Party and the slapstick field of contenders for the Republican nomination.

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