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 14, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
Down, Down to Goblin Town
Artist : Maury Laws
Album : The Hobbit Soundtrack
Label : Buena Vista 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
Song of the Lonely Mountain
Artist : Neil Finn
Album : The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label : WaterTower Music
11:35 AM
Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins
Artist : Leonard Nimoy
Album : Spaced Out - The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner
Label : Geffen Copyright: (C) 1997 Ge
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra

Credit wco-online.com

The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s 34th season is underway and they have performances this coming Friday and Sunday. This weekend’s concert will include works by Schickele, Bruch, Vaughan Williams, and Mendelssohn.

We are joined by Nathan Madsen, the new Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and Greg Dinger, president of the WCO's board.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 12, 2012

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure

In October 2008, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil, with restaurateur Sam Fox, opened the first True Food Kitchen restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, with the goal of creating a menu of freshly imagined meals centered on the principles of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Food Pyramid.

The restaurant has garnered the reputation of being one of the country’s healthiest, and it has become known for its use of organic and locally grown products as well as seasonal menu changes.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Wed December 12, 2012

"Two Graves" by Preston Douglas and Lincoln Child

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the coauthors of the famed Pendergast series, including the first two books in the Helen Trilogy, Fever Dream and Cold Vengeance. Preston and Child are also the authors of the Gideon Crew series. Their books Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:13 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Question of the Day - Hotel Experiences?

Today we'll speak with Jacob Tomsky about his book, Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality.

What is your worst (or most interesting) hotel experience?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

Fiscal cliff negotiations are continuing.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 11, 2012

The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012

New York Times Obituaries Editors, William McDonald, is back again with a new collection of obituaries for the colorful figures who have died this year. Here's your chance to get a glimpse into the lives of the provocative and powerful, the saintly and the scandalous. Did you know Steve Jobs had a long-lost sister? Or that Loretta Young and Clark Gable had a love child. Or that Stalin’s daughter, Lana Peters - the “little Princess of the Kremlin”—ended up in a cabin in northern Wisconsin?

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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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