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

January 02, 2013

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
11:36 AM
Freedom
Artist : Paloma Faith
Album : Fall to Grace
Label : Epic
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 - Listener Essay
11:55 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Listener Essay - Company Holiday Party

Albany, NY – Listener essayist Diane Cameron tells us her thoughts on her company's holiday party.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz - Colin Fischer

  Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz are the dynamic writers behind the movies X-Men First Class, and Thor, and TV Shows Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But now they’ve done a 180 with their insightful and mesmerizing  novel Colin Fischer. In it, we get into the brain of a 14 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, as he tries to navigate the harsh world of high school.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 5, 2012

"What's a Dog For?" by John Homans

John Homans remembers that his childhood dog ran freely without a leash, slept outside, and spent most of her time happily exploring the yard. She was a companion, but not exactly a member of the family. So when he adopted Stella, a Labrador mix, from a shelter as a birthday present for his son, the images from his youth were strongly imprinted in his mind.

Though neighbors on his New York City block lavished expensive clothing, doggie birthday cakes, and thousand-dollar medical treatments on their dogs, Homans was determined to draw a boundary.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Congressional Corner with David Hawkings - Part 2

Fiscal cliff negotiations inch on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects a deal to come at the 11th hour.Fiscal cliff negotiations inch on.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed December 5, 2012

"Nano" by Robin Cook

New York Times–bestselling author, Robin Cook is considered the master of the medical thriller, and his name is synonymous with the genre. Since he released Coma 35 years ago (recently an A&E miniseries), Cook has delivered pulse-pounding works including his latest, Nano, a mindboggling trip into the relatively new science of nanotechnology.

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The Roundtable
10:12 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Natalie Merchant

Leave Your Sleep is a collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, which opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Rich Honen

Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on the so-called Fiscal Cliff, the players, their views and what is means for us all.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Tune for Today

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