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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The Roundtable
1:52 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Blue Man Group

Kirk Massey is stoked to be a part of the North American Tour with Blue Man Group. Has been with Blue Man Group since 2005 and has performed in New York, Boston, Orlando and all over the world as a part of Blue Man Group’s “How to be a Megastar” World Tour. Currently performs full time in Blue Man Group’s Orlando production when not on tour. Kirk would like to thank God for His many blessings, his friends and family for all of their love and support and everyone at Blue Man Group and NETworks who made this dream possible.

The Roundtable
1:48 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Sally Koslow - Slouching Toward Adulthood

A few years back, Sally Koslow was settling into an empty nest. Her two 20-something sons were launched out of the house and into the wider world. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, her sons landed back home. She was startled and depressed to learn they were part of a much larger trend.

According to the Pew Research Center, one-fifth of young adults aged 25-34 live in multigenerational households. The bad economy is the main contributing factor, but the trend also reflects shifts in social norms.

The Roundtable
1:46 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Josephine Angelini - Dreamless

We’ve learned about the Greek Gods, and read the Iliad where the Trojan War was precipitated by Helen’s abduction. Steeped in Greek myth, Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series is based on the premises that not only were the gifts and faces of the Gods were handed down for generations, but the blood wars and divided houses. Josephine Angelini’s novel is Dreamless, the second in the Starcrossed trilogy. 

The Roundtable
1:40 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

The Musical Life of Peter Schickele

Byrdcliffe and the Woodstock Chimes Fund present Woodstock Off-Beat 2012: The Musical Life of Peter Schickele
 - A Benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Concert tomorrow night at 8 PM at the Maverick Concert Hall. It is a retrospective of the works of Peter Schickele and PDQ Bach and Professor Schickele will also be joined by a group of instrumentalists and vocalists.

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The Roundtable
1:36 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Spirit of Woodstock

The Spirit of Woodstock award, created by the Woodstock Film Festival, is given each year to a resident of the Hudson Valley who best exemplifies the traits that make Woodstock an iconic arts colony: arts advocacy, public service, environmental advocacy and a passion for peace. This year’s recipient is Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Actor Aidan Quinn will present the award to Hinchey, who is retiring from politics in November.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #91

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the voice of instruments, hearing Manuel de Falla’s El Pano Moruno and Polo.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 3

Veteran Clinton-watchers are trying to figure out where the Secretary of State heads next. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his party is focusing on November’s looming presidential race first.

The Roundtable
2:59 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

The Shandaken Art Studio Tour

The Shandaken Art Studio Tour returns for its fifth year on July 21-22 with 45 artists, including several new to the tour, new sculpture gardens, and exhibits of work by dozens of local and regional artists.  Artist studios will be open from 11 to 5 on both Saturday and Sunday, and local art galleries will be hosting opening receptions on Saturday night from 6 until 10.  All events are free!

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The Roundtable
2:52 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Lets face it, a presidential election year is a very good time to see the award-winning musical satire group, Capitol Steps. Not there is a bad time. Cap Steps has returned to Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox for their sixth consecutive summer and will play through now through September 2nd.

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The Roundtable
2:48 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Francesca Zambello - Glimmerglass Artistic & General Director

The 2012 Glimmerglass Festival is underway with its main-stage productions including Verdi’s Aida, The Music Man, Armide and Lost in the Stars. The productions will run in rotation through August 25 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York.

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