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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

Election season is upon us. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his background makes him a quality candidate for Congress.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith by Jane Barnes

When award-winning documentary film writer, Jane Barnes, was working on the PBS special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself inexplicably drawn to Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Train's Pat Monahan

With work spanning over a decade, the Grammy Award winning band Train romanced listeners with songs like 'Meet Virginia', 'Calling All Angles', 'Drops of Jupiter' and 'Hey, Soul Sister'. Their newest album is California 37, a response to their previous album Save Me San Francisco.  Bringing even more soul to the masses, the album brings us through the ups and downs of relationships with sweet melodies and toe-tapping beats.  

Politics
11:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Sh

Mike Lofgren spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him ringside seats on TARP, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget and the amazing antics of various deficit–reduction commissions.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

Henry James has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American novelist, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady. Literary critic Michael Gorra joins us to discuss Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 3

The violence in Syria appears far from resolution. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be careful about Assad’s replacement.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Jon Herington at The Linda on 9/1

Michael Mancuso

Jon Herington, the veteran touring and recording guitarist for Steeley Dan, and the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York City based Jon Herrington Band will be at The Linda on Saturday night.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Michael Feinstein on the Songbook, Sinatra, the Gershwins, and his own place in history

  • An interview with Michael Feinstein

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Michael Feinstein, an accomplished pianist and singer who has long championed the likes of the Gershwins — he got his start as Ira’s assistant — Frank Sinatra, Irving Berlin, Hugh Martin, Burton Lane, Frank Loesser, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, and many others. He is also a composer and arranger of original material.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Jesse Feiler - Technology and the Political Conventions

Jesse joins us to talk about technology use at the national political conventions.

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