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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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen, co-founder of legendary rock group Steely Dan, joins us to talk about his latest solo effort Sunken Condos and about getting the absolute most of out every single composition for his fourth solo album.

Clocking in at just over 44 minutes, Sunken Condos contains nine tracks that include a wide array of instruments and clever lyrics that have critics saying Fagen has created a tightly produced album that sounds right at home among the rest of the Steely Dan catalog.

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The Roundtable
9:20 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Question of the Day - Fiscal Cliff?

Do you think the "fiscal cliff" is avoidable?

The Roundtable
11:28 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 4

Political observers wonder what comes next for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick could be compelled to serve in the second Obama administration.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

According to our next guest, men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks - the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farm-women, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading.

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The Roundtable
10:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

David Nasaw was approached to write a biography about Joseph Kennedy by Kennedy's children Jean Kennedy Smith and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. They offered unfettered access to previously unseen papers.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon November 26, 2012

A John Waters Christmas

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, John Waters will cruise into town with his sleigh full of sticks and stones, spreading yuletide cheer and lunacy in his critically acclaimed one-man show.

A John Waters Christmas will be at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 1st and at The Egg in Albany on Sunday, December 2nd. 

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Shopping?

Today is Cyber Monday.

Did you take advantage of Black Friday sales? Cyber Monday deals? Both? Neither?

Why or why not?

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